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CARW awards
John Czarnecki
of Grubb & Ellis|Apex Commercial was recently named the Realtor of the Year by the Commercial Association of Realtors Wisconsin (CARW) at the annual CARW Installation and Awards Banquet. Tom Halat of Titan Building Company was named the Affiliate of the Year. CARW also announced its Deal of the Year winners at the event. The 2008 Retail Deal of the Year was awarded to Bruce Westling and Brian Vanevenhoven of NAI MLG Commercial for the retail leases of Urban Outfitters and American Apparel. The 2008 Office Deal of the Year was awarded to Kevin Armstrong, Steve White and Scott Furmanski of CB Richard Ellis for the IndependeceFirst lease. The 2008 Industrial Deal of the Year was awarded to David Buckley and James T. Barry III of Colliers Barry for the sale of 55 acres in Menomonee Falls and 388,000-square-foot a build-to-suit lease for Quad Graphics. The 2008 Investment Deal of the Year was awarded to Scott Welsh, Lyle Landowski, Tom Shepherd, Mike Fardy and Steve Pape for the sale of the Milwaukee Center in downtown Milwaukee.

CARW 2008-08 officers and directors
Barry Chavin
of NAI MLG Commercial is the chairman of the board for CARW for 2008-09. Scott Furmanski of CB Richard Ellis is chairman-elect. James T. Barry III of Colliers Barry is the secretary, John Czarnecki of Grubb & Ellis|Apex Commercial is the treasurer. Andrew Jensen of The Boerke Company is the immediate past chairman. Members of the 2008-09 CARW board of directors are: Mike Fardy of Inland Companies, Peter Ginn of First Industrial Realty Trust Inc., Stephen Provancher of NAI MLG Commercial, Ned Purtell of RFP Commercial, Dan Rosenfeld of Mid-America Real Estate, Don Zien of CB Richard Ellis, Thomas Shepherd of Inland Companies and Rich Tennessen of Eppstein Uhen Architects.

BOMA/AOMA president re-elected
Jody Nelson
, an executive vice president for NAI MLG Commercial, was elected to a second consecutive term as president of BOMA (Building Owners and Managers Association)-Wisconsin/AOMA (Apartment Owners and Managers Association) of Greater Milwaukee.

Jay Craig joins Redmond
Waukesha-based The Redmond Company recently hired Jay Craig as vice president of business development for the commercial market. Craig was formerly the senior real estate director for Opus North Corp.‘s Milwaukee office. He has more than 20 years experience in the real estate development and financial management industry.

Mandel wins award
Barry Mandel
, president of Milwaukee-based Mandel Group Inc., will receive the Award of Distinction from the Association of Licensed Architects – Wisconsin Chapter. The award will be presented to Mandel on Nov. 3 during an event from 3-8 p.m. at the Harely-Davidson Museum. The event will include a tour of the museum, dinner and the award ceremony. For more information about the event call (262) 784-8166.

New partner at TWP
Elm Grove-based TWP Architecture recently added Jim Olson as executive vice president/partner. He has 15 years of experience as a registered architect.

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