Developer of the Year Award

NAIOP 2013 Developer of the Year - Vulcan Real Estate

Presented annually since 1979, the Developer of the Year Award is given annually to one developer that best exemplifies leadership and innovation in the commercial real estate market. The award is presented during  Development The Meeting for Commercial Real Estate each fall.

The Developer of the Year award is determined by a five-member selection committee of industry peers that uses the following criteria to evaluate entries:

  1. Outstanding quality of projects and services. Judges take into consideration the size, quality and sustainability of a nominee’s portfolio.
  2. Active support of the industry through NAIOP. Detail how your company and your employees are involved in NAIOP through the number of active NAIOP members, your chapter participation, your support of NAIOP Corporate programs, and your employees’ participation on chapter and Corporate Boards of Directors.
  3. Financial consistency and stability, including your company’s strategies for economic sustainability and success.
  4. Ability to adapt to market conditions, including, but not limited to, economic, demographic and environmental conditions.
  5. Support of the local community. Detail your company’s charitable and philanthropic activities within your market.

    2014 Developer of the Year: Brandywine Realty Trust, Radnor, Pennsylvania.

    Read the press release. 

    Past Winners: 2013-2011

    2013: Vulcan Real Estate, Seattle, Washington

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    Read the Press Release

    2012: The JBG Companies, Chevy Chase, Maryland
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    See The JBG Companies Accept 2012 Developer of the Year

    2011: CenterPoint Properties, Oak Brook, Illinois

    Past Winners: 2010-2000

    2010: The Alter Group, Chicago, Ill.

    2009: Highwoods Properties, Raleigh, N.C.

    2008: Liberty Property Trust, Malvern, Pa.

    2007: Ryan Companies US Inc., Minneapolis, Minn.

    2006: Bentall Capital, Vancouver, British Columbia

    2005: ProLogis, Denver, Colo.

    2004: United Properties, Bloomington, Minn.

    2003: Colonial Properties Trust, Birmingham, Ala.

    2002: Lowe Enterprises, Los Angeles, Calif.

    2001: Duke Realty Corporation, Indianapolis, Ind.

    2000: Stiles Corporation, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.

    Past Winners: 1999-1989

    1999: Matrix Development Group, Cranbury, N.J.

    1998: The Estate of James Campbell, Kapolei, Hawaii

    1997: Cousins Properties Inc., Atlanta, Ga.

    1996: Beacon Properties Corporation, Boston, Mass.

    1995: The Irvine Company, Irvine, Calif.

    1994: Miller-Valentine Group, Dayton, Ohio

    1993: Charles E. Smith Companies, Arlington, Va.

    1992: Opus Corporation, Minnetonka, Minn.

    1991: CARTER, Atlanta, Ga.

    1990: The Sudler Companies, Roseland, N.J.

    Past Winners: 1989-1979

    1989: Birtcher, Laguna Niguel, Calif.

    1988: Trammel Crow Co., Dallas, Texas

    1987: Rouse & Associates, Malvern, Pa.

    1986: Taylor & Mathis Inc., Atlanta, Ga.

    1985: Olympia & York, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

    1984: Vantage Companies, Dallas, Texas

    1983: The Koll Company, Newport Beach, Calif.

    1982: Cabot, Cabot & Forbes, Boston, Mass.

    1981: Gerald D. Hines Interests, Houston, Texas

    1980: Southern Pacific Company, San Francisco, Calif.

    1979: Bennet & Kahnweiler, Chicago, Ill.

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