NAIOP South Florida Celebrates Awards of Excellence Winners

Jun 21, 2020 1 Comment by

NAIOP South Florida recently recognized the winners of its 2019 Awards of Excellence, highlighting the individuals and companies whose achievements have contributed to the local commercial real estate industry, benefitted the regional business environment and facilitated economic growth.

The winners are usually recognized during a dinner and reception, but due to the pandemic, the celebration moved online and winners were announced live during a virtual program on NAIOP South Florida’s YouTube channel. This year, NAIOP South Florida will hand-deliver awards to the winners personally. Co-chairs of this year’s Awards of Excellence were Mary Harris of Berger Commercial Realty/Corfac International and Tracy Miller of Miller Construction.


“While we would have preferred to celebrate in person this year, we shifted gears to properly recognize the nominees and the winners in the best way possible,” said NAIOP South Florida Executive Director Jules R. Morgan. “We appreciate the support of our finalists, winners, sponsors and volunteers as we have navigated the COVID-19 crisis and look forward to celebrating with the winners in person when it is safe to do so.”

The Awards of Excellence winners are:

Sale of the Year


Industrial Lease Transaction of the Year:

  • Flagler Global Logistics / CBRE, Countyline Corporate Park


Office Lease Transaction of the Year:

  • Cushman & Wakefield, Lennar Corporation


Economic Impact Deal of the Year:

  • Miami Dade Winner: JLL – Bal Harbour Shops
  • Broward County Winner: Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance/JLL – Spirit Airlines Headquarters


Broker Team of the Year


Broker the Year:


Rookie of the Year:


Member of the Year

  • Lauren Pace – Sunbeam Properties
  • Nicholas Mau – FirstPointe Advisors, LLC


Project of the Year:


Developer of the Year:


Iconic New Project of the Year:

  • Auberge Beach Residences & Spa Fort Lauderdale, The Related Group


This marked the first time a company has been named Developer of the Year two years consecutively, according to Morgan.


“Bridge Development Partners is a leader in the industrial market sector and highly recognized for developing flexible-use facilities on underdeveloped land parcels in markets with limited land supply. This is a much-deserved win for a company who consistently turns complex opportunities into high-value assets,” she said.

The state of South Florida commercial real estate in 2019 was strong, with so many noteworthy accomplishments, added NAIOP South Florida President Stephanie Rodriguez, Vice President of Duke Realty.


“Although we transitioned our ceremony to an online platform this year, we continue to look forward to the many upcoming collaborative and educational events currently in the planning stages, where we can continue to connect and learn from one another,” she said.

At the time the awards ceremony was cancelled, the fresh food items were already ordered and paid for. Harris and Miller then personally delivered the fresh foods to LifeNet4Families, a community organization that provides 300 hot meals daily to individuals experiencing food insecurity in Broward County, and the Salvation Army Family Shelter.




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