The Association of Industrial Real Estate Brokers (AIRE) announced the official winner of the 2015 Frank Mahoney Award of Excellence at its Oct. 13 luncheon, which celebrated the 25th anniversary of the first award.
In his speech, Scott Duerkop, president of AIRE and vice president of JLL, presented Jared Paff of Transwestern as this year’s winner.
According to AIRE, the Frank Mahoney Award recognizes outstanding leadership, community service and real estate brokerage success among our young professionals. The award was established a quarter-century ago to acknowledge brokers who at the very beginning of their careers are already embodying the fine character traits practiced by Frank Mahoney, who began his industrial real estate career in the early 1970’s after serving as a clergyman in South America. Frank was well known for his fair play, dedication to good practices and cheerful spirit. He also was a ferocious supporter and active member of AIRE serving as committee chairman, director and an officer.
The award also focuses on those who have served the community. Duerkop stated in his speech that Paff was recognized for his limitless hours of volunteer work with Autism Speaks, an organization dedicated to increasing awareness of autism spectrum disorders.
“He chose Autism Speaks for good reason,” Duerkop said. “He has a family member with autism, so instead of just putting his money where his mouth is, he puts his time where his heart is.”
Sam Badger of NAI Hiffman was the one who nominated Paff, saying his clients are well-informed on the market and well-equipped to make educational real estate decisions. He said Paff approaches negotiations openly and creatively, and focuses on solutions that work for all parties.