Donald Witmondt receives lifetime achievement award
SOMERSET, NJ — Woodmont Properties, one of region’s leaders in commercial and residential development, announced that its chairman Donald Witmondt has been named recipient of the 2016 National Association for Industrial and Office Parks, New Jersey (NAIOP-NJ) Lifetime Achievement Award. Witmondt was honored at NAIOP-NJ’s 29th annual gala, which was held at The Palace at Somerset Park in Somerset, NJ. The organization’s highest honor, the Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes an individual who has a distinguished and longstanding record of exemplary service to the industry and community, as well as significant personal accomplishments. “Each year, NAIOP-NJ recognizes an individual’s exemplary service and longstanding impact on the real estate industry,” said Clark Machemer, president of NAIOP-NJ and senior vice president of The Rockefeller Group. “The Lifetime Achievement Award is our highest honor, and we congratulate Donald on this significant accomplishment. It’s a true testament to his commitment to excellence.” Witmondt founded Woodmont Properties in 1963, and has since served as the company’s chairman. With more than 53 years in the real estate industry, Witmondt has purchased, developed and built high-quality commercial and residential properties, while simultaneously building an outstanding reputation among his peers and the financial community. “I am honored to receive the Lifetime Achievement Award from NAIOP and to be recognized by my peers for my dedication to the New Jersey real estate industry,” said Witmondt. “This award is truly a reflection of the dynamic team we’ve assembled at Woodmont. Their unwavering commitment to excellence has enabled us to bring to market the highest quality real estate in which people work, live, travel, shop and dine.” Witmondt’s high level of expertise has enabled him to provide significant contributions to the company in areas including site selection, design, land approvals and land development. His most significant contribution to his team has been the insight he attained from years of hands-on activity with clients, contactors, partners, investors, financial institutions, vendors and real estate professionals on every level. For 53 years, Woodmont Properties, based in Fairfield, NJ, has contributed to the region’s residential and commercial marketplace by developing residential communities, office buildings, retail centers and industrial properties.