The editors of Commercial Property Executive are delighted to present the winners of the 22nd annual CPE Executive of the Year Awards, a program that recognizes commercial real estate’s top achievers in all of the industry’s main business lines, from investment and development to finance and advisory services. Awarded in two categories—first place and honorable mention—winners were chosen by a confidential vote of their peers among our volunteer advisory board of industry leaders.
We congratulate all of the distinguished executives who led their firms against a backdrop of relentless change in 2018, including increased use of technology in operations and transactions, the emergence of the gig economy, shifts in office consumption and function, and the morphing of demographics to include, simultaneously, significantly larger numbers of college students and people hitting 65. A flattening yield curve, tax reform, Brexit and the possibility of U.S. trade tariffs also fueled the need for savvy executives who are agile and quick to adapt.
This list showcases the top executives of 2018, who have been singled out by peers, clients and employees for outstanding performances that have resulted in historic developments, landmark deals and record-breaking transactions. Not only do these women and men serve their shareholders and investors through vision and leadership but they give back to the communities where they do business through their commitments to sustainability, affordable housing preservation, workplace inclusivity and local charities.