Purchase, NY - The March of Dimes Greater NY Chapter and the Real Estate Award Breakfast Committee are pleased to announce National Realty & Development Corp. (NRDC) as the 2013 Real Estate Award recipient. This year marks the 26thannual Real Estate Award Breakfast as well as the 75thAnniversary of the March of Dimes. The breakfast will be held on Thursday, November 14, 2013 at the Renaissance Westchester Hotel in White Plains and each year honors outstanding individuals and companies whose commercial real estate activities have significantly enhanced the community. 

Headquartered in Purchase, New York, NRDC was founded more than 50 years ago and has built a reputation as one of the leading privately-held commercial real estate ownership and development firms in the United States. NRDC’s portfolio is comprised of over 22 million square feet, consisting of retail power centers, grocery-anchored community shopping centers, and corporate/ industrial business parks.“Our entire team at NRDC would like to thank the March of Dimes for this recognition. We are proud to be a supporter of the March of Dimes and we are grateful for all of their dedication and commitment to infants in need,” said John G. Orrico, President, NRDC. 

“This year, March of Dimes is celebrating its 75thAnniversary.  As a tribute to the amazing work this organization has done over the past several decades, our goal is to make the 2013 Westchester Real Estate Breakfast a record breaking year. I firmly believe in the important work March of Dimes is doing, and for this reason, I have agreed to serve as Chair for the event,” said Real Estate Award Breakfast Chairperson Patricia Valenti, Managing Director, Newmark Grubb Knight Frank.

“I am privileged to co-Chair the Real Estate Award Breakfast on this, the 75thAnniversary of the March of Dimes. November is Prematurity Awareness Month and the breakfast is the largest event in our area to both commemorate the anniversary and raise awareness about the important work of the March of Dimes,” said Jim Hurley, President, Pavarini North East Construction.

The March of Dimes Real Estate Award Breakfast is one of the largest real estate events in the Tri-State area and is attended each year by approximately 500 real estate professionals.  Past honorees include Alfred and Alan Weissman, Alfred Weissman Real Estate, Raymond Quartararo, Jones Lang LaSalle, Normandy Real Estate Partners, AvalonBay Communities, Louis Cappelli & Cappelli Enterprises, Jason Friedland and Shleppers Moving & Storage, Heyman Properties, EastRidge Properties, GHP Office Realty, Ivy Equities, Mack-Cali Realty Corporation, and Mark Weingarten, Esq.

The March of Dimes is the leading non-profit organization for pregnancy and baby health. With chapters nationwide, and its premier event, March for Babies, March of Dimes works to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality. More than 4 million babies were born in theUnited States last year and March of Dimes helped each and every one through 75 years of research, education, vaccines and breakthroughs. 

National Realty & Development Corp.

Founded more than 50 years ago, NRDC has built a reputation as one of the leading full-service, privately-held real estate ownership and development firms in the United States.

Headquartered in Purchase, New York, the NRDC portfolio comprises over 22 million square feet of real estate assets, consisting of large retail power centers, grocery-anchored community shopping centers, and corporate/ industrial business parks.