Businessman Honored At March Of Dimes Event

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FAR HILLS – The March of Dimes recently held its annual real estate event at the U.S. Golf Association Museum in Far Hills.  Changed from the award breakfast of the past, this real estate award cocktail reception is a testimonial event focused on both real estate and related industries.

This year’s honoree was Timothy Comerford, president of PSEG Area Development, LLC.  Howard Cross, a former New York Giants football player and currently the managing director for Colliers International in New York City, was the emcee. Robert Martie, executive vice president, NJ Region for Colliers International has been the Committee Chair for four years.

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Comerford was cited for his many outstanding accomplishments in the real estate industry, PSEG’s commitment to charitable community work, and his commitment to the March of Dimes Foundation. The March of Dimes mission is that of all babies being born healthy and the prevention of birth defects, premature births and infant mortality.

“It’s an honor to accept this award, which I’m doing on behalf of all of PSE&G’s employees,” said Comerford.  “Our company has for the last decade been the number one March of Dimes fundraiser in New Jersey. A company is measured not only by what it does for a living but by its larger role in the community.  Our employees have really taken this cause to heart over the years and have rolled up their sleeves to actively support the March of Dimes research and advocacy on behalf of expectant mothers and families.”

Approximately 150 guests from real estate and related industries attended the event which raised $75,000 for the March of Dimes.  Proceeds support the organization’s efforts to help all babies have a healthy start in life.  Every year in the United States, more than half a million babies are born too soon.  Many die.  More than 120,000 babies are born with serious birth defects that can mean a lifetime of disability.  The March of Dimes is leading the national fight to save babies from premature birth – the leading cause of newborn death – and from other serious threats to infant health.

“We are very fortunate to have many generous corporate partners who helped to make the 2010 Real Estate Award Cocktail Reception,” said Martie.

Sponsors of the event this year are: Gold Sponsors: Cushman & Wakefield of NJ, Inc., KRE Group, PSEG, Silver Sponsors: CB Richard Ellis, Colliers International, LLC, Grubb & Ellis Company, Normandy Real Estate Partners, LLC, Spencer Savings Bank, Structure Tone, Inc., The Walsh Company, LLC, Turner Construction Company, Unity Construction Services, Inc., Benefactors: Alban Group, Allan Industries,G3 Architects, Garden State Waste Management Corporation, Garibaldi Group, LLC, Kwartler Associates, Inc.,Russo Development, and SJP Properties

The March of Dimes is a national voluntary health agency. Its mission is to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth, and infant mortality. For more information on the March of Dimes, call 1-973-882-0700 or visit marchofdimes.com or nacersano.org in Spanish.

Pictured left to right: Robert Martie & Howard Cross, Colliers International NJ LLC, 2010 Honoree Timothy Comerford, PSEG, Area Development LLC, 2009 Honoree Jeffrey Persky, KRE Properties


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