New Submissions Deadline:
July 16, 2020


NEW Event Date:

August 20, 2020

Radisson Blu Mall of America


Submit Your Complimentary Nominations Below

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Gary S. Holmes Lifetime Achievement Award:
• The only award chosen by the Minnesota Real Estate Journal Staff

Project Awards:
• Urban Multifamily (Market Rate, incl. condo)
• Hospitality
• Suburban Multifamily (Market Rate, incl. condo)
• Medical Property
• Affordable Housing
• Redevelopment / Reuse / Historic
• Industrial / Manufacturing / Science
• Greater Minnesota
• Senior Housing
• Interior Design – Retail / Restaurant / Hospitality
• Retail / Restaurant
• Interior Design – Office / Industrial / Corporate
• Infrastructure

Company Awards:
• Developer of the Year
• General Contractor of the Year
• Property Management Firm of the Year
• Sub-Contractor of the Year

People Awards:
• Executive of the Year
• Emerging Leader of the Year
• Broker of the Year
• Real Estate Lawyer of the Year
• Mortgage Broker / Banker of the Year
• Architect / Engineer of the Year
• Woman of the Year
• Property Manager of the Year
• Real Estate CPA of the Year

Transaction Awards:
• Most Significant Lease Transaction
• Most Significant Sale Transaction

City / Municipality Awards:
• City / Municipality of the Year

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You will be instructed to register with your information.
After submitting yourself, your project or your company for an award.  You will need to answer a series of questions and upload photos to complete each submission.
You may enter as many different entries as you wish.

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Jeff Johnson
President | Publisher
(952) 405-7780

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Senior Vice President
(952) 405-7781

Gary S. Holmes 2020 Lifetime Achievement Award Recipients

John Allen

John Allen is the recipient of the Gary S. Holmes Lifetime Achievement Award

In an industry dominated by national REITs and large institutions, John Allen leveraged his entrepreneurial talent and commitment to quality into five million square feet of market-leading industrial properties. Throughout Allen’s storied 39-year career, he has been admired for his unique commitment to contrarian investment timing, thriving through multiple economic downturns, often making strategic acquisitions while large competitors sat on the sidelines. Allen is not only known for his legendary work ethic; he is an active leader and philanthropic contributor to multiple non-profit educational and community organizations; a true Minnesota industrial icon.

Sid Bader

Sid Bader is the recipient of the Gary S. Holmes Lifetime Achievement Award

From humble beginnings, Sid Bader grew up on the North side of Minneapolis as the son of tailor. He married his high school sweetheart at 19-years-old, and 70 years later, she is still the love of his life. Determined to provide for his family, Sid went on to obtain both his real estate license and an accounting degree—all while raising his three young children. He worked three jobs to make ends meet until 1963 when he and his brother-in-law founded Z&S, now known as Steven-Scott Management. Today, their small real estate company has grown from 3 to over 500 employees. Through Sid’s leadership, two additional companies were born: Bader Development and Bader Diamond Fund. Collectively, they currently manage, own and operate over 11,500 units in the Twin Cities and Dallas areas.

Please join us on May 14th when John Allen and Sid Bader are presented with the prestigious Gary S. Holmes Lifetime Achievement Award

Meet the Emcee

Jim Damiani CCIM, SIOR
Executive Managing Director
Newmark Knight Frank

Jim Damiani, CCIM, SIOR, is a tenant advisory office specialist in Newmark Knight Frank’s Minneapolis-St. Paul office and a designated broker for Minnesota brokerage operations. An established industry leader, Mr. Damiani is among the most successful and widely recognized market leaders in the Minneapolis commercial real estate market.

Meet the Judges

Minnesota Real Estate Journal 2020 Awards
July 16, 2020
Radisson Blu Mall of America

4:30 Cocktail Reception
6:00 Program

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