Awards of Excellence


A Premier Commercial Real Estate Awards Coming to Wilmington, NC February 27th, 2020!

On February 27, 2020, Cape Fear CREW will hold its inaugural Awards of Excellence, recognizing excellence and leadership in commercial real estate in the Cape Fear Region. We invite the public and Cape Fear CREW members, along with their companies, business colleagues and partners, to nominate or apply for the awards. Nominations will open soon for the 2020 Awards.


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*Projects/Initiatives need to have achieved Certificate of Occupancy or substantial completion between January 1, 2018 and December 31, 2019 to be eligible for submission and must be located in New Hanover, Brunswick, Pender, Onslow, Duplin, Sampson, Columbus or Bladen counties.

Economic and Community Enhancement Award
The Economic and Community Enhancement Award showcases the critical impact real estate development and public and private initiatives can have on our communities. This award will honor projects that promote economic development and/or enhance communities by improving quality of life and fostering the overall social and economic interest of those communities.

Placemaking Award
The Placemaking Award recognizes a team for a development, major renovation, historic preservation or redevelopment project that demonstrates excellence in functionality, aesthetics and relationship to surroundings. Eligible projects in this category include mixed use, office, retail, multifamily, hospitality, condominium or any combination of these.

Best Interior Award
The Best Interior Award recognizes an exceptional interior design project which has improved the overall aesthetics and functionality of its space, its marketability and/or the workplace/livability environment. Eligible projects in this category include mixed use, office, retail, multifamily, hospitality, condominium or any combination of these.

Creative Marketing Award
The Creative Marketing Award honors a company, individual or team who has developed the most creative and effective advertising or marketing program to promote or feature commercial real estate, including projects, properties, transactions, public or private initiatives and/or commercial real estate services.

Career Advancement for Women Award
This award recognizes a company or individual who consistently exemplifies Cape Fear CREW’s commitment to elevating the status of women by supporting the advancement of the careers of women and who has shown leadership in encouraging and promoting women within the leadership team.

Impact Award (nominated by Cape Fear CREW Board of Directors)
The Impact Award recognizes an individual or company who has consistently exemplified the traits of outstanding leadership in the commercial real estate industry and who has made a significant contribution to, and has had a significant positive influence on, the Cape Fear region’s commercial real estate industry.

Beth Quinn Excellence Award (nominated by Cape Fear CREW Board of Directors)
This award honors a Cape Fear CREW member who has demonstrated exceptional dedication and outstanding contributions toward the success of Cape Fear CREW and exemplifies the values and spirit of the late Beth Quinn, a founder of our Chapter and leader within the region’s commercial real estate industry. The recipient will be a member who consistently exemplifies her traits of outstanding leadership, integrity, ability to inspire action, authenticity, decisiveness, responsibility, persistence, dedication to fostering success and responsive, loyal and supportive relationships.