The 2015 MFE Awards shine a spotlight on a gold rush of thoughtful, compelling communities being developed during the sunniest side of this market cycle.

And when we say gold rush, we really mean it: This year, more than 300 nominations came our way for fewer than 20 categories, and that’s a very tough ratio for judges and nominees alike.

The 2015 MFE Awards judges:

Rohit Anand, AIA, principal, KTGY Tysons Corner
Eileen Lee, vice president of energy and environmental policy, National Multifamily Housing Council
Christina Steeg, senior vice president, marketing and training, Simpson Property Group
Jonathan Moore, senior vice president, Brookfield Asset Management
Michael Henehan, vice president, Bozzuto Development Co.

And from the MFE staff:
Jerry Ascierto, editor-in-chief, MFE
Les Shaver, deputy editor, MFE
Katie Gerfen, design editor, Hanley Wood


Given the quantity—and especially the quality—of the submissions, what separated the winners from the rest of the pack were often merely subtle distinctions in form and function, stories that were just a little more compelling than the others, a detail or two that an untrained eye might gloss over.

In short, with all the amazing work being done today, it’s an agonizing process to highlight only a couple of submissions in each category. So while the awards provide a snapshot of excellence, they also reflect just the tip of an enormous iceberg—the cream of a historic bumper crop.

For all those who didn’t win this year, we thank you for giving us the privilege of looking at your projects. Our sincere hope is that, this time next year, you can make our job as judges even more difficult than it was this year.

Executive of the Year

Rising Star of the Year

Adaptive Reuse

Award Winning
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Schmidt Artist Lofts

Grand Winner View Project

Schmidt Artist Lofts - Grand

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The Melrose

Merit Winner View Project

The Melrose - Merit

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Affordable

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1180 4th Street

Grand Winner View Project

1180 4th Street - Grand

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Renaissance Stout Street Lofts and Health Center

Merit Winner View Project

Renaissance Stout Street Lofts and Health Center - Merit

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Apartment Renovation

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Madrone Apartments

Grand Winner View Project

Madrone Apartments - Grand

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The Wellshire

Merit Winner View Project

The Wellshire - Merit

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Best Reuse of Land

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Terracina Apartments

Grand Winner View Project

Terracina Apartments - Grand

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Monroe Street Market

Merit Winner View Project

Monroe Street Market - Merit

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Best Use of Technology

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Greystar Proprietary Property Transitions Process

Grand Winner View Project

Greystar Proprietary Property Transitions Process - Grand

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Simpson Property Group/Simpson Housing Website

Merit Winner View Project

Simpson Property Group/Simpson Housing Website - Merit

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Community Service

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Project V5

Grand Winner View Project

Project V5 - Grand

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Specialized Real Estate Group Community Service

Merit Winner View Project

Specialized Real Estate Group Community Service - Merit

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Green

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Skylar at Playa Vista

Grand Winner View Project

Skylar at Playa Vista - Grand

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Parkview

Merit Winner View Project

Parkview - Merit

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High-Rise Apartment

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The Wave at Stadium Place

Grand Winner View Project

The Wave at Stadium Place - Grand

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The Pearson Court Square

Merit Winner View Project

The Pearson Court Square - Merit

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Low-Rise Apartment

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VEER

Grand Winner View Project

VEER - Grand

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Residences at Old Town Kern

Merit Winner View Project

Residences at Old Town Kern - Merit

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Marketing and Advertising

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BLVD63

Grand Winner View Project

BLVD63 - Grand

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True North

Merit Winner View Project

True North - Merit

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Mid-Rise Apartment

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The Penfield

Grand Winner View Project

The Penfield - Grand

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True North

Merit Winner View Project

True North - Merit

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Mid-Rise Podium or Wrap

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Lex On Orange

Grand Winner View Project

Lex On Orange - Grand

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AVA Little Tokyo

Merit Winner View Project

AVA Little Tokyo - Merit

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Military

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Valley Brook Village

Grand Winner View Project

Valley Brook Village - Grand

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Mixed-Income

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Shops and Lofts at 47

Grand Winner View Project

Shops and Lofts at 47 - Grand

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Eleven33, Greenpoint, Brooklyn

Merit Winner View Project

Eleven33, Greenpoint, Brooklyn - Merit

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Senior

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Balfour at Riverfront Park

Grand Winner View Project

Balfour at Riverfront Park - Grand

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Victoria at COMM22

Merit Winner View Project

Victoria at COMM22

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Student

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Chestnut Square (Drexel University)

Grand Winner View Project

Chestnut Square (Drexel University) - Grand

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The Marshall

Merit Winner View Project

The Marshall - Merit

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