Best Commercial Real Estate Deals
Frederick County is a place where creativity meets innovation, where people discover bright, new opportunities and where a singular idea turns into monumental success. Welcome to Frederick County – where big ideas grow.
The Frederick Real Estate Dealmakers (FRED) Awards honors the most successful commercial real estate transaction and the projects of 2016 – and the people who made them happen.
“There is a lot of work that goes on behind the scenes when businesses locate or expand in Frederick County. The teams behind the deals which include commercial real estate agents, architects, engineers, general contractors, building owners, and the companies, put in countless hours to ensure that their clients needs and deadlines are met,“ said Director of Economic Development Helen Propheter. “The commercial real estate projects honored were a celebration of those people who helped grow our economy in 2016.”
Any lease, sale or financing deal signed during 2016 or any new construction or renovation delivered in 2016 was eligible for an award. The nominations crossed all commercial real estate disciplines from retail and industrial to office. The impacts on Frederick County’s economy were considered as well as complexity, perseverance and creativity of the projects. In addition, special recognition was given to those commercial real estate professionals who stood out in 2016 with their achievements as Broker of the Year and for their overall contributions in a Lifetime Achievement Award.
2017 FRED Winners
- Deal of the Year: Flying Dog Brewery Project
MacRo Ltd. · Steve Chafitz Realty · The City of Frederick
- Broker of the Year: Brad Benna, Matan Companies
- Office Brokerage Firm of the Year: Avison Young for The Offices at Westview
- Lifetime Achievement Award: Rocky Mackintosh, MacRo, Ltd.
- Most Creative Deal: Float Frederick Project
St. John Properties · Claggett Enterprises · Proffitt & Associates Architects
- Modern Masterpiece Award: Monocacy Trading Center
Ruppert Properties · Fitzgerald Realty · Archive Design
- Perseverance Award: BioFactura Project
Tyler-Donegan-Duncan Real Estate · St. John Properties · Proffitt & Associates Architects
Sponsors of the evening’s event included: Champion sponsor – NAIOP Commercial Real Estate Development Association; FRED Leader sponsors - Miles & Stockbridge, Frederick Magazine, Jefferson Place Corporate Campus & Town Center, Sandy Spring Bank; FRED Supporters – CoStar Group, Washington Gas; FRED Spirit – Capital One Bank and the City of Frederick Department of Economic Development.
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