Contact Us


New York
NAIOP NJ volunteers at the Community Food Bank of NJ
And speaking of NJ NAIOP, nearly three dozen of its members, staff, and friends recently spent the day as volunteers at the Community Food Bank of NJ in Hillside, sorting and repacking incoming donations for distribution as part of the chapter's annual Volunteer Day. The event was planned by Cronheim Mortgage's Janet Proscia and OGP Architects' Richard Pratt. The food bank welcomes the help—demand is up nearly 35%, and it distributes 33M pounds of food annually to 1.2k non-profit charities, including soup kitchens, shelters, and seniors centers. Partner distribution services help it reach an estimated 900k people in 18 NJ counties.
Perkins+Will's Debra Cole, Prudential Douglas Elliman's Faith Hope Consolo, and the LeFrak Org.'s Liz Muskat
Photo: Linda Alexander
And Thursday was the eighth annual Women of Valor Awards Tea at the Waldorf-Astoria to benefit the St. Francis Food Pantries and Shelters, which provides services that eradicate hunger and its structural causes. The 18 independent feeding programs that form the organization serves over 1.2M meals annually throughout NY and NJ. Here, former Clarissa Award winner (given to women who imbue St. Clare's spirit and share her values in the business sector) Faith Hope Consolo of Prudential Douglas Elliman (center) with two of this year's honorees, Perkins+Will's Debra Cole and LeFrak Org.'s Liz Muskat. Other award recipients included HLW International's Susan Boyle, JLL's Deborah van der Heyden, Dickstein Shapiro's Carolyn Austin, Colliers' Dolores Minardi, Goldman Sach's Rosetta Poltie, and A&E Television's Denise Strong.