Above: 777 Tower at Novus Innovation Corridor earned the 2021 RED Award for best office project more than 150,000 square feet.REAL ESTATE | 15 Mar | AZRE
Hundreds of people tuned in Thursday night as AZRE magazine’s 2021 Real Estate Development (RED) Awards were held virtually on the Hopin platform.
“The Real Estate Development Awards — the RED Awards — are the Academy Awards of commercial real estate,” said Michael Gossie, editor in chief of AZ Big Media, which published AZRE. “This year, the only different between the finalists for the RED Awards and the finalists for the Academy Awards is that this year’s RED Awards finalists didn’t show up on Netflix first.”
Premier sponsors for the RED Awards are DP Electric and Willmeng. The virtual sponsor is DAVIS.
With a record-setting pool of nominees and finalists, the selection committee considered these factors when choosing a winner:
• Size of the project
• Construction challenges and opportunities
• Architecture and design
• Effect on the surrounding community
• And, in some cases, the economic impact of the project.
The presenters for the RED Awards included Danielle Puente, CFO of DP Electric; Mike Krentz, president at DAVIS; Rebecca Rhoades, senior editor at AZ Big Media; James Murphy, CEO of Willmeng; and Amy Lindsey, publisher of AZ Big Media.
Here are the winners of the 2021 RED Awards
Best Industrial Project under 200,000 square feet
Skybridge 106 & 107
Developer: SkyBridge Arizona
General contractor: Graycor Construction Company
Architect: ADM Group
Best Industrial Project between 200,000 and 500,000 square feet
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Developer: Baker Development Corporation
General contractor: Layton Construction
Architect: Butler Design Group
Best Industrial Project more than 500,000 square feet.
Developers: Creation and Clarius Partners
General contractor: LGE Design Build
Architect: LGE Design Group
Hospitality project of the year
Canopy by Hilton Tempe Downtown
Developer: Driftwood Capital
General contractor: SUNDT Construction
Architect: Allen+Philp Partners
Best education project K-12
Pat Tillman Middle School Rebuild
Owner: Balsz School District
General contractor: McCarthy Building Companies, Inc.
Architect: DLR Group
Higher education project of the year
The University of Arizona Health Sciences Innovation Building
Owner: University of Arizona
General contractor: Kitchell
Architect: CO Architects with Swaim Associates
Multifamily project of the year
7180 Optima Kierland
Developer: Optima, Inc.
General contractor: Optima, Inc.
Architect: Optima, Inc.
Healthcare project of the year
Banner Ocotillo Medical Center
Owner: Banner Health
General contractor: Okland Construction
Retail Project of the Year
Trail House at Enchantment Resort
Owner: Enchantment Group
General contractor: PWI Construction, Inc.
Architect: Gluckman Tang Architects
Recreation or Public Works Project of the Year
Eloy City Hall
Owner: City of Eloy
General contractor: CORE Construction
Senior Living Project of the Year
Mirabella at ASU
Developer: Mirabella at ASU LLC.
General contractor: McCarthy Building Companies
Architect: Ankrom Moisan
Redevelopment Project of the Year
Arizona State University Hayden Library Reinvention