Big Wins at the 2024 Commercial Investment Division Awards

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On April 18, 2024 the metro New Orleans commercial real estate community gathered to recognize the best, brightest, and highest achieving in the field of commercial real estate in our region. Awards were presented in recognition of career accomplishments and service to the industry, achievement by credit volume, as well as achievement in sales and leasing throughout the retail, industrial, office, and land sectors. Here are the winners:

  • YPN Rising Star – Given annually to a REALTOR® or Affiliate of CID, 40 years of age or younger, who has demonstrated excellence in the areas of sales, leadership, and community involvement.
    • Winner: David Keller, Stirling
  • Service to the Industry – Given annually to a REALTOR® member of CID who has served the Board, our members, and the community, and has enhanced the commercial REALTOR® image.
    • Winner: Melissa Warren, CCIM, Stirling
  • Achievement Awards recognize production by volume for the previous (awards) year in five categories – Bronze, Silver, Gold, Platinum, and Diamond. This year’s awards program represents over 851 transactions and, by sale and lease prices, over $963 million in real estate activity.
    • Bronze: Production total of $2,000,000 to $2,499,999.
      • Juhmad Hollis, Stirling
      • Cameron Lombardo, RE/MAX Commercial Brokers
      • Jack Quinn, Max J. Derbes, Inc.
    • Silver: Production total of $2,500,000 to $4,999,999.
      • Raven Anderson, SRSA Commercial Real Estate
      • Bradley Cook, Stirling
      • Jack Gordon, Property One, Inc.
      • Keith Henry, Max J. Derbes, Inc.
      • Richard Juge, RE/MAX Commercial Brokers, Inc.
      • Austin Lavin, Corporate Realty Leasing Company
      • Ryan Pearce, NAI Latter & Blum
      • David Quinn, Max J. Derbes, Inc.
      • Paul Richard, NAI Latter & Blum
      • Michael Siegel Corporate Realty Leasing Company
      • Rich Stone, NAI Latter & Blum
      • Melissa Warren, Stirling
    • Gold: Production total of $5,000,000 to $9,999,999. 
      • Sandra Corrigan, SRSA Commercial Real Estate
      • Herbert Duvic, Max J. Derbes, Inc
      • Burden Edmonds, Beau Box Commercial Real Estate
      • Lance Ginn, Beau Box Commercial real Estate
      • Cameron Griffin, The McEnery Company
      • Maxwell Grosch, NAI Latter & Blum
      • Gerard Henry, Max J. Derbes, Inc
      • Ron Patron, Coldwell Banker Commercial TEC
      • Matthew Pittman, Beau Box Commercial Real Estate
      • Carly Plotkin, Stirling
    • Platinum: $10,000,000 to $14,999,999.
      • Stephanie Boyd, SRSA Commercial Real Estate
      • Andrea Huseman, Corporate Realty Leasing Company
    • Diamond: Production total of over $15,000,000.
      • Leon Audibert, Property One, Inc
      • Kirsten Early SRSA Commercial Real Etstate
      • Eli Gunesebakan, NAI Latter & Blum
      • Steve Reisig, SRSA Commercial Real Estate
      • Christopher Robertson, SRSA Commercial Real Estate
      • Rhonda Sharkawy, Stirling
      • Barry Spizer SRSA Commercial Real Estate
  • Special Awards: Recognition in sales, leasing, and brokerage by one of six asset classes: Office, Retail, Industrial, Land, Special Purpose, and Multi-Family.
    • Office
      • Lease of the Year
        • Barry Spizer, CCIM; Christopher Robertson, Jr., J.D./CPA; Steve Reisig, CCIM –  SRSA Commercial Real Estate
        • 639 Loyola, New Orleans, LA
      • Sale of the Year
        • Sandra Corrigan, SIOR; Stephanie Boyd; Raven Anderson; Michael Corrigan; Shannon Corrigan – SRSA Commercial Real Estate
        • 3900 Howard Ave, New Orleans, LA
      • Broker of the Year
        • Christopher Robertson, J.D./C.P.A. – SRSA Commercial Real Estate
    • Retail
      • Lease of the Year
        • Rhonda Sharkawy – Stirling
        • Elmwood Shopping Center, 1200 S Clearview Pkwy, Harahan, LA
      • Sale of the Year
        • Kirsten Early, CCIM;  Barry Spizer, CCIM; Steven Reisig, CCIM; Christopher Robertson Jr., J.D./CPA – SRSA Commercial Real Estate
        • Algiers Plaza, 4100 General De Gaulle, Algiers, LA
      • Broker of the Year
        • Rhonda Sharkawy – Stirling
    • Industrial
      • Lease of the Year
        • Leon Audibert, SIOR – Property One, Inc.
        • 13800 Old Gentilly Rd, New Orleans, LA
      • Sale of the Year
        • Andrea Huseman, CCIM; Michael Siegel, CCIM; Scott Graf, SIOR – Corporate Realty Leasing Company
        • 200 Plantation Dr., Harahan, LA
      • Broker of the Year
        • Leon Audibert, SIOR – Property One, Inc.
    • Land
      • Lease of the Year
        • Kirsten Early, CCIM – SRSA Commercial Real Estate; Carly Plotkin – Stirling
        • 3501 Airline Drive, Metairie, LA
      • Sale of the Year
        • Kirsten Early, CCIM – SRSA Commercial Real Estate
        • Ambassador Caffery Pkwy and Frem Boustany Dr., Lafayette, LA
      • Broker of the Year
        • Kirsten Early, CCIM – SRSA Commercial Real Estate
    • Special Purpose
      • Lease of the Year
        • Ron Patron, CCIM – Coldwell Banker Commercial
        • 2414 Bunker Hill Dr, Baton Rouge, LA
      • Sale of the Year
        • Melissa Warren, CCIM; Juhmad Hollis – Stirling
        • 100 Lucerne Ln, Birmingham, AL
      • Broker of the Year
        • Ron Patron, CCIM – Coldwell Banker Commercial
    • Multi-Family
      • Sale of the Year
        • Eli Gunesebakan, CCIM, SIOR; Maxwell Grosch; James Barse, CCIM, SIOR – NAI Latter & Blum
        • 1800 Hector Avenue, Gretna, LA
      • Broker of the Year
        • Eli Gunesebakan, CCIM, SIOR – NAI Latter & Blum
  • Deal of the Year: Selected from the winners of sale and lease of the year in each asset class, as well as self-nominated deals exceeding $5 million. Criteria for determining the deal of the year include: Economic Development/ Community Impact; Complexity (Such as Tax Credits, P.I.L.O.T.s, T.I.F.s, Opportunity Zones, Zoning Variances/Changes, Public-Private Partnerships, and Neighborhood Transformation); Other intangible qualities and/or factors that are not easily quantified (such as design, construction methods/materials, and amenities
    • Selected by a Blue-Ribbon Committee comprised of five (5) voting members, and two (2) non-voting advisory members. This year’s committee included:
      • Guy Williams President and CEO of Gulf Coast Bank and Trust Company
      • Mark Montiel of Montiel Hodge
      • Bush Benton of Stegall, Benton and Associates
      • Charlie Marts of Crescent Title
      • Ashley van der Meulen of Compass Inspection Services
      • And advisory members:
        •  Chair of the Awards Committee Lance Ginn of Beau Box Commercial Real Estate
        • CID President Cameron Lombardo of RE/MAX Commercial Brokers
    • Winners:
      • Sandra Corrigan, SIOR; Stephanie Boyd; Raven Anderson; Michael Corrigan; Shannon Corrigan – SRSA Commercial Real Estate
      • 3900 Howard Ave, New Orleans, LA

Congratulations all!