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HFF's Matt Kavanau, Golub's Gene Golub, the Private Bank's Karen Case, The Bond Cos. Rob Bond, Golub's Paula Harris (Gene's sister) and Lincoln Property Co.'s Samantha Harris
The commercial real estate community raised $800,000 for theGreater Chicago Food Depository and also gave themselves a few awards on Thursday night at the Chicago Commercial Real Estate Awards Dinner at the Hyatt Regency. We snapped HFF's Mike Kavanau, Golub's Lee Golub, the Private Bank's Karen Case, The Bond Cos' Rob Bond, Golub's Paula Harris (Lee's sister), and Lincoln Property Co's Samantha Harris (Paula's daughter) at the cocktail hour before the awards. Matt was out supporting colleaguesJaime FinkJeff Bramson, and Kenneth Glomb who took home the Investment Broker of the Year award. Samantha is a leasing coordinator at the Alta at K Station, which was up for Development of the Year but lost out to 300 E Randolph.
Alan Schachtman, Randy and Steve Fifiled
The Alta at K Station in Chicago was certified as the nation's largestLEED Gold apartment building this week, thanks to its design and location within walking distance of the CTA and Metra, says Fifield'sAlan Schachtman. We snapped him, left, with Steve Fifield and his wife Randy accepting the Developer of the Year award. Alan says the building's all concrete and energy efficient glass, which keeps heat in during the winter. Plus, central HVAC paired with fans in each unit means residents are usually only using AC while they're home instead of running window units all day. Alta is 848 units in two towers; the west tower opened a year ago and is 70% leased, the east tower opened in June and is 50% leased. Fifield also recently acquired four apartment properties in Texas totaling 1,300 unitsthrough its Fifield Realty Parnters IV fund.
Jeannie Kim and Jeannie Kim
Seeing double? Maybe Wright Hereema's Jeannie Kim and Wight & Co's Jeannie Kim don't look that much alike, but their names and e-mail addresses do. The two Jeannies have been getting each other's e-mails for years, even though one's an architect and the other's an interior designer, not to mention the fact that they're working on completely different projects. The two met for the first time at the GCFD awards on Thursday where we learned that Wright's Jeannie Kim just completed a 140k SF medical lab and office build-out in Rosemont. They both want you to know that Wight's e-mails go and Wright's are
Randy Stancik
One of the more interesting showdowns of the night pitted the John Hancock Observatory against the Willis Tower Skydeck featuring the Ledge for Special Achievement of the Year. Here's US Equities'Randy Stancik accepting the award on behalf of Willis Tower. We should give the tower some good press since Randy still remembers last year's April Fool's issue (go here if you don't remember). Other big winners of the evening included The Prime Group's JW Marriottas Redevelopment of the Year, Takeda Pharmaceuticals as Build-to-Suit Project of the Year, and JLL's Navistar deal as the Innovative Deal of the Year. JLL raised the most money and won the Brown Bag Award, which is rumored to be good luck, according to the GCFD's video here.