Multiple Award Winners Schwartz, Linde, Others to be Honored at CPN’s Executive of the Year Awards Luncheon

Jeffrey Schwartz is taking home this year’s biggest honors among CPN’s 2008 Executive of the Year awards. The chairman & CEO of ProLogis, a repeat winner recognized by the 12-year-old awards program, has been elected the Executive of the Year, the program’s topmost honor, by his peers across the commercial real estate industry. Schwartz has also been awarded the Industrial Property Executive of the Year award as well as the newly introduced Sustainability Executive of the Year award, along with honors recognition under the Developer of the Year and Innovator of the Year awards. This year, CPN expanded the awards program to recognize two honorees in addition to the first-place winner in each category. Other multiple-award winners this year include Ed Linde of Boston Properties Inc., Colin Dyer of Jones Lang LaSalle Inc., Mark Rauenhorst of Opus Group, Ron Pressman of GE Real Estate, Jeffrey Hanson of Grubb & Ellis Realty Investors L.L.C., plus double honorees Doug Shorenstein of Shorenstein Properties L.L.C. and Hamid Moghadam of AMB Property Corp. In addition, John Cushman III of Cushman & Wakefield Inc. has been named the winner of this year’s Lifetime Achievement award. This year, CPN again turned to the commercial real estate sector at large for nominations before sending out final ballots to the top two executives at companies across the industry.The winners will be honored at a special luncheon keynoted by John Zogby, president & CEO of public opinion, research and business solutions firm Zogby International and author of the newly released book The Way We’ll Be. The event will take place on Friday, Nov. 14, at the Westin New York at Times Square in Manhattan. For more information on the event or to register to attend, click here or call 877-927-5276.The full list of winners is as follows: Executive of the Year: First Place: Jeffrey Schwartz, Chairman & CEO, ProLogis; Honorees: Colin Dyer, President & CEO, Jones Lang LaSalle Inc., and Ed Linde, Director & CEO, Boston Properties Inc.Innovator of the Year: First Place: Colin Dyer, President & CEO, Jones Lang LaSalle Inc.; Honorees: Ed Linde, Director & CEO, Boston Properties Inc., and Jeffrey Schwartz, Chairman & CEO, ProLogisInvestor of the Year: First Place: Ed Linde, CEO & Director, Boston Properties Inc.; Honorees: Ron Pressman, President & CEO, GE Real Estate, and Doug Shorenstein, Chairman & CEO, Shorenstein Properties L.L.C. Developer of the Year: First Place: Mark Rauenhorst, Chairman & CEO, Opus Group; Honorees: Hamid Moghadam, Chairman & CEO, AMB Property Corp., and Jeffrey Schwartz, Chairman & CEO, ProLogis Sustainability Executive of the Year: First Place: Jeffrey Schwartz, Chairman & CEO, ProLogis; Honorees: Charles Ratner, President & CEO, Forest City Enterprises Inc., and Mark Rauenhorst, Chairman & CEO, Opus Group Brokerage Executive of the Year: First Place: Bruce Mosler, President & CEO, Cushman & Wakefield Inc.; Honorees: Colin Dyer, President & CEO, Jones Lang LaSalle Inc., and Brett White, President & CEO, CB Richard Ellis Inc. Financier of the Year: First Place: Ron Pressman, President & CEO, GE Real Estate; Honorees: Diana Reid, Executive Vice President, PNC Real Estate Finance, and David Twardock, President, Prudential Mortgage Capital Co. Rising Leader: First Place: Jeffrey Hanson, President & Chief Investment Officer, Grubb & Ellis Realty Investors L.L.C.; Honorees: Eric Anton, Executive Managing Director, Eastern Consolidated, and Donald Trump Jr. & Ivanka Trump, Executive Vice Presidents, The Trump Organization Female Leader of the Year: First Place: Constance Moore, President & CEO, BRE Properties Inc.; Honorees: Pamela Herbst, Managing Director & Head of the Direct Investment Group, AEW Capital Management L.P., and Sally Wilson, Global Director of Environmental Strategy, CB Richard Ellis Inc. Office Property Executive of the Year: First Place: Ed Linde, Director & CEO, Boston Properties Inc.; Honorees: Jeffrey Hines, President, Hines, and Doug Shorenstein, Chairman & CEO, Shorenstein Properties L.L.C. Retail Property Executive of the Year: First Place: Milton Cooper, CEO, Kimco Realty Corp., and David Simon, CEO, Simon Property Group Inc.; Honorees: Steven Roth, Chairman & CEO, Vornado Realty Trust, and Robert Taubman, Chairman, President & CEO, Taubman Centers Inc. Hotel/Hospitality Executive of the Year: First Place: Ian Schrager, Chairman & CEO, Ian Schrager Co.; Honorees: Andrew Cosslett, Chief Executive, InterContinental Hotels Group Plc, and Laurence Geller, President, Director & CEO, Strategic Hotels & Resorts Inc. Industrial Property Executive of the Year: First Place: Jeffrey Schwartz, Chairman & CEO, ProLogis; Honorees: Tim Gunter, President, Industrial Developments International Inc., and Hamid Moghadam, Chairman & CEO, AMB Property Corp. Multi-Family Executive of the Year: First Place: Stephen Ross, Chairman & CEO, The Related Cos.; Honorees: Bryce Blair, Chairman & CEO, AvalonBay Communities Inc., and R. Scot Sellers, Chairman & CEO, Archstone Net Lease Executive of the Year: First Place: Gordon DuGan, President & CEO, W. P. Carey & Co.; Honorees: Jeffrey Hanson, President & Chief Investment Officer, Grubb & Ellis Realty Investors L.L.C., and Bruce MacDonald, President, Net Lease Capital Advisors Lifetime Achievement: John Cushman III, Chairman, Cushman & Wakefield Inc.