Kurt Rosene
Kurt Rosene, Winner of the Award of Excellence 2014 Best of NAIOP

PHOENIX, AZKurt Rosene, head of NOVO Development, was honored with the Award of Excellence at the 2014 Best of NAIOP event at the Arizona Biltmore.

Prior to helping found NOVO, Rosene directed land property development throughout North America for The Alter Group. While with Alter, Rosene oversaw more than 5 million square feet of real estate in the Southwestern U.S. and directed build-to-suit and property development activities as well. In addition, he was responsible for business development and the coordination of real estate services for Fortune 500 blue-chip corporate clients throughout the U.S.

NAIOP Arizona’s Award of Excellence, formerly the Lifetime Achievement Award, is awarded by the Arizona Chapter Board of Directors on an annual basis at the Best of NAIOP event.  The criteria for the recipient is an individual who has made a significant, positive impact on the office and industrial commercial real estate market in Arizona over a period of no less than 15 years, as well as their direct volunteer contribution to the chapter.

The Freeport-McMoRan condo acquisition won the Talk of the Town Award. In November 2014, American Realty Capital Properties purchased the Class A office condominium under lease by Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold. Negotiations included working with the city of Phoenix. The selling price was $110 million.

The event, organized by NAIOP Arizona, was attended by more than 900 commercial real estate professionals.

2014 Best of NAIOP Arizona winners:

Category Project Name
Owner/Developer of the Year Liberty Property Trust
NAIOP Firm of the Year Ryan Companies US, Inc.
Architect of the Year Butler Design Group
Interior Architect of the Year Phoenix Design One
General Contractor of the Year Ryan Companies US, Inc.
Tenant Improvement Contractor of the Year Willmeng Construction, Inc.
Office Broker of the Year Tom Adelson, Jim Fijan, Jerry Roberts, Corey Hawley, CBRE
Industrial Broker of the Year Mike Haenel, Andy Markham, Will Strong, DTZ
Investment Broker of the Year Christopher Toci, Cushman & Wakefield
Healthcare Broker of the Year Kate Morris and Vince Femiano, CBRE
Tenant Representative Broker of the Year Pat Williams, JLL
Rookie Broker of the Year Peter Bauman, Colliers International
Industrial Build-to-Suit of the Year American Furniture Warehouse
Industrial Tenant Improvement of the Year Macy’s Fulfillment Center Expansion (Goodyear)
Office Build-to-Suit of the Year GoDaddy Global Technology Center
Office Tenant Improvement of the Year(50k SF or less) Vemma Nutrition Company
Office Tenant Improvement of the Year(51k SF or More) GoDaddy Global Technology Center
Economic Impact Project of the Year SkySong, The ASU Scottsdale Innovation Center
LEED Certified Project of the Year Garmin International, Chandler
Medical Office Project of the Year Southeast Veterans Affairs Health Care Clinic
Mixed-Use Project of the Year Discovery Business Campus
Redevelopment Project of the Year Leslie’s Pool Mart, 2005 Indian School
Spec Industrial Project of the Year Airport I-10 Business Park
Spec Office Project of the Year SkySong 3
Transaction of the Year Chandler Viridian by Hines
NAIOP Arizona’s Aware of Excellence Kurt Rosene, Novo Development
Brokerage Company of the Year CBRE
Committee of the Year Communications (Steven Schwarz, ViaWest; Danielle Feroleto, Small Giants; Kassandra Bruhn, SimonCRE; Peter Madrid, Cushman & Wakefield of Arizona)
Principal Member of the Year Tammy Carr, Balfour Beatty Construction
Developing Leader of the Year Chris Marchildon, CBRE
NAIOP Arizona’s Sign Sponsor of the Year Trademark Visual, Inc.


NAIOP has a 15,000+ member organization in North America, advocates responsible commercial real estate development and advocates for effective public policy. It is the leading organization for developers, owners and related professionals in office, industrial, retail and mixed-use real estate. NAIOP provides unparalleled industry networking and education, and advocates for effective legislation on behalf of our members.