NEW JERSEY—The Rockefeller Group’s sale of a 40-acre site in Jersey City to Goya Foods has earned the company its second consecutive Deal of the Year Award from the New Jersey Chapter of the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP).

The announcement was made at NAIOP’s recent 25th Annual Commercial Real Estate Awards Gala.

The Goya Foods transaction, which was completed in 2011, earned distinction for NAIOP’s prestigious Economic Impact Award. The deal paves the way for Goya Foods to build a 631,000-sq.-ft. headquarters and sustainable industrial facility.

This distinction follows The Rockefeller Group’s 2011 recognition from NAIOP for securing BASF to a 325,000-sq.-ft. lease at The Green at Florham Park.

In the sale to Goya Foods, The Rockefeller Group was recognized along with the sole brokerage firm involved in the transaction, Cushman & Wakefield, in addition to Diamond Realty Investments, a joint venture partner.

The Rockefeller Group professionals who spearheaded the sale to Goya included Les Smith and Clark Machemer, executive vice president and vice president, respectively, along with Ronel Borner, Yuzo Nishiyama, Simone Wilson and Heath Abramsohn.