HandCraft building, Owens & Minor lease earn top GRACRE awards

The nearly 90,000-square-foot former dry cleaning facility at 1501 Roseneath Road. (Michael Schwartz)

A development project that helped accelerate Scott’s Addition’s office and retail growth took home top honors Tuesday night.

The HandCraft Cleaners building at 1501 Roseneath Road won Project of the Year at the 17th annual Greater Richmond Association for Commercial Real Estate awards.

Owned by brothers Jay, Keith and Jeff Nichols, the 90,000-square-foot former dry-cleaning facility has been transformed into a commercial mixed-use development that includes tenants such as Vasen Brewery, Farhenheit Group, Randstad, Hazen & Sawyer, Blueswipe, Fergusson Enterprises, 510 Architects, Smithers and Co. and Stella’s Market.

The evening’s other top honor went to a downtown office deal that filled a large vacancy and is set to bring about 500 jobs to the city’s central business district.

Owens & Minor’s 90,000-square-foot lease on four floors of Riverfront Plaza’s East Tower was named Transaction of the Year. Trib Sutton, Matt Anderson and David Wilkins, brokers with CBRE | Richmond, took home the hardware for that transaction.

The GRACRE ceremony, held at the Country Club of Virginia, recognized 23 projects and transactions. It was hosted by Cheryl Shanahan, EDC business development manager.

Here’s a full list of Tuesday night’s winners:

Award-Winning Projects

Best office: Envera Health

Best industrial: Amazon Sortation Distribution

Best large-scale retail: West Broad Marketplace

Best small-scale retail: Studio Two Three

Best health and wellness: Bon Secours Sarah Garland Jones Center for Healthy Living

Best multi-family: Gallery Midtown Clubhouse

Best adaptive reuse project: The Eclipse Phase I

Best mixed-use/infill: 2028 West Cary Street

Best historic renovation: 3540 Floyd Ellwood Thompson

Project of the Year: The HandCraft building

Community Awards

Community Impact: Goochland Cares

Cultural Impact: Science Museum of Virginia renovation and expansion

Institutional Impact: Sargent Reynolds Community College Georgiadis Hall Renovation

Award-Winning Transactions

Best office sale: Villa Park Data Center

Best industrial sale: Deepwater Industrial Park

Best industrial lease: TemperPack Technologies

Best retail sale: Bermuda Square Shopping Center

Best retail lease: Sun Fuel/Martin’s Fuel stations

Best retail lease revitalization: Dumbarton Square revitalization and Staples Mill Shopping Center

Best medical lease: Tuckahoe Orthopaedic at GreenGate

Best multi-family sale: Wellesley Terrace Apartments

Best land sale: Sheltering Arms at West Creek

Transaction of the Year: Owens and Minor

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