Awards for Excellence

The Awards for Excellence Program is intended to be the centerpiece of ULI's efforts in North Florida to identify and promote best practices in all types of real estate development. The awards recognize the full development process of a project: planning, construction, economic viability and management as well as design. The awards are competitively based and open to real estate developments and programs from around North Florida. Qualified submissions will be reviewed by a panel of independent judges from the local and national development community.

Awards for Excellence

ULI North Florida’s Awards are intended to identify and promote best practices in all types of real estate development. The awards recognize the full development process of a project including Planning, Construction, Economic Vitality and Management, as well as Design.

Congratulations to Last Year’s Winners:

Engine 15/Glass Factory, Jax

New Development
Atlantic Beach/Neptune Beach Main Street Mixed-Use Building

Hospitality & Entertainment
Daily’s Place, Jax

Depot Park, Gainesville

Judges’ Choice
UF Government House Restoration, St. Augustine

2017 Visionary Leader

hapsteinheadshotWe are pleased to announce that the 2017 Visionary Leader Award Recipient is Martin E. (Hap) Stein, Jr., Chairman & CEO, Regency Centers.

Hap has served as Regency’s CEO since the company’s initial public offering in 1993, and as Chairman since 1999. Under Hap’s leadership Regency Centers has become a preeminent shopping center company known for owning, operating and developing high-quality grocery-anchored shopping centers located in most major U.S. markets.

A recognized authority in the commercial real estate industry, Hap is a ULI Governor and holds, or has held, leadership positions with NAREIT, the Urban Land Institute and the Real Estate Roundtable, in addition to board positions with FRP Holdings, Stein Mart, and his alma mater, Washington and Lee University. Read his full bio HERE.

Past recipients of the Visionary Leader Award include John Delaney, University of North Florida (2012), Preston Haskell, The Haskell Company (2013), Peter S. Rummell, RummellMunz (2014), M. Lynn Pappas, Gunster (2015), and Robert M. Rhodes, Attorney (2016).

We are pleased to recognize and celebrate Hap Stein’s contributions to the real estate community at this year’s Awards for Excellence Ceremony.





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Past Recipients of the Annual Awards for Excellence Include:

Visionary Leader
John Delaney, 2012
Preston Haskell, 2013
Peter Rummell, 2014
M. Lynn Pappas, 2015
Robert M. Rhodes, 2016

Arc Jacksonville Village
Black Sheep Restaurant
Cascades Park
CSX 550 Water Street
Gaines Street
Infinity Hall
Mellow Mushroom
New Town Success Zone
Riverside Arts Market
San Marco Place
St. Augustine Ice Plant
The Edison
The John Gorrie
UNF Student Center
Vince Whibbs Sr. Maritime Park

Past Awards for Excellence Finalists include:
Aardwolf Brewery
Balis Park
Bo Diddley Plaza
CSX 550 Water Street
Cummer Museum of Arts & Gardens
Depot Park
Duval County Courthouse
Friendship Park & Fountain
Intuition Brewery
Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce
Kings Avenue Station
Moxie Kitchen + Cocktails
Old San Jose
Omni Amelia Island Reimagination
St. Johns Town Center
The Jacksonville Airport New Concourse
The Winston YMCA
Uptown Apartments at Town Center