The Jewish Federation Of Greater Los Angeles Hosts Record-breaking Real Estate & Construction Division Dinner, Raising Over $3 Million For Critical Causes

Los Angeles, CA, May 14, 2018 – The Jewish Federation hosted its annual Real Estate & Construction (REC) Division dinner on May 9, 2018 at the Barker Hanger in Santa Monica. The dinner honored Michael Hackman, Founder & CEO of Hackman Capital Partners, for his leadership and contributions to the Federation and the Jewish community. The record-breaking dinner brought together over 1500 professionals and community members and raised over $3 million for Federation’s impactful work. Hackman Capital Partners is a privately held real estate investment and operating company that focuses on commercial and industrial properties in major U.S. markets.

Jay Sanderson, President & CEO of The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles said, “Our Federation’s Real Estate & Construction Division Dinner was an overwhelming success, due in large part to the leadership and support of Michael Hackman, this year’s honoree and ultimate mensch. The leaders of our Federation’s Real Estate & Construction Division are incredible partners, helping achieve and make a reality the important work of the Federation on a daily basis. We are overwhelmed by the outpouring of support from the real estate group and the community-at-large. Congratulations again to Michael Hackman!”

Michael Hackman, honoree, said, “It was a wonderful evening for the Real Estate industry and those who are leading the way in support of The Jewish Federation. I would like to thank all those who invest in our future, help the most vulnerable, and support our community. I am humbled by the outpouring of support [and fun] that was had at this record-setting event, and would like to thank all of the sponsors, donors, and attendees for stepping up in such a big way.”

The dinner was co-chaired by Bryan Berkett, Brent Iloulian, David Chasin, and Reuben Robin. Jonathan Klein, Real Estate & Construction Division Chair, shared remarks, as well as Jay Sanderson, President & CEO of The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles. The evening began with a cocktail hour filled with networking and mingling, followed by an acapella performance by the Pellas. Richard Pachulski presented the award to Michael Hackman, who shared remarks with the audience. Following the dinner, many guests attended the after-party.

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Photo 1: Michael Hackman, Honoree

Photo 2: From Left to Right: Justin Hackman, Michael Hackman, Caroline Hackman, and Gabrielle Hackman

Photo 3: REC Leadership

Photography Credit: Howard Pasamanick Photography

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