Winners of 2019 Night of the Stars Include MainStreet Property Group, Eastside Community Center and Georgetown Crossroads

John Torrance inducted to the NAIOP Washington State Hall of Fame in recognition of his visionary work and its impact on the industry and the Seattle community | Double honors laud Microsoft’s Building 121 + 122, which won Redevelopment/Renovation Project of the Year & People’s Choice 2019
SEATTLE – Announced on Friday, November 8, at the annual gala event, NAIOP Washington State’s 2019 Night of the Stars Awards highlight how the development community continues to find creative solutions to support the Puget Sound market. For 2019, new categories this year in particular acknowledge growth in multi-family and affordable housing development to serve the fast-growing population and to address housing needs for families at all income levels.
Each year, Night of the Stars also honors an individual whose outstanding contributions in the CRE industry have changed the field and the region we call home. Best known for conceiving and promoting the “StarDome” retractable roof stadium concept for the Mariners’ home field, John Torrance, Principal of J.R. Torrance Properties, is this year’s honoree and the newest member of the Hall of Fame. In addition to the development of T-Mobile Park (then Safeco Field), Torrance has been involved in dozens of significant projects over the years, including Microsoft Headquarters, Washington Park Tower, and Insignia Towers, and helped create and build the company now known as CBRE. Click here to watch a video interview with John Torrance
Finally, each year, our judges recognize projects that make a special impact with the Judges’ Innovation Awards. These honors go to projects that stand out for criteria not strictly required for their category. They are projects make a strong impression on the judges, often transcending categorization. This year, the Judges’ Innovation Award for Regional Impact honors Propeller Airports Paine Field Passenger Terminal, which is enhancing traveler experiences at Paine Field as well as alleviating congestion at Sea-Tac Airport. And the Judges’ Impact Award for Innovation went to 621 Woodland Square Loop SE. The judges appreciated the risks undertaken to revitalize and redevelop a former utility office building into a Class A campus in Lacey, especially in consideration of the potential long-term positive impact on the city.
NAIOP Washington State congratulations all nominees, finalists and winners of the 2019 Night of the Stars for achieving tremendous success this year. The association also offers appreciation for the dozens of commercial real estate professionals and firms that participate as sponsors, judges, volunteers, and committee members to make NAIOPWA’s Night of the Stars awards and gala possible each year. Thank you.
Visit the Night of the Stars 2019 Project Gallery for project information and photos.
Night of the Stars 2019 Winners

Special Honors

  • Hall of Fame Inductee: John Torrance, Principal, J.R. Torrance Properties
  • Judges’ Innovation Award: Regional Impact: Propeller Airports Paine Field Passenger Terminal
  • Judges’ Innovation Award: Vision: 621 Woodland Square Loop SE
  • People’s Choice Award: Microsoft Buildings 121 & 122

Developer of the Year: MainStreet Property Group LLC
Finalists: Holland Property Group | Ryan Companies | SECO Develpoment, Inc. | Skanska Commercial Development | Vulcan Real Estate Development Portfolio 

Affordable Housing Development of the Year: Liberty Bank Building
Finalists: Hana | Linden Flats | The Tony Lee

Community Impact Development of the Year: Eastside Community Center
Finalists: Blind Trust | Cocoon House Youth Center | Hopelink Redmond Integrated Service Center | Propeller Airports Paine Field Passenger Terminal | Skagit Valley Family YMCA 

High-Rise Residential Development of the Year: Kiara
Finalist: The Danforth

Historic Renovation of the Year: McMenamins Elks Temple Renovation
Finalists: Pantages Theater Historic Restoration | Town Hall Seattle 

Hospitality Development of the Year: Hyatt Regency Seattle
Industrial Development of the Year: Georgetown Crossroads
Finalists: DuPont Carpenters Training Center | Hogum Bay Logistics Center | North Auburn Logistics | Portside 55 | Seattle Gateway Center I & II | Whole Foods Market Distribution Center 

Multi-Family Residential Development of the Year: Fewer than 100 Units: Bogtown Flats
Finalist: Jet on Boylston

Multi-Family Residential Suburban Development of the Year: More than 100 Units: The Triangle
Finalists: Anthology | Blis Apartments | The Bond | Madison25 | Paceline | SKY Sammamish Apartments

Multi-Family Residential Urban Development of the Year: More than 100 Units: Sitka
Finalists: Axle Apartments | Cityline II | Cubix North Park | Elan Uptown Flats | Prism Apartments | Valdok | Zella Apartments 

Office Development of the Year: Arbor Blocks
Finalists: Southport Office Campus | WSECU Plaza

Office Interior of the Year: Big Fish Games Seattle Headquarters
Finalists: Bayley Office Renovation | Confidential Professional Services Client TI | Hornall Anderson Design Works | Microsoft Buildings 40 + 41 | Oracle Seattle Expansion | Parametric | T-Mobile 3305 | Zillow  

Redevelopment/Renovation of the Year: Microsoft Buildings 121 & 122
Finalists: 621 Woodland Square Loop SE | Lantern Landing Retail | PRO Club | Two Union Square Repositioning

Retail Development of the Year: Seaplane Commercial Building
Finalist: Bedrooms & More

SIOR 2019 Investment Team of the Year: Rosauer, Anderson, Krueger Team – Kidder Mathews
Finalists: Ross Klinger – Kidder Mathews | Eli Hanacek – CBRE
SIOR 2019 Office Broker of the Year: Jesse Ottele – Newmark Knight Frank
Finalists: Greg Inglin – Colliers International | Michael Dash – CBRE
SIOR 2019 Industrial Broker of the Year: Matt McGregor – Colliers International
Finalists: Matt Wood – Kidder Mathews | Arie Salomon – NAI Puget Sound Properties
NAIOP Washington thanks its 2019 Night of the Stars Judges: 
Chris Angus – Sellen Construction
Mark Craig – Henbart
Cliff Long – City of Renton
Michael Nolan – NAIOPWA Board
Matt O'Brien – KBC Advisors
Tejal Pastakia – Pastakia + Associates
Tom Pozarycki – Washington Federal
Andrea Sato – Kantor Taylor
Pamela Trevithick – LMN Architects
About NAIOPWA’s Night of the Stars
Each year, NAIOPWA’s Night of the Stars identifies 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. Projects are evaluated for impact on the community, market adaptability, ingenuity and local contributions. The awards aim to honor all who contributed to the successful commercial real estate market in this annual celebration of the industry. All nominations and winners are viewable via the NAIOP WA app, which is designed to transform how the Northwest CRE community networks.
Night of the Stars 2019 is sponsored by Swinerton Builders (Platinum Sponsor) and Puget Sound Business Journal (Media Sponsor). For a complete list of sponsors, please visit

Contact: Daphne Adair, [email protected], 206-818-1102

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