CARW Announces 2017 Deal of the Year Awards and the 2018 Board of Directors
For Immediate Release: October 19, 2017
For More Information, Contact: Tracy Johnson – 414.698.7474 or [email protected]
MILWAUKEE – CARW (Commercial Association of REALTORS® Wisconsin), the voice of commercial real estate, is pleased to announce the organization’s 2018 Board of Directors and the 2017 commercial real estate Deals of the Year. The announcements were presented to an audience of more than 250 commercial real estate professionals in attendance at the annual Deal of the Year Awards and Annual Meeting event on October 19, 2017.
The prestigious CARW Deal of the Year recognition was awarded in seven categories: Bank Loan, Development, Industrial, Investment, Office, Retail, and Judge’s Choice. Finalists in each category were featured in video vignettes at the event. A complete list of nominees can be found by visiting our page.
“This year’s submissions featured many very large and complicated transactions,” said Tracy Johnson with CARW. “Many of the deals featured strong collaboration between brokers and firms. In addition, there was an enormous emphasis on the importance of strong public-private partnerships for making a transaction run smoothly.”
2017 CARW CRE Deal of the Year Award Winners:
Bank Loan: Laacke and Joy Redevelopment (1433 N. Water St.)
Bryan Johnsen, Ivan Gamboa | Tri City National Bank
Development: The Corners of Brookfield
Bruce Westling | NAI MLG Commercial
Katie Falvey | The Marcus Corporation
Industrial: Athea – 1700 W. Cornell St.
James M. Young, MBA, James T. Barry III, JD, CCIM | The Barry Company
Investment: Master Lock Company Headquarters
Tom Shepherd, CCIM, Jennifer Huber-Bullock | Colliers International
Office: InSinkErator World Headquarters Site
Kevin C. Barry, CCIM, David L. Barry, CCIM, SIOR | The Barry Company
Max Rasansky | CBRE, Inc.
Judges’ Choice: 84South
Scott Satula, Dan Rosenfeld | Mid-America Real Estate – WI, LLC
In addition, CARW recognized the following individuals for their support of CARW and the commercial real estate industry.
Affiliate of the Year: Heather Turner Loth | EUA
Friend of CARW: Dale Shaver | Waukesha County Department of Parks and Land Use
CRE Impact Award: Mark Hogan | WEDC
REALTOR of the Year: Jeff Hoffman, SIOR, CCIM | Cushman & Wakefield | BOERKE
At the event, CARW also confirmed the 2017-2018 slate of directors and officers.
2018 CARW Board of Directors:
Ben Adank, Chairman | Sara Investment Real Estate
Steve Pape, Chairman Elect | Founders 3
Joe Lak, Secretary | Colliers International
Adam Dreier, Treasurer | Mid-America Real Estate-WI, LLC
Curt Pitzen, Immediate Past-Chairman | NAI MLG Commercial
Kevin Armstrong, Director | CBRE, Inc.
Kevin Barry, CCIM, Director | The Barry Company
Tom Bruss, Director | Founders 3
Tim Nelson, CCIM, Director | Irgens
David Pudlosky, Director | JLL
Cory Sovine, Director | Colliers International
Chad Vande Zande, SIOR, Director | Cushman & Wakefield | Boerke
Adam Williquette, Director | Anderson Commercial Group
Ryan Trost, At-Large Director | Phoenix Investors
Ben Adank, SARA Investment Real Estate, will assume the role as Chairman for a one-year term. New to the board, CARW welcomes Adam Williquette and Ryan Trost. Curt Pitzen will serve as Immediate Past Chairman in 2018 after serving as Chairman in 2017.
New to the Board:
ADAM WILLIQUETTE will be serving as director for one three-year term. He is the Senior Vice President of Anderson Commercial Group and specializes in investment real estate acquisition and disposition, leasing and sales of commercial property, ground-up development, and property management. This year marks Williquette’s 13th year in the commercial real estate Industry. Prior to joining Anderson Commercial Group, he worked at NAI MLG Commercial for seven years in the Investment Brokerage segment. Williquette possesses thorough knowledge in all areas of commercial real estate with an emphasis on investment and industrial real estate. He is well-versed in 1031 Exchanges, property analysis, and sale/leaseback deals. Williquette holds a degree from University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee in finance with a certificate in real estate. He is a part of many organizations including Commercial Association of Realtors (CARW), Government Affairs Chairman, National Association of Realtors (NAR), Wisconsin Association of Realtors (WRA), Public Policy Committee Member, City of West Bend Common Council, Alderman, Finance Chairman, West Bend Area Chamber of Commerce, and City of West Bend Planning Commission.
RYAN J. TROST will be serving as director at large for a one-year term. He is a lifelong entrepreneur having started his first business while in high school. Following a successful banking career with two multi-billion dollar regional bank groups and as a consultant to a private equity group, Trost joined Phoenix Investors in 2014 to strategically manage the debt and equity needs of its affiliated companies and Trusts. Early in his banking career, Trost underwent formal credit training which provided him with a solid foundation for the underwriting and structuring of complicated financing. In connection with his private equity work, Trost helped clients source and close leveraged buyouts and recapitalization. As a commercial real estate lender, Trost worked on complicated financing including the refinancing and acquisition of commercial real estate. Trost earned his B.B.A. from the Austin E. Cofrin School of Business at the University of Wisconsin – Green Bay. Trost is a passionate supporter of various local charitable organizations focused on family and children’s causes. These charitable pursuits include Rebuilding Together Greater Milwaukee and The Wisconsin Humane Society.
CARW is the voice of commercial real estate brokerage and related professionals in Wisconsin. Founded in 1993, CARW is dedicated to the success of our members by providing invaluable educational opportunities, networking experiences, data exchange, and public policy advocacy.
CARW is a trade association representing more than 700 members from 200 Wisconsin businesses including REALTORS®, accountants, appraisers, architects, attorneys, bankers, builders, contractors, developers, environmental specialists, title insurance companies and other industry related businesses. CARW REALTOR® members are part of the REALTOR® network, the world’s largest professional association with over 1.1 million members worldwide and over 15,000 just in the State of Wisconsin.
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