About the Award and the Honoree

Meryl A. G. Gonchar is a member and co-chair of the Sills Cummis & Gross Land Use Practice Group where her practice encompasses all aspects of land use, redevelopment and related litigation. She is involved with many of the most transformational redevelopment projects in the State. Meryl is a leader in numerous real estate industry organizations having served as State president of Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW NJ), as a Vice President and, currently, a Board member, of NAIOP New Jersey and as a Board member of the New Jersey Builders Association. She also served as a member of the Board of the Women in the Profession section and as chair of the Board of the Land Use section of the New Jersey State Bar Association, and on the Board of the Middlesex County Bar Association.

Meryl, an alumna of Rutgers School of Law - Newark and Rutgers College, is a frequent guest lecturer at the Rutgers Graduate School of Business and Rutgers Business School on the topics of real estate and land development. She also served on the Advisory Board of the Rutgers Business School, Center for Real Estate, and as an instructor for real estate law and development courses at the Kislak Real Estate Institute at Monmouth University.

Join us in honoring Meryl A. G. Gonchar

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 Meryl A. G. Gonchar'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 Meryl 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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