When I first began covering commercial real estate in North Texas about 15 years ago, a big office deal was one that created 200 new jobs, and a big industrial deal was anything over 100,000 square feet. In today’s market, you can add a zero to both of those figures.
Activity in 2015 was unprecedented, across the region and across all sectors. That—and the huge pile of about 300 nominations—made judging D CEO’s fourth annual Commercial Real Estate Awards program difficult, to say the least. In the end, though, editors selected 51 finalists in 16 categories.
Winners were revealed at an all-star event last night at the Frontiers of Flight Museum. The top prize—Community Impact-Deal of the Year—went to Legacy West, the 240-acre mixed use project being developed by The Karahan Cos., KDC, and Columbus Realty Partners.
Michael Dardick of Granite Properties was named Commercial Real Estate Executive of the Year; Jack Fraker of CBRE was named Broker of the Year; and Trammell Crow Co., led locally by Scott Krikorian, was named Developer of the Year. Retail real estate guru Herb Weitzman was recognized with the Pioneer Award.
Click on the links below to read more information on the finalists and winners in each category, and be watching for a photo recap of the event.