On-Line voting only, there will be no paper ballots

Please vote on line for one nominee in each category. Only CBA members may vote.
Your completed final ballot must be submitted on line by noon, Friday, February 8, 2013. You may vote for a Rising Star of the Year or Broker of the Year from your company. You may vote for your company, if nominated, for Collaborating Professional of the Year or Landlord of the Year. There are no paper ballots for this election.

Collaborating Professional (vote for one)

AEC Solutions: Rich Simmons

Founded in 2003, A/E/C Solutions is a leading provider of consulting, cost and management services to businesses and institutions that are undertaking physical change. Built on experience, A/E/C Solutions offers management services for space acquisition, relocation, planning, design, construction, project management and facility operation. The Firm guarantees unconditional representation and offer its clients strategic solutions in procuring Architectural / Engineering / Construction trades. A/E/C Solutions works throughout the US and is headquartered in Southborough Massachusetts. Role in Collaboration.

A/E/C Solutions joined the transaction team leveraged by its long standing Project Management role at Keurig. The firm works deeply within the corporate organization to establish a dynamic vision for space programs and standards that reflect both Keurig’s corporate culture and explosive growth. During the due diligence phase, A/E/C performed exhaustive tours in search for the “right” building, providing constructability cost models, feasibility studies, and pro-forma which resulted in a singling out properties that offered the greatest value available in the market. Using its deep knowledge of building construction, A/E/C participated in all lease negotiations, added value and enhanced the quality of the proposed facilities, and worked with the legal team in developing lease documents that have “Zero Risk Tolerance” for Keurig.

The firm continues to act in its role as Project Manager and Strategic Sourcing Agent for all aspects of construction, running the multi phased build-to-suit in Burlington, the first phase of which is scheduled to be completed in February 2013.

Bargmann Hendrie + Archetype: Carolyn Hendrie AIA

Carolyn Hendrie loves what she does – creating new workspaces that are animated by dynamic corridors and communicating stairs that connect people, foster collaboration and that creatively utilize the assets of the building to create a unique tenant space. She leads the Workplace Team at her firm Bargmann Hendrie + Archetype, Inc. (bh+a) and her clients include financial service firms, internet and retail clients and some of the landlords who meet her through work in their buildings. Carolyn’s design approach is simple: bring as many solutions as early as possible to the client; engage in debate and create new solutions together. The best projects allow everyone to share ownership and authorship (and are fun in the process). Notable projects in 2012 include Hasbro’s new 6-floor Providence facility, IR+M’s new headquarters at 100 Federal Street and Convexity Capital’s new floor 58 at the Hancock Building.

Dyer Brown Architects: Roger Shepley

Dyer Brown Architects (DBA) is being nominated for the 2012 CBA Collaborating Professional award for its ongoing support and partnership with building owners, brokers and tenants in overcoming leasing obstacles and upgrading their investments. In addition to ongoing fit-planning and broker leasing services in over 20 million SF in the greater Boston area, DBA continues to help building brokers and owners attract and maintain tenants.

In 2012, DBA collaborated with Habjan Design, Brown Brothers Harriman, Cushman & Wakefield, along with Red Gate, RDK Engineers, and Commonwealth Ventures and CBRE in the lease negotiations, due diligence, and executed the design documents by the close of 2012, for the approximate 400,000 RSF renovation. This important transaction for Boston’s Financial District brings new life to a downtown landmark building.

In Lowell, DBA worked with Divco West and Yale Properties to design a 25,000 SF lobby renovation helping maintain existing anchor tenants Motorola and Verizon and market to new ones.

At 125 High Street, DBA worked with Tishman Speyer to help re-position their building with an upgraded lobby and furnishings, a new conference center, gym with full locker room facilities, coffee bar, and interconnecting stair accessible from the main lobby.

DBA greatly appreciates being nominated and considered for this award.

J. Calnan & Associates: Jay Calnan

Leadership, education, service, philanthropy - these are the cornerstones of J. Calnan & Associates’ corporate culture. Jay Calnan’s MO is to: always provide world-class service; never take any opportunity, person or relationship for granted and give back to the communities that have helped you come this far.

This deeply ingrained service philosophy has been vital to our success leading Boston Properties’ vision for the transformation of Bay Colony Corporate Center campus. Collaboration was critical due to the sheer magnitude of the project. JC&A was an instrumental part of that process with Boston Properties, Gensler, RDK and McNamara Salvia and getting everyone together early to improve quality, increase efficiency and create an environment that encouraged the entire team to problem solve for the benefit of the project. Together, we provided quality planning, scheduling and accurate budgeting to ensure all details and logistics were ironed out before construction. Due these collective efforts, Boston Properties has been able to make informed, educated decisions every step of the way.

Our view of service also extends to the community. We support various charities that are close to CBA members including the IRSF, Asperger's Association, Champions for Childrens, the MS Society, Heading Home, and the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Jay Calnan is also a founding member of Team IMPACT, a 501c3 whose mission is to improve the quality of life for children facing life-threatening illnesses.

From a business or a community standpoint, Jay’s generosity, collaborative spirit and passion for helping others is genuine. It’s hard to talk about him without using words like leadership, education, service, and philanthropy as he exemplifies their true meaning and lives by them every day.

Goodwin Procter, Alex Randall & Katie Murphy

Goodwin Procter is a Boston-based, national law firm with a broad and active participation in the Boston real estate market.

During 2012, Goodwin Procter was involved in representing owners and landlords in several of the top investment and leasing deals that took place in the City of Boston and the suburban area. Some of these representative transactions include (i) representation of Boston Properties in its purchase of 100 Federal Street and lease back of 787,000 square feet to Bank of America, (ii) representation of Boston Properties in their successful negotiations to secure Blue Cross Blue Shield as their new anchor tenant for a 330,000 square foot lease at 101 Huntington Avenue, (iii) representation of Commonwealth Ventures in its 492,000 square feet build-to-suit lease negotiations with State Street Bank at One Channel Center in the Seaport, and (iv) representation of Bentall Kennedy and Commonwealth Ventures on their lease transaction and major renovation project with Brown Brothers Harriman to occupy the remaining availability at 50 Post Office Square, totaling 411,000 square feet.

Goodwin Procter celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2012 and has been an active member and supporter of the CBA.

Visnick & Caulfield: Burt Visnick

Visnick & Caulfield believes that a successful real estate deal is one where all parties involved feel that they have entered a fair and equitable deal no matter which side of the table they sit. Over the past twenty three years, VC has participated in over 4,000 projects in collaboration with brokers, bankers, developers, landlords, property managers, tenants, contractors and public officials. VC’s role extends beyond providing good design. Real estate decisions involve discussion, debate, education, collaboration, and sometimes mediation. VC’s goal is always to maintain design integrity while helping to deliver an on time, on budget and highly functional space. At the end, everyone should feel like a winner and want to come back to the table to do it again.

Landlord of the Year Nominees (vote for one)

Beacon Capital

Beacon was founded in Boston and has been a primary owner, developer, and operator of high quality office buildings for over 65 years. Since 1998, Beacon has acquired and managed over 11.5 million square feet of office properties in the Boston metro area. Prior to that, as Beacon Properties Corporation, owned approximately 8.6 million square feet in the metro area in the mid-1990s.

In 2012, Beacon added two properties to its Boston portfolio (745 Atlantic and 177 Huntington) and currently owns nearly three million square feet in Boston.

During the year, Beacon signed nearly 500,000 square feet of leases with 20 tenants in its portfolio, including a 244,000 square foot renewal with Mintz Levin and a 88,000 square foot expansion with Loomis Sayles, both at One Financial Center. Beacon also attracted Technip, a project management, engineering, and construction firm, from Cambridge to 38,000 sf at One Financial. Beacon also completed 12 separate lease transactions at One Beacon Street.

In recognition of Beacon's achievements in improving energy efficiency and sustainability in Boston and across its U.S. portfolio, the EPA recognized Beacon as an EPA Partner of the Year.

Boston Properties

Boston Properties, a Boston-based real estate investment trust, remains one of the largest owners, managers, and developers of commercial real estate in the Greater Boston area. As long-term owners, the relationships we have with both our clients and the commercial brokerage community are integral to our success. In 2012, we completed over 2 million square feet of leases in the Greater Boston market, totaling 108 transactions of which, the vast majority was done with members of the CBA. We appreciate all the efforts of the commercial brokerage community at large and would be honored to be considered for the 2012 Landlord of the Year Award.


At Campanelli, we don’t have tenants, we have partners.
Campanelli boasts exceptional property management services to millions of square feet of commercial property throughout Massachusetts. Campanelli’s commercial property solutions include having a trustworthy, successful and experienced team that maximizes value, consistently executes on-target objectives and provides operational excellence for our clients. Our impeccable reputation in real estate development and investment stands as the foundation of our lasting relationships and extensive list of repeat clients.

Understanding what’s important to our current and future tenants drives our property managers every day. We proactively engage with current tenants to explore opportunities for improvement. The commercial brokerage community is greatly appreciated by our management team and asset management group. Campanelli is constantly getting feedback from CBA members on what their tenants are looking for, making it possible for us to create spaces and facilities that are in touch with the needs of today’s tenants and brokers. It’s this constant give and take with experienced commercial brokers that has allowed Campanelli to accomplish so much with its leasing campaigns.

Campanelli’s property management team remains committed to their community and tenants as a proud partner of Building Impact, a non-profit group whose mission is to strengthen communities by providing individuals and companies with the knowledge and opportunity to volunteer, donate, and connect in the buildings where they work or live.

Chiofaro Company

The Chiofaro Company owns and manages One and Two International Place, which together comprise a 1.8M SF office project, located adjacent to the Rose Kennedy Greenway, at the gateway of Boston’s historic Financial District and emergent Innovation District. As one of the preeminent commercial landlords and developers, with a consciously and distinctively local orientation, The Chiofaro Company plays way above its weight-class. In a market where a handful of large REITS and investment funds cast imposing shadows, The Chiofaro Company has succeeded in differentiating both itself as a Landlord and International Place as a property, remaining among the best in class for over 25 years. Their attention to detail, responsiveness, personal involvement in every aspect of management, and willingness to think outside the box set them apart and have been the keys to their success through numerous market cycles. 2012 highlighted these winning attributes, as they blazed a trail in positioning International Place at the forefront of Downtown Boston’s evolution from its traditional role as a center of law and finance to a dynamic, amenity-rich, commercially diverse hub. With the reputation of “tough but fair”, Tenants and Brokers know that they will be treated with respect, personal attention and, above all, integrity.

Cresset Development

Cresset Development is probably best known for its recent creation of Liberty Wharf. This 75,000 mixed-use development gave Cresset the opportunity to significantly revitalize this portion of the Seaport/Innovation district. By creating a variety of dining options at its five restaurants, 30,000 square feet of first class office, outdoor decking/dinning, as well as, a12 slip marina and a broad expanse of public boardwalk that extends the Boston Harborwalk visitor can now enjoy unequalled access to the Boston’s historic waterfront.

Cresset Builders, LLC offers construction planning, management and related services for projects of all sizes. Cresset provides services to plan, permit, construct and manage real estate projects from ground-up construction to historic rehabilitation, expansion, renovation or tenant build-out. Many of Cresset’s principals have direct experience in general contracting, which heightens attention to detail in areas normally overlooked by those lacking such a broad depth of construction knowledge.

Cresset Management, LLC offers a focused approach to property and asset management services for commercial and residential properties. By providing on-site management, tailored reporting and cost control, we add value and focus on creating tenant/resident satisfaction. Our process begins with a comprehensive preventative maintenance plan designed to avoid unnecessary repairs and capital costs that can also create disruptions for our tenants/residents. We believe that short-term horizons should not determine the stewardship of a long-term asset. In addition, we also continue to evaluate “green technology” and what it can mean for the bottom line as well as the greater community.

Commonwealth Ventures

As the landlord of the two largest transactions to transpire in 2012 (Brown Brothers Harriman at 50 Post Office Square and State Street Bank at One Channel Center), Commonwealth Ventures has brought vitality back to the Boston office market. BBH signed a 411,000 SF transaction to relocate to 50 PO Square. This full-building rehabilitation will provide BBH business consolidation and exceptional branding at the head of PO Square. SSB inked a 492,000 SF build-to-suit at One Channel Center scheduled for completion in 2014. The addition of thousands of new employees to the Seaport as a result of the SSB transaction has helped to accelerate additional development in the area, with numerous residential and retail developments currently underway. Dick Galvin worked with multiple partners: Bentall Kennedy in the instance of 50 PO Square and AREA Property Advisors at One Channel Center.

Equity Office Properties

We understand that we are in the business of providing first class working environments that suit the specific needs of our clients so they can focus on managing and growing their business. We have the flexibility to work alongside the brokerage community and our clients to creatively structure deals to solve for their needs. We executed 195 leases in 2012 for a total of 1.4 million square feet.

Operate first class properties and re-invest in our assets. We reposition our assets to meet the ever-changing demands of today’s companies. Examples of that include CambridgePark Drive and South Station where we’ve provided a “Live Work Play” environment that the millennial generation technology and software companies are seeking. We expanded our Ready-to-Occupy or Business Ready suites by investing $12 million dollars over 450,000 RSF. In addition, we spent $14 million in 2012 improving common areas, restrooms, building systems and more.

Execute a strategy that is both profitable for our ownership and fair to our tenants. We host the ability to creatively structure deals that meet everyone’s goals.

Utilize internal (legal, construction management) and external (engineers, general contractors etc.) partners to create a simplified experience from beginning to end so our clients can get back to their core business. Our partnerships not only improve the experience, but also the bottom line.

We pay brokerage commission 100% upon execution of a lease.

Support our communities through local charities including Heading Home, Thompson Island, United Way, American Ireland Fund and more.

We understand that the job is never finished and we must continue to work diligently to win new business opportunities, even from our existing clients.

We deserve to win because we maintain a high level of service every single day throughout the industry and at all levels of our organization. We don’t compromise on this basic commitment to our clients and brokers and always put our client’s interests first.

The Gutierrez Company

Since 1978, The Gutierrez Company has delivered a full range of real estate development services including site selection, financing, master planning, design coordination, project management and property management. Through a wholly-owned subsidiary, Gutierrez Construction Co., Inc., the company provides complete, pre-construction consulting, construction management, and general contracting services. The Gutierrez Company has developed nearly 10 million square feet of office, R&D, retail, residential, and industrial space in Greater Boston. The company currently owns and manages a building portfolio of approximately 4 million square feet, and control and/or own land to develop an additional 10 million square feet of space.

The Gutierrez Company currently has two build to suit projects under construction i) 420,000 square feet in Burlington for Green Mountain Coffee Roasters Inc., and ii) 100,000 square feet in Westford for Red Hat Software. Additionally, The Gutierrez Company is pleased to have welcomed seven new tenants into its existing building portfolio in 2012.

National Development

As one of the most consistently active investors and landlord in the Boston marketplace, National Development currently manages over 5 million s.f. of commercial space with a mix of uses ranging from office, laboratory, warehouse, retail and medical office projects. As a greater Boston area centric investor, National Development prides itself on creating dynamic properties in the cities and towns where they live and work. Major National projects include 9/90 Corporate Center in Framingham, MetroNorth Corporate Center in Woburn, Constitution Center and the Fort Point Portfolio in Boston, as well as mixed-use developments such as Station Landing in Medford and MarketStreet Lynnfield which include significant office components. National strives to create efficient, comfortable work environments with quality amenities and services for their tenants.

National and its Charles River Realty Investment affiliates recent acquisition and repositioning of assets such as Unicorn Park in Woburn (600,000 s.f./six-building office park), 51-63 Franklin Street in Boston (66,000 s.f.), and Nagog Office Park (400,000 s.f./nine-building office park) in Acton demonstrate their entrepreneurial approach to asset management.. Their active management team looks to increase occupancy rates by working creatively with both existing and new tenants to meet their changing needs. In the past year alone, National completed over 685,000 s.f. of lease transactions with over 80 tenants. The firm’s creativity extends beyond the physical assets themselves, as National is willing to structure creative financing and venturing opportunities with tenants as well.

National also prides itself on community responsibility and has been a long time sponsor of Building Impact which brings meaningful community service opportunities into their properties throughout the area. The firm is an active supporter of many non-profit and community based groups in over 40 cities and towns in Massachusetts where the firm owns properties.

Pembroke Real Estate

Pembroke Real Estate is an international real estate advisor that acquires, manages and develops well-located properties in the office, residential and mixed-use sectors. Focused on enhancing long-term value, Pembroke facilitates the investment of private capital of FMR LLC (Fidelity Investments) and FIL Limited into superior real estate opportunities. The firm manages more than 2.4 million sf in Boston including 255 State Street and Seaport Place, which consists of Seaport East, Seaport West, the Seaport Hotel and Seaport World Trade Center. With more than 178,000 sf of leasing activity across the Boston portfolio in 2012, 255 State Street is now 97% leased, Seaport West 92% leased, and both Seaport East and Seaport World Trade Center are 100% occupied. Pembroke currently manages more than 6.2 million sf in key markets across Europe, North America, Asia and Australia. With offices in Boston, London, Stockholm, Sydney and Tokyo, Pembroke's pride of ownership is evident in every one of its properties and includes a strong commitment to the environment - more than 74 percent of the firm's portfolio is sustainably certified, or in the process of becoming certified - and delivering the highest-performing, quality product and services.

Simon Property Group

“We had the pleasure of working with Simon Property Group’s team this year on several deals. They were extremely broker-friendly and understood what it took to put together a complex long-term focused deal.”

Simon Property Group recognizes the value of our relationships within the brokerage community. Our philosophy is to work towards finding mutually beneficial solutions when leasing space.

Simon Property Group, Inc. (NYSE:SPG) is an S&P 100 company and the largest real estate company in the world. The Company currently owns or has an interest in 329 retail real estate properties in North America and Asia comprising 243 million square feet. In conjunction with our retail operations, Simon also owns or manages approximately 2 million square feet of commercial office buildings located throughout the U.S. In addition to Copley Place, Simon has a significant presence in New England, with over 18 regional properties including Burlington Mall, South Shore Plaza, Northshore Mall and The Mall at Chestnut Hill. We are headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana and employ approximately 5,500 people in the U.S.

Rising Star (vote for one)

Adam Brinch, CBRE | NE

I worked on two deals this year with Adam and saw first-hand how committed he is to making sure his clients achieve their real estate goals. He is thoroughly attentive to details, extremely conscientious, and fun.

Adam joined CBRE/NE in 2008 as an Associate with the Cambridge Brokerage team and is no stranger to the CBA Awards, having won the Life Sciences Deal of the Year award in 2010. Adam completed 25 transactions totaling 188,217 square feet valued at $207 million in 2011. He concentrates primarily on tenant and landlord assignments in the Cambridge market. Adam is also a member of Advanced Energy Economy: a network of business leaders dedicated to building an advanced energy economy. Adam is a dedicated, extremely conscientious, and enthusiastic real estate professional. He is steadfastly focused on the best interests of his clients.

Chris Decembrele, Jones Lang LaSalle

I have known Chris as a competitor and now as a member of our company. I recognized his raw talent early. He always asks the right questions and takes the right actions to drive his client’s interests, not his own. His passion for the business is immense. Working with him now and seeing him practice his trade is more impressive. He always seeks to leverage the knowledge and experience of the people he works with to learn as much as he can is a great trait. He possesses high ethical character and is a true professional in my mind.

Chris Decembrele joined Jones Lang LaSalle’s Suburban Brokerage group in 2012, and has been in the commercial real estate industry since 2009. Chris focuses on the representation of tenants and landlords in the North suburban market. He is currently representing New England Executive Park which is owned by Equity Office Properties. Chris is part of a team that increased the Park’s occupancy from 74% to 94%. He also represents Brookwood Financial Partners at 75 Sylvan Street, and has helped take the asset from 33% to 95% occupied in just 18 months. Chris provides tenant representation services to: cm&b, Odwalla, Van Wagner Advertising, Archive America, Imperial Distribution and Kapa BioSystems. Prior to joining JLL, Chris was with Colliers International. He received a B.A. degree from Tufts University in Political Science where he was captain of the varsity football team and played baseball. He is active in the community and donates his time to TeamIMPACT.

Mike Greeley, Cushman & Wakefield of MA, Inc.

Mike Greeley is one of the finest young professionals I have ever met in our industry. He is hard working, professional, organized, charitable and team oriented. Mike has literally been part of a team that created a new service line in our industry; focusing solely on the medical industry. In a very short time Mike has become a legitimate player in his area of expertise. He is also one of the nicest, fun loving people in our industry and has scores of close friends throughout the city. I strongly recommend mike for this great honor.

Mike is the most hardworking young broker I have ever seen in 15 years in this business. He is very well respected within our office and from all is clients. Definitely a rising star.

Mike is a start member of C&W's medical & academic team. He is a hard worker and has worked on one of the busiest teams, representing a wide range of clients and important transactions. He is a great collaborator and goes above and beyond.

Michael has quickly become a huge success in our Medical Practice Group. He worked on the sale of the Steward Medical portfolio and handles leasing at Landmark Center.

Mike works on the medical practice team and has worked on some important transactions on one of the busiest teams. He is a hard worker, great collaborator, and has really risen to a shining star over the last couple of years.

Mike Greeley has been with us about 4 yrs. He is in the medical practice group and has been instrumental in growing the group. I have never seen a younger member work harder. He is here every weekend and late at night and has a can do attitude. He is a jack of all trades. He does the presentations , digs up business and is incredibly poised and professional in front of clients. Given his years in the business the confidence clients have in him is unheard of.

Tim Lahey, Colliers International

One of Tim's recent and most impressive transactions was a 80,000 RSF deal with Vertex. For someone in the business for a couple years, this is very impressive!

Real Estate Accomplishments - CBA Member, licensed MA salesperson - Commercial broker at Colliers focused on the Boston market, day-to-day responsibilities advising tenants and landlords on their real estate needs including leasing, financial analysis, strategic planning and research. - Began real estate career in fall of 2011, helped secure Vertex less than 1 year later. - Responsible for initiating Colliers relationship with Vertex Pharmaceuticals and secured Vertex as a new client in 2012. - In 2012 led market due diligence and building evaluation process for Vertex which resulted in a 100,000 SF lease at 1 Harbor Street in the Innovation District. - Key role in Colliers securing of Landlord rep assignments in the Innovation District totaling over 2.3 MM SF. Personal Life - Princeton Alumni of New England Board Member - Princeton Alumni of New England Career Counsel Chair - Princeton Prize in Race Relations Committee - Year Up Mentor www.yearup.org - Saint John's High School Athletic Capital Campaign Committee Member - Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association - Volunteer Baseball Coach-Greater Worcester County - Avid golfer and squash player

Jeff Landers, Richards Barry Joyce & Partners

RBJ is pleased to nominate Jeff Landers for this award. Jeff is a valued member of the Boston market team. He was the lead broker in several transactions during 2012 and has been a vital contributor to larger projects. Jeff also represents RBJ clients nationally and internationally. Jeff works diligently for his client’s interests, has excellent relationships with peers at other firms and has quickly learned the critical requirement of relating his real estate work to support his client’s business goals. A graduate of Amherst College, Jeff is an active volunteer with the Sumeria Group, mentoring students at Cristo Rey High School in Savin Hill.

Kelly Lockberg, Jones Lang LaSalle

Kelly is one of those unique individuals that possess a winning combination of skills, talent and awareness that will accelerate her path to success in the years ahead. She relishes the competitive nature of the brokerage business but is not ruthless, she is an individual that works extremely hard but collaborates within a team as a leader and operates day to day with a client first approach that single her out as the industries next rising star!

Kelly Lockberg joined Jones Lang LaSalle’s New England Brokerage Group in 2008 and concentrates on the representation of tenants and landlords throughout Downtown Boston. She currently serves as leasing agent representing the following high profile assets and clients: One Post Office Square for a joint venture partnership of Equity Office Properties and Morgan Stanley; Rowes Wharf for Morgan Stanley/Equity Office Properties; 40 Broad Street for Pearlmark Real Estate Partners; One Washing ton for AEW and Saracen Development; and 18 Tremont for BPG Properties. Kelly also advises these clients in advancing their corporate objectives through strategic real estate counsel: Homesite on their recent 50,000 square foot lease and relocation to One Federal Street; Merck at 470 Atlantic Avenue; Shilepsky, Hartley & Robb at Seaport Place; and Foley & Lardner. Kelly has been active in the Citizen Schools’ “Winners Walk Tall” program working with elementary school students in South Boston. She also dedicates her time to Team Impact, and Boston Cares. While earning a B.S. in Finance from Villanova she was part of a student run organization that raised money and awareness for St. Jude Children’s Hospital. Within Jones Lang LaSalle, Kelly has been honored with Top Achiever, Rising Star, and Rookie of the Year awards. She was also part of the company’s National Mentor/Protégé program. Kelly is a member of NAIOP.

Sean Ryan, NAI Hunneman

Sean was a 2003 Boston College graduate who originated from upstate New York. Coming from a “blue collar” background, his father was a municipal worker and his mother was a public school teacher. Due to his athletic gifts and work ethic, he was able to gain a football scholarship at Boston College and eventually, became an NFL player for almost 7 years. How he started with us - I met Sean through my business partner, Scott Dragos, who was also a former BC and NFL football player. Sean was enthusiastic and confident in the interview which is what he should have been. My thoughts after the interview? Sounds good but I have heard similar speeches before. Scott, having known Sean’s work ethic, was convinced that he would be a good choice. I am willing to give people chances so I trusted Scott’s opinion. His efforts since starting - From the moment Sean began his employment at the beginning of 2011, a position that offered no salary and no surety of success, his efforts were exemplary. Not only did he do what was required (what a “runner” would be expected to do) with NO complaints, he did far more. Sean was eager to learn and was the second or third person in the office each day. He asked the technical real estate questions and then worked diligently to improve his skills. As Sean’s focus became Investment Sales, he took an Argus class and classes at Boston University by his own initiative. Every day, he looked to find a way to take the academic and work it into real life. His daily work, he went far beyond what was asked for. Examples include: • We sold a small industrial investment property in Central Massachusetts. During the 8 months of marketing, he was at every tour and meeting even though it was a long distance from both the office and his home. • He found a buyer for a small Boston commercial property and single handedly closed this $3+ million transaction. • He frequently found bidders for some of our larger listings. • He frequently offered his thoughts on situations. His insightful opinions were always welcomed. Additionally Sean is very active in his community and serves as a coach to his daughter’s sports teams. It is for all these reasons I happily recommend him the 2012 rising star award.

Rory Walsh, Cushman & Wakefield of MA, Inc.

Rory has become an important and valuable member of C&W's North market team almost since the day he arrived. He has been a quick study in sourcing, securing and executing transactions beyond his actual years of experience in the business. For this I think he deserves consideration as this years rising star.

Rory is a true rising star. In his 4 year tenure at Cushman & Wakefield he has built an impressive stable of clients. He is instrumental in the leasing up of some of the most high profile assets in the North market on behalf of Landlords such as RREEF, Leggat McCall Propoerties, National Development. On the Tenant side he has represented MIT Lincoln Labs, Partierre Flooring, TomTom and many others.

Peter Whoriskey Cushman & Wakefield of MA, Inc.

In Peter's first year in the business he has been involved in some amazing business, having been an important part of the team that won and executed GMCR/Keurig's Headquarter's Requirement.

During Peter Whoriskey's first year in the business Pete helped secure the GMCR tenant rep assignment which resulted in a 590,000 SF, 17 year build to suit. In addition, Pete has established himself as a collaborative and creative broker who has done an excellent job sourcing new business and servicing existing clients needs at a very high level.

Broker of the Year (vote for one)

Bill Barrack, Jones Lang LaSalle

Bill has been a winner at the CBA Awards many times, having first won the Office Deal of the Year (Downtown Landlord) in 1993. He has continued his success through the years, most recently copping the CBA Office Deal of the Year in 2008, and has won CBA ‘Deal of the Year’ a total of four times in his career. In 2012, he posted another fine year, with 501,657 sf in total leasing deals, including DLA Piper’s 63,820 sf at 33 Arch St. and Kessler Financial Services 27,814 sf lease at 855 Boylston.

Now in his 29th year in the CRE business, his achievements extend well past his professional life. He serves as vice chair of the Board of Trustees of his alma mater, Connecticut College, and has also coached youth sports in the town of Wellesley. He was Assistant Treasurer of the Wellesley Conservation Council, and is a former member of the Board of Directors (Metro West) for the American Cancer Society.

Joseph Fallon, Cassidy Turley

Joe was a big winner at last year’s CBA Awards, with twin victories for Office Deal of the Year Cambridge (Biogen Idec) and Office Deal of the Year Boston (Brightcove). He followed up his success this year with well over 1.5 million sf of leasing, including leases for Kronos (300,000 sf in Chelmsford), Ariad Pharmaceuticals in Cambridge (240,000 sf), and Sekisui Diagnostics in Framingham and Lexington (100,000 sf ) – coupled with a handful of significant investment sales transactions. With over 30 years of experience in the CRE industry, Joe has been a longtime member of the GBREB.

He is very active in the community as well, serving on many boards, including as a Trustee with the Central New England Multiple Sclerosis Society and as a committee member with the New England Jesuits Society, as well as a member of the President’s Council of Holy Cross College.

David Fitzgerald, CBRE | NE

While this downtown veteran of 25 years posted over a million sf of signed leases (1.1 million) in Massachusetts last year, he nearly doubled that total when his national and international numbers are factored in (2.1 million sf). In one out-of-state deal, David represented the Bank of America in their 84, 690 sf expansion and extension at One Financial Plaza in Providence.

David is very active in the CRE community, serving on the Board of Directors for the Commercial Brokers’ Association (Treasurer). In addition, he presided over the launch of the CBA Real Deal series last fall. 

His contributions outside of the workplace are equally impressive, as he is an active contributor to the United Way, including co-hosting the Real Estate breakfast in 2006 and 2007. Dave has also served on the fund raising committee for the American Ireland Fund, and is involved with several Swedish/American organizations.

Joe Flaherty, Colliers International

Recognized as a Life Science dean for his work in the Cambridge market over his 25-year career, Joe included two of Cambridge’s largest deals in his total of nearly a half-million sf (462,000) in 2012. He engineered the Novartis Vaccines and Diagnostics lease at 45 Sidney Street for 92,000 sf and added another 109,000 sf with the Merrimack Pharmaceuticals deal at One Kendall Square.

Joe is also no stranger to taking home hardware from the CBA Achievement Awards, having garnered the CBA Life Science Deal of the Year Award in 2008 and 2009, as well the CBA Investment Sale of the Year Award in 2008. Joe is also very active in the CRE community, as a Trustee of the GBREB’s Political Action Committee and as President of the CBA in 2009.  His work extends outside of real estate as well, as a member of the United Way Real Estate Breakfast Committee and the co-founder of both the Boys and Girls Concord Carlisle Travel Basketball Programs.

Debra Gould, Cushman & Wakefield

Deb has a long track record as a successful leasing broker in both the Cambridge and Boston markets for over 25 years – and 2012 was no exception. She was involved in 972,000 sf of transactions, including a 150,000 sf renewal/expansion at 10 Post Office Square for Boston Private Bank & Trust and represented Akami at 1 Hampshire St. in Cambridge for 47,000 sf as well as in international deals. Deb is also a multiple winner in the CBA Office Deal of the Year category, having brought home the Downtown Award in 2000, 2003, 2004 and 2006.

Deb also does an extensive amount of work with numerous charities, including serving on the executive committee of the City Year Boston Women's Leadership Breakfast as well as Muscular Dystrophy Association and Heading Home. She has also worked with The Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur to raise funds for a school in Nigeria.

Mike Joyce, Richard Barry Joyce & Partners

Now entering his 27th year in the CRE business, Mike continued his career-long productivity in 2012, as evidenced by his leasing and investment sales figures. In addition to transacting 875,000 sf of deals, including the 187,000 sf Converse HQ lease at Lovejoy Wharf at year-end, he also closed 1.6 million sf of investment sales during 2012. He has been a two-time recipient of the CBA Award for Landlord Deal of the Year, and is also a member of the GBREB and the CBA.

Mike is also a board member and Trustee of the International Rett Syndrome Foundation (IRSF) and a board member of the Providence College President’s Council. He has helped raise more than $5 million for the IRSF over the past ten years, as a co-chair of the annual Boston Festival of Food and Wine and by sponsoring an annual golf tournament. His efforts helped fund the first ever clinical trial for Rett Syndrome, which took place at Boston Children’s Hospital. 

Andrew Majewski, CBRE | NE

Andy has over 24 years of experience in the CRE business, and has taken part in over 850 transactions during this time. He is active representing tenants and landlords in Greater Boston and also oversees the Suburban group at CBRE.

Andy is active in various non-profit organizations, several church ministries and coaching sports teams for athletes with special needs.

Joe Sciolla, Cresa Boston

Joe is a 35-year CRE veteran who continues to produce at a high level, as his 2012 numbers will attest. Joe negotiated over 721,000 sf in transactions this year as a tenant-only rep,  including a 138,000 sf lease for BAE Systems and a 52,000 sf lease for Fay Spofford & Thorndike (both located in Burlington), as well as brokering a deal for Pharmalucence to acquire a 70,000 sf manufacturing facility at 29 Dunham Road in Billerica, MA.

Joe is a member of the Greater Boston Real Estate Board and has served on the CBA board as well. In addition, Joe is very active on the philanthropic front, spearheading his firm’s involvement by facilitating longtime partnerships with the Jimmy Fund and the Pan Mass Challenge.  He is also involved in other local charities, including Habitat for Humanity, Italian Home for Little Wanderers, and the Movember Foundation. He may also be the only CRE professional in Boston who can say that he hosts an annual cattle drive, as a member of North Dakota’s Cattleman Association.

Mark Winters, Cushman & Wakefield

A founding member of C & W’s Global Life Science Practice, Mark has parlayed that expertise into another productive year, with 875,350 sf of deals transacted in 2012, including the 92,000 sf Novartis Vaccines & Diagnostics lease renewal at University Park in Cambridge. On the investment sales side, he also brokered the sale of Odyssey Partners 130,000 sf Central Square building portfolio in Cambridge

In his 26-year career at C & W, Mark has garnered the CBA’s Deal of the Year Award six times, most recently for the Life Science Deal of the Year in 2009. He continues to be an active member of the CRE community, having served on the CBA’s Board of Directors and its Continuing Education Committee. Outside of the CRE world, he is currently a coach, six-year board member and past President of the Sudbury Maynard Stow Youth Hockey Association, plays an active role in the MSPCA’s Leader Circle and is involved with the Williams Boston Association, which recognizes promising students at Boston area schools.

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