About the Award and the Honoree

NAIOP NJ has renamed the annual Lifetime Achievement Award in honor of the late industry icon Charles Klatskin. The commercial real estate community was shaken by the passing of Charles Klatskin last fall. Due to the pandemic, we were unable to come together to mourn the loss of a true industry legend. This year marks 20 years since Mr. Klatskin received the NAIOP NJ Lifetime Achievement Award, and we are proud to rename our most prestigious award to honor his memory.

The inaugural Charles Klatskin Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented to Alex Klatskin of Forsgate Industrial Partners. Klatskin is a general partner with Forsgate, a Teterboro-based private industrial real estate development and investment firm that has built and owns 10 million square feet of industrial properties in New Jersey (learn more about the company). He served as the 2011 National Chairman of NAIOP and as president of the New Jersey Chapter from 2003-2004.



Join us in honoring Alex Klatskin

To purchase Gala Tickets, Journal Placements or Gem Sponsorship: download, print, complete & return with payment the 2021 Gala Purchase Form.


Offer your congratulations! We hope you will join us in recognizing Alex Klatskin'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 Alex, and promote your business to the real estate industry's most influential decision makers. The Gala Journal deadline is September 1, 2021 For inspiration, view the 2020 Gala Journal and previous editions.


Make your presence known! Gala Gem Sponsorships, available at three levels, include tickets, a Gala Journal placement and added benefits. Watch the 2020 Gala Highlight video.



Event Details
  • Thursday, October 7, 2021, 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Red Carpet Arrival
  • Welcome Reception
  • Commercial Real Estate Awards Presentations
  • Deal of the Year Awards Presentations
  • Grand Reception

All inquiries about the Gala and membership status should be directed to Donna Laterza.




Deadlines & Dates to Remember

  • September 1, 2021  Gala Journal (print-ready material and payment) & Gem Sponsorship Package Deadline
  • October 7 The 34th Annual Commercial Real Estate Awards Gala



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