Honoring Outstanding Commercial Development

Nominations Open!

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. Because the conference was postponed last year, 2021 and 2022 projects will be presented during lunch at the 2022 conference.


Submissions Deadline: Friday, February 18, 2022 | 5:00pm

Projects of the Year Criteria:

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

  • Awards for 2021: projects broken ground or completed January 1st 2020 – December 31, 2020

  • Awards for 2022: projects broken ground or completed January 1st 2021 - December 31, 2021

  • 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 – submit on online or email additional photos to info@naioprd.org (Subject line 2022 NAIOP NC Project of the Year)

  • A representative of the winning project will be asked accept the award at the NAIOP NC Conference in Pinehurst on March 31, 2022 during lunch.


Please direct questions regarding the 2022 NAIOP NC Project of the Year Awards to 2022 hosting chapter:
NAIOP Raleigh Durham | info@naioprd.org | 919-473-3256