PHOENIX, ARIZ. (June 14, 2022) – Commercial real estate’s leading annual awards, the Best of NAIOP, celebrated the top-performing people, companies, and projects of the past year on June 9 at the Arizona Biltmore. The Arizona Chapter of NAIOP bestowed awards in 38 categories before a full house of commercial real estate professionals.
“The number of nominations received this year was humbling and is a testament to the positive growth we have been recognizing in the Arizona economy and real estate industry,” said CJ Osbrink, Newmark Knight Frank; Jeff Foster, Prologis; and Tom Jarvis, Willmeng, the Best of NAIOP Chairmen. “We want to extend our utmost gratitude to the NAIOP staff, NAIOP Board of Directors, and the Best of NAIOP committee volunteers for all the hard work and time they have put forth in making this such a successful and rewarding evening.”
NAIOP Arizona kicked off the evening with the prestigious Award of Excellence. In 2021, this highly sought-after recognition went to David Krumwiede with Lincoln Property Company for his 36 years of contributions to the industry and NAIOP.
Company winners were ViaWest Group, Firm of the Year; Layton Construction, General Contractor of the Year; VanTrust Real Estate, Industrial Owner/Developer of the Year; Butler Design Group, Architect of the Year; and Lincoln Property Company Desert West, Office Owner/Developer of the Year.
In the brokerage awards, JLL captured three honors including Brokerage Firm of the Year.
“It was an incredible night celebrating the tremendous projects and great achievements by our NAIOP members in 2021. Congratulations to all that were nominated and to the award winners – job very well done,” said 2022 NAIOP Arizona Chairman Rusty Kennedy with Stream Realty.
2021 Best of NAIOP Arizona winners
Architect of the Year: Butler Design Group
Brokerage Firm of the Year: JLL
Firm of the Year: ViaWest Group
General Contractor of the Year: Layton Construction
Industrial Owner/Developer of the Year: VanTrust Real Estate
Interior Architect of the Year: McCarthy Nordburg
Lender Firm of the Year: Western Alliance Bank
Office Owner/Developer of the Year: Lincoln Property Company Desert West
Official Branding Sponsor: TRADEMARK
Retail Owner/Developer of the Year: Barclay Group
Subcontractor/Vendor Firm of the Year: Small Giants
Tenant Improvement Contractor of the Year: Willmeng Construction
Title/Escrow Firm of the Year: Thomas Title & Escrow
Individual and Broker Awards
Award of Excellence: David Krumwiede, Lincoln Property Company
Developing Leader of the Year: James Cohn, CBRE
Emerging Broker of the Year: Serena Wedlich, CBRE
Healthcare Broker of the Year: Bill Cook, Margaret Lloyd, Brielle Torel, and
Mike McWilliams, Plaza Companies
Industrial Broker of the Year: Mike Haenel, Andy Markham and Phil Haenel, Cushman & Wakefield
Investment Broker of the Year: Will Strong, Cushman & Wakefield
Office Broker of the Year: Pat Williams, Andrew Medley, Vicki Robinson, Chris Corney, and
Sydney Setnar, JLL
Retail Broker of the Year: Dave Cheatham and Darren Pitts, Velocity Retail Group
Tenant Representative Broker of the Year: Ryan Bartos, JLL
Economic Impact Project of the Year: HelloFresh
Industrial Build-to-Suit Less Than 500K SF Project of the Year: FedEx Prologis Commerce Park 2
Industrial Build-to-Suit More than 500K SF Project of the Year: White Claw Distillery
Industrial Tenant Improvement Project of the Year: Covetrus Grandview
Medical Office Project of the Year: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Phoenix Outpatient Clinic
Mixed-Use Project of the Year: Park Central
Office Build-to-Suit Project of the Year: Virginia G. Piper Creighton University Health Sciences Building
Office Tenant Improvement Project of the Year: LifeStance
Redevelopment Project of the Year: Central Logistics Center
Retail Project of the Year: Arrowhead Jaguar Land Rover Dealership & Service Center
Spec Industrial Less Than 500K SF Project of the Year: Prologis Logistics Center – Building 4
Spec Industrial More Than 500K SF Project of the Year: G303
Spec Office Project of the Year: Allred Park Place Buildings 7 & 8 with Parking Structure
Sustainable Project of the Year: Prologis Logistics Center – Building 4
Transaction of the Year: HelloFresh
Phoenix Business Journal’s Talk of the Town: White Claw Distillery
NAIOP, the Commercial Real Estate Development Association, is the leading organization for developers, owners and related professionals in office, industrial, retail and mixed-use real estate. NAIOP comprises 20,000 members in North America. NAIOP advances responsible commercial real estate development and advocates for effective public policy. For more information, visit naiop.org.