At last count, more than 130 development projects — including hotels, office buildings, apartment complexes and industrial warehouses — were underway in Louisville and Southern Indiana. It’s proof of the region’s booming commercial real estate market.
You can check out Louisville Business First’s Project Watch to follow the progress of these projects. Some of them will be future contenders for our Commercial Real Estate Champions awards. Now in its fifth year, the program honors developments and deals that exemplify excellence in the industry.
Dozens of local projects were nominated by architects, contractors and brokers for our 2017 Commercial Real Estate Champions program. Projects completed within the past year were eligible. We worked with a panel of Certified Commercial Investor Members, who reviewed the applications and weighed them based on their innovation, importance, impact and other factors. After much consultation and consideration, a team of Business First editors and our publisher then made the decisions on which projects to honor.
This year, Business First is awarding superlatives in 11 categories — including our top Project of the Year award — to developments or deals that have made major impressions on our city. Some have completely transformed our landscape, while others have generated high-paying jobs or breathed new life into old buildings.
This year, we also give a nod to seven projects that have contributed to the city’s burgeoning commercial real estate scene.
We’ll reveal our superlative winners and other honorees at the 2017 Commercial Real Estate Champions awards. ( Registration information is available here.) We’ll also tell you more about these projects in a special section in the April 15 weekly and digital editions of Louisville Business First.
But for now, you can get a peek at this year’s honorees by clicking on the slideshow. Congratulations to them all!
Brent Schanding manages the special publications and labeled content.