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John Saraceno Jr. to be honored at the 2017 March of Dimes Real Estate Award Reception and Pynes Putting Challenge


(Paramus, NJ), (June 5) — March of Dimes North Central New Jersey Market announced today that John Saraceno Jr., Co-Founder & Managing Principle of Onyx Equities, LLC, will be honored at the organization’s 2017 Real Estate Award Reception and Pynes Putting Challenge. This year’s event will take place at The Ridgewood Country Club in Paramus, NJ on Thursday, June 15 from 4:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The Pynes Putting Challenge will be held at 4:30 p.m., with The Real Estate Award Reception honoring Saraceno immediately following.

The Real Estate Award Reception brings together over 300 professionals from New Jersey's real estate industry, including senior executives from commercial real estate development, investment and management companies, leasing brokers, law, accounting, architectural and engineering firms, banks and other related businesses. The evening includes a cocktail reception, networking, a silent auction, and short program.

“For 18 years, the Real Estate Award Reception has provided a forum for the March of Dimes to raise awareness about its work while honoring an outstanding real estate industry leader for their contribution to maternal and infant health,” said Gina Radice, Executive Director of the March of Dimes North Central New Jersey Market. “John Saraceno is well respected within both the real estate industry and his community, and he has been an avid supporter of the March of Dimes mission. We are thrilled to acknowledge his record-breaking efforts as our 2017 honoree.”

As Co-­Founder and Managing Principal of Onyx Equities, John Saraceno, Jr. has led the firm’s investment and portfolio management platform since its inception in 2004. Since then, Onyx has become a leading private real estate investment, management and development firm. To date it has acquired more than $2 billion worth of real estate assets throughout New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and Connecticut. Onyx has invested over $80 million in capital improvement projects under its signature, asset repositioning program. The firm has more than 60 million square feet worth of property management experience, across all property types.

“As the father of a son who spent the first weeks of his life in the NICU, the mission of the March of Dimes is very personal to me and one I am very proud to have worked the past few months to support,” said Saraceno.  “When our firm accepted this Honor, we set out to make sure that this was the most successful March of Dimes event in its 18-year history.  Thanks to the efforts of all of those involved, we accomplished that goal and hopefully can continue to push the fundraising bar to further heights in the future.” 

The 2017 Real Estate Award Reception is chaired by Geoff Schubert, Senior Vice President Brokerage Services at CBRE, and Erik Sletteland, Vice President at Structure Tone Inc. serves as Chair of the Pynes Putting Challenge.

The winning team of this year’s Pynes Putting Challenge will receive two tickets for the 2018 U.S. Open at Shinnecock Hills Golf Club in Southampton, NY, compliments of the USGA.  Additionally, the company whose team wins the final match will have its name engraved on the “Pynes Cup” trophy. The winners will hold the trophy and have “bragging rights” for one year until they either successfully defend their title or relinquish it to a worthy competitor.

March of Dimes North Central New Jersey thanks its Presenting Sponsors Cushman & Wakefield, Newmark Grubb Knight Frank, and Vericon Construction Company; Platinum Sponsors Cole Schotz P.C. and SL Green Realty Corp.; Gold Sponsors Onyx Equities, Russo Development, Three 17 Construction, CBRE, HUB International, and HFF; and Silver Sponsors Mack-Cali, JLL, RSM US LLP, M&T Bank, and Garrison Investment Group.  Due to the leadership of the Real Estate Award Planning Committee, the event has already exceeded its revenue goal and is approaching a record high $325,000.

Sponsorship opportunities are still available at various monetary levels, each of which carries a number of unique benefits. For further information on sponsorship packages, the Pynes Putting Challenge or reservations to the reception, contact Carol Roberts at (973) 296-8808 or Tickets may be purchased online at

2017 Real Estate Award honoree John Saraceno, Jr. visits the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Valley Health System. Pictured (l.-r.) Dr. Manginello, M.D., FAAP Neonatologist Valley Health System | John Saraceno, Jr., Onyx Equities, LLC.
Photo courtesy of Sal Benedetto Photography

About March of Dimes
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