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Finalists for Best Real Estate Deals 2023 announced

Best Real Estate Deals — BRED — honors the Albany region's biggest and most influential real estate sales, acquisitions and projects of 2022.

BRED celebrates developers with the vision to transform a site into something unique, the many professionals who translate that vision into reality, and the dealmakers who bring all the players together.

Finalists were chosen from nominations and Business Review reporting over the past year. Winners will be announced at a reception April 19. The Business Review will also be honoring one project for its widespread economic impact in the region.

The finalists (listed alphabetically):

Project of the Year: Plug Power's factory at the Vista Technology Park in Bethlehem.

Deal of the Year: A high-profile sale or acquisition that shows creativity, return on investment, and opportunity for further economic impact.

  • Central Warehouse transfer of ownership

  • Prime Cos. sale of large portion of real estate portfolio

  • New Schroon Lake resort project

Dealmaker of the Year: A broker, agent or other similar professional who was key to making high-profile or influential deals happen.

  • Angela Cugini, Howard Hanna Real Estate Services

  • Dan Davies, Davies-Davies & Associates Real Estate

  • Ray Gillen, Schenectady Metroplex Development Authority

Developer of the Year: Open to developers who have initiated, completed or have an active project.

  • Cass Hill Development

  • Columbia Development

  • The Rosenblum Cos.

Transformation of the Year: Open to a completed project that represents a significant transformation from the project's starting point. This can include rehab/reuse, a pivot from original plans, or overall redesign.

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