Peter J. Cocoziello Honored By NJ-Naiop With Lifetime Achievement Award
Peter J. Cocoziello, president and chief executive officer of Advance Realty Group, the Bedminster-NJ based commercial real estate owner and developer, was recently presented with the highly coveted Lifetime Achievement Award from the New Jersey Chapter of the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NJ-NAIOP). Mr. Cocoziello was bestowed with this prestigious recognition at NJ-NAIOP’s 18PthP Commercial Real Estate Awards Gala, held at the Marriott at Glenpointe Hotel in Teaneck, New Jersey.
Accepting his Lifetime Achievement award, Peter J. Cocoziello commented, “I am truly proud and humbled to have been bestowed with NAIOP’s Lifetime Achievement Award, and to be recognized by my peers whom I have worked with over the years to promote the tremendous contributions of the real estate industry in New Jersey. One of the hallmarks of Advance has been our commitment to giving back to the local community and our industry. I am proud that many of our top executives and employees play important roles making a difference in the lives of so many in our communities. This award is really a tribute to the outstanding work of the entire team of professionals at Advance.”
Peter J. Cocoziello is one of our State’s most respected business and community leaders. Peter founded Advance Realty Group in 1979, specializing in real estate development, construction and property management. Peter currently serves as Chairman of the Foundation for New Jersey Public Broadcasting (NJN), the Board of Directors and Executive Committee of the New Jersey Chamber of Commerce, the Board of Directors of the Somerset County Business Partnership, the Board of Directors for the National Conference for Community and Justice, is a Trustee for Abbey Woods at Delbarton and is a member of the Board of Visitors for the Smeal College of Business of Penn State University. Peter is the past President of the New Jersey Chapter of NAIOP, past Chapter Chairman of the Young Presidents’ Organization and served as a member of Governor Whitman’s Transition Team.
Peter has additionally received the following personal and corporate awards: 2004 Outstanding Business Person from Somerset Business Partnership; 2003 New Jersey Entrepreneur of the Year, Real Estate Division from Ernst & Young; 2002 NJBIZ Finest Private Companies; Legacy Honor Award, the Young Presidents’ Organization; Impact Award from NAIOP; 1999 Humanitarian Award, the National Conference for Community and Justice; 1997 Somerset County Economic Vitality, Large Firm from Somerset County Chamber of Commerce; Top 20 Companies from Central New Jersey Business Magazine; Chapter President of the Year and Developer of the Year from NAIOP.
Peter has a long history as a member of NAIOP dating back to 1984. In 1991 and 1992, he served as President of the local NJ Chapter of NAIOP. Peter also served on NAIOP’s National Board and subsequently on its Board of Advisors, and in 2001, he became a Founding Governor of the NAIOP Research Foundation.
Peter holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration, with a specialization in finance from Penn State University, as well as a Senior Certificate in Mortgage Financing, New York University and has completed the Harvard Presidents Program.
The New Jersey Chapter of the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NJ-NAIOP) is the trade association for developers, owners and investors in industrial, office and related commercial real estate. Founded in 1970, the NJ Chapter is comprised of over 400 members and offers its members business and networking opportunities, education and professional development programs, research on trends and innovations and strong legislative and public affairs representation. The New Jersey Chapter is part of the larger NAIOP organization founded in 1967, which is comprised of over 10,000 members in 48 chapters throughout North America.
Advance Realty Group is an owner and developer of office, flex, industrial, retail and multifamily properties. With five million square feet of operating properties and a development portfolio consisting of eight million square feet of commercial projects and 9,400 residential units, Advance is one of the leading real estate owners in the Northeast and is headquartered in Bedminster, New Jersey.