Rida Development Corp. developed the $800 million, 1,501-room hotel in partnership with the Aurora Economic Development Council. Gaylord Rockies is estimated to draw a half-million visitors annually, creating an annual economic impact of more than $250 million.
Other development projects completed in 2018, along with the best and brightest in Colorado’s commercial real estate industry, also were recognized at the event at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts. Awards and their recipients were:
President’s Award – Bob Moody, former NAIOP Colorado legislative director
Award of Excellence – James Mansfield, Pinnacle Real Estate Advisors
Industrial Broker of the Year – Jim Bolt, CBRE Inc.
Investment Broker of the Year – Mike Winn and Tim Richey, CBRE
Land Broker of the Year – Eric Roth and Martin Roth, CBRE
Multifamily Broker of the Year – Terrance Hunt and Shane Ozment, Newmark Knight Frank
Office Broker of the Year (Individual) – Kevin Foley, JLL
Office Broker of the Year (Team) – Doug Bakke, Ty Ritchie, Lee Diamond, Todd Papazian and Melanie Fontenot, CBRE
Retail Broker of the Year – Matthew DeBartolomeis, CBRE
Legacy Broker – Frank Kelley, CBRE
Office Development of the Year – 1144 Fifteenth, Hines
Retail Development of the Year – Denver Premium Outlets, Simon Premium Outlets
Sherman R. Miller Trailblazer Award – Cooper Williams, Essex Financial Group
James T. Brubaker Legislative Award – Denver Green Roof Review Task Force
NAIOP Colorado Member of the Year – Erin Kelley, Group 14 Engineering
Developing Leader Member of the Year – Sam Bell, Cushman & Wakefield
Watch for photos and more coverage in CREJ’s print edition.