Prominent Properties Sotheby’s International Realty Participates in the American Cancer Society’s 30th Annual George Washington Bridge Challenge

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Along with some 1,316 runners and 108 teams, Prominent Properties Sotheby’s International Realty, one of New Jersey’s leading luxury real estate services firms participated in the American Cancer Society’s 30th Annual George Washington Bridge Challenge this past Sunday.

The GWB Challenge offered participants a 10K or 5K walk or run challenge. The picturesque course first took the participants on the George Washington Bridge and then to the beautiful Palisades State Park where finishers could enjoy the Grand Finale which included, the Post Race Party on Ross Dock featuring views of the NYC skyline, the GWB, and the Hudson River.

The Prominent Properties Sotheby’s International Realty team raised over $1,000 in donations to the American Cancer Society. The event as a whole is expected to raise about $170,000.

“With the GWB Challenge being held on National Cancer Survival day, there was a lot to celebrate,” says Patti Lakin, the Prominent Properties Sotheby’s International Realty’s GWB Challenge Team Captain and Sales Associate at the firm’s Ridgewood regional office. “The weather was beautiful and everyone was happy to be a part of such a great cause.”

Prominent Properties Sotheby’s International Realty plans on participating in the 31st annual GWB challenge next year as well.

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Prominent Properties Sotheby’s International Realty Reaches Double Their Goal with Over 50,000 Pounds in Food Drive Donations

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Prominent Properties Sotheby’s International Realty, one of New Jersey’s leading real estate firms, is proud to announce a record-breaking collection of an estimated 51,016 pounds in food donations towards food pantries throughout Northern and Central New Jersey.

For the months of October and November, the team at Prominent Properties Sotheby’s International Realty launched a 25,000 Pound Challenge at each of the 12 offices. Throughout the food drive, agents held fundraisers and collected non-perishable food items from clients, colleagues, friends and family members with the intended goal of reaching a total of 25,000 pounds in food donations

Through the herculean and generous efforts of the firm’s 12 office executive, agents and administrators, Prominent Properties Sotheby’s International Realty doubled their goal with 51,016 pounds in food donated to 5 different locations provided below:

  • 5,000 lbs donated to Bergen Community College Food Pantry
  • 45,166 lbs donated to Center For Food Action in Mahwah (First truck donated held 23,091lbs which provided 3,000 families with meals throughout the week of Thanksgiving.)
  • 600 lbs donated to Human Needs Food Pantry
  • 50 lbs donated to the Hoboken Shelter
  • 200 lbs donated to Hillsdale Helping Hand Food Pantry

While the 2015 Twenty-Five Thousand Pound Food Drive Challenge has ended, Move for Hunger accepts food donations throughout the year. Anyone that would like to contribute to Move for Hunger can visit or bring food items during normal business hours at any of Prominent Properties Sotheby’s International Realty’s following locations: Alpine, 1022 Closter Dock Road; Edgewater, 2 Main Street; Fort Lee, 1608 Lemoine Avenue; Franklin Lakes, 804 Franklin Avenue; Hillsdale, 137 Broadway; Hoboken, 321 Washington Street; Montclair, 87 Park Street; Ridgewood, 55 North Maple Avenue; Saddle River, 152 West Saddle River Road; Short Hills, 555 Millburn Avenue; Tenafly, 90 County Road and Westfield, 200 North Ave East.

While donations are certainly welcome, the most needed food items are pasta, pasta sauce, canned vegetables, canned fruit, peanut butter, jelly, soups, rice and baby food. To help out with the massive collection and transportation efforts, Harrington Moving & Storage, Ridgewood Moving Services and All Season Movers, Inc. will be donating their resources to deliver the donations. For anyone moving homes, please reach out to Prominent Properties Sotheby’s International Realty to provide a truck for collecting any unwanted non-perishable food items as donations.

Move For Hunger is a non-profit organization that works with relocation companies to pick up unwanted, unopened food from those who are relocating and deliver it to local food banks. For more information, visit

About Prominent Properties Sotheby’s International Realty: Marketing New Jersey Real Estate at the Highest Level, Prominent Properties Sotheby’s International Realty is an integral part of the New Jersey real estate landscape, with a dedicated team that exceeds 500 licensed professionals and staff working out of 12 offices throughout Northern and Central New Jersey. Regional Offices are located in Alpine, Edgewater, Fort Lee, Franklin Lakes, Hillsdale, Hoboken, Montclair, Ridgewood, Saddle River, Short Hills, Tenafly and Westfield. Prominent Properties Sotheby’s International Realty is committed to skillfully serving their clients and the community, fostering a culture of ethics, collegiality, community, and diversity; delivering exceptional results within the industry as a top-ranked, fully integrated New Jersey real estate services firm.

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Top Designers and Architects to Transform Historic, Waterfront Lofts at the Inaugural Metro Designer Showhouse to Benefit the Alzheimer’s Association

The Pearl

Edgewater, New Jersey – April, 15 2015 –- Top interior designers and architects from the New York Metropolitan area will each transform an entire loft residence in the historic, waterfront The Pearl in Edgewater, NJ at the inaugural 2015 Metro Designer Showhouse to benefit the Alzheimer’s Association’s Greater NJ Chapter.  Celebrated interior designer Robert Passal will serve as Showhouse Chair with ASPIRE Metro magazine as media sponsor.

The Showhouse kicks off with a Gala Preview Cocktail Party and Fundraiser on Thursday, April 30 from 6pm to 9pm, and will be open to the public from May 2 through June 28, Tuesdays through Sundays from 10am to 4pm.

Unlike most showhouses, where a designer decorates a single room or space, every designer of the Metro Designer Showhouse was given nine weeks to transform an entire loft into the ultimate urban dwelling.  Showhouse attendees will experience a total of seven living rooms, seven dining rooms, and 16 bedrooms, each with their own unique style incorporating 12-foot, floor-to-ceiling windows capturing views of the Manhattan skyline.  Participating designers include: Fulya Can, Sam Ciardi, Andrea Daly, Joe Ginsberg, Anna Maria Mannarino, Amy Manor, Alan Tanksley and Catherine Weinstock.

The Pearl, currently marketed by the brokerage Prominent Properties Sotheby’s International Realty, a sponsor of the 2015 Metro Designer Showhouse, was originally designed in 1953 as Unilever’s research and development world headquarters by renowned architectural firm Skidmore, Owings, & Merrill, whose iconic buildings include One World Trade Center in New York, and Burj Khalifa in Dubai, the tallest in the world.  “We are very proud to have been selected as the broker to market The Pearl, an iconic luxury condominium with panoramic views of the Manhattan skyline, a historical past and state of the art amenities,” says Charles Oppler, COO and Broker/Owner of Prominent Properties Sotheby’s International Realty. “The Pearl is truly the perfect location for us to celebrate and be a part of this memorable event, one that supports a very worthy cause such as the Alzheimer’s Association.”

 Original fine art by NYC Metropolitan area artists will be exhibited throughout the showhouse halls and curated by CSM Art & Frame Gallery located in Chatham, NJ; all artwork is for sale and a portion of proceeds will benefit the Alzheimer’s Association.  The Showhouse will also host the Metro Living Lecture Series, featuring experts on the topics of art, culture, decorating, design, entertaining and luxury lifestyle. Events will be posted regularly on the website:

 The 2015 Metro Designer Showhouse is the first in the NYC Metropolitan area to benefit the Alzheimer’s Association.  “We are so pleased to have been selected as the charitable beneficiary for such a creative and unique event,” says Ken Zaentz, President and CEO of the Alzheimer’s Association, Greater New Jersey Chapter. “The Showhouse provides us with a wonderful opportunity to expand our research, care, and support programs for New Jersey individuals and families impacted by Alzheimer’s disease, and to raise awareness about Alzheimer’s disease as a growing public health crisis.”

Gala Preview tickets are priced at $100 per person in advance, and $150 at the door; ticket sale proceeds will benefit the Alzheimer’s Association Greater NJ Chapter. Celebrity Chef Danielle Saunders, who has cooked for the likes of Tom Hanks and Oprah Winfrey, and is the first African American female winner of both “Chopped” and “Chopped Champions” on the Food Network, will create and oversee Gala menus.  Prominent members of the arts, real estate and design communities will attend, including Showhouse Chair, Robert Passal. Complimentary ferry services and NJ ground transportation will be available for guests traveling from New York City. For more information, please visit or email

 Daily admission is $25, which includes a full-color Showhouse journal and all ticket sale proceeds will be donated to the Alzheimer’s Association, Greater NJ Chapter. For general Showhouse queries including private events and tours, Gala Preview tickets, journal advertising and sponsorship opportunities, please contact Steven Mandel at or 845.534.6110.