Awards & News
Akridge has been recognized for innovative and outstanding achievements in the areas of customer service, real estate development and community involvement. The company works hard to be a good corporate citizen, provide outstanding customer service and create high quality work environments in business-friendly neighborhoods. These awards demonstrate that Akridge not only understands the industry but is among its leaders.
 
Awards
CEL'S NATIONAL "A-LIST – BEST IN THE INDUSTRY" AWARDS

CEL & Associates is the nation’s largest surveyor of tenant satisfaction within the real estate industry. Each year, the organization tabulates survey results from thousands of buildings and hundreds of thousands of tenants across the country. Based on this exhaustive research, CEL & Associates has named Akridge national winner of its “A List – Best in the Industry” Award 11 times since 1998, most recently in March of 2011. Part of the National Real Estate Customer Service Awards Program, the “A List” honors the industry’s best property management companies for achieving the highest standards of performance across a portfolio of properties categorized based on size and land-use type.

MD/DC NAIOP AWARDS
  • 7550 Wisconsin - 2011 Best Sale or Re-capitalization up to $20 million Award of Merit
  • DC Evidence Warehouse - 2011 Best Industrial/Flex project Award of Excellence
  • Akridge at Half Street - 2009 Best Transaction Award of Excellence
  • Firm of the Year - 2008
  • Carroll Square - 2007 Best Urban Office Over 150,000 SF Award of Excellence
  • Gallery Place - 2004 Mixed-Use Project Award of Excellence
  • Burnham Place - 2003 Urban Master Plan Award of Excellence
GREATER WASHINGTON COMMERCIAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS (GWCAR)
  • 7550 Wisconsin Avenue awarded Maryland Sales Transaction of the Year 2011
  • LGA Headquarters awarded Best Lease Transaction 2010
  • Award for outstanding development activity in the metropolitan area 2002
ENERGY STAR AWARDS
  • ENERGY STAR Leader 'Top Performer' 2008, 2009, 2010
  • Partner of the Year 2009
ECOLEADERSHIP AWARD
  • Given to Akridge by The Alliance for Workplace Excellence 2009, 2010, 2011
BEST PLACES TO WORK
  • Awarded by the Washington Business Journal, Akridge was named the Number One Best Place to Work in Greater Washington in 2008 and again in 2011
  • Recognized as a Great Place to Work by Washingtonian magazine, 2005 and 2011
HEALTHY WORKPLACES
  • Recognized by the Washington Business Journal as Washington's second healthiest workplace in 2011.
US GREEN BUILDING COUNCIL - NATIONAL CAPITAL REGION AWARDS OF EXCELLENCE
  • 700 Sixth Street awarded Honorable Mention, LEED Core & Shell Building of the Year 2010
  • Chip Akridge named Member of the Year 2009
ARCHITECTURAL PRECAST ASSOCIATION
  • 700 Sixth Street received the Award for Excellence in Green Design and the Craftsmanship Award 2010
APARTMENT AND OFFICE BUILDING ASSOCIATION (AOBA)
  • Eight Akridge employees received AOBA Outstanding Leadership Awards in 2010
  • Kathy Barnes received AOBA's Sidney Glassman Memorial Award in 2006
  • Akridge received the Property Management Partner Award 1998
  • Chip Akridge received AOBA's Sidney Glassman Memorial Award in 1988
URBAN LAND INSTITUTE (ULI)
  • Chip Akridge received the ULI Lifetime Achievement Award in 2009
GREEN BUSINESS AWARD

Given by the Greater Washington Board of Trade and the Washington Business Journal

  • Green Giving category, Chip Akridge 2009
  • Education and Outreach 2008
DISTRICT DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT (DDOE)
  • Mayor’s Award for Environmental Excellence - Outstanding Achievement by a Large Business 2009
ASSOCIATED BUILDERS AND CONTRACTORS EXCELLENCE IN CONSTRUCTION AWARD
  • Metro Park VIII, Best Commercial Project 2009
NATIONAL CAPITAL BUSINESS ETHICS AWARD 2008

Given by the Society of Financial Service Professionals, this award recognizes companies that have demonstrated their integrity, civic and social responsibility, and business excellence in the Greater Washington region.

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AWARDS
  • Business Leader of the Year – Chip Akridge 2008
  • Business of the Year Award – 1999
GREEN LEADERSHIP AWARD
  • Given by Bisnow On Business 2008
THE OFFICE BUILDING OF THE YEAR (TOBY) AWARD

The Office Building of the Year (TOBY) Award is an honor given by the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) and its local affiliates (such as AOBA, the Apartment and Office Building Association) for the best-managed office buildings on the local, regional and national levels in various building size categories. Akridge winners of these awards include: 

  • 3101 Wilson Blvd (The Hartford) – local TOBY winner 2007
  • 1201 Eye Street – local TOBY winner 2005
  • 1800 K Street – regional TOBY winner 2001; local Grand Award 2001; local best building in the 100,000 to 250,000 square foot category 2001
  • 1200 New York Avenue, headquarters for the American Association for the Advancement of Science – 1998   Building of the Year Award in the Corporate Facility Category; regional TOBY winner 1999; local best building in the 100,000 to 250,000 square foot category 1999
  • 1090 Vermont Avenue – local TOBY winner in the modernized/renovated category 1997; Pursuit of Excellence Award
  • The Homer Building – local TOBY winner 1990; regional and international Award for Excellence; Pursuit of Excellence Award
  • 1667 K Street – Pursuit of Excellence Award
SMART GROWTH ALLIANCE

Akridge has received Special Recognition from the Smart Growth Alliance for four projects (no developer has more):

  • Falls Church Gateway 2006
  • 5220 Wisconsin Avenue 2006
  • Burnham Place at Union Station 2003
  • The Pavilion on Broad Street 2002
REALCOMM DIGIE AWARD
  •  Best Use of Automation in Property Management 2005, 2006
JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT (JA)
  • Chip Akridge was inducted into JA's National Capital Area Business Hall of Fame in 2006.
TRANSWESTERN AND DELTA ASSOCIATES
  • Chip Akridge named private sector Trendsetter of the Year 2005
WASHINGTON DC ECONOMIC PARTNERSHIP
  • Chip Akridge recognized for Lifetime Achievement in Office Development 2005
  • Gallery Place named Best Mixed-Use Project 2005

WASHINGTON BUSINESS JOURNAL'S BEST COMMUNITY IMPACT AWARD
  • Gallery Place 2004
DOWNTOWN BUSINESS IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT MOMENTUM AWARD
  • Gallery Place 2004
FAST TRACK AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING CUSTOMER SERVICE
  • Exceeding Customer Expectations category winner 1999
THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA BUILDING INDUSTRY AWARD
  • For outstanding contributions to the nation's capital and the real estate industry 1992, 1999
MASS MUTUAL BLUE CHIP AWARD
  • One of three businesses chosen in DC for stellar business strategy, restructuring personnel and services to meet changing market and customer needs 1996
THE ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR AWARD
  • Given to Chip Akridge by Ernst & Young 1992
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