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CoreNet Recognizes Top Corporate Brokers At Annual Awards Dinner

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CoreNet Mid-Atlantic president Mark Gorman giving an award to CSRA's Steve Dunn

The real estate heads for some of DC's biggest corporate tenants and the brokers who work with them gathered at Arena Stage in Southwest DC on Tuesday night for CoreNet Global Mid-Atlantic's 2017 Awards of Excellence. 

The Pinnacle Commercial Real Estate Leadership Award was given to CSRA head of workplace Steve Dunn. 

Since the 2015 merger of CSC and SRA, Dunn has been in charge of consolidating the national real estate portfolio of the merged company, CSRA. This effort has involved closing 27 locations and opening four new ones. He also is looking to execute a sale-leaseback of CSRA's Falls Church HQ, but said he is far from closing a deal. 

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CACI's Leslie Frederick being presented with an award by Capital One senior director of workplace solutions Stefanie Spurlin

CACI corporate real estate manager Leslie Frederick was awarded the Young Leadership Award. 

In January 2016, CACI signed a long-term 221K SF lease extension to remain at Commonwealth Centre in Chantilly

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NGKF's Chet Rao and Andrew Roberts accept the service provider leadership award from Capital One's Stephanie Spurlin

Newmark Grubb Knight Frank received the Service Provider Leadership Award. NGKF's Chet Rao and Andrew Roberts accepted the honor. 

NGKF recently negotiated deals to bring three new office tenants to the Capitol Riverfront. The brokerage firm is in the process of going public

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AOL's Al Nielson and JLL's Jennifer Puckett accept an award from CBRE's Peter Van Emburgh

The partnership of JLL and AOL was awarded the Corporate Real Estate Partnership award. The brokerage firm has managed the relocation of more than 4,000 AOL employees worldwide, following Verizon's $4.4B acquisition of AOL in 2015. 

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SmithGroupJJR's Mike Johnson and Exelon's Deborah Kuo receiving an award from CBRE's Peter Van Emburgh

The Best New Workplace Solution award was given to the Exelon HQ in Baltimore. The energy giant is moving 1,500 employees to the 20-story Exelon Tower on Baltimore's Harbor Point, a $1.5B development that will include a residential tower, a hotel, retail and a 4.5-acre waterfront park.