Real Estate Times Bestows Person of the Year, Lifetime Achievement and Excellence Awards for 2021


BOSTON—Boston Real Estate Times, New England’s largest commercial real estate digital, print and video media, on Friday bestowed its Person of the Year, Lifetime Achievement and Excellence Awards for 2021.

This year’s ceremony was held on a digital platform due to COVID-19 pandemic.

To view the full award ceremony and speeches, please click here or on the image below.

Here is the full list of award recipients:

Adam D. Portnoy

Person of the Year 2021

Adam D. Portnoy

President & CEO, The RMR Group


Paul J. Ayoub

Lifetime Achievement Award 2021

Paul J. Ayoub

Chair, Nutter

Mike Davis

Architecture Firm of the Year


Mike Davis, President


Garry Holmes

Commercial Brokerage Firm of the Year

R.W. Holmes

Garry Holmes, President & CEO




Michelle O’Neil

Construction Firm of the Year

Essex Builders Corp.

Michelle O’Neil, President




Tanya Mitchell

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Leadership Award

The Davis Companies

Tanya Mitchell, Director of Human Resources and DEI Initiatives



Julie Janiski

Engineering Firm of the Year

Buro Happold

Julie Janiski, Partner, Boston office



John Sullivan

Life Sciences Design Firm of the Year


John Sullivan

Partner, Director of Architecture




Eric Schlager

Owner and Developer of the Year

The Bulfinch Companies

Eric D. Schlager, CEO

Robert A. Schlager, President


Andrew DeFranza

Non-Profit Organization of the Year

Harbor Light Community Partners

Andrew DeFranza, Executive Director



Real Estate Finance Leader of 2021


Gary Magnuson, Executive Vice President and Head of Commercial Real Estate Finance





Bryan C. Connolly

Commercial Real Estate Attorney of the Year

Bryan C. Connolly

Partner Co-Location Head, Boston Real Estate Practice at DLA Piper