MNCAR Focus/Jim Damiani Announced as Broker of the Year!

Jim Damiani Announced as Broker of the Year!

Reported by Nate Erickson of Cushman & Wakefield/NorthMarq


Thursday, January 17th, 2013 at the Westin Galleria


The 2012 MNCAR Awards Ceremony took place at the Westin Galleria in Edina. The event started off with Mike Max, who is a sports reporter for WCCO TV/Radio. Mike gave an inspiring presentation on teamwork, attitude, and effort. He provided stories and anecdotes that resonated well with the roughly 200 brokers in attendance and brought a powerful energy to the room.


Former Minnesota Vikings Hall of Fame coach, Bud Grant, was also a guest speaker and was greeted with a standing ovation. For his portion, he told a few stories from his professional sports days both as a player and a coach, most of which got the crowd laughing. His message was that with hard work, grit and determination, there still is an element of luck to being successful.  


After our two distinguished guest speakers concluded, the awards ceremony began. Each award given out represents high honors in the commercial real estate industry and the recipients have earned their place as influential and highly regarded members of MNCAR. They are as follows:


Broker of the Year: Jim Damiani of Colliers International – Minneapolis/St. Paul


Rising Star of the Year: Colin Ryan of Colliers International - Minneapolis/St. Paul


Volunteer of the Year: Tim Igo of Suntide Commercial Realty, Inc.


Investment Transaction of the Year: Normandale Lake Office Park - Bloomington, MN. Congratulations to the Cushman & Wakefield/NorthMarq team of Tom O’Brien, Terry Kingston, Tom Tracy and Zach Pettus.


Industrial Transaction of the Year: Diamond Products – St. Paul, MN. Congratulations to Todd Hanson, Jason Sell and Chris Weirens of Cushman & Wakefield/NorthMarq.


Office Transaction of the Year: Wells Fargo at Metropoint – St. Louis Park, MN. Congratulations to Gordie Hampson and Jason Butterfield of Cushman & Wakefield/NorthMarq and Brian Ginkel, Tad Jellison, John Lorence, & Chris Rohrer of Jones Lang LaSalle.


Retail Transaction of the Year: Walmart at Shingle Creek – Brooklyn Center, MN. Congratulations to Mike Sims of Mid America Real Estate. 


Click HERE for pictures of the event!