Congratulations to all the 22nd Annual TCREW Champion Award Winners:
- Best Development Project: FNB Tower by Dominion Realty Partners
- Best Redevelopment Project: Golden Belt by LRC Properties
- Best Interiors Project: The Longleaf Hotel & Lounge by Loden Properties
- Community Enhancement: Southeast Raleigh YMCA + Southeast Raleigh Elementary School
- Economic Development: Bharat Forge
- Green or Sustainability: Credit Suisse Liberty II by KDC Real Estate Development & Investments
- Most Creative Marketing Campaign: Research Triangle Park rebranding
- Professional Service: Ashley Cagle with Wake County Economic Development
- Rising Leader in Commercial Real Estate: Anna Lynch with Lynch Mykins
- CREW Excellence: Robin Roseberry Anders with NAI Tri Properties & Teera Games with Alliance Architecture
- Impact Award: Ed Fritsch, formerly with Highwoods Properties
Special Recognition Awards:
This year, Triangle CREW wanted to recognize people and organizations who went above and beyond to support our community and those most impacted by the pandemic. These were people/organizations who were nominated by our TCREW Members. Each recipient received $2,500 to help them continue their efforts.
Our first recognition went to an entrepreneur who opened his first business in the midst of the Great Recession. In March 2020, instead of shutting his doors, this business leader took action. He kept his kitchen open and initiated the Feed DURM Coalition, an effort to provide meals to healthcare workers, school kids and teachers, and low-income families. Since starting the Coalition, he and partners have provided an astounding 250,000 meals and counting to the community. And if that wasn’t enough, he opened a third location of his successful Beyu (Be You) Caffe at Boxyard RTP. Congratulations to Dorian Bolden of Beyu Caffe and the Feed DURM Coalition.
Our next special recognition was for the same purpose, but recognizing an organization. The exceptional work was too great to pick one winner so two were selected. Our first winner was Raleigh’s first pay-what-you-can cafe, providing good food for all regardless of means. When the pandemic hit, this organization’s leadership modified its operations to ensure they could remain open to serve the food insecure. Since March 2020, they have served 220% more than what they served in all of 2019. Their presence and persistence provided a beacon of hope in downtown Raleigh. Congratulations to A Place at the Table. Maggie Kane and Chef Andrew Gravens.
The second organization serves homeless, uninsured, and underserved individuals with substance abuse problems. When COVID-19 hit both of their campuses, their operations were turned upside down and admissions for detox, shelter, and recovery were halted. This organization got creative, put partners together, and opened an offsite detox location. In 70 days, until regular admissions could resume, the offsite center served 351 detox admissions. Congratulations to Healing Transitions. Chris Budnick.
Congratulations to all our Champion Award winners and our Special Recognition Award winners.