Industry Awards

CREFC celebrates the achievements of members who contribute to the landscape, growth and success of the commercial real estate industry.

Founders Award
CREFC’s Founders Award is offered to those who have demonstrated outstanding leadership and significant contributions to the betterment of CREFC and the commercial real estate finance industry. Recipients of this award have engaged in innovative and creative business practices and industry activity that has successfully enhanced the marketplace for secondary and securitized investments in commercial real estate. 

What are the criteria for the award?
  • The individual must have demonstrated leadership and exemplary commitment to CREFC and the industry broadly.
  • The individual must have promoted and improved CREFC and the commercial real estate finance markets.
  • The individual must be recognized as an industry leader. 
  • The individual must have demonstrated high ethical and professional standards.
Who nominates candidates for this award?
Candidates will be nominated by Board members of the CRE Finance Council.
  
Who will select the winners of the award?
The Executive Committee of the Board of Governors of the CRE Finance Council.

When will the award be given?
The award will be given at the virtual CREFC Annual Conference.

Previous Honorees
2023 – Daniel (Dan) Olsen
2022 – Patrick C. Sargent
2021 – Jan Sternin and Eric Hillenbrand
2020 – Brian Furlong
2019 – Larry Brown
2018 – Daniel Bober
2017 – Tim Gallagher and Greg Michaud
2016 – John D'Amico
2015 – Paul Vanderslice
2014 – Lisa Pendergast


2013 – Jack Cohen
2012 – Kim Diamond
2011 – Dorothy Cunningham
2010 – Stacey Berger
2009 – Leonard Cotton
2008 – Richard Jones
2007 – Kieran Quinn
2006 – Joseph Franzetti             
2005 – Annemarie DiCola
2004 – Donald Rundblom
2003 – Jun Han
2002 – Sally Gordon
2001 – Joseph Forte
2000 – Michael Robb
1998 – Thomas Wratten
1997 – Mark Snyderman
1996 – The Four Rating Agencies
1995 – Steve Roth & Ethan Penner
 
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Events
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Live-Stream - CREFC Capital Markets Conference
September 28 | Webinar - Digital Event
Capital Markets Conference 2023
September 28 | New York
CREFC Annual D.C. Symposium 2023
November 28 | Washington

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