ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (November 21, 2013) – CREW Tampa Bay (Commercial Real Estate Women) is pleased to announce the finalists for its second annual CREW Tampa Bay Excellence Awards. The awards will be presented at an elegant affair at the Renaissance Vinoy Resort & Golf Club in downtown St. Petersburg the night of Thursday, December 5.
The awards honor some of the best and brightest in the Tampa Bay area commercial real estate industry. Nominations were generated by CREW members and are being analyzed by a panel of local real estate and development experts and respected civic leaders, who will select the winners. The awards themselves are designed and commissioned by a local artist, Sean Pascoe, making the award something that industry professionals will value in years to come.
“The caliber of the Excellence Awards finalists speaks to the quality of the Tampa Bay commercial real estate industry,” said CREW Tampa Bay President Leigh Fletcher. “The Excellence Award has quickly become one of the leading honors in the area, and we are thankful for the support of our members and sponsors, which makes this all possible.”
Finalists for the awards:
The Carl Cronan Award (excellence in marketing and PR): Nancy Walker, Walker Brands; Kyle Parks, B2 Communications; Paula Saracki, Impact Grafx.
Sustainable Exterior or Interior: Skanska; Collman & Karsky Architects.
Exterior Architecture: R.R. Simmons Construction; Fisher Architects.
Interior Architecture: Ai Collaborative, Inc. Architecture & Interior Design; Gensler; BDG Architects.
Transaction Excellence, Office: Mike Davis, Cushman & Wakefield; Jason Scott, Optimal Outcomes; Nancy Herz, Parkway.
Transaction Excellence, Industrial: Mike Davis, Cushman & Wakefield.
Transaction Excellence, General Commercial: Mike Davis, Cushman & Wakefield; Jason Scott, Optimal Outcomes; Debra Koehler, Sage Partners.
CREW Member Company of the Year: Penn Florida Companies; ABI Companies; The Dohring Group; Masters Construction & Development.
CREW Member of the Year: Tracie Boyd, BB&T Iler Wall & Shonter; Tara Harris, Masters Construction & Development; Fred Wallrapp, Tribute Telecom.
CREW Member Outstanding Achievement: Tara Harris, Masters Construction & Development; Pam Winchester, Focus Real Estate Services; Deborah Sheridan, Pilot Bank.
CREW Member Company Sponsor of the Year: Penn Florida Companies; Stearns Weaver Miller Weissler Alhadeff & Sitterson, P.A.; Masters Construction & Development.
CREW Member Rising Star: Paula Saracki, Impact Grafx; Elena Cushall, ASD; Karen Giunta, B-AG Contract; Tara Harris, Masters Construction & Development.
CREW Member Networking Deal Maker of the Year: Nancy Phaneuf, Nancy Phaneuf Commercial Realty & Development; Debra Koehler, Sage Partners.
CREW Member Committee of the Year: Membership Committee (chair: Fred Wallrapp); Go Fish Committee (co-chairs: Jan Chaffee, Mauree Booth).
Construction Excellence, Renovation: Ed Taylor Construction; Masters Construction & Development; Parkway; Sage Partners.
Construction Excellence, New Construction: R.R. Simmons Construction; Tampa Housing Authority; Skanska.
Civic Leader of the Year: Jerome Ryans, Tampa Housing Authority; Bob McDonaugh, City of Tampa.
Lease of the Year, Office: Mercedes Angell, Cushman & Wakefield; Chad Rupp, Jones Lang LaSalle; Vesna Pilicar Cherry, Daymark Realty Advisors; Anne-Marie Ayers, CBRE.
Lease of the Year, Industrial: Nancy Phaneuf, Nancy Phaneuf Commercial Realty & Development; Rick Narkiewicz, CBRE.
Also, a special award for Excellence in Corporate Leadership is being presented to Albert Berriz, CEO of McKinley, Inc.
As a leader, Albert has been an inspiration to his employees, clients and peers by making it a priority to enrich the quality of life in the communities in which they live and work. CREW honors Albert for his commitment to this philosophy while maintaining a successful, profitable enterprise, and for his continued support to CREW’s mission, both locally and nationally.
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About CREW Tampa Bay: CREW (Commercial Real Estate Women) Tampa Bay is the premier business networking organization dedicated to supporting the achievements of women in commercial real estate in the Tampa Bay area. It seeks to influence the success of the commercial real estate industry by focusing on fulfilling four key initiatives: business development, leadership development, industry research and career outreach. CREW Tampa Bay is the association of choice for the most powerful and influential professional women in the commercial real estate industry. Membership is not restricted to women, though. For more information, visit http://www.crewtampabay.org.