More than 100 entries competed for 13 construction, development and real estate industry awards
North Carolina Construction News staff writer
There’s something spectacular happening in the Research Triangle’s real estate and development community, based on the competition intensity and results at the 2015 Triangle Commercial Real Estate Women (TCREW) Champion Awards.
TCREW received more than 100 nominations for the 13 award categories – in some cases, more than a dozen nominations for a single category – reflecting a reviving marketplace in the Raleigh-Durham area, says TCREW’s public relations board chair and assistant executive director for Wake County Economic Development Jennifer Bosser.
The awards, established 15 years ago, “profile the talent and excellence in the Triangle real estate and construction industry.” she said. “Obviously, we’re rebounding in this market and seeing a lot more projects coming forth. There’s a correlation between the number of nominations we see and the strength of the market.”
Approximately 450 people attended the awards gala in the spring. No project received more than one award, but the independent judges had their hands full because of the quality of the nominations and the level of competition.
There is no requirement to be a TCREW member to nominate or win an award – in fact, most of the awards were won by clients and organizations where TCREW member companies have contributed and collaborated.
“The awards are a great opportunity for the real estate community to celebrate their clients and generate awareness of the partners that made it happen,” Bosser said.
The successful award winners include:
Recognizing the leader who has made a significant contribution to, or who has had a significant positive influence on the Triangle’s commercial real estate industry
Harvey Schmitt, president & CEO,
Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce
CREW Excellence Award
Members who best exemplify TCREW’s purpose through networking and promoting women in real estate
Paris Salon project: Represented by Minnie Sudan, Amy Watkins, Denise Bennett, Jenny Baker Myers and Angie Davenport
Awarded to an individual in the commercial real estate industry who, in 2014, demonstrated extraordinary leadership or has achieved extraordinary work volume
Dee Creech Osborne, SIOR
Real Estate Service Award
Sharon Crawford, IIDA, LEED ID+C
Green or Sustainability Award
West Campus Steam Plant,
LEED Certified Building Award
Community Enhancement Award
Vernon Malone College and Career Academy
Economic Development Award
Best Interior Project
Best Redevelopment Project
Best Development Project
Crescent Cameron Village
Most Creative Local Marketing Campaign
Best Land Use Solution
Mary Duke Biddle Trent Semans Center, Duke University
TCREW was formed in 1996 to provide a forum for meeting and building relationships in the Triangle market through effective member networking, committee work and mentoring. The organization also provides up-to-date information on commercial real estate through a high quality program of guest speakers, panels and forums.
For more information, visit www.trianglecrew.org.