About Michael J. DeMarco

Michael J. DeMarco serves as Chief Executive Officer of Mack Cali-Realty Corporation. He is a veteran real estate investment professional with more than 30 years of industry experience. He joined Mack-Cali in 2015. Mr. DeMarco is responsible for the strategic direction of the Company. Prior to joining the Company, he was most recently the chief investment officer of CCRE, a non-bank finance company and one the largest originators of CMBS. Mr. DeMarco was also an executive vice president with Vornado Realty Trust. Prior to that he was a partner at Fortress Investment, overseeing a number of real estate operating companies that Fortress acquired. Additionally, he was a senior managing director with Lehman Brothers in the company’s real estate investment banking unit specializing in mergers and acquisitions, structured finance, and initial public offerings.

His current professional affiliations include being on the board of Saint Peter’s Preparatory School, as well as a member of Urban Land Institute, The International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC), and a managing trustee of Liberty Science Center. Mr. DeMarco is a certified public accountant. He received a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting and a minor in History from Pace University, as well as a Master of Business Administration in Finance from the University of Chicago. Learn more about Mack-Cali Realty Corporation.   

About the Award: The NAIOP NJ Impact Award recognizes firms and/or individuals who have had a significant impact on New Jersey's commercial and industrial real estate development industry. This award is intended for distinguished industry trendsetters. See previous honorees.


Join us in honoring Michael J. DeMarco 

To purchase Gala Tickets, Journal Placements or Gem Sponsorship: download, print, complete & return the Gala Ticket/Journal Placement/Gem Sponsor Purchase Form & Specs.

Offer your congratulations! We hope you will join us in recognizing Michael DeMarco'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 Mike and Mack-Cali, and to promote your business to the real estate industry's most influential decision makers. Gala Journal deadline is April 12. For inspiration, see the 2017 Gala Journal.

Make your presence known! Although all of our Gala Grand Sponsorships have sold out, we offer Gem Sponsorship packages at three levels. Each includes tickets, a Gala Journal placement and special promotions.

Join the celebration! From the Red Carpet Arrival & Welcome Reception to the Grand Reception to the elaborate Patisserie, Cordials & Cigars, the Gala is always en evening to remember. Your Gala ticket includes parking, the Welcome Reception, the Awards Presentation, the Grand Reception, Cigar Bar, Patisserie & Cordials, Coffee to Go, a copy of the Gala Journal and a Sweet Memento. Tickets sell quickly: please order early to avoid disappointment. 



Event Details
  • Thursday, May 10, 2018
  • The Palace at Somerset Park, 33 Davidson Avenue, Somerset, NJ 08873 Directions
  • 4:00 PM Red Carpet Arrival
  • Welcome Reception
  • Opening Ceremony & Awards Presentation
  • Grand Reception
  • Attire: Black Tie
  • Tickets must be presented for admittance. No tickets will be available for sale at the event.
  • Parking: Upon arrival, you will be directed to valet or self parking, depending upon availability.

All inquiries about the Gala and membership status should be directed to Bonnie Sovinee (732-729-9900).



Deadlines and Dates to Remember

  • April 12  Gala Journal (print-ready material and payment) and Gem Sponsorship Deadline.
  • May 10 The 31st Annual Commercial Real Estate Awards Gala.


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