CREBA Annual Awards 2017
Awards Entry Deadline :: Wednesday, February 28, 2018

How to Enter

step One

Please note:
All submissions are made through a secured, third-party software platform. The links below will direct you to that platform. All data and information that is submitted remains confidential, and is only viewed by CREBA staff and/or committee members that have signed a confidentiality agreement.

Representatives from Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP monitor the process to ensure fairness and confidentiality.

For the first step in the awards process, you will want to read and review the rules for each category. Below you will find links to each category’s page. Each page will provide you with the rules for the category as well as an example submission where relevant.


  • Multi-Million Dollar Leasing Club – at least 100,000 square feet or eight million dollars ($8,000,000) ALV
  • Top 5 Leasing Agents (35 and under) – Regional
  • Top 10 Developer/Landlord Agent- Regional
  • Top 10 Leasing Award – DC, VA, MD
  • Top Regional GSA Leasing
  • Leasing Transaction of the Year (Over 75,000 RSF)- DC, MD, VA
  • Leasing Transaction of the Year (Under 75,000 RSF)- Regional
  • Leasing Firm of the Year- Regional


  • Multi-Million Dollar Retail Leasing Club – at least 75,000 square feet or four million dollars ($4,000,000) ALV
  • Top Retail Broker of the Year (Highest total ALV) – Regional
  • Retail Transaction of the Year- Regional


  • Multi-Million Dollar Sales Club – at least eight million dollars ($8,000,000) in aggregate sales volume
  • Top 5 Sales/Finance Award (35 and under) – Regional
  • Top 10 Sales Awards – Regional
  • Sales Transaction of the Year (Office) – Regional
  • Sales & Financing Firm of the Year


  • Multi-Million Dollar Finance Club – at least twenty million dollars ($20,000,000) in aggregate finance volume
  • Top 5 Sales/Finance Award (35 and under) – Regional
  • Top 10 Finance Awards – Regional
  • Finance Transaction of the Year- Regional
  • Sales & Financing Firm of the Year

Broker of the Year

Broker of the Year nominees must meet minimum qualifications for Multi-Million Dollar Leasing Club and/or Multi-Million Dollar Sales Club. Candidates will be selected based on their overall production during 2017 and prior years, along with their display of leadership qualities within their respective firms, active involvement in community service, and overall participation in the commercial real estate industry.

Brendan McCarthy Memorial Award

This award is intended to recognize the CREBA member who best personifies the selfless qualities closely identified with the life and career of Brendan McCarthy. Candidates will be selected for demonstrating those same qualities of unselfishness, caring and giving of oneself to help others.

Rising Star

Recipient of the Rising Star Award shall be selected based upon their contributions to the industry, their customers and their firms. To qualify, they must have been a full-time licensed real estate broker or salesperson for less than five years (i.e., an individual that became a licensed broker after January 1, 2013).

YBN Community Service Award

Recipient of the YBN Community Service Award shall be selected from the Young Brokerage Network (35 years and younger) and based upon their dedication to community outreach, philanthropy and service both within the commercial real estate industry and in the community at large. Nominees should demonstrate a character of unselfishness, caring and the giving of oneself to help others.

Best in the Industry Awards

Here is your opportunity to recognize your firm as the best in the industry. All nominating firms must have at least one member of the firm registered as a member of the Commercial Real Estate Brokerage Association of Greater Washington, DC (CREBA) in good standing. You may also nominate your favorite firm in these categories. The categories are: Developer, Landlord, Project Management, Construction Contractor, Law Firm, Architecture Firm, Furniture Vendor, Moving Company and Project of the Year.


step Two

Once you have reviewed the rules and you are ready to begin, download the MS Excel Sample Spreadsheet for the categories below and fill in applicable information. Submit your completed spreadsheet and provide your totals here

MS Excel Leasing & Retail Submission Spreadsheet (updated 1.10.18)

  • Top 10 Leasing Award – DC, VA, MD
  • Top 5 Regional Leasing Agents (35 and under)
  • Top 10 Developer/Landlord Agent – Regional
  • Top Regional Retail Brokers of the Year
  • Top Regional GSA Leasing
  • Leasing Firm of the Year

MS Excel Sales & Finance Submission Spreadsheet (updated 1.10.18)

  • Top 10 Regional Finance Awards
  • Top 10 Regional Sales Awards
  • Top 5 Regional Sales/Finance Agents (35 and under)
  • Sales & Financing Firm of the Year


Below you will find links to the awards submission pages for the following awards.


step THREE

Now that you have submitted your application(s), do not forget to register for the CREBA 2018 Awards Dinner to be held on Monday, April 23, 2018 at The Ritz Carlton, 1150 22nd Street Street, NW in Washington, DC.

Join and network with other luminaries of the Commercial Broker world as we celebrate the accomplishments of the best of the best. Tickets are $250 per person and $2,500 for a table of 10. Purchase tickets online today!

Attended by more than 450 of the best in our industry, the Awards Dinner has long been known as CREBA’s premier annual event.