Annual Award Winners from 2012Each year at the CRCBR Annual Meeting in December, CRCBR recognizes individuals who have furthered the industry, profession, or association over the past year, through their contribution of time, energy and resources. The Annual Award of CRCBR and the history of the award recipients are as follows:

Cornerstone Award – Given to the non-member individual, institution or firm that has significantly improved the economy of the region and its image and, in particular, improved the business environment for the commercial real estate industry.

  • 2015 – Dr. Steven Ott, UNC Charlotte, Belk School of Business
  • 2014 – Charlotte Chamber of Commerce
  • 2013 – Eric Steigerwalt, Metlife
  • 2012 – Philip L. Dubois, UNC Charlotte (Chancellor)
  • 2011 – Will Miller (for the Democratic National Convention)
  • 2010 – Dr. P. Anthony “Tony” Zeiss, Central Piedmont Community College
  • 2009 – Jim Rogers, Duke Energy
  • 2008 – Pat McCrory, City of Charlotte
  • 2007 – David H. Murdock, Castle & Cooke, Inc.
  • 2006 – William B. McGuire, McGuire Properties
  • 2005 – James H. Woodward (former chancellor of UNCC)
  • 2004 – Jim Palermo, Johnson & Wales/formerly Bank of America
  • 2003 – O. Bruton Smith, Speedway Motor Sports
  • 2002 – Arthur W. Fields, Crescent Resources
  • 2001 – Carroll Gray, Charlotte Chamber of Commerce
  • 2000 – Rusty Goode, University Research Park
  • 1999 – John Crosland, The Crosland Group
  • 1998 – Henry Faison, The Trammell Crow Company
  • 1997 – Jerry Orr, Charlotte Douglas Int’l Airport
  • 1996 – Jerry Richardson, Richardson Sports
  • 1995 – Hugh McColl, NationsBank
  • 1994 – Johnny Harris, The Harris Group

 

REALTOR® of the Year: Given to the outstanding REALTOR® of the year, judged on REALTOR® spirit, civic activity, business accomplishments, NAR and NCAR activity.

  • 2015 – Garth Dunklin, Bass, Dunklin, McCullough & Smith, PLLC
  • 2014 – David Allen, Trinity Partners
  • 2013 – Cindy Chandler, The Chandler Group
  • 2012 – Pete Lash, Beacon Partners
  • 2011 – Edward “Ned” Curran, The Bissell Companies
  • 2010 – James E. “Jim” Merrifield, Merrifield Patrick Vermillion
  • 2009 – Landon Wyatt, Childress Klein Properties
  • 2008 – Allen Tate, Allen Tate Company
  • 2007 – Peter A. Pappas, Pappas Properties, LLC
  • 2006 – Johnny Harris, Lincoln Harris
  • 2005 – H.C. “Smoky” Bissell, CCIM, The Bissell Companies
  • 2004 – John Barker, Sr., John Barker Realty
  • 2003 – Cindy Chandler, The Chandler Group
  • 2002 – Bob Percival, Sr., Transwestern Percival
  • 2001 – Joseph M. Logan, McGuire Properties/TCN
  • 2000 – Fred Klein, Childress Klein Properties
  • 1999 – Louis Rose, Jr., Southern Real Estate
  • 1998 – Smoky Bissell, The Bissell Companies
  • 1997 – Jim Rogers, Cauble & Company of the Carolinas
  • 1996 – Ward F. Mullis, Gibson Smith Realty
  • 1995 – Tony Pressley, MECA Properties
  • 1994 – John Trotter

 

President’s Award:  Given for outstanding work and contributions to CRCBR.

  • 2015 – Keith Bell, Cushman & Wakefield
  • 2014 – Marty McLaughlin, Park Commercial Real Estate
  • 2013 – Matt Harper, Childress Klein Properties
  • 2012 – Meredith Dickerson, CCIM, Thalhimer
  • 2011 – Eric Ridlehoover, Cassidy Turley
  • 2010 – Anthony “Scott” Hensley, CCIM, SIOR, Piedmont Properties of the Carolinas, Inc.
  • 2009 – Doug Smith (formerly with the Charlotte Observer)
  • 2008 – Jessica Brown, CB Richard Ellis, Inc.
  • 2007 – Theresa Salmen, Executive VP of CRCBR
  • 2006 – Mike Harrell, Beacon Partners
  • 2005 – Andrew Jenkins, KARNES Company
  • 2004 – Chris Berry, Percival’s, Inc.
  • 2003 – Garth Dunklin, Wishart Norris Henninger & Pittman, PA
  • 2002 – Ben Orme, The Walker Company
  • 2001 – Jon Morris, Beacon Partners
  • 2000 – Robby Kirby, Crescent Resources
  • 1999 – Barbara Brown, Barbara Brown Commercial Properties
  • 1998 – Alan Lewis, The Keith Corporation
  • 1996 – Caldwell Rose, Southern Real Estate
  • 1995 – Steven Garrett, Percival’s
  • 1994 – William D. Simerville, Simerville and Company

 

Affiliate of the Year aka Corporate Associate Member of the Year:  Given to the Corporate Associate member who made the greatest contribution of time, energy, and resources to CRCBR.

  • 2015 – Joe Meyer, ai Design
  • 2014 – Deane True, Charlotte Metro Credit Union
  • 2013 – Amy Sullivan, CohnReznick
  • 2012 – Courtney Gebben, The Regus Group
  • 2010 – Stephen “Steve” Goslin, PG, ECS Carolinas, LLP
  • 2009 – David Larr, AccuMeasure
  • 2008 – Eric Laster, Edifice, Inc.
  • 2007 – Jim Schepp, Cox & Schepp Construction Co.
  • 2006 – Lisa Kennedy, Geological Resources
  • 2005 – Steve Eanes, TimeWarner Telecom
  • 2004 – Robby Lowe, Edifice, Inc.
  • 2003 – Daren Williamson, Teleco
  • 2002 – Thom Klingman, Klingman Williams
  • 2001 – Gray Bennett, DSS Corporation
  • 2000 – Jim Minewiser, Accumeasure
  • 1999 – Andy Dinkin, Tegra Telephone Systems
  • 1998 – Bob Branan, Beck, Lindsey, & Branan, LLP
  • 1997 – John Schultze, EDIFICE, Inc.
  • 1996 – Andy Dinkin, Tegra Telephone Systems
  • 1995 – Steward Scher, Cooper Environmental
  • 1994 – Garth Dunklin

 

At the President’s Discretion

REALTOR® Citizen of the Year:  Recognition for contributions to the betterment of the community and for outstanding public service.

  • 2009 – John Crosland, The Crosland Group
  • 2003 – Quincy Collins, NAI Southern Real Estate
  • 1996 – Peter A. Pappas, The Harris Group

 

Committee Chair of the Year:

Recognizing efforts above and beyond the call of duty to CRCBR as a committee chair.

  • 2014 – Leah Bailey, Trinity Partners
  • 2013 – Marty McLaughlin, III, Piedmont Properties of the Carolinas, Inc.
  • 2012 – Edward A. Chapman, Colliers International
  • 2004 – Rob Pressley, Coldwell Banker Commercial MECA
  • 1997 – John Shell, McGuire Properties
  • 1996 – John Aldridge “Gib” Daniel, G. Daniel Incorporated
  • 1995 – Bailey Patrick, The Bissell Companies
  • 1994 – David Kirby, Vinson Colliers International

 

(REALTOR®) Committee Member of the Year:

Given to the committee member that deserves special recognition for their efforts above and beyond the call of duty to CRCBR.

  • 1997 – Cindy Chandler, The Chandler Group
  • 1996 – Dwayne Alexander, Rhyne, Alexander & Mattox Realty
  • 1996 – David Haggart, Childress Klein
  • 1995 – Dennis Bunker, Dennis N. Bunker, III
  • 1994 – Rob Pressley, MECA