Welcome to the 2018 CPE Distinguished Achievement Awards submission site. Here you can enter your submission(s), attach photos and other materials, and provide payment. You'll need to submit and pay for each entry separately, under "initial entry" for the first one and under "subsequent entries" for each additional one. If you need an invoice or W9, please contact Jessica Fiur at jessica.fiur@cpe-mhn.com.
This category is open to M&A, portfolio reconfiguration, organic expansion, formation of new alliances/divisions, recruitment of critical teams/executives, corporate financing, and other corporate- or portfolio-level strategic efforts launched or completed (or an important component launched or completed—please specify component) in 2017 to improve strategic position or turn around the company.

Directions: You will upload the following materials: 1) completed entry form; 2) narrative ("why should you win this award?"); 3) supporting materials (optional). The system will accept your files in PDF, Word, jpeg and tiff format.
Criteria: This category is open to new projects that illustrate an all-around combination of good teamwork, a benefit to the surrounding community and a sound business plan exhibiting solid financial decision making, preferably also reflecting innovation, creativity and efficiency. An important milestone must have been completed in 2017 (groundbreaking, major pre-lease, major financing component, completion of a phase, etc.). Multi-phase projects can be considered in their entirety if a critical component achieved a milestone in 2017, or a component can be submitted individually.

Directions: You will upload the following materials: 1) completed entry form; 2) narrative ("why should you win this award?"); 3) supporting materials (optional). The system will accept your files in PDF, Word, jpeg and tiff format.
Criteria: This category will showcase financial transactions that closed in 2017 and illustrate ingenuity and business savvy, providing a benefit to the borrower and the lender. Transactions may apply to single properties or portfolios, may involve debt and/or equity, may be financings or refinancings, and could involve a purchase, development/redevelopment, net lease, capital raise or other financial engineering.

Directions: You will upload the following materials: 1) completed entry form; 2) narrative ("why should you win this award?"); 3) supporting materials (optional). The system will accept your files in PDF, Word, jpeg and tiff format.
Criteria: This category will showcase a lease transaction that closed in 2017, contributed value to the landlord’s business strategy (at the property, portfolio or company level), attained tenant satisfaction and surmounted challenges through creativity and ingenuity.

Directions: You will upload the following materials: 1) completed entry form; 2) narrative ("why should you win this award?"); 3) supporting materials (optional). The system will accept your files in PDF, Word, jpeg and tiff format.
Criteria: This category recognizes quality property management plans that took place in 2017 and relate to a specific building or a group of buildings. The program should advance the property’s performance and landlord-tenant relations, producing financial benefits for the landlord and improving client satisfaction. (Consider technological improvements, upgrades, innovations, etc.) 

Directions: You will upload the following materials: 1) completed entry form; 2) narrative ("why should you win this award?"); 3) supporting materials (optional). The system will accept your files in PDF, Word, jpeg and tiff format.
Criteria: This category is open to examples of repositioning, redevelopment or turnaround that transform an outdated or poorly performing property or complex into a well-leased, financially successful asset(s). This may or may not include a change in use. An important milestone must have been completed in 2017 (groundbreaking, major pre-lease, major financing component, phase completion, etc.).

Directions: You will upload the following materials: 1) completed entry form; 2) narrative ("why should you win this award?"); 3) supporting materials (optional). The system will accept your files in PDF, Word, jpeg and tiff format.
Criteria: This category will showcase a portfolio sale that closed in 2017, contributed to the buyer’s or seller’s business strategy (at the property or company level), produced value for the buyer and/or seller, and exhibited creativity in surmounting challenges. May be a cash transaction or a 1031 exchange.  

Directions: You will upload the following materials: 1) completed entry form; 2) narrative ("why should you win this award?"); 3) supporting materials (optional). The system will accept your files in PDF, Word, jpeg and tiff format.
Criteria: This category will showcase a sales transaction that closed in 2017, contributed to the buyer’s or seller’s business strategy (at the property or corporate level), produced value for the buyer and/or seller, and exhibited creativity in surmounting challenges. May be a cash transaction or a 1031 exchange.

Directions: You will upload the following materials: 1) completed entry form; 2) narrative ("why should you win this award?"); 3) supporting materials (optional). The system will accept your files in PDF, Word, jpeg and tiff format.
Criteria: This category is open to any project that’s on the boards waiting to be built, and it’s also open to exceptional projects that will never be built due to changing market conditions. Purely conceptual projects may also apply in this category. The judges will discuss unbuilt projects in the context of proposed architecture and design, space planning and awareness of target demographic/market. This category is open to designs conceived or created in 2017.

Directions: You will upload the following materials: 1) completed entry form; 2) narrative ("why should you win this award?"); 3) supporting materials (optional). The system will accept your files in PDF, Word, jpeg and tiff format.
Criteria: This category is open to anyone 40 or under who is active in the commercial real estate industry (investors, property managers, brokers, developers, asset managers, financiers, etc.). They may be new to the industry or a longtime member, but they are moving through the ranks, accomplishing exciting things—a star on the rise! Company principals do not qualify. Entries will be judged based on accomplishments in 2017.  

Directions: You will upload the following materials: 1) completed entry form; 2) narrative ("why should you win this award?"); 3) supporting materials (optional). The system will accept your files in PDF, Word, jpeg and tiff format.
Criteria: This category is open to new or redesigned/repositioned commercial real estate projects that illustrate an all-around combination of good teamwork and a benefit to the surrounding community, occupants and landlord, preferably also reflecting innovation and creativity. Sustainability and/or energy efficiency are a plus. Design must have been completed or an important development milestone (groundbreaking, completion, etc.) achieved in 2017.

Directions: You will upload the following materials: 1) completed entry form; 2) narrative ("why should you win this award?"); 3) supporting materials (optional). The system will accept your files in PDF, Word, jpeg and tiff format.