Commercial real estate’s leading annual awards, the Best of NAIOP, celebrated the top-performing people, companies, and projects of the past year on April 27 at the Arizona Biltmore. The Arizona Chapter of NAIOP bestowed awards in 34 categories before a full house of nearly 1,000 commercial real estate professionals.

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“Congratulations to all the 2022 Best of NAIOP nominees and winners. We recognize your efforts and are grateful for your contributions to our community,” said Best of NAIOP Chairmen CJ Osbrink, Newmark, and Jeff Foster, Prologis. “We want to extend our utmost gratitude to the NAIOP staff, 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. This year’s recipient, Keith Earnest with VanTrust Real Estate, was recognized for his more than 20 years of contributions to NAIOP and to commercial real estate in Arizona and beyond.

Company winners were ViaWest Group, Firm of the Year; Prologis, Industrial Owner/Developer of the Year; Lincoln Property Company Desert West, Office Owner/Developer of the Year; Willmeng, General Contractor of the Year and Tenant Improvement Contractor of the Year; Butler Design Group, Architect of the Year; McCarthy Nordburg, Interior Architect of the Year; Western Alliance Bank, Lender Firm of the Year; and Suntec Concrete, Subcontractor of the Year.          

In the brokerage awards, JLL was Brokerage Firm of the Year; Cushman & Wakefield had three individual/team winners;  CBRE and Newmark both had two individual/team winners.

For project awards, Transaction of the Year went to CRG’s The Cubes at South Mesa – Lowe’s Home Improvement Build-to-Suit. Elliot Gateway, developed by Trammell Crow Company with Graycor Construction Company Inc. as the General Contractor, won Spec Industrial Project of the Year More Than 500,000 SF. ViaWest Group’s Sight Logistics Park took home both Redevelopment Project of the Year and Spec Industrial Less than 500,000 SF. Hines’ The Adeline won the inaugural Multifamily Project of the Year award. 

“It was an incredible night celebrating the tremendous projects and great achievements by our NAIOP members in 2022. Congratulations to all that were nominated and to the award winners – job very well done,” said 2023 NAIOP Arizona Board Chair Cathy Thuringer with Trammell Crow Company.

2022 Best of NAIOP Arizona winners

Architect of the Year: Butler Design Group

General Contractor of the Year: Willmeng

Brokerage Firm of the Year: JLL Phoenix

Firm of the Year: ViaWest Group

Industrial Owner/Developer of the Year: Prologis

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

Subcontractor/Vendor Firm of the Year: Suntec Concrete

Tenant Improvement Contractor of the Year: Willmeng

Title/Escrow Firm of the Year: Chicago Title

Developing Leader of the Year: Josh Tracy, Ryan Companies

Emerging Broker of the Year: Tanner Ferrandi, CBRE

Healthcare Broker of the Year: Kathleen Morgan, Newmark

Industrial Broker of the Year: Mike Haenel, Andy Markham, Phil Haenel, Cushman & Wakefield

Investment Broker of the Year: Will Strong, Cushman & Wakefield

Office Broker of the Year: Scott Boardman and Kristina Cutillo, Cushman & Wakefield

Retail Broker of the Year: Steve Julius, Jesse Goldsmith and Chase Dorsett, Newmark

Tenant Representative Broker of the Year: Chuck Nixon, CBRE

Economic Impact Project of the Year: Goodyear Civic Square at GSQ

Industrial Build-to-Suit Project of the Year: Pepsico @ Tolleson Corporate Park

Industrial Tenant Improvement Project of the Year: 10 West Commerce

Mixed-Use Project of the Year: The Grove

Multifamily Project of the Year: The Adeline

Office Build-to-Suit Project of the Year: CCS Corporate HQ

Office Tenant Improvement Project of the Year Less Than 100,000 SF: JLL Phoenix Office at The Grove

Office Tenant Improvement Project of the Year More Than 100,000 SF: 301 Jefferson

Redevelopment Project of the Year: Sight Logistics Park

Retail Project of the Year: Retail at Cavasson

Spec Industrial Project of the Year Less Than 500,000 SF: Sight Logistics Park

Spec Industrial Project of the Year More Than 500,000 SF: Elliot Gateway

Spec Office Project of the Year: 100 Mill

Sustainable Project of the Year: The Beam on Farmer

Transaction of the Year: The Cubes at Mesa South, Building C (Loews Home Improvement)