The Project of the Year Awards are given annually to project teams to recognize outstanding commercial development in North and South Carolina. The award is presented each year during the NAIOP North Carolina Conference in Pinehurst.


Submit your projects now for the NAIOP NC Project of the Year Award Awards.
Awards will be given for (2) categories: New Development & Redevelopment. Project highlights will be presented during lunch at the 2020 conference.

Submissions Deadline:  Friday, February 28 | 5:00pm 


Award Application:  Online form


2020 Projects of the Year Criteria: 

  • Submission must include a NAIOP member in good standing who demonstrates substantial participation in the project

  • Must have broken ground or the project must have been completed between January 1, 2019 to December 31, 2019

  • Submissions can be submitted for Project Category #1:  new ground up or Project Category #2: redevelopment/adaptive reuse/repurpose

  • Projects will be selected based on 30 point grading system

    • Project must have made a unique contribution to the economic growth and vitality of a region or community (e.g. job creators, catalyst for surrounding economic development, and creation of public infrastructure that would have otherwise not occurred). (10 points)

    • Demonstrated unique design innovation or the “cool factor” (10 points)

    • Ability to overcome design, regulatory issues or other factors that challenged the project at various phases (10 points)

  • Please submit photos/renderings of project

  • A representative of the winning project will be asked to join a panel at the NAIOP NC State Conference in Pinehurst on March 26, 2020 during lunch, for a discussion about the project and development. 

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