Kurt Rosene, head of NOVO Development, was honored with the Award of Excellence at the 2014 Best of NAIOP event at the Arizona Biltmore.

Prior to helping found NOVO, Rosene directed land property development throughout North America for The Alter Group. While with Alter, Rosene oversaw more than 5 million square feet of real estate in the Southwestern U.S. and directed build-to-suit and property development activities as well. In addition, he was responsible for business development and the coordination of real estate services for Fortune 500 blue-chip corporate clients throughout the U.S.

Kurt Rosene

NAIOP Arizona’s Award of Excellence, formerly the Lifetime Achievement Award, is awarded by the Arizona Chapter Board of Directors on an annual basis at the Best of NAIOP event. The criteria for the recipient is an individual who has made a significant, positive impact on the office and industrial commercial real
estate market in Arizona over a period of no less than 15 years, as well as their direct volunteer contribution to the chapter.

The Freeport-McMoRan condo acquisition won the Talk of the Town Award. In November 2014, American Realty Capital Properties purchased the Class A office condominium under lease by Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold.

Negotiations included working with the city of Phoenix. The selling price was $110 million.

The event, organized by NAIOP Arizona, was attended by more than 900 commercial real estate professionals.

2014 Best of NAIOP Arizona winners:

Category: Project Name:

Owner/Developer of the Year: Liberty Property Trust

NAIOP Firm of the Year: Ryan Companies US, Inc.

Architect of the Year: Butler Design Group

Interior Architect of the Year: Phoenix Design One

General Contractor of the Year: Ryan Companies US, Inc.

Tenant Improvement Contractor of the Year: Willmeng Construction, Inc.

Office Broker of the Year: Tom Adelson, Jim Fijan, Jerry Roberts, Corey Hawley, CBRE

Industrial Broker of the Year: Mike Haenel, Andy Markham, Will Strong, DTZ

Investment Broker of the Year: Christopher Toci, Cushman & Wakefield

Healthcare Broker of the Year: Kate Morris and Vince Femiano, CBRE

Tenant Representative Broker of the Year: Pat Williams, JLL

Emerging Broker of the Year: Ryan Timpani, Colliers International

Rookie Broker of the Year: Peter Bauman, Colliers International

Industrial Build-to-Suit of the Year: American Furniture Warehouse

Industrial Tenant Improvement of the Year: Macy’s Fulfillment Center Expansion (Goodyear)

Office Build-to-Suit of the Year: GoDaddy Global Technology Center

Office Tenant Improvement of the Year (50k SF or less): Vemma Nutrition Company

Office Tenant Improvement of the Year (51k SF or More) GoDaddy Global Technology Center

Economic Impact Project of the Year: SkySong, The ASU Scottsdale Innovation Center

LEED Certified Project of the Year: Garmin International, Chandler

Medical Office Project of the Year: Southeast Veterans Affairs Health Care Clinic

Mixed-Use Project of the Year: Discovery Business Campus

Redevelopment Project of the Year: Leslie’s Pool Mart, 2005 Indian School

Spec Industrial Project of the Year: Airport I-10 Business Park

Spec Office Project of the Year: SkySong 3

Transaction of the Year: Chandler Viridian by Hines

NAIOP Arizona’s Aware of Excellence: Kurt Rosene, Novo Development

Brokerage Company of the Year: CBRE

Committee of the Year:

Communications (Steven Schwarz, ViaWest; Danielle Feroleto, Small Giants; Kassandra Bruhn, SimonCRE; Peter Madrid, Cushman & Wakefield of Arizona)

Principal Member of the Year: Tammy Carr, Balfour Beatty Construction

Developing Leader of the Year: Chris Marchildon, CBRE

NAIOP Arizona’s Sign Sponsor of the Year: Trademark Visual, Inc.

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