Miles Berger, the CEO of the Berger Organization based in the heart of Newark's revitalizing downtown, has been honored as an “Individual of Excellence” by Downtown New Jersey in recognition of his leadership and dedication to downtown redevelopment, especially in the state's largest city.     

The award was presented at the Downtown New Jersey conference last month at the South Orange Performing Arts Center i(SOPAC) In South Orange. Calvin West, a former Newark city councilman, accepted the award on Berger’s behalf. 

For 40 years, Berger has spearheaded his company’s investment in the future of Newark, fostering the city’s revitalization as a major business hub and travel destination.

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The real estate company’s diversified portfolio includes two million square feet of prime office space and hospitality properties, with a majority of it in Newark’s central business district.

In addition to contributing to the city’s renaissance, Berger is directly involved with various non-profit organizations and business associations in the city, supporting important work that benefits the greater Newark community.

Downtown New Jersey is an organization that advocates for downtown commercial districts throughout New Jersey. The organization is comprised of individuals, businesses, government agencies, and local and regional organizations that are committed to the success of the Garden State's many municipal downtowns.