CBA Announces Achievement Awards Finalists

CBA Awards: File Photo from previous year. (Photo Coustesy: CBA)

BOSTON– The Commercial Brokers Association (CBA) today announced the finalists for the annual CBA Achievement Awards, which will recognize the Greater Boston area’s most significant real estate deals of 2015 and honor local industry professionals who have distinguished themselves among their peers.

CBA Awards: File Photo from previous year. (Photo Coustesy: CBA)
CBA Awards: File Photo from previous year. (Photo Coustesy: CBA)

At the awards gala on March 3, 2016 at the InterContinental Boston, Deal of the Year Awards will be presented for Office (Boston, Greater Cambridge and Suburban), Retail, Industrial, Life Science and Most Creative deals, as well as the Investment Sale of the Year.  A new Community Impact Award has also been added this year, recognizing a transaction that had a significantly positive effect on the community.  In addition, Special Recognition Awards will be presented to individuals for the Broker of the Year Leadership Award and Landlord, Rising Star, and Collaborating Professional of the Year.  For the first time this year, nominations for Collaborating Professional and Landlord of the Year were open to be made by both CBA members and non-members; and non-members were eligible to be nominated for these categories

Deal of the Year Finalists are:


Office – Boston

Acquia Inc. (lease)

BNY Mellon (lease)

Boston Medical Center (lease)

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (lease)

Wells Fargo Bank (lease)


Office – Greater Cambridge

Hub Spot (lease)

IBM Watson (lease)

Sanofi/Genzyme (lease)


Office – Suburban

Alcatel Lucent, Westford, MA (lease)

Clarks Americas, Waltham, MA (lease)

EMD Millipore, Burlington, MA (lease)

Fresenius, Waltham, MA (lease)

PerkinElmer, Waltham, MA (lease)



Boston Wax Museum, Boston, MA (lease)

Primark, Boston, MA (lease)

The Harvard Collection, Cambridge, MA (sale)



Martignetti’s Warehouse, Taunton, MA (sale)

Potpourri Group Fulfillment Center, Littleton, MA (lease)

The Boston Globe, Taunton, MA (sale)


Life Science

Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, Cambridge, MA (lease)

Bluebird Bio, Cambridge, MA (lease)

Bristol-Myers Squibb, Cambridge, MA (lease)

Momenta Pharmaceuticals, Cambridge, MA (lease)


Most Creative

Boston Landing, Brighton, MA (lease)

Liberty Bay Credit Union, Braintree, MA (lease)

OpenBiome, Somerville, MA (lease)

Qorvo, Chelmsford, MA (lease)

WiTricity, Watertown, MA (lease)


Investment Sale

131 Dartmouth, Boston, MA

222 Berkeley Street & 500 Boylston Street, Boston, MA

50 Post Office Square, Boston, MA

NorthPoint, Cambridge, MA

State Street @ One Channel Center, Boston, MA


Community Impact 

Amazon Distribution Facility, Fall River, MA (sale)

Sale of North 40, Wellesley, MA (sale)

Stratus Technologies, Maynard, MA (lease)


Special Recognition Awards finalists are:


Broker of the Year Leadership Award

Bill Barrack – JLL

Gilbert Dailey – Newmark Grubb Knight Frank

Joe Flaherty – Colliers International

Debra Gould – Newmark Grubb Knight Frank

Cathy Minnerly – NAI Hunneman


Landlord of the Year

Bentall Kennedy


Millennium Partners


Samuels & Associates

The Gutierrez Company


Rising Star of the Year

Nicholas Amarante – CBRE|New England

Perry Beal – Transwestern RBJ

Blake McLaughlin – Newmark Grubb Knight Frank

Timothy Mulhall – Colliers International

Ovar Osvold – NAI Hunneman

Christopher Smith – Colliers International

Christopher Walsh – Cushman & Wakefield

Jordan Yarboro – JLL


Collaborating Professional of the Year

Dain, Torpy, Le Ray, Wiest & Garner P.C.

Dyer Brown

Elkus Manfredi

J. Calnan & Associates

Structure Tone


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