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2009 NAIOP Awards of Excellence Recognizes Best and Brightest in Local Commercial Real Estate Community
Cleveland, May 18—The NAIOP Northern Ohio Chapter presented its annual Awards of Excellence Friday, May 15, at the Marriott Cleveland Downtown at Key Center. The annual program recognizes the best projects, real estate transactions, and individual performance during the previous year in the commercial real estate industry in Northern Ohio.
Over 300 of the area’s top commercial real estate professionals attended the lunch program, which is dedicated to recognizing design, development and marketing successes in industrial, office and mixed-use developments completed in 2008.
Nominees were firms and individuals that best represented the industry in the quality of their real estate projects, their leadership and their involvement in the communities in which they conduct their business. Categories include Interior Design, Architectural Design, Renovation, Office Development, Industrial Development, and Real Estate Transactions, along with recognition of outstanding NAIOP member awards. There were also four categories for ―Traveling Gun‖ (projects outside of Northern Ohio) for Architecture, Interior Design, Construction and Broker as well as a new category for Traveling Gun Sustainable (High Performance/Green). A new President’s Award was
also presented which recognizes communities and individuals that encourage and support development and the local real estate industry.
Major Program sponsors Chicago Title Insurance Company and Gold Sponsors RSM McGladrey and Walter & Haverfield LLP and Naming Rights Sponsor Roetzel & Andress were highlighted. Special thanks were extended to ―Properties Magazine‖ who served as Media Sponsor. Other generous Program Sponsors included: First American National Commercial Service, Geis Companies, Society of Industrial and Office Realtors (SIOR) and Vocon. Resource Title sponsored a cocktail hour following the event. Many thanks go out to these generous companies and individuals for their continued support.
Below is a listing of the celebrated winners of each category.
Architectural Design of the Year
First Energy - Vocon
Interior Design of the Year
Amin, Turocy, & CCalvin LLP – Kordalski Architects, Inc.
Renovation Project of the Year
Tyler Village – Graystone Properties
Traveling Gun – Interior Design of the Year
Ellis Hotel – mbi | k2m Architecture, Inc.
Traveling Gun – Renovation of the Year
Westin Book Cadillac Hotel – Kaczmar Architects
Traveling Gun – Construction Project of the Year
Brighton Best – Ray Fogg, Inc.
High Performance Project of the Year
Cleveland Design Studio – mbi | k2m Architecture, Inc.
Development of the Year – Office
Clear Choice – Geis Companies
Development of the Year – Industrial
PCC Airfoils – Geis Companies
Developer of the Year - Industrial
Transaction of the Year - Office
Cliffs Natural Resources – Andrew Coleman, Jones Lang LaSalle
Transaction of the Year – Industrial
Graybar Electric/Sematic USA – Simon Caplan, Eliot Kijewski, Joe Barna, Bob
Garber, Cresco Real Estate
Transaction of the Year – Investment
HBJ Holdings, LLC/Elrad-Hadley & Best Metals – Bob Garber, Joe Barna, Pam
Bertovich, Cresco Real Estate
Transaction of the Year – Traveling Gun
Goodyear Morocco – Michael Occhionero, David O’Neill, Colliers Ostendorf
Roetzel & Andress Broker of the Year – Office
Allen Wiant, CB Richard Ellis
Roetzel & Andress Broker of the Year – Industrial
Robert Garber, Cresco Real Estate
Roetzel & Andress Traveling Gun - Broker of the Year
Bob Gross, Andrew Coleman, Jones Lang LaSalle
NAIOP Member of the Year
Michael Sikora III, Sikora Law, LLC
NAIOP Industry Recognition
Daniel J. Mullinger, National City Bank
NAIOP Lifetime Achievement
Dr. James Webb, Cleveland State University
NAIOP President’s Award
Bradley Sellers, City of Warrensville Heights
The Northern Ohio Chapter’s next signature event will be its Annual Charity Golf Outing
on June 15 at The Country Clubs of Weymouth and Fox Meadow.