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Mark Alfieri, COO of the multifamily platform at Dallas-based Behringer Harvard, was named the 2011 Executive of the Year by Multifamily Executive magazine at the MFE Awards luncheon in Las Vegas on Oct. 4, 2011. Alfieri was one of two individual honors and more than 40 awards presented at the event, which recognizes exceptional people, projects, and programs across 18 categories. Alfieri was honored for the rapid growth he oversaw at Behringer Harvard, taking the company from a relative unknown in the apartment space to a well-regarded owner and manager of 13,000 units across 47 Class A properties nationwide. Alfieri also successfully negotiated two rounds of funding from foreign investors and other capital partners. But more than anything, Alfieri is the consummate dealmaker—in fact, one colleague says Alfieri just “grinds out deals.”

“Mark represents all that we have come to expect from the winners of the MFE Executive of the Year award. First and foremost, he is an incredible leader. What’s more, Mark is incredibly well-respected by his peers, and shows a tenacity and determination that permeates every aspect of his work,” said Shabnam Mogharabi, editor-in-chief of Multifamily Executive. “His track record speaks for itself—the growth and evolution of Behringer Harvard in the past three years is unequaled.”

Additionally, Carlisle Development Group’s COO Kenneth Naylor was named MFE’s second Rising Star of the Year. The award, given to an industry up-and-comer under 40 years of age, recognized Naylor’s impressive work in tax-credit development in Florida.

The editors of MULTIFAMILY EXECUTIVE magazine also unveiled the fifth annual Editors’ Choice Award, which recognizes a project that is “best in show.” That honor went to The Fitzgerald, an impressive mid-rise apartment community in Baltimore developed by The Bozzuto Group. The innovative project also received the Grand Award for Project of the Year: Mid-Rise, as well as the Grand Award for Marketing & Advertising.

This year’s winners were chosen by a group comprised of the magazine’s editors and five industry judges: Rohit Anand, principal and head of East Coast operations for Irvine, Calif.-based KTGY; Greg Bonifield, partner of Woodfield Investments in Ashburn, Va.; Eileen Lee, vice president of environment at the National Multi Housing Council in Washington, D.C.; Christina Steeg, senior vice president of marketing and training at Simpson Housing in Denver; and Julie Smith, president of Bozzuto Management Co. in Greenbelt, Md.

For more information on Executive of the Year Mark Alfieri and Rising Star of the Year Kenneth Naylor, please see the October 2011 issue of Multifamily Executive, which is also available online at MultifamilyExecutive.com. All other winners can be seen in the pages of the November 2011 issue of the magazine. A complete list of winners from the 2011 MFE Awards is below.

Special Recognitions and Individual Honors

Executive of the Year – Mark Alfieri, executive vice president and multifamily COO, Behringer Harvard
For more information: Contact Jodi Phillip at 214-891-5883 or jodi_phillip@richards.com

Rising Star of the Year – Kenneth Naylor, COO, Carlisle Development Group
For more information: Contact Ann Briggle at 305-860-1000, ext. 109, or abriggle@jeffreygroup.com

Editors’ Choice Award – The Fitzgerald, Baltimore, The Bozzuto Group
For more information: Contact Lauren McDonald at 301-623-1579 or lmcdonald@bozzuto.com

Grand Award Winners  

Project of the Year: High-Rise, Apartments – EnV Chicago, Chicago, Lynd Development Partners
For more information: Contact Jarrad Thierath at 210-798-8183 or jthierath@lyndworld.com

Project of the Year: High-Rise, Condos – The Austonian, Austin, Texas, Ziegler Cooper Architects
For more information: Contact Mary Katherine Ziegler at 713-374-0036 or mkziegler@zieglercooper.com

Project of the Year: Mid-Rise – The Fitzgerald, Baltimore, The Bozzuto Group
For more information: Contact Lauren McDonald at 301-623-1579 or lmcdonald@bozzuto.com

Project of the Year: Low-Rise – Tortuga Pointe, St. Petersburg, Fla., Humphreys & Partners Architects
For more information: Contact Kay Ahrens at 972-701-9636 or kay@humphreys.com 
 
Project of the Year: Adaptive Reuse – The Presidio Landmark, San Francisco, Forest City Residential
For more information: Joseph Szabo at 216-416-3133 or joeszabo@forestcity.net

Project of the Year: Affordable – Armstrong Place, San Francisco, BRIDGE Housing Corp.
For more information: Contact Jung Yun at 415-321-3568 or jyun@bridgehousing.com

Project of the Year: Apartment Renovation – University Apartments, Durham, N.C., Capstone Cos.
For more information: Contact Brian Collins at 205-414-6470 or bcollins@capstone-dev.com

Project of the Year: Green – Mill District City Apartments, Minneapolis, Village Green/BKV Group
For more information: Contact Camille Amiri at 248-932-2770 or camiri@villagegreen.com

Project of the Year: Military – MacDill Air Force Base Military Family Housing, Tampa, Fla., Clark Realty Capital
For more information: Contact Matt Williams at 813-840-1710 or matt.williams@clarkrealty.com

Project of the Year: Mixed-Income – Tapestry, New York City, Jonathan Rose Cos.
For more information: Contact Helaine Tishberg at 917-542-3600 or helaine@rosecompanies.com

Project of the Year: Best Reuse of Land – Columbia Parc at Bayou District, New Orleans,

JHP Architecture/Urban Design

For more information: Contact Kimberly Dresdner at 214-363-5687 or kdresdner@jhparch.com

Project of the Year: Senior – Cascades of the Sierra, Sparks, Nev., Brown Construction

For more information: Contact Sandra Bugalski at 916-761-6242 or marketing@brown-construction.com

Project of the Year: Student – South Campus Commons, Building 7, University of Maryland College Park,

College Park, Md., Capstone Cos.

For more information: Contact Brian Collins at 205-414-6470 or bcollins@capstone-dev.com

Community Service – The Cottages of Lakeshore, Birmingham, Ala., Capstone Cos.

For more information: Contact Brian Collins at 205-414-6470 or bcollins@capstone-dev.com

Marketing and Advertising – The Fitzgerald Leasing Campaign, Baltimore, The Bozzuto Group

For more information: Contact Lauren McDonald at 301-623-1579 or lmcdonald@bozzuto.com

Best Use of Technology – OneSign – Single Sign On, company-wide, Camden Property Trust

For more information: Contact Jeniffer Kling at 713-354-2691 or jkling@camdenliving.com

Merit Award Winners   

Project of the Year: High-Rise, Apartments – The Cameron, Silver Spring, Md., Behringer Harvard

For more information: Contact Jodi Phillip at 214-891-5883 or jodi_phillip@richards.com

Project of the Year: High-Rise, Apartments – Gables Park 17, Dallas, Gables Residential

For more information: Contact Lynette M. Hegeman at 404-923-5585 or lhegeman@gables.com

Project of the Year: Mid-Rise – 777 South Broad, Philadelphia, Dranoff Properties

For more information: Contact Joyce Ferry at 215-222-3300, ext. 11, or jferry@dranoffproperties.com

Project of the Year: Mid-Rise – Mill District City Apartments, Minneapolis, Village Green/BKV Group

For more information: Contact Camille Amiri at 248-932-2770 or camiri@villagegreen.com

Project of the Year: Low-Rise – The Crossing at Anaheim, Anaheim, Calif., KTGY Group

For more information: Contact Tiffany Brown at 949-221-6269 or tbrown@ktgy.com

Project of the Year: Low-Rise – The Preserve on Fredericksburg, San Antonio, Humphreys & Partners Architects

For more information: Contact Kay Ahrens at 972-701-9636 or kay@humphreys.com

Project of the Year: Adaptive Reuse – The Hayes at Railroad Square, Haverhill, Mass.,

Planning Office for Urban Affairs

For more information: Contact Celeste Perry at 617-350-8885 or cp@poua.org

Project of the Year: Affordable – Castle Gardens, New York City, Jonathan Rose Cos.

For more information: Contact Helaine Tishberg at 917-542-3600 or helaine@rosecompanies.com

Project of the Year: Affordable – Wolff Waters Place, La Quinta, Calif., Brown Construction

For more information: Contact Sandra Bugalski at 916-761-6242 or marketing@brown-construction.com

Project of the Year: Apartment Renovation – CitySouth, San Mateo, Calif., UDR

For more information: Contact Andrew Rees Davis at 720-348-7647 or andrewdavis@udr.com

Project of the Year: Apartment Renovation – The Marquee Apartments, North Hollywood, Calif.,

Cirrus Asset Management

For more information: Contact Kimberly Driedger at 818-222-4840 or kdriedger@cirrusami.com

Project of the Year: Green – The Austonian, Austin, Texas, Ziegler Cooper Architects

For more information: Contact Mary Katherine Ziegler at 713-374-0036 or mkziegler@zieglercooper.com

Project of the Year: Green – The Fitzgerald, Baltimore, The Bozzuto Group

For more information: Contact Lauren McDonald at 301-623-1579 or lmcdonald@bozzuto.com

Project of the Year: Green – Island Palm Communities, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii Island Palm Communities LLC

For more information: Contact Ann M. Wharton at 808-275-3177 or ann.wharton@lendlease.com

Project of the Year: Military – Fort Carson Military Family Housing Privatization, Fort Carson, Colo.,

Balfour Beatty Communities

For more information: Contact Sandra Drain at 610-355-8261 or sdrain@bbcgrp.com

Project of the Year: Mixed-Income – Columbia Parc at Bayou District, New Orleans, JHP Architecture/Urban Design

For more information: Contact Kimberly Dresdner at 214-363-5687 or kdresdner@jhparch.com

Project of the Year: Mixed-Income – Savoy Square at Legends South, Chicago, The Michaels Development Co.

For more information: Contact Laura Ochipinti Zaner at 856-988-5983 or lzaner@themichaelsorg.com

Project of the Year: Best Reuse of Land – The Fitzgerald, Baltimore, The Bozzuto Group

For more information: Contact Lauren McDonald at 301-623-1579 or lmcdonald@bozzuto.com

Project of the Year: Best Reuse of Land – Sandywoods Farm, Tiverton, R.I., Church Community Housing Corp.

For more information: Contact Emily Hall at 401-272-4724 or emily@donaldpowersarchitects.com

Project of the Year: Senior – The Coronet, San Francisco, BRIDGE Housing Corp.

For more information: Contact Jung Yun at 415-321-3568 or jyun@bridgehousing.com

Project of the Year: Senior – South Franklin Circle, Chagrin Falls, Ohio, Judson Services

For more information: Contact Molly Moore at 617-250-6800 or mollym@gundpartnership.com

Project of the Year: Student – UCI East Campus Apartments Phase 3, Irvine, Calif., KTGY Group

For more information: Contact Tiffany Brown at 949-221-6269 or tbrown@ktgy.com

Community Service – Homes Fit for Heroes, nationwide, Raia Properties Corp.

For more information: Contact Diane Fullam at 201-818-9900, ext. 21, or dfullam@raiaproperties.com

Best Use of Technology – Use of Technology to Increase Leads-to-Leases and Reduce Cost-of-Sales,

company-wide, UDR

For more information: Contact Andrew Rees Davis at 720-348-7647 or andrewdavis@udr.com