On January 28, 2015, NAIOP had its “2014 Best of the Best” Awards Show at the Westin Harbour Island Hotel in Tampa, Florida. Our own Al Belluccia attended the event and was pleased to accept the “2014 Best Engineering Firm” award on behalf of the Florida Design Consultants team. After receiving the award, Al said, “It was great to be nominated for Best Engineering Firm along with Brady & Anglin Consulting and Wilson & Girgenti – both are great engineering firms. I was honored for our firm to receive the award and I know it means a lot to the team at FDC to be recognized among so many fantastic firms in the A/E/C industry.”
And it’s true, Florida Design Consultants was in good company that evening – other nominees and winning firms included:
- BDG Architects – Winner for Best Architectural Firm. BDG Architects is an architectural firm with 20 years of experience and has offices in Tampa, Miami, and Birmingham. They specialize in a variety of industries including: entertainment, hospitality, industrial, multi-family, office, restaurants, retail and senior living. Nominees for the Best Architectural Firm included: The Beck Group, Gensler, Junto Design Studio and URBANNORDER/tampa.
- The Beck Group – Winner for Best Contractor. The Beck Group is well known in the Tampa area for being a leading design-build contractor. Recent project successes include: USF Health’s Center for Advanced Medical Learning and Simulation (CAMLS), Ulele and Le Meridien Tampa. The Beck Group edged out a pretty competitive list of contractors, including: ARCO/Murray Construction Company, Batson Cook, R.R. Simmons Construction Company, and Skanska USA Building.
- Ryan Companies, US, Inc. – Winner for Best Developer. Ryan has been in business for more than 75 years and offers a wide service offering in addition to development with the specialties of architecture, engineering, construction, and real estate management. Ryan operates in the retail, healthcare, and industrial market sectors, and is well known for their Integrated Project Delivery Method. Other firms in the running for Best Developer included: Grady Pridgen, Inc., Harrod Properties, and Highwoods Properties.
NAIOP’s 2014 Best of the Best Awards Show was a great evening for many professionals operating in commercial real estate and the A/E/C industry. With the economy in full swing once again, 2015 is shaping up to be an even better year with many exciting projects on the horizon.