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

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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 Grandscape Hall of State at Fair Park The Hamilton at The Epic Harwood No. 10 Haynes and Boone Heritage Auctions Hilton Southlake Town Square HQ53 International Logistics Center, Phase II International on Turtle Creek The Kessler School Microsoft Las Colinas The National The Offices Two at Frisco Station Oncor Parkland Hospital Moody Center for Breast Health Passport Park Pegasus Park Peloton 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 Uline The Union VariSpace Southlake Victory Commons One Wallis and Baker

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