NAIOP South Florida Announces Awards of Excellence Winners

CBRE Senior Vice President Harry Tangalakis receives Lifetime Achievement Award

NAIOP South Florida, the Commercial Real Estate Development Association, has announced the winners of the Awards of Excellence, which recognize individuals and organizations whose achievements have contributed to the local commercial real estate industry, benefitted the regional business environment and facilitated economic growth in South Florida.

“This year’s Awards of Excellence has to be our most competitive, inspiring and well-attended yet,” said NAIOP South Florida Executive Director Jules R. Morgan. “Our esteemed panel of judges was faced with the near impossible task of choosing the winners from some of the most impactful and economically significant deals in 2018, some of which set all-time records.”

The Awards of Excellence winners are:

  • Land Sale of the Year: Curley Notre Dame Development Site, Avison Young
  • Office Sale of the Year Over $50 Million: 1111 Brickell, CBRE
  • Office Sale of the Year Under $50: Plantation Corporate Center, Marcus & Millichap
  • Industrial Sale of the Year: Countyline Corporate Park, HFF
  • Hotel Sale of the Year: Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort, CBRE
  • Industrial Lease Transaction of the Year: Postal Center International Lease, CBRE and Cushman & Wakefield
  • Office Lease Transaction of the Year: The Main Las Olas Akerman Lease, Stiles
  • Economic Impact Deal of the Year: Modernizing Medicine, JLL
  • Industrial Broker Team of the Year: Cushman & Wakefield team of M. Etner, R. Etner, U. Kauhi, M. McAllister, C. Metzger, J. Miller, A. Talbot and C. Thomson
  • Capital Markets Broker Team of the Year: CBRE team of J. Chick, A. Chilgren, A. Julian, C. Lee, J. Lobon, M. Minaya, T. Ploshnick and R. Rose
  • Office Broker Team of the Year: Blanca Commercial Real Estate team of T. Blanca, A. del Corral, F. Eternod, J. Guitar, D. Linares, P. Marchese, M. Nathanson and J. Ruiz
  • Broker of the Year: Douglas Mandel of Marcus & Millichap
  • Rookie of the Year: Tyler Kuhlman of Marcus & Millichap
  • NAIOP South Florida Member of the Year: Brian DePotter of FirstPointe Advisors, LLC
  • Project of the Year: MiamiCentral Office Buildings 2 and 3, Blanca Commercial Real Estate
  • Developer of the Year: Bridge Development Partners
  • Iconic New Project of the Year: Panorama Tower, Florida East Coast Realty

Lifetime Achievement Award winner and CBRE Senior Vice President Harry Tangalakis, Awards of Excellence Chair and Duke Realty Vice President Stephanie Rodriguez

Awards of Excellence committee member and CPM Services Principal Annette Aravena, Awards of Excellence Chair and Duke Realty Vice President Stephanie Rodriguez, NAIOP South Florida Board President and Butters Executive Vice President Darcie Lunsford, NAIOP South Florida Marketing and Accounting Manager Alba Garcia, NAIOP South Florida Executive Director Jules Morgan

NAIOP South Florida board member and Miller Construction Company Senior Vice President Traci Miller, NAIOP South Florida board member and Stiles Realty President Paul Marko, NAIOP South Florida board member and City National Bank Managing Senior Vice President Susan Imbrigiotta, Pinnacle Financial Partners Senior Vice President Scott Allen, Miller Construction Company Project Manager Harley R. Miller

Broker of the Year award winner and Marcus & Millichap Senior Managing Director Douglas Mandel, Rookie of the Year award winner and Marcus & Millichap Associate Tyler Kuhlman

“Bob Langley” Member of the Year award winner and FirstPointe Advisors Managing Partner Brian DePotter, Bob Langley

Rookie of the Year finalist and Sunbeam Properties & Development Leasing Associate Lauren Pace, Sunbeam Properties Executive Vice President Jim Goggins, Vice President Maridee Bell and Vice President Andrew Ansin

Berger Commercial Realty Sales Associate Mary Harris, former Miami Dolphins tight end Anthony Fasano of Whitaker Realty

NAIOP National Board of Directors member and Grover Corlew Principal Mark Corlew, Stiles Corporation Senior Asset Manager Rick Stein, Stiles Chief Financial Officer Robert Esposito, Grover Corlew Principal Anuj Grover

Developer of the Year award winners Bridge Development Partners Vice President Brian Latta, Development Manager Jeremy Jelonek and Principal Kevin Carroll

“Strong market fundamentals were reflected in the quality of the transactions and the achievements of our members considered for recognition this year,” added Awards of Excellence Chair and NAIOP South Florida President-Elect Stephanie Rodriguez, vice president of Duke Realty. “This event is so important because it allows our members to celebrate their individual successes and those of their peers, fortifying the foundation of our collaborative and economically significant commercial real estate community.”

In an inspired toast, NAIOP South Florida presented the Lifetime Achievement Award to CBRE Senior Vice President Harry Tangalakis. With a commercial real estate career spanning more than 30 years, Tangalakis’s reputation precedes him. His countless successes and contributions to NAIOP South Florida, the community and the greater commercial real estate industry warrant the same distinction awarded to Edmund Ansin, Armando Codina, Doug Eagon, Alice Jackson and Terry Stiles among others.

“Our winners and finalists all deserve recognition,” Morgan added. “Their hard work and many achievements continue to propel Florida’s overall economy through a $19.3 billion commercial real estate sector, which puts more than 155,000 Floridians to work every day.”

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