by Andy Hoar, President/Co-Managing Partner
The 2013 Commercial Brokers Association Achievement Awards event was held last Thursday night in Boston. It was a terrific night for the CBRE/New England team, as well as for our colleagues and clients. Below are some CBRE/NE highlights; for the full list of winners click here.
The night kicked off with the Rising Star of the Year Award; last year’s Rising Star Adam Brinch announced this year’s winner, Michael Greeley of Cushman & Wakefield. CBRE/NE was very proud to have two of our young professionals nominated: Rachel Marks, a Senior Associate on our Industrial brokerage team, and Sam Crossan, an Associate on our Metro West brokerage team.
We were excited to see many colleagues and clients recognized in the next set of awards.Goulston & Storrs took home Collaborating Professional of the Year; also nominated were Elkus Manfredi Architects, Gilbane, IA Interior Architects and Carolyn Hendrie of BH+A. Next, National Development won Landlord of the Year; also nominated were Millennium Partners, Alexiandra Real Estate Equities, Boston Properties, Clarion Partners and Skanska.
Alison Powers, a Vice President on our Metro West brokerage team, gave a wonderful speech on behalf of the CBA Developing Leaders.
CBRE/NE was proud to be part of deals nominated in each of the Deal of the Year categories. Greentown Labs, represented by Jon Freni and David Corkery, was nominated for Most Creative Deal of the Year for their 34,000 square foot relocation to 28 Dane Street in Somerville. Nypro, represented by Bob Gibson, Steve Clancy, Ed Jarosz and Rachel Marks, was nominated for Industrial Deal of the Year for its long-term 205,000 square foot lease at 112 Barnum Road in Devens. In the Investment Sale of the Year category, The Block on Congress 343,000 square foot sale from Fidelity Investments to Related Beal was nominated, represented by the CBRE/NE team led by Chris Angelone and Carlos Febres.
CBRE/NE had two nominations in the Suburban Office Deal of the Year category: Quest Diagnostics’ 205,000 square foot lease at Forest Street Office Park in Marlborough was represented on the tenant side by Bob McGuire, Rob Kinlin and our CBRE New Jersey partner Jeff Babikian, and the landlord, Atlantic Management Corporation, was represented by Rob Walles and Alison Powers. Also nominated was Verizon’s 311,000 square foot consolidation at Cross Point in Lowell, represented by David Wright and Amy Perlman.
CBRE/NE was extremely proud to be involved in the winning Life Sciences Deal of the Year; ARIAD Pharmaceuticals’ 386,000 square foot build-to-suit lease with Alexandria Real Estate Equities at 75-125 Binney Street at Alexandria Center at Kendall Square. ARE was represented by Greg Lucas, Curtis Cole and Adam Brinch. Also nominated in the Life Sciences category was Millennium Takeda’s 233,000 square foot build-to-suit lease at University Park at MIT, represented by Greg Lucas.
We were thrilled to be involved in four of the five nominations for Boston Office Deal of the Year, including the winning deal; Goodwin Procter’s 380,000 square foot build-to-suit at Fan Pier, represented by David Fitzgerald and Tim Howe, in conjunction with McCall & Almy. Also nominated was Arnold Worldwide/Havas’ 115,000 square foot lease at the Burnham Building; Tim Lyne, David Fitzgerald and Kristen Blumetti represented the landlord, Millennium Partners. PricewaterhouseCoopers’ 333,000 square foot build-to-suit at Skanska’s 101 Seaport was nominated; PwC was represented by Ogden White, Chris Cuddy and our CBRE NYC partner, Timothy Dempsey. Wayfair’s initial 105,000 square foot lease at Copley Place was also nominated; the landlord, Simon Property Group, was represented by Ogden White and Bill Crean.
The night culminated with David Fitzgerald winning the prestigious Broker of The Year Leadership Award. David was recognized for his spectacular performance and commitment to the real estate community in Boston, and we are extremely lucky to have him as our colleague and friend here at CBRE/NE.
Congratulations to all those nominated last night. It was a spectacular event, and a great year. Looking forward to the next.