Frederick County’s Best Commercial Real Estate Deals Honored

Frederick County’s commercial real estate industry was honored this evening at the inaugural Frederick Real Estate Dealmakers (FRED) Awards. Hosted by the Frederick County Office of Economic Development, the FRED Awards recognized the most successful commercial real estate transactions and 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.

Taking home the major category awards were:

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, President, MacRo, Ltd.

Most Creative Deal

Float Frederick Project

St. John Properties · Clagett 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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