Real Estate Commercial Honoree: Brokerage Firms: 25 brokers or more
CB Richard Ellis
CB Richard Ellis has been serving clients in Arizona for more than 55 years, becoming a dominant player in the state’s commercial real estate market. From leasing, acquisitions and sales, marketing and consulting, it has earned a reputation as a respected leader in the business community through its ability to track market trends and build relationships. Whether marketing a portfolio of properties or negotiating a complex lease agreement, CBRE brokerage professionals — more than 100 statewide — offer the most integrated array of commercial real estate services. Their approach is strategic rather than merely transactional.
That is, CBRE’s professionals can assess a client’s entire real estate portfolio requirements on a company-wide scale, delivering results and surpassing expectations.
2415 E. Camelback Road, Phoenix
Year Est: 1952 Brokers: 103
Principal(s): Craig Henig
(Arizona/Phoenix), Tim Prouty (Tucson)
Real Estate Commercial Finalist: Architectural Firms: 10 architects or more
SmithGroup Inc. is one of the largest architecture, engineering, interiors and planning firms in the United States. With 10 offices and a staff of 800, Smith- Group specializes in the health, education, science and technology, office workplace, high tech and urban/campus planning markets. SmithGroup’s Phoenix office is well-known for its innovative design of the Arizona Biomedical Collaborative; the award-winning Apollo Riverpoint Center; and the recently completed Norton School of Family and Consumer Science at the University of Arizona.
455 N. 3rd St., #250, Phoenix
Real Estate Commercial Finalist: Contractors: General, 120 staff or more
The Weitz Company
Since entering the Phoenix market in 1978, the Southwest Business Unit of The Weitz Company has built a solid reputation based on excellent service, quality work and long-term relationships. Weitz attributes its success to the company’s core values: honesty and integrity, respect for people, performance with absolute reliability, long-term perspective, and nurturing personal growth. In 2007, Weitz expanded its Arizona market by opening an office in Tucson based on its reputation for quality and service to clients.
5555 E. Van Buren St., #155, Phoenix