About Assemblywoman Eliana Pintor Marin

Assemblywoman Eliana Pintor Marin represents the 29th Legislative District and Chairs the Assembly Budget Committee. Born in Newark to Portuguese immigrant parents, she grew up in the city’s historic East Ward. She began her professional career working for a Brazilian Investment Bank (Banco Votorantim Securities) in New York City, then worked for the County of Essex for the County Clerk’s Office.  She is now Essex County’s Assistant County Administrator.

She first joined the Assembly in 2013, and was re-elected to her third term in November of 2017. In addition to chairing the Budget Committee, she is a member of the Appropriations and Joint Budget Oversight committees. As the Budget Chair, Assemblywoman Pintor Marin plays a critical role in the discussions between the Legislature and the Governor involving the New Jersey State Budget which ranges around $40+ billion. 

Assemblywoman Pintor Marin is well known by the commercial real estate community as a champion of economic development. A driving force behind efforts to bring redevelopment to urban centers like Newark, she co-sponsored a law that allows municipal redevelopers to receive tax credits under Economic Redevelopment and Growth Grant program for certain mixed use parking projects. She sponsored the critically important reinstatement and extension of the Urban Enterprise Zone program, and worked closely with various real estate investors and developers on a recent law establishing further grant funding for redevelopment and growth projects.

Most recently, Assemblywoman Pintor Marin was the prime sponsor of the Economic Recovery Act of 2020.


About the Award: Caren S. Franzini was one of New Jersey's greatest economic development advocates, evidenced by her incredibly effective leadership of the New Jersey Economic Development Authority, and her work with Greater Trenton. In 2017, NAIOP New Jersey established the Caren S. Franzini Public Partner Award, to be presented in her memory and to honor champions of economic development that enriches, inspires and transforms our communities.

Join us in honoring Assemblywoman Pintor Marin

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 Assemblywoman Pintor Marin's accomplishments with a congratulatory placement in the Gala Journal. The award recipients are showcased in the Gala Journal, a lasting keepsake of this special evening. This is your opportunity to offer your congratulations to Mayor Turner 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, 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Red Carpet Arrival
  • Welcome Reception
  • Commercial Real Estate Awards Presentation
  • Deal of the Year Awards Presentation
  • 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 Deadline (print-ready material and payment) and Gem Sponsorship Deadline.
  • October 7, 2021 The 34th Annual Commercial Real Estate Awards Gala.

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