Sixteen winners announced at NAIOP Chicago’s 29th Annual Awards for Excellence

More than 1,000 industry professionals attended NAIOP Chicago’s 29th Annual Awards for Excellence, Nov. 17 at Navy Pier, to network with colleagues and celebrate a year of extraordinary deals.

Each year, NAIOP Chicago recognizes the outstanding developments, transactions, and special categories in Chicago’s real estate industry. Attendees chose winners in 16 development, transaction and special categories with live voting at the event.

This year’s proceeds from the annual Awards event support NAIOP Chicago’s University Initiative, which fosters development for the next generation of industry leaders.

The winners of the 2016 NAIOP Annual Awards for Excellence, are:


Office Development of the Year150 N. Riverside, ChicagoDeveloper: Riverside Investment & Development

Office Redevelopment of the YeartheMART, 222 W. Merchandise Mart Plaza, ChicagoDeveloper: Vornado Realty Trust

Industrial Speculative Development of the YearRidgePort Logistics Center – Building Bravo, 29700 S. Graaskamp Boulevard, WilmingtonDeveloper: Ridge Development

Industrial Build-to-Suit of the YearMars/Wrigley, CenterPoint Intermodal Center, JolietDeveloper: CenterPoint Properties

Industrial Redevelopment of the Year2801 S. Western Avenue, ChicagoDeveloper: Venture One Real Estate

Retail or Mixed-Use Development of the YearNEWCITY, 1457 N. Halsted Street, ChicagoDeveloper: Structured Development

Multifamily Development of the YearWoodview Apartments, 15 Parkway North, DeerfieldDeveloper: Conor Commercial Real Estate and Ravine Park Partners

Broker Transaction of the Year – Downtown OfficeMcDonald’s at 1045 W. Randolph, ChicagoLandlord/Seller Brokers: Russ Cora, Chloe Reaumond, Sterling BayTenant/Buyer Brokers: Todd Lippman, David Tropp, James Whalen, CBRE

Broker Transaction of the Year – Suburban OfficeMedline at Three Lakes Drive, NorthfieldLandlord/Seller Broker: Ned Franke, Cushman & WakefieldTenant/Buyer Brokers: Joe Learner, Richard Plonsker, Robert Sevim, Savills Studley

Broker Transaction of the Year – IndustrialMars/Wrigley at 4005 Cedar Creek Drive, JolietLandlord/Seller Brokers: Dan Leahy, Adam Roth, NAI HiffmanTenant/Buyer Brokers: Traci Buckingham Payette, Michael Mullady, CBRE

Broker Transaction of the Year – Office InvestmentOld Main Post Office, 433 W. Van Buren, ChicagoBrokers: Jeff Bramson, Jaime Fink, Mark Katz, Bryan Rosenberg, Patrick Shields, HFFLisa Davidson, Richard Sykes, Tiffany Winne, Savills Studley

Broker Transaction of the Year – Industrial InvestmentTurnberry Lakes Industrial Portfolio, RoselleBrokers: Jeff Devine, Steve Disse, Colliers International

Design Firm of the YearWright Heerema Architects

Contractor of the YearThe Walsh Group

Property Management Firm of the YearNAI Hiffman

Developer of the YearCenterPoint Properties