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:
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 Impact: Goochland Cares
Cultural Impact: Science Museum of Virginia renovation and expansion
Institutional Impact: Sargent Reynolds Community College Georgiadis Hall Renovation
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