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Jax Daily Record Thursday, Mar. 7, 201909:00 PM EST

NAIOP Awards: VanTrust Real Estate named developer of the year

The awards honor excellence in the commercial real estate industry.

The NAIOP Commercial Real Estate Development Association Northeast Florida Chapter presented its 2018 awards Thursday night to honor excellence in the commercial real estate industry. The event was held at the Prime Osborn Convention Center. The winners include:

• Developer/Owner of the Year: VanTrust Real Estate LLC.

• Office Broker of the Year: Chuck Diebel, executive director, Colliers International Northeast Florida

• Industrial Broker of the Year: Guy Preston, senior director, Colliers International Northeast Florida

• Office Lease/Sale of the Year: SunTrust Tower, Colliers International Northeast Florida, Chuck Diebel, executive director

• Industrial Lease/Sale of the Year: Wayfair Inc., CBRE, Gary Marcy, first vice president

Downtown Investment Authority Interim CEO Brian Hughes, JAXUSA Partnership President Aundra Wallace and NAIOP President Nelson Bradshaw. Hughes, Mayor Lenny Curry's chief of staff, presented the Klechak Award to Wallace.

• Construction Project less than $10 million: Fidelity Investments, Brasfield & Gorrie LLC

• Construction Project more than $10 million: Town Center One, Brasfield & Gorrie LLC

• Land Sale of the Year: Cordova Palms, St. Augustine, Colliers International, Northeast Florida, Guy Preston, senior director

• Design of the Year: Availity LLC, Perdue Office Interiors

• Developing Leader of the Year: Allison Brown, sales representative, KI

• Lifetime Achievement Award: Buddy Register and the late Bob Retherford, Cushman & Wakefield

• The Jesse B. Smith Community Service Award: William Killingsworth, director, Jacksonville Planning and Development Department

• The Klechak Award: Presented by the Downtown Investment Authority to Aundra Wallace, president, JAXUSA Partnership of the JAX Chamber, and former DIA CEO.

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