On Thursday, February 21, 2013 at the Ritz Carlton in Denver, NAIOP honored the “Best of the Best” at the 2012 Annual Awards of Achievement Luncheon. The luncheon was sponsored by 2013 NAIOP Sustaining Sponsors Kaplan Kirsch & Rockwell LLP and Metro Denver Economic Development Council. Title Sponsors for the luncheon included DPC Development Company and Land Title Guarantee Company; Co-Sponsors were Otten Johnson Robinson Neff + Ragonetti, P.C., LBA Realty and Moye White, LLP.
After some spirited networking and a wonderful lunch, NAIOP President Chris King opened the ceremonies with some humorous comparisons of the Academy Awards, movie making and the commercial real estate industry. Mr. King then gave recognition to NAIOP Colorado’s 2013 Sponsors, including the annoucement of Land Title Guarantee Company’s agreement to be the Presenting Sponsor for the Rocky Mountain Real Estate Challenge for the next 5 years. Once Mr. King gave a update on what NAIOP has been doing over the course of the previous year, including programming and Legislative Advocacy, the real fun began, announcing the Award Winners and handing out the trophies. Please join us in congratulating the following list of winners:
Member of the Year – Alan (Al) Colussy, klipp
DL Member of the Year – James (Jim) Miller, Consolidated Investment Group
Legislator of the Year – Rep. Bob Gardner, Colorado State District 20
Presidents Award – Donald P. Cook, DPC Development Company
Award of Excellence – V. Michael (Mike) Komppa, Corum Real Estate Group
Industrial Broker of the Year – T.J. Smith, Colliers International
Investment Broker of the Year – Brad Lyons, CBRE, Inc.
Land Broker of the Year – Eric Roth & Martin Roth, CBRE, Inc.
Office Broker of the Year – Doug Wulf, Cassidy Turley Colorado
Retail Broker of the Year – Christopher Burton, Legend Retail Group, LLC
Broker Outstanding Achievement of the Year – Michael Winn & Timothy Richey, Cushman & Wakefield of Colorado, Inc.
Industrial Development of the Year – Interline Brands, Alliance Commercial Partners, LLC and Burnham Partners, LLC
Office Development of the Year – DaVita World Headquarters, Trammell Crow Company
Capital Market Transaction of the Year (New category for 2012) – Historic Preservation & Adaptive Reuse of Colorado National Bank Building, U.S. Bank
And to finish out the theme of the afternoon, the following Special Oscar/Movie Themed Awards were given:
“If you build it, they will come” ~Field of Dreams – John V. Miller, First American Title, NCS
“Failure is not an option” ~Apollo 13 – James Mansfield, Cushman & Wakefield of Colorado, Inc.
I’m going to make him an offer he can’t refuse” ~The Godfather – Bruce A. James, Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, LLP
“I’ll be back” ~The Terminator – Peter C. Coakley, Inverness Properties, LLC
“Show me the money” ~Jerry Maguire – Paul T. Luber, Ascent Capital Partners, LLC
Watch the website for pictures from the NAIOP Colorado Academy of Excellence Awards Luncheon coming soon!