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Finalists Announced: D CEO’s 2021 Commercial Real Estate Awards

The nominations in this year’s program reflected the diversity, size, and strength of the industry. In the end, 82 projects, transactions, and dealmakers stood out.
Last year was a year like none other. Still, Dallas-Fort Worth’s commercial real estate market held strong, with some sectors—especially industrial—performing exceptionally well. The number and quality of nominations in our ninth annual Commercial Real Estate Awards reflected the diversity, size, and strength of the industry.

After spending several days reviewing all of the entries, the editors of D CEO have selected 82 finalists in 21 categories. They represent many of the region’s largest transactions and projects, but also several smaller deals that are having a big impact in their sectors or neighborhoods.

All finalists will be recognized in the April issue of D CEO. Winners will be revealed at a special celebration this spring.

New categories for 2021 include Emerging Commercial Real Estate Professional, Best New Data Center, and Best Retail, Entertainment, or Hospitality Project.

This year, Shawn Todd of Todd Interests will be honored with the Pioneer Award, and Linda McMahon of The Real Estate Council will be honored with the Outstanding Community Service Award. Be watching for extended stories on these two leaders in the coming weeks.

All finalists are listed below, in alphabetical order, with categories included for individual and company awards. Be watching D CEO Real Estate in the coming weeks for profiles of all finalists, leading up to the awards event this spring.

Individual Awards

Pioneer Award

Shawn Todd, Managing Partner and CEO, Todd Interests

Outstanding Community Service Award

Linda McMahon, President and CEO, The Real Estate Council

Broker of The Year

Adam Abushagur, Marcus & Millichap

J. Holmes Davis IV, Binswanger

Allen Gump, Colliers International

Duane Henley, Transwestern

Matthew Schendle, Cushman & Wakefield

Commercial Real Estate Executive of The Year

Holt Lunsford, Holt Lunsford Commercial

Matt McGraner, NexPoint

Sharon Morrison, ESRP

Jennifer Pierson and Jason Vitorino, STRIVE

Robert Shibuya, Mohr Partners

Developer of The Year

Bright Realty, led by Chris Bright

Cawley Partners, led by Bill Cawley

JPI, led by Brad Taylor

Presidium, led by John Griggs

Provident Realty Advisors, led by Leon Backes

Emerging Commercial Real Estate Professional

Robbie Baty, Cushman & Wakefield

Adam Gottschalk, STRIVE

Ryan Johnson, SRS Real Estate Partners

Hunter Lee, HPI

Holden Lunsford, Holt Lunsford Commercial

Jackie Marshall, CBRE

Dupree Scovell, Woodbine Development Corp.

Excellence in Architecture & Design

HDF, led by Jeff Smith

Merriman Anderson Architects, led by Milton Anderson

Perkins and Will, led by Tom Reisenbichler

Excellence in Constructions & Engineering

AECOM Hunt, led by Monte Thurmond

CARCON Industries/STL Engineers, led by Arcilia Acosta

KAI Enterprises, led by Darren James

Schmidt & Stacy Consulting Engineers, led by David Schmidt

Finalists: Projects and Deals

2401 Cedar Springs

3200 Irving Boulevard

3401 & 3501 Olympus Boulevard

AC Hotel Fort Worth Downtown

Amazon at DFW Commerce Center

AMLI Fountain Place

Arlington ISD Arts and Athletics Complex

AT&T Discovery District

Bardin Apartments

Bell Textron

Carter Park East

Compass Data Centers/Red Oak

Continental Gin Building

Crown Centre

Dallas Food Center

Denbury Inc. and Prosperity Bank

Encore Wire Service Center

Ericsson USA 5G Smart Factory

FedEx Ground Shipping System

Former American Airlines HQ Campus

Globe Life Field


Hall of State at Fair Park

The Hamilton at The Epic

Harwood No. 10

Haynes and Boone

Heritage Auctions

Hilton Southlake Town Square


International Logistics Center, Phase II

International on Turtle Creek

The Kessler School

Microsoft Las Colinas

The National

The Offices Two at Frisco Station


Parkland Hospital Moody Center for Breast Health

Passport Park

Pegasus Park


Presidium Revelstoke

Reata Pharmaceuticals

Sendera Ranch

Southlake Business Park

Stream DFW VII Data Center

TCU School of Music, Music Hall, and Van Cliburn Concert Hall


The Union

VariSpace Southlake

Victory Commons One

Wallis and Baker