The Chester County Commercial Industrial Investment Council (CII Council) recently recognized real estate leaders for excellence and collaboration in their transactions last year at the organization’s Annual Meeting and Awards Luncheon at Waynesborough Country Club in Paoli.
“Each year, the Board of CII Council celebrates our members’ successes in closing commercial and industrial lease and sale transactions, including the Best Collaboration Award,” said Philip Earley, President of the CII Council and Principal at Lieberman Earley & Company. “This year is no exception, as those being recognized in each category worked to close over $90,000,000 in transactions in 2022 over various sectors.”
The award winners for 2022 were:
- Office Sale Award: Andrew Turner, Eric Kuhn, and Andrew Carlino for Pillar Real Estate Advisors
- Office Lease Award: Catherine Bianco for Workspace Property Trust
- Retail Sale Award: Andrew Turner for Pillar Real Estate Advisors
- Retail Sale Award: Tommy Ciccarone for Tri State Commercial
- Retail Lease Award: Andrew Turner, Eric Kuhn, and Andrew Carlino for Pillar Real Estate Advisors
- Industrial Lease Award: Catherine Bianco for Workspace Property Trust
- Flex Sale Award: Nick Branton and Jim Lees for Swope Lees Commercial Real Estate
- Flex Sale Award: Andrew Turner, Erick Kuhn, and Andrew Carlino for Pillar Real Estate Advisors
- Flex Lease Award: Sam Sherrill for Hankin Group
- Commercial Land Sale Award: Charles E. Swope Jr. for Swope Lees Commercial Real Estate
- Specialty Office Award: David Partridge for Lieberman Early & Company
- Best Collaborative Use of Members Award: Tommy Ciccarone for Tri State Commercial, Andrew Turner for Pillar Real Estate Advisors, and Mike Young for Westchester Environmental
In addition to the awards program, attendees of the luncheon heard from this year’s keynote speaker, Ward Fitzgerald, the Chief Executive Officer and Senior Managing Principal of EQT Exter. The CII Council annually invites a distinguished speaker to share insights related to commercial and industrial real estate with its members.
“We are honored to have Mr. Fitzgerald as our speaker,” said Earley. “During his leadership of EQT Exeter, founded in 2006, the organization has raised over 20 investment vehicles totaling over $15 billion in equity capital representing pension, sovereign wealth, endowment, insurance, and foundation partners from around the globe. These vehicles have made over 1,000 real estate transactions in the warehouse/logistics and office/life science sectors totaling in excess of $25 billion.”
The CII Council has had many prominent speakers in the past, including economists Mark Dotzour (Texas A&M), Peter Linneman (University of Pennsylvania), and developer Anthony J. Hayden, the Principal and CEO of Maguire Hayden Real Estate Company.
The economic activity in the Chester County real estate market is an indicator of the regional successes for the Greater Philadephia suburban market.
“Chester County’s strong economic position continues to make it a positive place to start and grow businesses,” said MaryFrances McGarrity, Senior Vice President of Business Development Services at the Chester County Economic Development Council. “CCEDC congratulates the members of the CII Council for their efforts in these transactions and for their role in growing the local economy.”
Founded in 1988, the CII Council works to promote collaboration, education, and networking among its members and the business communities they serve. This synergy assures continued success for all and helps keep Chester County one of the fastest-growing, economically-vibrant, and business-friendly counties in Pennsylvania.
Learn more about the Chester County Commercial Industrial Investment Council.