Now in its 21st year, the CPE Executive of the Year Awards are determined by a peer vote among a group of senior-level real estate executives known as the CPE 100. We once again extended the ballot to the entire industry to find out who the industry at large thinks should receive this prestigious honor. The awards honor top-level commercial real estate executives for their leadership, integrity, innovation and strategic thinking.
The winners below reveal how the public voted. Be sure to compare these results to the official lineup in the December 2017 issue of Commercial Property Executive.
Executive of the Year
First Place: Daryl Carter, Founder, Chairman & CEO, Avanath Capital Management
Honorable Mention: Hamid Moghadam, Chairman & CEo, Prologis, and Jeff Blau, CEO, Related Cos.
Tom Garbutt, Former Senior Managing Director & Head of Global Real Estate, TIAA
Investor of the Year
First Place: Mike Sales, Head, TH Real Estate
Honorable Mention: Jonathan Gray, Global Head of Real Estate, Blackstone, and Jeffrey Furber, CEO, AEW Capital Management
Developer of the Year
First Place: Peter Lowy, Co-CEO & Executive Director, Westfield Corp.
Honorable Mention: Jeffrey Hines, President & CEO, Hines, and Matt Khourie, CEO, Trammell Crow Co.
Service Executive of the Year
First Place: Greg O’Brien, CEO of the Americas, JLL
Honorable Mention: Bob Sulentic, President & CEO, CBRE Group Inc., and Chip Clarke, President, Americas, Transwestern
Financier of the Year
First Place: Jody Thornton, President & Executive Managing Director, HFF
Honorable Mention: Angela Mago, Executive Vice President & Head of KeyBank Real Estate Capital, KeyBank
Office Property Executive of the Year
First Place: Jeffrey Hines, President & CEO, Hines
Honorable Mention: Brian Kingston, Senior Managing Partner & CEO, Brookfield Property Group and Brookfield Property Partners, and Jeff Blau, CEO, Related Cos.
Industrial Property Executive of the Year
First Place: Hamid Moghadam, Chairman & CEO, Prologis
Honorable Mention: Ross Perot Jr., Chairman, Hillwood, and Adon Panattoni, CEO, Panattoni Development Co.
Retail Property Executive of the Year
First Place: David Simon, Chairman & CEO, Simon Property Group
Honorable Mention: Jodie McLean, CEO, EDENS
Multifamily Property Executive of the Year
First Place: Bob Faith, Founder, Chairman & CEO, Greystar
Honorable Mention: Daryl Carter, Founder, Chairman & CEO, Avanath Capital Management
Hotel/Hospitality Property Executive of the Year
First Place: Arne Sorenson, President & CEO, Marriott
Honorable Mention: Christopher Nassetta, President & CEO, Hilton Worldwide, and Geoff Ballotti, President & CEO, Wyndham Hotel Group