Lamberson and Poag Receive Top Pinnacle Award Honors


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:

Industrial Tenant
Russ Westlake, Jones Lang LaSalle

Industrial Landlord
Mark Jenkins, Cushman & Wakefield | Commercial Advisors

Office Sales and Industrial Sales
Johnny Lamberson, CBRE

Multifamily Sales
Blake Pera, ARA Newmark

Retail Sales
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

Land Sales
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.


The Memphis Area Association of REALTORS® (MAAR) is Tennessee's largest local REALTOR® organization, encompassing Shelby, Fayette, Tipton, Hardin, Hardeman and McNairy Counties. Founded by eight charter members in 1910, MAAR recently celebrated its 100th anniversary. MAAR's focus is serving and representing real estate professionals as well as providing real estate information to the general public.

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