CBRE brokers Jim Fijan
, Tom Adelson
, Jerry Roberts
, Kevin Calihan
and Corey Hawley
have captured the Office Broker of the Year award from the Arizona Chapter of the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP). For Fijan and Adelson, this marks the 18th time in 23 years they have received this honor.
Office Broker Team of the Year
Fijan and Adelson, executive vice presidents, have a long and impressive history with CBRE dating back to 1983. Fijan focuses on office investment sales while Adelson and Calihan, a senior vice president, represent occupiers and corporate tenants looking for space in the market or around the world. Roberts and Hawley, an executive vice president and senior associate, respectively, provide landlord leasing services to owners and developers of commercial real estate throughout the greater Phoenix area.
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CBRE captured honors in six categories at the 2011 Best of NAIOP, an annual competition sponsored by the Arizona Chapter of the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP).
Firm of the Year
CBRE was recognized as NAIOP’s Firm of the Year for having made the most significant contribution to the organization and the Arizona office and industrial markets during 2011. Among its accomplishments, CBRE was recognized for providing a high level of support and leadership to NAIOP, as well as other local industry groups, and for its impact on the community through the charitable giving of time and resources.
Office Broker Team of the Year
, Jim Fijan
, Jerry Roberts
and Kevin Calihan
, who are consistently among the top producing teams at CBRE’s Phoenix office, were named Office Broker Team of the Year
. Fijan and Adelson have worked together since 1983 and have received the Best of NAIOP award 17 times in 22 years. Roberts joined the company in 1988 and Kevin Calihan in 1997. Together, this top producing team maintains an unprecedented level of success, completing 78 sale and lease transactions in 2011 and representing more than 2.6 million square feet of office product and 4.3 acres of land.» visit team website
industrial Broker Team of the Year —and—
Developing Leader of the Year
, Pat Feeney
, Dan Calihan
, Rusty Kennedy
and Julie Becker received the Industrial Broker Team of the Year
award. Recognized not only as industry leaders, this team is among the few in the Valley that can successfully service all levels of the market, including multi-tenant, manufacturing, warehouse, development and investment sales. In 2011, they completed 84 sale and lease transactions, representing more than 5.13 million square feet of industrial space and 74.19-acres of industrial land. » visit team website
In addition to recognition among the Industrial Brokerage Team of the Year, Rusty Kennedy was also named Developing Leader of the Year
. An award chosen by his peers, Kennedy has shown great leadership, not only within NAIOP but in the industry and community. He is vice president of NAIOP’s Developing Leaders Steering Committee, a member of the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals, Southwest Region leader of CBRE’s National Associate Industrial Broker Network, Young Life leader at Camelback High School, on the Board of Directors of the Junior Golf Association of Arizona and active in Brokers for Kids charity events.
Investment Broker Team of the Year —and—
Transaction of the Year
, Glenn Smigiel
, Steven Brabant
, Rick Abraham
and Nancy Romanovsky
received their second Best of NAIOP award for Investment Broker Team of the Year
. Using their extensive industry knowledge, consultative approach and vast pool of information sources, the team assists investors of all sizes, including institutions and individuals. In 2011, the team closed five office and industrial sale transactions totaling 2.2 million square feet and $336 million in consideration.
» visit team website
The $136.5 million sale of the Arizona Center, a 1 million-square-foot mixed-use development in downtown Phoenix, was named Transaction of the Year
. CBRE’s Young, Smigiel, Brabant, Abraham and Romanovsky, along with George Good in the firm’s Chicago, Ill., office and Tom Bohlinger in Los Angeles, Calif., represented the seller in structuring the transactions, which was one of the largest in terms of square footage and dollar value in 2011. In terms of complexity, the sale represented office, retail, theater, parking and development specialties located on a ground lease with a GPLET, which is a tax foreign to many investors. Through delicate negotiations, the GPLET was converted to fee simple arrangement, benefiting not only the buyer and seller but also the City.