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The Meridian Group among winners at NAIOP Northern Virginia awards

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M. C. Dean at Boro Station. Photo courtesy NAIOP Northern Virginia

The Meridian Group, a developer active in the remaking of Tysons, was among the group of winners at an annual awards gala, the Best of NAIOP Northern Virginia.

Held on Nov. 16 at The Ritz-Carlton, Tysons, the event drew nearly 800 people from Northern Virginia’s commercial real estate industry. A total of 33 awards were presented in five categories: interiors, membership, marketing, transactions and buildings.

The Meridian Group, based in Bethesda, Md., was recognized in several awards:

Award of Excellence, Master Plan for The Boro at Tysons. NAIOP members include Gensler, Clark, Skanska, Kettler and CBRE.

Award of Merit, Real Estate Transaction, lease under 175,000 square feet for M.C. Dean at Boro Station, submitted by The Meridian Group. M.C. Dean, an electrical design-build and systems integration firm, moved its headquarters to Boro Station and is leasing more than 80,000 square feet. CBRE handled the leasing.

Award of Excellence, Real Estate Transaction, Sale, for Tysons Metro Center, now known as EastBoro, submitted by HFF. Meridian purchased the four-building Class A office portfolio near The Boro in February. HFF represented the seller of the 763,965-square-foot portfolio.

“We’re honored to be recognized for our efforts to create the Boro District, a vibrant new urban center in the heart of Tysons,” David Cheek, president of The Meridian Group, said in a statement.  “We are creating an amenity-rich community that offers easy access between our sites and the Greensboro Metro station.’’

Other award winners:
Membership Firm of Year, Award of Excellence to Balfour Beatty Construction.
Member of the Year, Award of Excellence to John Murphy, Washington Workplace.
Lease:  175,000 square feet and above, three winners
Award of Merit for Transportation Security Administration Headquarters submitted by Boston Properties and located in Springfield. NAIOP members include Gensler, Lend Lease, JLL and Cushman & Wakefield.
Award of Merit for One Dulles Tower submitted by Cushman & Wakefield and located in Herndon. NAIOP members include Federal Capital Partners.
Award of Excellence for Nestlé USA Inc. headquarters relocation submitted by Monday Properties and located in Rosslyn. NAIOP members include Monday Properties, JLL, and CBRE.

NAIOP Northern Virginia is a chapter of NAIOP, the commercial real estate development association. It comprises nearly 950 members serving the local Northern Virginia market.

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