Developer of the Year Award

Developer of the Year 2014

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 the fall conference.

Award timeline: Nominations are accepted annually in January-February, with the finalists selected in April and the winner announced in June. The award application will be made available when nominations are open.

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.

2015 Developer of the Year: Majestic Reality Co., Los Angeles, California.

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Past Winners: 2014-2011

2014: Brandywine Realty Trust, Radnor, Pennsylvania
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2013: Vulcan Real Estate, Seattle, Washington
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2012: The JBG Companies, Chevy Chase, Maryland
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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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