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2019 Best of NAIOP honors year’s most successful projects,companies, individuals within commercial

Commercial real estate’s leading annual awards, the Best of NAIOP, were presented virtually for the first time because of the COVID-19 pandemic. “NAIOP Arizona, like most organizations, has had to adapt during this unprecedented time. I commend Keith Earnest, Bryon Carney, Tom Jarvis and Katrina DeBaker for their fun and creative approach to making sure that we were able to recognize the amazing accomplishments of our industry,” said Jim Wentworth, Wentworth Property Company, the chapter’s Chairman.


The Arizona Chapter of NAIOP gave out awards in 29 categories. “The 2019 Best of NAIOP honors the year’s most successful projects, companies, and individuals within the commercial real estate industry (office/medical office, industrial, and retail). Best of NAIOP 2019 applications set an all-time record which is a testament to the abundance of quality development happening in Arizona. Congratulations to all the 2019 Best of NAIOP award nominees and winners. We applaud your efforts and appreciate your contributions to our community,” said Co-Chairman Keith Earnest, VanTrust Real Estate LLC. Bryon Carney, Cushman & Wakefield, served as the Co-Chairman.


Butler Design Group kept its win streak alive, bringing home its eighth straight Architect of the Year award. Other company winners were CBRE, Brokerage Firm of the Year; Ryan Companies US, Inc., Firm of the Year and General Contractor of the Year; McCarthy Nordburg, Interior Architect of the Year; Willmeng Construction, Tenant Improvement Contractor of the Year; and Lincoln Property Company, Owner/Developer of the Year.

In the brokerage awards, Cushman & Wakefield and CBRE each captured three honors.


2019 Best of NAIOP winners:


Architect of the Year: Butler Design Group

Brokerage Firm of the Year: CBRE

Firm of the Year: Ryan Companies US, Inc.

General Contractor of the Year: Ryan Companies US, Inc.

Interior Architect of the Year: McCarthy Nordburg

Owner/Developer of the Year: Lincoln Property Company

Tenant Improvement Contractor of the Year: Willmeng Construction

Developing Leader of the Year: Pat Boyle, Cushman & Wakefield

Emerging Broker of the Year: Kyle Campbell, Colliers International

Healthcare Broker of the Year: Perry Gabuzzi, Margaret Lloyd, Bill Cook and Mike McWilliams, Plaza Companies

Industrial Broker of the Year: Pat Feeney, Dan Calihan & Rusty Kennedy, CBRE

Investment Broker of the Year: Barry Gabel, CBRE

Office Broker of the Year: Jerry Roberts & Pat Boyle, Cushman & Wakefield

Retail Broker of the Year: Chris Hollenbeck, Regan Amato & Brent Mallonee, Cushman & Wakefield

Rookie Broker of the Year: James Cohn, CBRE

Tenant Representative Broker of the Year: Ryan Bartos, JLL

Economic Impact Project of the Year: Northrop Grumman Office


Industrial Build-to-Suit Project of the Year: Northrop Grumman Manufacturing

Industrial Tenant Improvement Project of the Year: Andersen Windows

Medical Office Project of the Year: Banner-University Medical Center Tucson

Mixed-Use Project of the Year: The Watermark | Tempe

Office Build-to-Suit Project of the Year: Northrop Grumman Office

Office Tenant Improvement Project of the Year (Less Than 40,000 SF): Sendoso

Office Tenant Improvement Project of the Year (More Than 40,000 SF): Zovio

Redevelopment Project of the Year: 225 W Madison Street

Retail Project of the Year: Osborn Marketplace/The Astor at Osborn

Spec Industrial Project of the Year: Lincoln Logistics 40

Spec Office Project of the Year: Grand 2

Transaction of the Year: Northrop Grumman Office

NAIOP Arizona’s Official Branding Sponsor: TRADEMARK

Phoenix Business Journal’s Talk of the Town: Lincoln Logistics 40


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