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Jones Lang LaSalle and Gensler are multiple winners at Commercial Real Estate Awards

Jones Lang LaSalle and Gensler both captured two awards at the 23rd annual Chicago Commercial Real Estate Awards dinner at the Hyatt Regency Chicago last night.

Jones Lang LaSalle and Gensler both captured two awards at the 23rd annual Chicago Commercial Real Estate Awards dinner at the Hyatt Regency Chicago last night.

Gensler earned honors for Interior Design Firm of the Year and Architect of the Year. Jones Lang LaSalle entered the night with a total of eight nominations and managed to score in the categories of Innovative Deal of the Year, for its work with Navistar Inc., and Project Manager of the Year.

The event was once again attended by hundreds of commercial real estate professionals, supporting the cause of the Greater Chicago Food Depository. The event reportedly raised  more than $800,000.

In a sobering moment during an otherwise festive evening, Kate Maehr, chief executive officer of the GCFD, said that the money donated this year was especially timely as November of 2010 saw the largest number of monthly applicants for food services in the organization's history. While industry has undoubtedly suffered in the recession, many individual Chicagoans are clearly feeling the pain.

Corey McPherrin of Fox Chicago emceed the event.

Other winners included:

Build to Suit of the Year Takeda Pharmaceuticals North America, Inc.

Developer of the Year Fifield Realty

Development of the Year 300 East Randolph Street, Health Care Service Corp

Industrial Broker of the Year David Bercu, Colliers International

Innovative Deal of the Year Navistar, Inc., Jones Lang LaSalle

Interior Contractor of the Year Clune Construction Company

Investment Sales Broker of the Year Jeffrey Bramson, Jaime Fink and Kenneth Glomb, Holliday Fenoglio Fowler, L.P.

Office Broker of the Year John Goodman and Rick Schuham, Studley, Inc.

Office Property Representative of the Year Mark Gunderson and  William Truszkowski, The John Buck Company

Property Management Company of the Year CB Richard Ellis

Redevelopment of the Year 208 S. LaSalle Street Office Renovation and JW Marriott, The Prime Group, Inc.

Retail Broker of the Year (tie) Joseph Parrott and Jim Sakanich, CB Richard Ellis Stanley Nitzberg, Mid-America Real Estate Corporation

Special Achievement of the Year Willis Tower Skydeck featuring The Ledge