NAIOP South Florida Announces Finalists for 2018 Awards of Excellence

NAIOP South Florida, a Commercial Real Estate Development Organization, has announced the finalists for its annual Awards of Excellence, which recognize the 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.


“Our esteemed panel of judges spent many hours reviewing hundreds of nominations to determine this year’s finalists, whose achievements are all deserving of recognition,” said NAIOP South Florida Executive Director Jules R. Morgan. “This year’s ceremony will also honor the legacy of Terry Stiles, whose many contributions and successes have shaped the landscape of South Florida as we know it today.”


The Awards of Excellence ceremony and dinner will take place on Thursday, March 15 from 5:30 to 9 p.m. at The Ritz Carlton, located at 1 N. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd. in Fort Lauderdale.


Award categories and finalists include:


Sale of the Year by Owner/User:

  • 9590 Building, State Street Realty
  • Apotex’s Acquisition of IDI’s Miramar Building, CBRE and Cushman & Wakefield
  • Palm Beach Park of Commerce/Niagara Bottling Land Acquisition, Cushman & Wakefield
  • PriceSmart Inc. at Flagler Station, Transwestern


Institutional Sale of the Year

  • 1221 Brickell, HFF
  • Amaray Las Olas, Stiles
  • Conrad Miami/CBRE Hotels, CBRE
  • Crossroads South and East/Bridge Point Sunrise I-95, CBRE and Duke Realty


Private Sale of the Year

  • 301 Yamato, Marcus & Millichap
  • 950 Peninsula Corporate Circle, Colliers International
  • Opa-Locka/Hialeah Flea Market Portfolio, Avison Young
  • West Hialeah Industrial Portfolio, Marcus & Millichap


Industrial Lease Transaction of the Year

  • Agility Holdings at Beacon Industrial Park, State Street Realty
  • Monat Global Corp, State Street Realty
  • US AutoForce Lease at Bridge Point I-95, CBRE


Office Lease Transaction of the Year

  • Convey Health Solutions at One Financial Plaza, Tower Commercial Real Estate
  • Envision at 1801 Plantation, Colliers International South Florida and Cresa South Florida
  • Florida Blue at Doral Court, Cushman & Wakefield
  • Virgin Voyages Global Headquarters, JLL


Economic Impact Deal of the Year

  • Apotex Pharmaceuticals, Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance
  • Carrie Meek International Business Park, CBRE/Land Solutions Consulting
  • KEMET Corporation, Cushman & Wakefield
  • Virgin Voyages Global Headquarters, JLL


Industrial Broker Team of the Year

  • CBRE team of L. Dinner, L. Genet and T. O’Loughlin
  • Cushman & Wakefield team of R. Etner, M. McAllister, C. Metzger and C. Thomson
  • Cushman & Wakefield team of H. Peckhaus, G. Rodriguez, S. Stein and W. Ramoski
  • State Street Realty team of B.Cabielles, E. Lyden, G. Pino and F. Trelles


Capital Markets Broker Team of the Year

  • Avison Young team of J. Crotty, D. Duckworth and M. Fay
  • CBRE team of J. Chick, A. Chilgren, C. Lee, J. Lobon, A. Julian, M. Minaya and T. Ploshnick
  • Cushman & Wakefield team of H. Peckhaus, G. Rodriguez, S. Stein and W. Ramoski
  • Marcus & Millichap team of E. Gerberg, T. Kuhlman, D. Mandel and B. Silver


Office Broker Team of the Year

  • Avison Young team of J. Cope, G. Martin and P. Moore
  • Cushman & Wakefield team of B. Gale, J. Mendoza and A. Trench
  • The Hogan Group team of J. Aguila, A. Paula and S. Smith
  • Tower Commercial Real Estate team of J. Andre, J. Blunk, M. Erickson, C. Glaria, L. Oswald and V. Watson


Broker of the Year

  • Tony Hoover of CBRE
  • Douglas K. Mandel of Marcus & Millichap
  • George Pino of State Street Realty
  • Mark Rubin of Avison Young


Rookie of the Year

  • Sky Butters of Butters Realty & Management
  • Elon D. Gerberg of Marcus & Millichap
  • Yuri Quispe of CBRE
  • Danielle Story of Stiles


Project of the Year

  • Amaray Las Olas, Stiles
  • Bridge Point Crossroads, Bridge Development Partners
  • Hillsboro Technology Center, Butters Realty & Management
  • Riviera Point Corporate Center, Riviera Point Development Group


Developer of the Year

  • Bridge Development Partners
  • Butters Construction & Development
  • Prologis


Tickets are $175 for NAIOP members and $225 for non-members. Sponsorship opportunities are also available. To register to attend, visit For more information, visit, email or call 954-990-5116.


NAIOP is a commercial real estate development organization. It provides strong advocacy, education and business networking opportunities and connects its members through a powerful North American network.