PHOENIX (April 5, 2017) – Grady Gammage Jr., a real estate and zoning attorney and founder of Gammage & Burnham P.L.C., was honored with the Award of Excellence at the 2016 Best of NAIOP last week at the Arizona Biltmore attended by over 1,000 commercial real estate professionals.

Grady Gammage Jr.

Gammage is a part-time professor, a practicing lawyer, an author, a real estate developer, and a former elected official. In his academic role, he is a Senior Fellow at Arizona State University’s Morrison Institute, the Kyl Center for Water Policy, and a Senior Scholar at the Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability.

NAIOP Arizona’s Award of Excellence is awarded by the Arizona Chapter Board of Directors on an annual basis at the Best of NAIOP event.  The criteria for the recipient is an individual who has made a significant, positive impact on the office and industrial commercial real estate market in Arizona over a period of no less than 15 years, as well as their direct volunteer contribution to the chapter.

It was also a big night for repeat winners. Ryan Companies US, Inc. took home Firm of the Year, Butler Design Group was named Architect of the Year and JLL claimed Brokerage Firm of the Year. Liberty Property Trust took home two awards: Owner/Developer of the Year and Spec Industrial Project of the Year for Liberty Center at Rio Salado Industrial Building.

In the brokerage awards, CBRE almost made a clean sweep of the evening. It took home top honors for Industrial, Retail, Investment and Healthcare brokers of the year and Emerging Broker and Rookie Broker of the Year. Todd Noel of Colliers International took home two awards: Office Broker of the Year (with Ryan Timpani) and Tenant Rep Broker of the Year.

The 2016 Best of NAIOP winners:

Owner/Developer of the Year: Liberty Property Trust

Firm of the Year: Ryan Companies US, Inc.

Brokerage Firm of the Year: JLL

Architect of the Year: Butler Design Group

Interior Architect of the Year: McCarthy Nordburg, Ltd.

General Contractor of the Year: Willmeng Construction

Tenant Improvement Contractor of the Year: LGE Design Build

Official Sign Sponsor: Trademark

Office Broker of the Year: Todd Noel & Ryan Timpani, Colliers International

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

Retail Broker of the Year: Jami Savage-Gray, CBRE

Investment Broker of the Year: Barry Gabel, CBRE

Healthcare Broker of the Year: Kate Morris & Vince Femiano, CBRE

Tenant Representative Broker of the Year: Todd Noel, Colliers International

Emerging Broker of the Year: Michael Strittmatter, CBRE

Rookie Broker of the Year: Jamie Swirtz, CBRE

Developing Leader of the Year: Candace Rosauro, Jokake Construction

Principal Member of the Year: Andrew Cheney, Lee & Associates Arizona

Associate Member of the Year: Kirk Fonfara, Kimley-Horn

Industrial Build-to-Suit of the Year: REI

Industrial Tenant Improvement of the Year: OHL/Geodis Tenant Improvement

Office Build-to-Suit of the Year: Marina Heights – Buildings 300, 400, 450

Office Tenant Improvement of the Year (50K SF or Less): Matson Money

Office Tenant Improvement of the Year (51K SF or More): Banner Health Corporate Headquarters

Economic Impact Project of the Year: SkySong, The ASU Scottsdale Innovation Center

Sustainable Project of the Year: REI

Medical Office Project of the Year: La Ronde Center

Retail Project of the Year: The Colony

Redevelopment Project of the Year: Luhrs City Center

Spec Industrial Project of the Year: Liberty Center at Rio Salado Industrial Building

Spec Office Project of the Year: SkySong, The ASU Scottsdale Innovation Center

Transaction of the Year: Scottsdale Landing (formerly Perimeter Gateway I, II, III and V) and Terra Verde

Talk of the Town: Grand Canyon University Phoenix Campus Expansion