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Finalists Announced: D CEO’s 2019 Commercial Real Estate Awards

The competition was stiff and judging was difficult, but 51 projects, transactions, and dealmakers stood out.

It wasn’t easy, but after culling through all of the nominations in our 2019 Commercial Real Estate Awards, we have named finalists in all 16 categories.

Launched in 2013, D CEO’s annual program recognizes outstanding projects, deals, and industry players. This past year was an exceptionally strong one in commercial real estate, and the number and caliber of nominations we received reflected that. The selected finalists represent many of the region’s largest transactions and developments, but also several smaller deals that are poised to be game-changers in their industries or neighborhoods.

Winners will be revealed at a March 28 event at Gilley’s Dallas and featured in the April issue of D CEO.

This year, Craig Hall, chairman and CEO of HALL Group, will be honored with the Pioneer Award. (Read more here.)

Finalists in the other 15 categories are listed below, in alphabetical order. Be watching D CEO Real Estate in the coming weeks for profiles of all finalists, leading up to the awards celebration in March.


Pioneer Award

Craig Hall

Chairman and Founder

HALL Group

Excellence in Architecture and Design

5G Studio Collaborative, led by Scott Lowe

BOKA Powell, led by Don Powell

HKS Inc., led by Dan Noble

Merriman Anderson Architects Inc., led by Jerry Merriman

Excellence in Construction and Engineering

The Beck Group, led by Fred Perpall

Balfour Beatty, led by Eric Krueger

Jacobs Engineering, led by Steve Demetriou

MYCON General Contractors, led by Charlie Myers

Developer of the Year

Billingsley Co., led by Lucy Billingsley

Kaizen Development Partners, led by Derrick Evers, Nick Summerville, and Lee White

Oaxaca Interests, led by Brent Jackson

Real Estate Executive of the Year

Chad Cook, Quadrant Investment Properties

James Cooksey, Newmark Knight Frank

Holt Lunsford, Holt Lunsford Commercial


1900 Pacific Residences/Cambria Tower Petroleum

AT&T Discovery District

Bishop North

Cityplace Tower

Collin Creek Mall

The Crescent Retail

Dallas High School

Dart / Solo Cup

DexYP Headquarters Campus

DFW Commerce Center

DJO Global

The Epic

Former EDS Headquarters Campus

Headquarters Ranch in Frisco

Interstate Crossing


Living Spaces Furniture

The Luminary

Mercedes-Benz Financial Services

Nokia North America

Offices at The Realm

The Offices Two at Frisco Station

PGA of America

PPG Architectural Finishes Inc.


Signify Health

The Sound Retail (Shannon Wynne)


Steward Health Care Systems

Synergy Crossing/Dematic


Thirty-One Gifts

Trammell Crow Center

The Union

WatchGuard Video Headquarters

XTO Energy Properties


Best Land Sale

Best Commercial Property Sale

Best New Office Project

Best Office Lease

Best Relocation

Best New Industrial Project

Best Industrial Lease

Best Mixed-Use Project

Best Retail Lease

Best Redevelopment

Community Impact—Deal of the Year

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