CORFAC International is pleased to announce the winners of the 2017 COR$TAR Awards, which recognize individuals and firms for their referral transaction activity within the network. The awards were presented during the annual awards dinner at the CORFAC Spring Conference in Austin, Texas, on March 2. The awards recognize the largest member-to-member referral transactions in the office, industrial, retail and investment/other sectors for both volume and square footage as well as the firms and individuals with the most referrals in the previous year. “Conducting business with best-in-class brokers in other markets is at the heart of what CORFAC International is all about,” said Andy Jaffe, 2018 President of CORFAC International. “As independent real estate brokerage firms, we can do a great job for clients in our own cities, and we can rely on our network colleagues to deliver top service anywhere in the world.” 2017 COR$TAR winners include: Largest Industrial Award – Dollar Value Referring broker Barry Bram, CCIM, LEED, of TRI Commercial/CORFAC International in San Francisco, CA, worked with David Prior, SIOR, of The Klabin Co./CORFAC International in Los Angeles, CA, on a $10.6 million lease in Los Angeles on behalf of the Liss family. Largest Industrial Award – Square Feet Steve Podolsky, SIOR, of Podolsky Circle/CORFAC International in Chicago, collaborated with Treat Macdonald, CCIM, SIOR, of Crump Commercial/CORFAC International in Memphis, TN, on a 298,590-square-foot lease for XPO Logistics, Inc., in Memphis. Largest Office Award – Dollar Value Referring brokers David Prior, SIOR, and Todd Taugner, SIOR, of The Klabin Co./CORFAC International, Los Angeles, worked with Sam Olmstead and Michael Hefner, SIOR, of Voit Real Estate Services/CORFAC International in Irvine, CA, on an office lease for Ducommun, Inc., in Santa Ana, CA, valued at more than $2.9 million. Largest Office Award – Square Feet Russell Todd of Centric Commercial/CORFAC International in Austin, TX, worked with Susan Singer, CCIM, of Bradford Commercial Real Estate/CORFAC International in Dallas, TX, to complete an 11,241-square-foot lease for JW Logistics in Frisco, Texas. Largest Retail Award – Dollar Value Jean Ko of TRI Commercial/CORFAC International in San Francisco, CA, collaborated with Josh Gispan of Meacham Oppenheimer/CORFAC International in San Jose, CA, to complete a lease valued at more than $5.9 million for Alexander’s Steak House & Bakery in San Francisco. Largest Retail Award – Square Feet Referring broker Tim Cherre of Sansone Group/CORFAC International in St. Louis, MO, worked with Dan Gostylo of Providence Real Estate Services/CORFAC International, San Antonio, TX, on an 18,300-square-foot lease in Round Rock, Texas, on behalf of La Fronterra Village, L.P. Largest Investment Award – Dollar Value Peter Castleton of Voit Real Estate Services/CORFAC International in Irvine, CA, worked with Terrence Jones of TRI Commercial/CORFAC International in San Francisco, to complete the $6.2 million sale of a Santa Clara, CA, building on behalf of Bank of the West. Largest Investment Award – Square Feet Andy Jaffe of Commercial Properties Inc./CORFAC International in Tempe, AZ, collaborated with Kurt Walsh of ProTen Group/CORFAC International in Chicago, IL, in representing client DIV HDV Roosevelt LLC on the transfer of a 158,846-square-foot building and a 3-acre landsite in Chicago. Most Referrals – Individual Broker Tim Cherre, CRX, CLS, of Sansone Group/CORFAC International in St. Louis referred 13 transactions in the network last year. Most Referrals – Firm Sansone Group/CORFAC International in St. Louis led the network with 13 referrals to other member firms during 2017. “Congratulations to all 2017 COR$TAR award recipients and everyone who did a referral transaction last year. Everyone wins when you leverage your CORFAC International relationships, especially our clients,” Jaffe said.