2017 Night of the Stars Finalists [Member News]

NAIOP WA Announces New App Featuring CRE’s Industry Best with 2017 Night of the Stars Finalists & Hall of Fame Inductee Douglas Howe

New for 2017: People’s Choice Award with Daily Voting Online | Douglas Howe to be honored as 2017 Hall of Fame inductee in recognition of his contributions to the built environment of Seattle and the Puget Sound and to NAIOP

SEATTLE – Announced today, category finalists and one winner in NAIOP Washington State’s 2017 Night of the Stars Awards again showcase the cream of the crop in a city again topping national crane counts.

NAIOP’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. The awards aim to honor entire teams, including all who contributed to the project’s success in this annual celebration of the industry.

Nominations include dozens of well-known commercial real estate players, breakthrough deals and important development projects. Each project was evaluated for impact on the community, market adaptability, ingenuity and local contributions. Winners will be announced at the November 3 gala event at the Hyatt Regency Bellevue.

Each of the nominations is viewable via the new NAIOP WA app, which is designed to transform how the Northwest commercial real estate community networks. The app includes comprehensive Night of the Stars details, as well as a robust event calendar with quick registration, attendee lists and ability to contact speakers and provide event feedback. Members have access to a state-of-the-art member directory with messaging features, as well as features designed to increase engagement among membership and volunteer committees.

Click here using a mobile device to download the app

In addition to nominated projects, each year, an individual who has made outstanding contributions to the industry is selected for induction into the NAIOP Washington State Hall of Fame. This year, Douglas Howe joins the ranks of the vaunted for his contributions not to Seattle and the Northwest’s built environment, as well as to the NAIOP organization. As founder and Chief Executive Officer of Touchstone, Douglas built a reputation developing commercial office, biotechnology R & D, retail and hotel properties that make a positive impact on the built environment -- whether restoring historical landmark structures or constructing award winning, architecturally distinctive new buildings. Currently, Douglas is Governor of the NAIOP Research Foundation; he served as Chairman of NAIOP in 2009 and as President of NAIOP Washington State in 2004.

This year, the commercial real estate community will choose to elevate and celebrate one project that represents best-in-class development in Puget Sound in the brand-new People’s Choice Award. NAIOP WA supporters may vote for one project per day from September 20 through October 13. All other projects are eligible for the People's Choice Award; Developer of the Year and Deal of the Year are excluded.

Visit the Night of the Stars 2017 gallery.

Hall of Fame Inductee
Douglas Howe

WINNER: Retail Development of the Year
Sammamish Village

Night of the Stars 2017 Finalists

Technology/Life Sciences Development of the Year
Living Computers: Museum + Labs
Juno Therapeutics Headquarters
Global Innovation Exchange

Redevelopment/Renovation of the Year
Microsoft Buildings 30-32 Workplace Renovation for Teamwork and Productivity
Georgetown Squared (Creative Office Campus) and the Seattle Design Center
Port of Seattle, Pier 66 Terminal Renovation
The Publix+Warehouse Renovation
Benaroya 6100
800 Fifth Avenue Lobby Renovation and Tenant Improvement

Office Interiors of the Year
Seattle Foundation Headquarters
Redfin Headquarters
ATLAS Workbase
JLL - Seattle Office
Weyerhaeuser Headquarters

Office Development of the Year
Kaiser Permanente Campus
Data 1 Commercial Office Building

Multi-Family Development of the Year
One Lakefront
Janus Apartments
The Hadley Apartments
The Hayes on Stone Way
Westlake Steps
Eleanor Apartments

High Rise Residential of the Year
Kinects Tower
Tower 12 Apartments

Mixed-Use Development of the Year
Prexy Apartments
The Commons at Ballard
Angeline Apartments

Hospitality Development of the Year
Hyatt Regency Lake Washington at Seattle's Southport
Everett Courtyard by Marriott
Wings Over Washington - A Flying Ride

Industrial Development of the Year
Medline Lacey Distribution Center
Des Moines Creek BP Phase III
LogistiCenter I-5
Enterprise Center
The Reserve at Woodinville
LogistiCenter at 167
Fife I-5 Commerce Center
Boeing Renton 4-86 Dinol Booths

Developer of the Year
Panattoni Development Company
Holland Partner Group

Deal of the Year
Des Moines Creek BP Phase IV
Troy Block

Commercial Interior of the Year
Oracle Office Expansion – Century Square Building
Expedia: 645 Elliott
Gravity Payments Headquarters

Community Impact of the Year
Salvation Army Eastside Corps Community Center
The Marion West
National Intrepid Center of Excellence: Intrepid Spirit Center at Joint Base Lewis-McChord
Merrill Gardens at Burien and The Maverick Apartments

SIOR 2017 Broker of the Year Nominees
Bill Condon – Colliers International
Matt O’Brien – JLL/KBC Advisors
Arie Salomon – NAI Puget Sound Properties

Chris Burdett – CBRE Hotels
Eli Hanacek – CBRE
Lori Hill – Williams, Stuart, Team – Jones Lang LaSalle

David Abbott - Colliers International
Michael Dash - CBRE
Laura Ford – Colliers International

NAIOP Washington thanks its 2017 Night of the Stars Judges:
Bill Bieber - Exxel Pacific
Ann Bishop - Wallace Properties
John Chau - LMN Architects
Kurt Hanson - City of Kent
Tina Pappas - Tarragon
John Pietromonaco - Pietromonaco Properties
Denice Tokunaga - Summit Law Group
Jeffrey Utterback - Port of Seattle

Night of the Stars 2017 is sponsored by HomeStreet Bank (Platinum Sponsor) and Puget Sound Business Journal (Media Sponsor). For a complete list of sponsors, please visit NAIOPwa.org/night-of-the-stars-2017.

About Douglas Howe

Douglas Howe headshot

A Tacoma native of a fifth-generation Washington pioneer lumber family, Douglas Howe has enjoyed a 40-year career as a commercial real estate developer. As founder and Chief Executive Officer of Touchstone, Douglas built a reputation developing commercial office, biotechnology R&D, retail and hotel properties that make a positive impact on the built environment -- whether restoring historical landmark structures or constructing award winning, architecturally distinctive new buildings.

As a front-runner in the development of biomedical/biotechnology buildings and having built relationships with leaders in the industry, Douglas believes that Seattle is already a center for innovation and research in global health, biotechnology, and health and wellness, a factor that will lead to the next wave of local economic expansion.

Douglas continues to be an active private investor and developer, managing opportunities through his family partnership. He enjoys mentoring young real estate professionals as a member of the Board of the Runstad Center at the University of Washington, as well as through NAIOP, speaking engagements and career development programs.

Douglas is Governor of the NAIOP Research Foundation, served as Chairman of NAIOP in 2009 and as President of NAIOP Washington State in 2004. He also serves on the boards of the Institute for Systems Biology and the Children’s Hospital Research Institute.

Douglas holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of Puget Sound and an undergraduate degree from the University of Washington. He is married to Robin DuBrin and has two children, Brian and Julianne. He is an avid snow skier, world traveler, and wine and art glass collector.

Douglas Howe photo credit: Stephen Brashear

About NAIOP Washington State
NAIOP Washington State is a trade association for developers, owners and investors in office, industrial, multi-family and all other commercial real estate sectors. The chapter, recognized as 2016 Chapter of the Year, is the fifth-largest and one of the fastest growing chapters nationally, with more than 850 members representing the region’s leading firms in commercial real estate development. It provides a number of opportunities for professional development and serves as a comfortable and welcoming forum for networking and business improvement.

NAIOP’s Washington State chapter is known for its philanthropy, with hundreds of its members volunteering each year for community enhancement projects ranging from stream recovery to social service center renovations. The chapter is also recognized for its significant advocacy efforts to ensure responsible and balanced development practices in the Washington.

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