Important Dates: 
Project Competition


Monday, April 24
Project Registration Deadline

Friday, June 2
Project Submittal Deadline

Wedneday, June 14
Judging Tours

Thursday, September 28
Awards of Excellence Ceremony
@ Nicollet Island Pavilion

 

34th Annual Awards of Excellence
Recognizing Excellence in Minnesota Commercial Real Estate


Project registrations due Monday, April 24

Get your project on the list for NAIOP Minnesota's annual Awards of Excellence building competition.
  • Eligible projects will have to be substantially complete between June 1, 2016 and May 31, 2017.
  • Projects must be submitted by a NAIOP member company.
  • Full list of qualifications available on the Project Registration Form.

New this year!

Tenant improvement projects are eligible in the Repositioned/Renovated category.
The category will be split between tenant improvement projects and new use projects.



Two easy steps to submit your project:

1

Submit $375 payment/project to NAIOP Minnesota
* Pay online via "pay project registration fee" link at the top left of this page
* Mail a check to NAIOP Minnesota, 4248 Park Glen Road, Minneapolis, MN 55416

2

Return completed Project Registration Form to NAIOP Minnesota
* Email to: info@naiopmn.org
* Mail to 
NAIOP Minnesota, 4248 Park Glen Road, Minneapolis, MN 55416

Entering multiple projects?
  • Please submit a separate registration form for each project.
  • If paying by check, multiple registration fees can be included on the same check.



Project categories


Office Build-to-Suit


Single-tenant or owner-occupied office facility designed to specifically accommodate user’s general office requirements. Excludes any building for medical office use. Facility must contain a majority office build-out.

Suburban Office
Multi-Tenant

Multi-tenant office building designed to meet general office requirements outside of the Minneapolis or St. Paul Central Business Districts. Excludes any building with more than 50% medical office use.

Downtown and
North Loop Office

New office building in the Minneapolis or St. Paul Central Business District. 


Medical Office /
Medical

Single or multi-tenant medical office or medical facility specifically designed for medical users. At least 50% of the building must be occupied by medical users. Includes medical office, clinics and other medical facilities.

Industrial 
Build-to-Suit


Single tenant or owner-occupied facility designed to accommodate a user’s specific warehouse/ manufacturing/production or high-tech needs. Facility must contain dock or drive-in loading access and cannot exceed 80% office/lab build-out.

Industrial
Bulk Distribution

Single or multi-tenant facility designed for distribution uses. Facility must have a clear height of 24 feet or more and dock/drive-in loading access. Facility cannot contain more than 10% office/showroom/lab build-out.

Light Industrial –
Low Finish


Single or multi-tenant facility designed for warehouse, manufacturing, or high-tech uses. Facility must contain dock or drive-in loading. Includes flex facilities provided that less than 35% of the build-out is office/lab/showroom.

Light Industrial –
High Finish


Single or multi-tenant facility designed for warehouse, manufacturing, or high-tech uses. Facility must contain dock or drive-in loading. Includes flex facilities provided that more than 35% of the build-out is office/lab/showroom.

Repositioned /
Renovated



Developer/owner must have made major structural and/or aesthetic changes to an existing property and significantly repositioned the project in the marketplace. Category will be split between Tenant Improvement projects and New Use projects.

Mixed Use



An income-producing property that comprises multiple significant uses within a single site or building such as retail, office, residential or lodging facilities. Example: Office buildings that contain ground-level retail and housing; sites that have separate office, retail and multi-family properties.

Multi-Family Apts /
Condominiums
(Garden: 1-5 stories,
Tower: 6+ stories)


Project is designed as living accommodations. Projects must contain at least 15 units. Projects containing retail or office in a portion of the project (25% or less) will be judged within this category. Townhomes are excluded.


Hospitality

Resorts, hotels, restaurants, and other hospitality projects shall be included in this category. 

Special Purpose

Buildings that are new developments designed for a special use and that do not qualify for any of the other categories above.