HALLMARK Awards Shines Light on Orlando’s Packing District’s Transformation

Top CRE pros and business leaders are celebrating innovation, achievement, and excellence at the 2024 Annual HALLMARK AWARDS, which honors the region’s commercial real estate highest producing brokers and brings the award ceremony back to downtown Orlando.

“We will be awarding the Strickland Lifetime Achievement for 2024 to Yvonne Baker, Executive Director FSU Real Estate Center at Florida State University and we couldn’t be prouder to honor this Central Florida Icon,” explains Sharisse Walton, 2024 HALLMARK Awards Committee Chair. “We are also excited to introduce a new event format and venue this year — The HALLMARK AWARDS event will take place from 5 to 7 pm. on Wednesday, July 24, 2024, at The Great Southern Box Co. Food Hall.”

The Annual HALLMARK Awards event is presented by the Central Florida Real Estate Association (CFCREA) in association with the Central Florida Commercial Association of Realtors® (CFCAR). Walton stresses that this years’ event is sure to offer some unique insights into Orlando’s historic Packing District. The Great Southern Box Co. Food Hall is a 13,000 SF adaptive reuse building that was originally a warehouse space used by Dr. Phillips’ citrus company. It has over ten food vendors, two outdoor patios, a 5,000+ SF event space, and a micro-brewery still in the works.

Led by Dr. Phillips Charities, the development of the site represents an opportunity to celebrate the history of The Packing District and look toward the future of the community, the city and the region. The district’s master plan has been designed to encourage community wellness from the development of a new regional park to the network of plazas – each connected by pedestrian and bike trails that stitch everything together.

“As always, the HALLMARK Awards event will honor the top commercial real estate producers for in 2023 in the Greater Central Florida market by recognizing innovation, extraordinary production and industry leadership in Alachua, Brevard, Flagler, Lake, Marion, Orange, Osceola, Seminole, Sumter, and Volusia Counties. In addition to recognizing top producers in numerous categories and across the different counties, special awards will also be announced for Community Service and Deal of the Year,” Walton continued.

For the second year, HALLMARK Award Sponsorships and Awards Submission process have been simplified.  They are once again accepting applications for both ONLINE via their website at https://cfcar.net/2024-hallmark-awards.

Rafael Mendez, CCIM, 2024 CFCAR President, invites business leaders to join top brokers to the event. “We look forward to seeing you in July at The Great Southern Box Co. Food Hall to celebrate HALLMARK!”

About CFCAR/CFCREA: CFCAR/CFCREA is the premier organization totally focused on all commercial real estate. Whether your specialty be land, office, retail, industrial, multifamily, hotel/hospitality, leasing, development or consulting,  the Central Florida Commercial Association of REALTORS/ Central Florida Commercial Real Estate Association is the Association for you.  We are the overall “go-to” commercial real estate organization and we complement and work with all the other real estate groups including NAIOP, CCIM, SIOR, CREW to promote a unified approach to commercial real estate.