20B — December 23, 2016 - January 12, 2017 — Industry Leaders — Owners, Developers & Managers — M id A tlantic

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Erdy McHenry named architecture firm of the year PHILADELPHIA, PA — Erdy McHenry Architec- ture , a firm known for innova- tive solutions-based design ap- proach, has won the 2016 Firm of the Year Award, the highest award given to a design firm by the American Institute of Architects Pennsylvania Chapter . They were honored for being “a principle force in consistently producing distin- guished architecture.” “Today our office, and truly our profession, finds itself at the precipice of change, facing new and unknown challenges,” said Dave McHenry, FAIA , principal of Erdy McHenry. “Looking back at our built work, we feel confident that our design approach has posi- tively impacted the lives and communities of so many of our users. For us, each project is a new chance to explore our clients’ aspirations in partner- ship with talented collabora- tors and tradespeople through- out the building industry.” Scott Erdy, FAIA , princi- pal of Erdy McHenry said, “We are mindful of our firm’s Phila- delphia roots, wherever we work. In a city where themes of architectural expression and meaning have been posed by visionaries long before our time, we are proponents for a new Philadelphia School, where young firms can explore craft and programmatic ex- pression that may be unique Widely known for Drexel University’s MillenniumHall, the Piazza at Schmidt’s, and EVO Student Residence/ Cira Green at Cira Centre South, Erdy McHenry recently com- pleted Holly Pointe Commons at Rowan University and has a number of projects under con- struction or in design, includ- ing the Axalta Coating Sys- tems Global Innovation Cen- ter; VUE32, a seventeen story residential tower at Drexel University; and a 640,000 s/f GSADesign Excellence project that includes the renovation of the FBI’s Philadelphia field office. n Rita Hernandez is 2016 CPM of the Year to Philadelphia, but ultimately will have a broader positive influence.” The now-20-person firm was founded in Erdy’s at- tic 17 years ago with one employee. A project for the Southern Poverty Law Center jumpstarted the firm; it subse- quently earned an AIA Gold Medal and the cover of Archi- tecture Magazine. The firm received the Silver Medal from AIA Philadelphia in two con- secutive years, in 2016 for the Food Security Collaborative at Ohio State University and in 2015 for re-envisioning the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Design building. It has garnered more than thirty awards overall from design, construction and community groups.

At 29th Annual NAIOP Chicago Awards for Excellence CenterPoint Properties named Developer of the Year

toys in mouth, religious, and country of origin products as well as the grandparents, brothers, sisters, aunts, cous- ins, daycare, and many, many other locations that the child could "temporarily" visit. Ad- ditional accessible sources, coupled with amendments to regulations and department of health policies, will require an investigation of the child's residence regardless of actual source of lead. Some states have also already adopted 5ug/ dl as their blood lead level of concern. The above really means that although the short term risk of a poor REAC score is not likely, the reality of having a child with an elevated blood lead level on your property is not. If you fail to comply with the recording of govern- ment documentation, it will create the ideal situation for a plaintiff initiated lead poisoning litigation case. It will be substantially more challenging to defend and in most cases substantial more expensive and stressful. This is especially true if ANY lead based paint or lead based paint hazards (lead dust, lead soil, lead water) are identified in or on your property! cipient of the Developer of the Year and Industrial Build- to-Suit Development of the Year Awards from NAIOP Chicago . CenterPoint is a second-time recipient of the Developer of the year Award with the first being in 2011. “We are extremely honored to receive two awards at this year’s NAIOP Chicago Awards for Excellence,” said Bob Chapman , chief executive officer at CenterPoint. “Our membership with NAIOP is very valuable to us as it is a leading organization for education in industrial real estate. We are excited and appreciative that those within the association have awarded our diligence as a developer.” NAIOP’s Annual Awards for Excellence recognize the industry’s best of the best in transaction and development categories. The Developer of the Year Award goes to one developer that best exemplifies leader- AK BROOK, IL — CenterPoint Proper- ties is the proud re- O

29th Annual NAIOP Chicago Awards for Excellence

ship and innovation in the industrial real estate market each year. CenterPoint’s large build-to-suit and specula- tive developments currently underway at CenterPoint In- termodal Center-Joliet (CIC- Joliet) have earned the Com- pany the 2016 honor. CenterPoint received the award for Industrial Build- to-Suit Development of the Year with its 1.4 million s/f dedicated food grade distri- bution facility project within CIC-Joliet. The build-to-suit property features 38’ clear

height, ample car and trailer parking, 8-inch floor slab, LED lighting and temp-controlled space. The building is expected to be LEED Gold-certified. Previously, CenterPoint re- ceived the award for Industrial Speculative Development of the Year Award in 2015 for its ULINE/ALLIANCE facility in Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin. The awards were announced at the 29th Annual NAIOP Chicago Awards for Excel- lence, which took place at the Navy Pier in Chicago, Illinois. n

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plus years in the industry, she has attained a broad range of real estate, property/asset management, leasing, con- struction management, and business development skills. She has managed office, tele- com and retail properties with the highlight of her career being the GM for the historic Ghirardelli Square in San Francisco. Her expertise is managing buildings that are being repositioned in the market. Hernandez believes in giv- ing back to the communi- ty and was Co-Chair of the IREM REstart Program, a residential management vo- cational training program for women recovering from domestic violence. In 2003, she received the Franklyn D. Lyons Award for outstanding career service and was also included in a nation-wide listing of “Women Changing The World of Real Estate Management” in the March/ April issue of the Journal of Property Management (JPM) publication. n

CHICAGO, IL — Rita Hernandez, CPM , general manager at Brickman in San Francisco, CA, was recently honored with the 2016 REME Award for CPM of the Year by the Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM) . The prestigious award recognizes real estate management ex- cellence and outstanding con- tributions to the real estate management profession and the local and international community. Hernandez ac- cepted her award at the IREM Fall Conference in San Diego. “Rita is a shining exam- ple of all that we hope our CPM members embody,” said Chris Mellen, CPM, ARM , 2016 IREM president, The Simon Companies , Brain- tree, MA. “She gives her time, talent and expertise in the most generous ways and her passion for diversity and mentoring truly helps to grow and advance the real estate management industry.” Hernandez achieved her CPM designation from the IREM in 1993. During her 25

may be identified as deficient, and the heavy lifts that cannot be accomplished in the short term. Then, incorporate docu- mentation and work practices into the properties multiyear plan! I strongly suggest that if you have no lead coverage or have very high deductibles address immediately! Lee E. Wasserman is pres- ident and CEO of LEW Corporation. He can be reached at LWasserman@ LEWCorp.com or 800-783- 0567. n

According to HUD, depend- ing on the age of which your property was originally built, there is a certain percent that lead paint exists somewhere on your property. See table. To summarize, check your lead poisoning litigation in- surance coverage, gather your lead based paint reports, certi- fications, hazard control plans, and disclosures. Use these to assess your compliance level (or connect with subject expert to Assist). 80/20 rule - Prompt- ly address the easy items that

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