Utah CCIM chapter honors top commercial real estate professionals at 2020 event

Salt Lake City– The Utah Chapter of CCIM honored more than 40 finalists in 15 award categories and recognized six new and redeveloped projects at its 2021 Excellence Awards event. Held at the Grand America Hotel on Saturday, May 15th, the annual awards program honored professionals within Utah’s commercial real estate industry who exemplify the highest degree of business excellence, as well as highlighted some of the year’s most notable projects and transactions. This year’s event theme was “Stabilizing Forces.”

Recipients for the top sale and lease transactions of the year were awarded in each commercial property type, as were the top producers for each property type. The top developments of the year and annual Hall of Fame award were also given. This year’s Hall of Fame recipient was Tom Uriona, recently retired Senior Director of Corporate Real Estate with Intermountain Healthcare. In addition, four scholarships—funded jointly by Price Real Estate and the Utah CCIM Chapter—were awarded to students at the University of Utah.

“We were quite fortunate to hold this year’s Excellence Awards event in person, and it was a wonderful night of celebrating one another’s accomplishments and socializing in person—many of us for the first time since last year’s event,’” commented Jody Jones, Utah CCIM Excellence Awards event chair. “We realized that in 2020 this event occurred just one week before things began to shut down due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and we were lucky enough to be one of the first major industry events held since the vaccine has become widely available. We truly appreciate all our sponsors and supporters who were a stabilizing force in keeping our industry strong throughout these unprecedented times and want to congratulate all those who were recognized at this year’s event.”

The 2021 winners in each category are:

Hall of Fame                                                                           Architectural Firm of the Year                                                             

Tom Uriona                                                                            MHTN Architects

Intermountain Healthcare                                                                       

Architectural Project of the Year                                         General Contractor of the Year

BioFire Manufacturing                                                            Okland Construction


General Contractor Project of the Year                               Community Lender of the Year (-$75 Million)

Salt Lake City International Airport Terminal                          Dale Fisher

Redevelopment Program                                                       Mountain America Credit Union

Holder – Big D Construction, A Joint Venture         

Commercial Mortgage Broker of the Year                           Commercial Lender of the Year ($75 Million+)

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Johnny Clawson, CCIM                                                          Jeff Holt

The Clawson Group                                                                Zions Bank Real Estate Banking Group

Industrial Broker of the Year

Jarrod Hunt                                                                           

Colliers International                                              

Investment Broker of the Year                                           Multifamily Broker of the Year

Bryce Blanchard                                                                     Greg Barratt

Newmark Knight Frank                                                           Berkadia

Office Broker of the Year                                                      Retail Broker of the Year      

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Brandon Fugal                                                                        Scott Brady            

Colliers International                                                               Mountain West Commercial                                                   

Specialty Broker of the Year                                                 Rookie Broker of the Year                                                                   

Jonah Hornsby, CCIM                                                            Culum J. Mills                                                        

Windermere/Align Complete Real Estate Services                 JLL                                                         

Price CCIM Scholarship Winners
Skyler Blankenfeld       Isabeau Hansen        Tyson Butterfield           Amro Al-Nimri

Top Transactions of the Year

Top Industrial Lease of the Year
Inland Real Estate Partners
Rusty Bollow, Ryan Flint, Bobby Stevens of Colliers International representing the tenant

Top Industrial Sale of the Year
I-80 Logistics/Westcore
Tom Freeman, Travis Healey and Jeremy Terry with Cushman & Wakefield representing the seller

Top Retail Lease of the Year
Fitness Group of Herriman
Brandon Fugal and Josh Smith of Colliers International representing the tenant; Rob Moore, Tyson Moore and Dan Moore of Colliers International representing the landlord

Top Retail Sale of the Year
Jordan Square Shopping Center
Chris Hatch and Ty Miller of Legend Partners representing the buyer; Eli Priest of Newmark Knight Frank and Rob Sweeney of Legend Partners representing the seller

Top Multifamily Sale of the Year
Hardware Apartments
Eli Mills and Patrick Bodnar of CBRE representing the seller

Top Office Lease of the Year
650 Main – Enerbank USA
Aaron Jones, Todd McLachlan and Roman Bernardo of Newmark Knight Frank representing the landlord and tenant

Top Office Sale of the Year
Thanksgiving Station Portfolio
Eli Mills and Patrick Bodnar of CBRE representing the seller

Top Specialty Sale of the Year
Cedar Storage Partners LLC
Brandon Olson of Colliers International representing the seller

Top Specialty Lease of the Year
The Thackeray Company
Howard Layton of Colliers International representing the landlord

Development Winners:

Multifamily Development of the Year                                      Office Development of the Year                             
Pamela’s Place                                                                      Pluralsight Global Headquarters        

Housing Authority of Salt Lake City/                                        Gardner Companies & Staker Company/MHTN Architects/RAPT Studio/
Architecture Belgique/Wadman Corporation                           Okland Construction/Layton Construction                                             

Industrial Development of the Year                                        Adaptive Reuse Development of the Year             

201 Mountain View Park                                                       INDUSTRY – Salt Lake City 

Hines/AE Urbia/Big-D Construction                                        Q Factor/Drumbeat Architects/Makers Line Construction

Hospitality Development of the Year                                      Transformative Development of the Year

The Advenire, A Marriott Autograph Collection                 Salt Lake City International Redevelopment Program

PEG Companies/ajc architects/Zwick Construction                HOK/MNTN Architects, GSBS Architects, Architectural Nexus, FFKR/

                                                                                                Holder – Big-D Construction, A Joint Venture

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The Utah CCIM Chapter created the Utah CCIM Excellence Awards, now the premier gathering of business leaders in Utah, to recognize the accomplishments of outstanding men and women who exemplify the highest degree of business excellence in the commercial real estate industry. The CCIM designation, or Certified Commercial Investment Member, is a premier commercial real estate certification that requires 100+ hours of training and considerable investment. Learn more at