Awards of Excellence

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We are excited to announce that the NAIOP Northern Ohio Chapter's Annual Awards of Excellence will take place at Truss this year!

The event recognizes outstanding achievements in commercial real estate in fifteen categories, and the intent-to-enter is the first step in the process.

We want to celebrate your projects and accomplishments in CRE. Please submit your intent by December 16, 2022.

Official entry forms will be sent in mid-January.

Save the Date. The Awards of Excellence will take place May 10, 2023 at Truss.  

The intent-to-enter form is now available.

The first step in the awards submission process is the intent-to-enter. This form should be submitted to the NAIOP Northern Ohio Chapter office no later than December 16, 2022. Links to the official entry forms will be sent to the primary contact mid-January.


Timeline for entries:

  • Broker transactions submitted for consideration must have occurred during 2022.
  • Rising Star entries should be based on the entrants' experiences within 2022. 
  • All other submissions should have been completed between July 1, 2021 and December 31, 2022.

CATEGORY DEFINITIONS

Broker – Arranging and negotiating the buying and selling of goods or assets for commercial real estate. Individual and team entries may be judged separately.

Construction – Physical building of a new ground-up structure. Entries can include a single or related group of buildings.

Design, Architectural – Exterior design of a new ground-up structure at any budget, style, or discipline/market. Entries can include a single or related group of buildings or urban design.

Design, Interior – The art and science of enhancing the interiors of a new building to achieve an aesthetically pleasing environment.

Developer – Individual or company who develops commercial real estate. A minimum of two development projects must be submitted with this entry for consideration in this category. Duties may include overseeing the negotiations surrounding the sale and purchase of commercial real estate, its renovation, or the acquisition of land in order to build new property buildings.

Development – New construction of a real estate project overseeing property investments, which produce financial growth. Development, in terms of land, property or real estate - a complex process of coordinating various activities to transform ideas and plans into physical reality involving the financing, construction, and refurbishment of buildings and land.

Innovation in CRE – Are you a pioneer in CRE? Are you the first or early adopter of a new and innovative; design, product, process, project or deal structure that is a leap forward for designing, developing and delivering Commercial Real Estate? (All disciplines welcome.)

Investment Transaction – Any sale, sale leaseback, or other conveyance of real property where one party will become an owner of the property and seeks a return on investment rather than the benefits of occupancy.

Landscape Architecture / Infrastructure, Land Development – Landscape architecture is the design of outdoor areas, landmarks, and structures to achieve environmental, social-behavioral, or aesthetic outcomes. Projects involve the planning, design, management, and nurturing of the built and natural environments. Projects which change the face and surface of the land/ground, riverfront and lakefront projects, sustainable impact projects etc.

Placemaking – Placemaking is a multi-faceted approach to the planning, design and management of public spaces. Projects create places through focusing on transforming public spaces to strengthen the connections between people, the built environment and the community. A process centered on people and their needs, aspirations, desires, and visions, which relies strongly on community participation.

Public Art – Art in any medium whose form, function and meaning are created for the general public through a public process. Both visually and physically accessible to the public, it is installed in public space in both outdoor and indoor settings. Public art is a part of our public history, our evolving culture and our collective memory, which reflects and reveals our society.

Renovation, Exterior – Altering the exterior of a structure with a thorough or dramatic change in form or appearance. Updating a commercial building façade, attention to historical details, or highlighting any unique or impactful exterior alteration.

Renovation, Interior – Altering the interior of a building or space with a thorough or dramatic change in form or appearance. May include adaptive re-use, restoration, preservation/renovation.

Rising Star  – The Rising Star Award recognizes an individual who has created a significant impact in the  commercial real estate industry in the early stages of their career. This award will be nominated by peers / mentors, and can be from the developer or broker side (transaction(s), development process, and/or brokerage). This individual is innovative, civically engaged and inspires future peers.

Transaction – Any lease or sale transaction where one party will be an occupier.

Intent-to-Enter