We have a number of local folks who have won awards. Among them:

Gina Dingman, president of NAI Everest, was named the 2014 Investment Council Chair for NAI Global, a global network of owner-operated commercial real estate brokerage firms.

“Gina’s experience in institutional investing, capital markets and real estate finance will greatly benefit our members,” said Jay Olshonsky, president of NAI Global, in a statement. “We are delighted she will serve in this role.”

NAI's Global Councils endeavor to elevate the professional competency of its members and ensure consistent service delivery across the network.

In 2010, Dingman founded Everest Real Estate Advisors, which became NAI Everest in 2012. Dingman has more than 20 years of experience in commercial real estate experience, with clients representing local, regional and national multifamily and office owners/developers, institutions, private equity groups, and global corporations.

A second award-winner are members of Cassidy Turley's Minneapolis office. The commercial real estate services firm recognized the individuals with its EDGE awards for exceptional service in the past year.

David Stokes, vice president, received the program’s highest honor – the Leading EDGE award, presented to individuals who exhibit such qualities as exceptional personal performance, leading by example and supporting others.

A 25-year real estate veteran, Stokes joined Cassidy Turley in 2006. In the past year, he closed 20 transactions worth more than $14.7 million. He is also active in the community and has volunteered with multiple industry associations.       

“This is a well-deserved honor for David because he truly exemplifies what the Leading EDGE Award represents,” said Dennis Panzer, Managing Principal of Cassidy Turley’s Minneapolis office, in a statement. “He is a mentor to those who work with him and a great member of a team – whether he is leading it or working on it."

Other local EDGE winners are:

Broker of the Year – Brian Woolsey

Administrative support – Emily Jacobs

Engineer – Scott Longley

Operational Support – Jon Engel

Property Manager – Rebekah Buck

Brokerage – Jennifer Pelant

Determination – River Road Property Management Team of Tom Vierling, Jean Olson, Dan Wann and Jay Stone

Project Team – Valley Creek Property Management and Leasing Team of Angela Samargia, Ryan Mooney, Taylor Irwin, Chip Olson and Kai Thomsen

Community Involvement – Taylor Irwin


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