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Vote for the Best Development in the Puget Sound Region by October 5

NAIOP’s Night of the Stars recognizes the best commercial real estate development projects in Washington State. The 2022 finalists’ gallery is online, where the commercial real estate community can vote for this year’s People’s Choice honor through October 5. NAIOPWA supporters, project team members, and the industry community can vote for one project per day that they feel represents best-in-class in CRE for our region. Cast your first vote today! Nominations for Developer of the Year and Deal of the Year are excluded from this competition.

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About the Process

The Night of the Stars Awards Program is a two-step nomination process. From early June to mid-July, NAIOPWA solicits project and firm nominations online. In early August, finalists are notified and receive their presentation day, time(s) and additional details. All finalists have the opportunity to make a presentation to a panel of judges in mid-September. Virtual presentations for each project/category will be limited to approximately 5 minutes.  Finalists will be announced at the September Breakfast.

Award Categories

  • Affordable Housing Development of the Year
  • Community Impact Development of the Year
  • Deal of the Year
  • Developer of the Year
  • High-Rise Residential Development of the Year
  • Historic Renovation of the Year
  • Hospitality Development of the Year
  • Industrial Speculative Development of the Year
  • Mixed-Use Development of the Year
  • Multi-Family Residential Development of the Year: Fewer than 100 Units
  • Multi-Family Residential Suburban Development of the Year: More than 100 Units
  • Multi-Family Residential Urban Development of the Year: More than 100 Units
  • Office Development of the Year
  • Office Interior of the Year
  • Redevelopment/Renovation of the Year
  • Retail Development of the Year
  • Sustainable Development of the Year

Nomination Requirements

Do you have a great project or company to nominate? Make sure they:

  • Completed project(s) between July 1, 2021 and August 1, 2022. Temporary Certificate of Occupancy or Substantial Completion must be achieved prior to 8/1/22.

  • Are private-sector project(s). Public funding is allowed for the Affordable Housing Development of the Year. Other project types developed with public funding or sponsored by public entities are ineligible.

  • Have at least one NAIOP Washington State member on the team. We have nearly 1,000 members and the fourth largest chapter nationwide. Click here to see a list of NAIOPWA member companies.

  • Are nominated in just one (1) category. There is no limit on the number of nominations an individual can submit; however, a project can only be nominated once. A nominated project can also be listed in a firm’s Developer of the Year nomination.

Each category will be judged based on the criteria set forth on this website. Please note, NAIOPWA reserves the right to reassign nominations, and to add, amend, or drop categories based on nominations received. Contact info@naiopwa.org with questions or to discuss a project category other than those listed above.

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