MEMPHIS, Tenn. – (RealEstateRama) — The Memphis Area Association of REALTORS® Commercial Council honored the top performers in commercial real estate for 2016 at the 16th Annual Pinnacle Awards gala held April 6 at the FedEx Event Center at Shelby Farms. Coming away with the evening’s highest honors were Commercial Hall of Fame inductee Dan Poag, of Poag Shopping Centers, and Wyatt Aiken Commercial Broker of the Year winner Johnny Lamberson, of CB Richard Ellis Memphis.
Awards also were handed out in Broker-of-the-Year categories as follows:
Russ Westlake, Jones Lang LaSalle
Mark Jenkins, Cushman & Wakefield | Commercial Advisors
Office Sales and Industrial Sales
Johnny Lamberson, CBRE
Blake Pera, ARA Newmark
Brian Califf, NAI Saig Company
Office Leases Tenant
Kelly Truitt, CBRE
Office Leases Landlord
John Mercer, Highwoods Properties
Retail Leases Tenant
Robert Sloan, The Shopping Center Group
Retail Leases Landlord
Danny Buring, The Shopping Center Group
Elliot Embry, NAI Saig Company
Newcomer of the Year
Jacque Bresson, CBRE
Grit & Grind
Tanis Hackmeyer, Hackmeyer Realty
Pinnacle Producers Club
Bill Caller, Crye-Leike Commercial
Rosemarie Fair, One Source Commercial
Conner Walker, Cushman & Wakefield | Commercial Advisors
Tanis Hackmeyer, Hackmeyer Properties
Tyler Tapley, Crye-Leike Commercial
The MAAR Commercial Council is the presenting sponsor for the Pinnacle Awards. Other sponsors include Grinder, Taber & Grinder, Inc.; The Crump Firm; Memphis Business Journal; Dixon Hughes Goodman; Financial Federal Bank; Glankler Brown Attorneys; CoStar; Caruthers & Associates, Inc.; and the Pickering Firm.
A group of MAAR members started the Pinnacle Awards in 2002 as a way to honor industry leaders and encourage involvement in MAAR. In 2003, MAAR established the Commercial Council, the first local organization specifically for Memphis-area commercial real estate professionals. The Pinnacle Awards program is one of many benefits the MAAR Commercial Council provides to support its members and encourage networking among commercial practitioners.
With more than 300 members, the MAAR Commercial Council is a self-governed, free-standing division of the Memphis Area Association of REALTORS®. Members include commercial developers, commercial brokers and affiliate brokers, property managers, and other commercial real estate-related professionals. The Memphis Area Association of REALTORS® is one of the Mid-South’s largest real estate trade associations with 3,000 members working in all facets of the real estate industry.
Contact Don Wade, Media Relations & Research, 901.485.1653.