About the Award and the Honoree

President of Jacobs Enterprises, Inc. (JEI), George Jacobs has over 25 years of experience in real estate development, asset management, consulting, and brokerage. He was a development and leasing/financing executive with Hartz Mountain and the Kaplan Organization before starting JEI in 1990. He was directly involved in the development of over 10 million square feet of projects at these two companies.

JEI owns or manages in excess of 1,000,000 square feet under his direction. George holds masters degrees from both Harvard and Rutgers, and currently serves on a number of boards, including the Advisory Councils of both Provident Bank and Union Center National Bank, the ICSC Alliance Program (state co-chairman), the Smart Growth Coalition, past president of the Counselors of Real Estate, the State’s Greyfields Task Force, the City of Clifton’s Economic Advisory Committee, Downtown New Jersey, and incoming Board member of the New Jersey Apartment Association. He is licensed in New Jersey and Pennsylvania as a Real Estate Broker and in New Jersey as a Professional Planner.

Join us in honoring George Jacobs

To purchase Gala Tickets, Journal Placements, or Gem Sponsorship: download, print, complete, and return the 2023 Gala Purchase Form with payment.

Offer your congratulations! We hope you will join us in recognizing George Jacobs's accomplishments with a congratulatory placement in the Gala Journal. The award recipients are showcased in the full-color print and digital Gala Journal, a lasting keepsake of this special evening. This is your opportunity to offer your congratulations to George and promote your business to the real estate industry's most influential decision makers. The Gala Journal deadline is April 4. For inspiration, view the 2022 Gala Journal.

Make your presence known! Gala Gem Sponsorships, available at three levels, include tickets, a Gala Journal placement and added benefits. Watch the 2022 Gala Highlights Video by Gary Gellman, Gellman Images.

Event Details

  • Thursday, May 18, 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM, The Palace at Somerset Park, 333 Davidson Ave., Somerset, NJ
  • Red Carpet Arrival
  • Welcome Reception
  • Commercial Real Estate Awards Presentations
  • Deal of the Year Awards Presentations
  • Grand Reception

Please contact Donna Laterza with all inquiries about the Gala and membership status.

Deadlines and Dates to Remember

  • April 4, Gala Journal (print-ready material and payment) and Gem Sponsorship Package deadline.
  • May 18, The 36th Annual Commercial Real Estate Awards Gala, The Palace at Somerset Park, 333 Davidson Ave., Somerset, NJ

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