CARW announces 2015 commercial real estate deal of the year awards

401 West Michigan
 401 West Michigan
401 West Michigan

The Commercial Association of Realtors Wisconsin held its annual Deal of the Year awards Wednesday at The Pfister Hotel, recognizing deals over the last 12 months that defined the commercial brokerage community for the more than 600-member organization.

The CARW Deal of the Year recognitions were awarded in six categories: Bank Loan, Development Industrial, Investment, Office and Retail.

Retail and Bank Loan categories were added this year to recognize the breadth and scope of work of the brokerage industry, said Tracy Johnson, CARW president and CEO.

“We received nominations from throughout the state including some massive transactions and developments,” Johnson said. “There was a spike in submissions involving transactions in Downtown Milwaukee, supporting the notion that there is a real draw to the CBD and an urban commercial setting.”

2015 CARW CRE Deal of the Year Award Winners:

  • Bank Loan: General Capital Shorewood Grocery, Parking & Apartments, Associated Bank, The Private Bank, Bank Mutual
  • Development:   401 West Michigan, Bill Bonifas; CBRE, Inc.
  • Industrial:  Briggs and Stratton, Samuel Dickman, SIOR; The Dickman Company Inc.
  • Investment: Sale of 250 E. Wisconsin, Curt Smith, John Mazza and Bill Bonifas; CBRE, Inc
  • Office:  Empower Retirement / Chase Robert Flood, SIOR and Patti Stevens; RFP Commercial and Andrew Jensen, SIOR; Cushman & Wakefield
  • Retail: Costco-White Stone Station – Menomonee Falls Peter Glaser; CBRE, Inc.

In addition, CARW honored the Realtor of the Year, Friend of CARW and Political Leader of the year during the event.

  • Realtor of the Year: Stephen B. Provancher, NAI MLG Commercial
  • Friend of CARW: Tim Casey, Community Development Department at the City of Brookfield
  • Political Leader of the Year: Dick Lincoln, retired senior vice president, Mandel Group, Inc.

A complete list of nominees can be found by visiting

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