CBRE and CBRE | UCR Professionals Receive Multiple Commercial Real Estate Awards

Dallas, Texas, March 26, 2015 – CBRE received three awards at the D CEO Magazine Commercial Real Estate Awards event. The annual event honors the top commercial real estate projects in Dallas-Fort Worth from the previous year, as well as the key professionals who made them happen.

Michael Caffey, Executive Managing Director of CBRE’s Texas/Oklahoma/Arkansas region, was honored as the Real Estate Executive of the Year. The award recognizes a number of significant milestones under his leadership, including two recent key acquisitions (United Commercial Realty and CBRE’s Oklahoma affiliate), which enhance the company’s market share in important growth areas.

Michael has also driven his region to historic market share and business volume levels. Under his direction, the region has seen double-digit revenue growth for three straight years. He is also committed to furthering his profession and making his community a better place, which he demonstrates through his involvement on the boards of the Dallas Regional Chamber, The Real Estate Council, Downtown Dallas Inc. and Camp John Marc. He is an active member of the Salesmanship Club of Dallas, the North Texas Commercial Association of Realtors (NTCAR) and the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP).

“As CBRE’s market leader for Texas, Oklahoma and Arkansas, Michael commands one of our most important and fastest-growing U.S. markets. Beyond all of his professional accolades, Michael’s collaborative approach, servant leadership management style and can-do orientation have garnered the respect and admiration of all who work for and with him. We are truly proud of all Michael has accomplished,” said Jim Reid, President, CBRE’s U.S. Eastern Division.

CBRE and CBRE|UCR also received the following transaction awards:
Best Retail Lease: Neiman Marcus at The Shops at Clearfork, Jack Breard, Amy MacLaren and Amanda Gross, CBRE|UCR
The 90,000-square foot Neiman Marcus is the first new store development in several years for the Dallas flagship retailer. Securing Neiman Marcus at The Shops at Clearfork has set the tone for the retail mix at this center and has put the development into motion. The Clearfork development will bring a positive impact to Fort Worth’s retail landscape and revitalize the shopping patterns for its residents.

Best New Office Development: McKinney & Olive, Gardere Lease, Jeff Ellerman and Phil Puckett
The 20-story, Class A office tower in Uptown Dallas began construction in 2014 with the completed 109,000-square-foot lease for Gardere, a Texas-based law firm. Jeff Ellerman and Phil Puckett, with CBRE, represented Gardere in its relocation search and lease negotiations.

“I’m proud of our team and honored to work with such a dedicated and world-class group of professionals,” said Mr. Caffey. “Serving as trusted advisers to DFW’s most notable companies is a role we take seriously, and we’re honored to have played a role in these impactful transactions with Neiman Marcus and the McKinney & Olive project.”


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