Midwest Real Estate News Hall of Fame December 2012 : Page 54

54 Midwest Real Estate News® December 2012 www.rejournals.com HALL OF FAME 2012 DAVID MORRIS David Morris is a 25-year industry veteran specializing in office and industrial leasing in St. Louis. Morris spent 17 years at Colliers Turley Martin Tucker where he was recognized several times as a top 5 producer, later becoming a principal with the firm. Eventually Morris became the market leader for Grubb & Ellis' St. Louis office. In that role, Morris led and mentored a brokerage team of up to 33 agents. In 2007, The St. Louis Business Journal ranked the Grubb & Ellis office the 2nd largest brokerage firm in the region. Grubb & Ellis later appointed Morris to its seven-person Affiliate Leadership Board in 2008. Morris works closely with clients to leverage the market to achieve his clients' goals. He helps clients find new locations, assists in negotiating lease renewals, helps find or sell investment properties and manages transactions for clients who have offices in multiple markets or who want to expand into other markets. Morris also has been involved in more than one billion dollars in transactions, advising business leaders, entrepreneurs and institutional owners on trends and strategies to optimize their real estate decisions. In addition, Morris has written many articles on commercial real estate and has been quoted in the St. Louis Business Journal, KSKD Channel 5, Chicago Tribune, Midwest Real Estate News, Small Business Monthly, Missouri Lawyers Weekly and the BOMA Leasing Guide. Morris also has been very involved in the CRE industry. He has served more than 10 years on the St. Louis CCIM Board and was chapter president in 2001 before moving on to become CCIM’s Region 7 vice president. Morris served as the St. Louis Realtors Commercial Division president in 2011, the 2012 SIOR Chapter president and will serve as the 2013 chairman of the Missouri Realtors Commercial Division. Outside of work, Morris has been generous in donating his time to worthwhile organizations. He does classroom teaching for Junior Achievements and participates in Habitat for Humanity builds. Senior Vice President Colliers International St. Louis, MO KEN MURAWSKI As managing director at CBRE in Cincinnati, Ken Murawski is totally committed to providing the highest quality service to customers, clients and others in the industry. In addition to his current position, the 26-year veteran has worked in brokerage and property management. Under Murawski’s leadership, the CBRE office in Cincinnati has grown from averaging $5 million per year in revenue to more than $20 million annually. Murawski also has transformed the office from a culture of individuals to a highly collaborative group that uses a team-based approach to best serve client needs. Murawski has been recognized for his efforts over the years. He was a President's Award recipient in 2005. The CBRE award is given to managing directors who have distinguished themselves through financial performance over the prior year. He also received the James Didion Award in 2000. This CBRE award is given to managing directors who have demonstrated the highest levels of leadership, management and people skills, entrepreneurial instincts, creativity and productivity company-wide. In addition to his work at CBRE, Murawski has volunteered for numerous committees and other related activities in the real estate industry. He is a former board member of the Greater Cincinnati Area Board of Realtors, a member of the National Association of Realtors and a member of the Ohio Association of Realtors. Murawski also is involved in civic work. He serves as a member of the Planning Commission in the City of Mason and is past chairman of the Greater Cincinnati Commercial Real Estate Council. Managing Director Murawski plays an active role in other associations and has found time to give back to his community, serving as the president of the Greater Cincinnati Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s Board of Trustees. He also is past co-CBRE Cincinnati, OH chairman of the St. Susanna Parish Campaign.

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