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CREBA Honors Top D.C. Brokers With Virtual Award Reveals

The coronavirus prevented the D.C. real estate industry from coming together for the annual CREBA Awards ceremony, but it did not stop the organization from honoring the top brokers, deals and firms in the industry. 

CREBA revealed the winners in a series of online announcements this week, starting Monday with the Rising Star Award and ending Friday with the Brendan McCarthy Memorial Award. 

Cushman & Wakefield's Roberta Liss and Peter Carroccio at a past CREBA awards ceremony.

The Brendan McCarthy Memorial Award was given to CBRE Senior Vice President Mark Teitelbaum. A 36-year industry veteran, Teitelbaum specializes in tenant representation and has represented organizations including Johns Hopkins University, Sallie Mae, Al Jazeera and Friedman Billings Ramsey & Co. 

The Joseph Stettinius Jr. Leadership Award, created in 2018 after the former Cushman & Wakefield Americas CEO died at 55, was given to Cushman & Wakefield Regional Managing Principal Roberta Liss. Now the leader of the firm's Northeast, North-Central and Mid-Atlantic regions, Liss has executed transactions totaling more than 30M SF during her career.

The James L. Eichberg Broker of the Year Award was given to JLL Managing Director Robb Johnson. A 39-year industry veteran, Johnson last year represented Dean & Co. in its move to a new Tysons office. He previously represented Marriott International in its deal for a new Downtown Bethesda headquarters in 2017

The Rising Star Award was given to Tishman Speyer Director Rafael Notario, who leases the firm's D.C. office properties, including 2050 M St. NW, International Square and 2000 K St. NW. 

Capital One's Sadhvi Subramanian and Cushman & Wakefield's Bill Collins at a 2018 Bisnow event.

The remaining individual awards are as follows:

Top Regional Sales Agents: Cushman & Wakefield's Bill Collins and Paul Collins

Top D.C. Leasing Agent: JLL's Amy Bowser

Top Maryland Leasing Agent: Cushman & Wakefield's Peter Rosan

Top Virginia Leasing Agent: Cushman & Wakefield's Tim Summers

Top Leasing Agent 35 Years and Under: JLL's Zach Boroson

Top Regional Finance Agent: CBRE's David Webb

Top Regional Retail Agent: CBRE's Michael Zacharia

Top Regional GSA Agent: FD Stonewater's Chad Habeeb

Top Regional Landlord/Developer Agents: Carr Properties' Martha Naughten and Kaitlyn Rausse

The office building at 2445 M St. NW.

The top transaction awards are as follows: 

D.C. Lease Transaction of the Year: Savills for EAB Global's 150K SF lease at 2445 M St. NW

Top Lease Transaction Under 75K SF: Savills, CBRE and Douglas Development for The Recording Industry Association of America's 20K SF lease at 1000 F St. NW

Sales Transaction of the Year: CBRE for the Lone Star Funds Mid-Atlantic multifamily portfolio sale

Finance Transaction of the Year: CBRE for a $176.5M construction financing deal for Storey Park in NoMa

Maryland Lease Transaction of the Year: JLL for Children's Hospital's 140K SF lease at Inventa Towers, the former Discovery Communications headquarters, in Silver Spring

Virginia Lease Transaction of the Year: CBRE and Boston Properties for Bechtel's consolidation in Reston

Retail Transaction of the Year: Brookfield and H&R Retail for the Pinstripes lease at Halley Rise in Reston

Project of the Year: The Boro, the massive Tysons mixed-use project that delivered in October from The Meridian Group, Kettler and Rockefeller Group

The awards given to firms are as follows: 

Leasing and Sales/Finance Firm of the Year: Cushman & Wakefield

Architecture: Gensler

Construction Contractor: Davis Construction

Developer: Brookfield

Flexible Office Space Provider: Convene

Furniture Company: Washington Workplace

Law Firm: Stroock

Moving Company: Fitzgerald Moving & Storage Co.