By Taidgh McClory, Managing Director/Partner, Advisory & Transaction Services
On March 22 at the InterContinental in Boston, the Commercial Brokers Association (CBA) gathered to honor select brokerage teams throughout Greater Boston at their annual awards dinner. For the brokerage industry, this is equivalent to the Academy Awards. CBRE/New England stood out as a dominant force at the awards, taking home six out of a potential 13 awards.
On behalf of the entire company, congratulations to all this year’s winners, nominees, our clients and the finalists! We continue to be proud of our employees, our collaboration and our market leadership as a world-class company.
Below are the CBRE/NE finalists for 2017’s CBA Achievement Awards:
Office Deal of the Year – Greater Cambridge
Size: 238,000 SF
Address: One Memorial Drive, Cambridge, MA
Landlord: Oxford Properties
CBRE/NE Representatives: (Landlord team – Steve Purpura, Eric Smith) (Tenant team – Adam Brinch, David Fitzgerald, Robert Fitzgerald, Tim Howe)
Retail Deal of the Year
Trillium Brewing Co.
Size: 16,000 SF
Address: Thompson Place, 47 Farnsworth Street, Boston, MA
CBRE/NE Representative: Brian Cohen
Most Creative Deal of the Year
Brattle Court at Harvard Square
Size: 61,858 SF
Address: 1-8 Brattle Street, 17-41 Brattle Street, Cambridge, MA
Landlord: Asana Partners
CBRE/NE Representatives: Dave Pergola Jr., Brian Doherty, Matt Curtin
Life Science Deal of the Year
Size: 222,926 SF
Address: 125 Binney Street, Cambridge, MA
Landlord: Sublease – Shire
CBRE/NE Representatives: Steve Purpura, Eric Smith, Brian Cohen
President’s Council Special Recognition
Dynatrace (Five-Party Waltham Mega Deal)
- National Grid subleased 68,000 SF from Dynatrace at FM Global’s (landlord) 404 Wyman Street in Waltham, MA
- Dynatrace, represented by CBRE/NE, relocated to 40,000 SF at Boston Properties’ (landlord) Reservoir Place at 1601 Trapelo Road in Waltham, MA
- Dynatrace’s move to Reservoir Place required JLL to help another client, Constant Contact, restructure its existing lease
- CBRE/NE Representatives: Ron Friedman, Perry Beal
To learn more about the night, please read more here.