Nomination Eligibility Criteria

Women in CRE

The nominees must be outstanding professional women in commercial real estate who have made superior contributions to their organizations, their professions and the Orange County commercial real estate industry in 2018. Describe the nominee’s contributions to the Orange County commercial real estate industry during 2018.  All of the foregoing will be taken into account in determining the recipient of the award.  Contributions may have occurred over several years but activity in 2018 will be more heavily weighted.

New Construction, Renovations & Tenant Improvements

The project must have been completed in 2018 and be located in Orange County. Nominees need not be based in O.C., but location of nominee may be considered. Nominees may include (individually or as a team) design professionals, developer, general contractor and project manager.   The nomination statement should describe the project and why the nominee should be considered.   Please also address positive impact to O.C., and any challenges overcome.  If nominating an individual, describe his or her specific impact on the project’s success.  There will be one award monument for each of the three categories – the nomination must clearly identify who will be the recipient of the award should the nominee be selected as the winner.

Leasing & Sales

The lease or sale must have been completed in 2018 and the project must be located in Orange County.  Nominees need not be based in O.C., but location of nominee may be considered. Nominees may include landlord broker/agent, tenant broker/agent, seller broker/agent, buyer broker/agent, bank officer, mortgage banker, in-house professionals or other professionals, including attorneys, accountants, valuation and title experts, etc.  The nomination statement should describe the lease, sale or loan and why the nominee should be considered.  Address the value added by representation, due diligence, market knowledge, professionalism, significance of size, amount, volume, pricing, complexity, structured transaction or value, positive impact to the community/region, and any obstacles or challenges overcome. The award is intended to recognize a significant sale or lease and not necessarily annual sales volume or the largest of the nominated category.  There will be one award monument for each of the two categories – the nomination must clearly identify who will be the recipient of the award should the nominee be selected as the winner.

Most Valuable Partner/Service Award

Nominee must have been a business service provider on any commercial real estate project in 2018 involving a sale, lease, renovation, tenant improvement or construction project in Orange County. Nominees may include (individually or as a team) title and escrow representatives, design professionals, property manager, vendors, legal professionals, lenders, consultants, emergency services, etc. Nominees need to be based in Orange County, but location of nominee may be considered.

Philanthropy

The nominees must be based in Orange County and have demonstrated superior commitment to philanthropy through volunteer service and/or contributions to charities and non-profit organizations located in OC. The nomination statement should describe the charities, the nominee’s involvement in 2018, and measurable results and/or benefits to the organizations. Philanthropic involvement may have occurred over several years but involvement in 2018 will be more heavily weighted.

Emerging Leader Award

Nominee must be a commercial real estate professional under 35 years old that lives, works or performs deals in Orange County.  Nominee must attend the SPIRE Awards Gala on March 21, 2019 to be considered for this award.  Eligibility for the award will be based on: the nominee’s contributions to Orange County commercial real estate, the nominee’s leadership involvement in CREW and other professional organizations, the nominee’s contributions to his/her company, the nominee’s future career goals, and any other factors the judges should consider.  Selection for the award by judges will be based on: impact on Orange County commercial real estate, contributions to his/her company, community/professional real estate organization involvement (while CREW membership is not required for this award, members is good standing will be given priority in instances of a tie), and career goals.

Nomination packages must be received by 4:30 p.m. on Friday February 1, 2019.  

For questions, please contact crewspireawards@gmail.com.