Woodbridge, N.J.,  – NAI DiLeo-Bram & Co. (NAIDB) recently recognized long-time Business and Senior Marketing Coordinator Jenny Sciortino with its Spotlight Award, which highlights an outstanding team members’ impact on advancing the firm’s workplace culture, mission and service. The honor also celebrates Sciortino, who has been with NAIDB since 1985, during Women’s History Month when the firm is drawing attention to the contributions of women in commercial real estate.

“Jenny plays a critical role in many aspects of our business and she is relied upon daily by our brokerage team. In addition to the exceptional work that she produces, she is always accommodating, friendly and positive,” said David Simon, NAIDB chief operating officer. “We appreciate and value the importance of Jenny’s contributions within our organization and felt that she deserved this award of distinction.”

Named in memory of the late NAIDB broker Jeff Jones, an office and retail specialist, the NAIDB Spotlight Award is given annually to an individual who humanizes the employee experience and embraces the firm’s culture. When he passed in 2019, Jones was memorialized for his ethics, drive, collaborative nature, sense of humor and dedication to his family, friends, clients and community. These attributes set a high bar and are celebrated with the NAIDB Spotlight Award, which features a plaque with recipient names in the firm’s Woodbridge office.

In addition to honoring Sciortino, NAIDB is marking the month of March featuring the contributions of Kelly Bayer and Catherine Goski, associate vice presidents, as well as Elena DiLeo, marketing coordinator.

“I think that the commercial real estate industry has been male dominated for so long that women don’t often think of it – or leadership within this sector – as an option,” said Bayer, who noted that she launched her career in commercial real estate on an all-female brokerage team with a COO who was a woman.

“At NAIDB, I feel extremely valued and acknowledged,” she said. “I believe that the best way to give women, especially young women, the confidence to enter this field is to be active and show them that we are already here and doing it!”

Goski echoed these words. “Being a young woman in a male-dominated industry was somewhat intimidating early on,” she said. “At the end of the day, people want to deal with individuals who are honest and knowledgeable, regardless of gender, ethnicity or age. Commercial real estate is a great career choice for anyone who is motivated to succeed and has an internal drive to continually learn.”

For DiLeo, being a fourth-generation commercial real estate business professional is exciting. “Joining NAIDB’s marketing team gives me the ability to help shape our external marketing and branding efforts,” she said. “At NAIDB, I’m encouraged and feel supported in advocating for and helping to advance equity, diversity and inclusion in all aspects of our business.”

Based in Woodbridge, N.J., NAIDB is a member of NAI Global, a leading global commercial real estate advisor with 325+ offices and 5,800 professionals. Leveraging the powerful support of the NAI platform, NAIDB offers a full suite of commercial real estate services backed by the personalized service and knowledge of a local firm with the resources of a global company.