The Premier Commercial Real Estate Awards in the
Cape Fear Region


Nominations for the 2022 Awards of Excellence are now closed.

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Cape Fear CREW is pleased to announce the fourth annual Awards of Excellence on February 24, 2022 at 11:00 AM at the Wilmington Convention Center. The awards recognize excellence and leadership in commercial real estate throughout the Cape Fear Region, including the city of Wilmington and the counties of New Hanover, Brunswick, Pender, Onslow, Duplin, Sampson, Columbus and Bladen. The awards are:


Dealmaker Award
The Dealmaker Award recognizes a person or team who demonstrated excellence, resourcefulness, collaboration and industry best practices while working on a successful transaction. Transactions can include a lease, sale or acquisition, financing, re-zoning or site plan application or other transaction supported by members of the commercial real estate service practice areas. Eligible teams may include brokers/agents, bank officers, mortgage bankers, in-house professionals or other professionals, including attorneys, accountants, valuation and title experts, etc.

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. By example, a nominee who has supported the advancement of women might do this through any of the following:

  • mentoring
  • effecting policy change within government or individual companies
  • research, white papers or speaking engagements that elevate the status of women
  • meaningful participation in industry organizations, committees, educational or other institutions that do work to advance women
  • connecting or making introductions that help women advance
Best Development Award
The best real estate developments and redevelopments capture the imagination of their communities and create a unique sense of place. The Best Development Award recognizes a team who worked together on a development, major renovation, or redevelopment project in the Cape Fear Region that demonstrates excellence in functionality, aesthetics, environmental sensitivity and sustainability and relationship to surroundings. Projects in this category include mixed use, office, retail, hospitality, multifamily, condominium or any combination thereof. This award will honor excellence in architecture, site planning, approach to the market and marketability, impact on the surrounding community, use of environmental and sustainable best practices and contribution to the economic health of the area.

Economic & Community Enhancement Award
Real estate projects can transform the built environment and have the power to revitalize a community, often beyond the boundaries of the project. This award showcases the critical impact that real estate development can have on the lives of residents and businesses in the Cape Fear Region. These projects can inspire and provide hope in a community, house important programs, deliver services or provide jobs. 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. 

Best Design Award
Exceptional design connects the functional, emotional, and organizational needs of a client with the environment that will align with these goals. The Best Design Award recognizes exceptional design and the intentional and impactful design decisions that were part of a project in the Cape Fear Region. Master plans, interior and exterior design projects are all eligible for this award. Project team members must exhibit not just excellence in design and technical expertise but must also demonstrate the ability to connect with and understand the users of the space/building. 

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Click here to view the press release from last year's awards announcing our winners!