NAIOP presents various annual awards to companies, individuals and chapters who have demonstrated exemplary efforts. All awards are based on a system of nominations and peer selection. The best and brightest for 2017 were honored on Thursday, March 1st at the NAIOP Awards Gala at the Jessie Ball duPont Center in Jacksonville. There were over 200 members and guests in attendance to celebrate NAIOP’s commercial real estate professionals on their wonderful accomplishments for 2017.

Daniel Burkhardt, Vice President – Investment Specialist was honored with the Developing Leader of the Year Award. Daniel joined NAI Hallmark in June 2012 after graduating the University of Florida MSRE program and has been successful in both personal and professional aspirations.

The Office Lease/Sale of the Year was also awarded to NAI Hallmark for the One Call lease at 841 Prudential Drive in downtown Jacksonville. A challenging deal that was completed over the course of several years by Keith Goldfaden, Patrick Thornton and Daniel Burkhardt.

NAI Hallmark’s client, One Call, had two existing locations in Jacksonville: their headquarters located at 841 Prudential and the other at the Reflections buildings in the Baymeadows submarket. Both leases had a significant amount of remaining term, but One Call desired to create one consolidated location. NAI Hallmark analyzed numerous options including buying a building, developing a new building and subleasing both locations and relocating to a larger leased facility. Our analysis focused on efficiency of space and total cost per employee, including synergies from a consolidated location. We were able to illustrate that 841 Prudential (largely due to the floor plate size and dimensions) would be the most efficient option. In addition, believing in the positive momentum happening downtown, the executive leadership team at One Call focused their efforts on a long term solution at 841 Prudential. We still were faced with the issue of the higher rental rates and parking costs downtown. Therefore, we worked with the Downtown Investment Authority on a financial incentive to bridge the cost gap and simultaneously bring over 1,000 new jobs into downtown. A win/win for One Call and the City of Jacksonville.