PARAMUS, N.J., June 15, 2018 – More than 200 real estate industry professionals came together recently to support the March of Dimes North Central New Jersey at the 2018 Annual Real Estate Award Reception and Pynes Putting Challenge, raising over $340,000. At this year’s event, the March of Dimes honored Sam Morreale, founder and managing partner of Vision Real Estate Partners, for his long-standing commitment to the organization. The Annual Reception and Championship Round of the Pynes Putting Challenge were held at the Ridgewood Country Club in Paramus.
“This year’s reception was the best March of Dimes event I have ever experienced,” said Geoffrey L. Schubert, senior vice president of Advisory & Transaction Services at CBRE. “As a past honoree, I was able to introduce Sam Morreale, a close friend of 25 years. His acceptance speech was heartfelt about the March of Dimes and the vision we have for the March of Dimes in the future.”
The reception, which included a silent auction, was chaired by Christopher Marx of Savills Studley and Michael Klein of Holliday Fenoglio Fowler, LP. Erik Sletteland from Structure Tone Inc. served as Chair of the popular Pynes Putting Challenge, which began in mid-May. Geoffrey Schubert and Tyler Brewington won the final round on the day of reception, receiving two tickets for the 2019 U.S. Open at Pebble Beach Golf Links in Pebble Beach, Calif.
March of Dimes leads the fight for the health of all moms and babies. Building on a successful 80-year legacy of impact and innovation, the organization supports research, leads programs and provides education and advocacy so that every baby can have the best possible start. Premature birth and its complications are the #1 cause of death of babies in the United States.
“Too many families, including my own, have endured the true heartbreak and loss due to premature birth and complications,” said Morreale. “With its vital research and programming, the March of Dimes is making a difference and changing the outcome for moms, babies and families around the country. I am proud to support the life-saving efforts of the organization and humbled to receive this honor tonight.”
This year’s sponsors included Presenting Sponsor Vision Real Estate Partners, Signature Sponsor Cushman & Wakefield, and Gold Sponsors County Glass & Metal, Hollister Construction Services, Onyx Equities, LLC and Star-Lo Electric Inc. Silver Sponsors included Barr & Barr, Inc., CBRE, Eastern Essential Services Inc., Fox Rothschild LLP, HFF, JLL, M&T Bank, Newmark Knight Frank, Russo Development, Norman’s Glass Co., S. Guerriero Landscape Maintenance, Skoloff & Wolfe, P.C., Structure Tone, Sun Valley Services, The Hampshire Companies, The Redline Group, Unity Construction Services, and Westfield Tile & Marble.
Morreale and his Mountain Lakes-based firm are well known for their deep roots and experience in the New Jersey/New York regional marketplace, and for pioneering creation of “experiential” suburban campus environments combining work, play, well-being and sustainability – designed for today’s cross-generational workforce. In addition to his support for March of Dimes, Morreale currently serves on the Board of Trustees for NAIOP NJ. He is also a member of the Real Estate Advisory Board of The Daniel M. DiLella Center for Real Estate at Villanova’s School of Business, a member of the Board of Trustees for Berkeley College in both New York and New Jersey, and is a board member of the Sussex Education Foundation (a non-profit organization providing housing for international students in Manhattan and Westchester County, N.Y.).Photo Caption: The 2018 Annual Real Estate Award Reception and Pynes Putting Challenge drew over 200 real estate professionals, raising over $340,000 for March of Dimes North Central New Jersey Market. March of Dimes honored Vision Real Estate Partners’ Sam Morreale at the event. Pictured l. to r. are Geoffrey Schubert, Senior Vice President of Advisory & Transaction Services at CBRE; Sam Morreale, Founder and Managing Partner of Vision Real Estate Partners; Gina Radice, Executive Director of March of Dimes; and Michael Klein, Managing Director of Holliday Fenoglio Fowler, LP, and Christopher Marx, Senior Vice President of Savills Studley, both of whom served as Co-chairs of this year’s event. Photo Credit: Studio Uno in Ridgefield Park, N.J.
About March of Dimes March of Dimes leads the fight for the health of all moms and babies. We support research, lead programs and provide education and advocacy so that every baby can have the best possible start. Building on a successful 80-year legacy of impact and innovation, we empower every mom and every family. For the latest resources and health information, visit marchofdimes.org and nacersano.org. You can also find us on Facebook or follow us on Instagram and Twitter.