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2017 Night of the Stars Awards Program

Honoring Outstanding Local Real Estate Projects and Companies


New this Year: 2017 People's Choice Award

This year, the commercial real estate community will choose to elevate and celebrate one project that represents best-in-class development in Puget Sound. The online gallery with public voting will be online from Sept. 20 through Oct. 13.  Note: Developer of the Year and Deal of the Year nominations are excluded from this award. All other projects are eligible for the People's Choice Award. You may vote for one project per day.  Don't miss your opportunity to be a judge!

About the Process

The NAIOP Washington State Chapter’s Night of the Stars Awards Program is an annual gala dedicated to recognizing exceptional individuals and companies in our industry and the projects in which our members are involved. The goal is to identify outstanding real estate developments and activities in a variety of market types and the individuals who conceived of, took risks, sponsored, supported, and made the projects happen. We encourage anyone on the extended project team to nominate projects, developers and deals and to engage the owner or sponsor and other team members in the process. The Night of the Stars Committee seeks to provide recognition for members of the entire project team and include them all in the annual celebration of the industry. 

The Night of the Stars Awards Program uses a two-step nomination process. From June 5 to July 17, NAIOP Washington State solicits online for project and firm nominations. On August 18, finalists will be notified and receive their presentation day, time(s) and additional details. All finalists have the opportunity to make an in-person presentation to a panel of judges on the mornings of September 14 and 15 at the offices of GLY Construction in Bellevue. Presentations for each project/category will be limited to approximately 5 minutes.

Award Categories

Developer of the Year Mixed-Use Development of the Year
Deal of the Year Multi-Family Residential Development of the Year
Commercial Interior of the Year Office Development of the Year
Community Impact of the Year Office Interiors of the Year
High Rise Residential of the Year Redevelopment/Renovation of the Year
Hospitality Development of the Year   Retail Development of the Year
Industrial Development of the Year Technology/Life Sciences Development of the Year

Nomination Requirements

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

  • Completed project(s) between June 2016 and September 2017.
  • Are private sector project(s). Projects developed with public funding or sponsored by public entities are ineligible for nomination.
  • Have at least one NAIOP Washington member on the team, which shouldn't be hard. We have over 850 members and are the 5th largest chapter nationwide. Click here for a list of NAIOP Washington State member companies.
  • Nominate the project only in one (1) award category. There is no limit on the number of nominations from an individual, however, a project can only be nominated in one category. A nominated project also can be listed in the Developer of the Year for a firm.

NAIOP Washington may add, amend, or drop categories based on nominations received. Please contact Peggi Lewis Fu at peggi@naiopwa.org or 206-512-8915 with questions or to discuss a project category other than those listed above.