Studley, ASAE Business Services Launch Inaugural Association Real Estate Awards

August 20, 2013 11:59 AM | Diane Scheuring

WASHINGTON - ASAE Business Services, Inc. and Studley, an ASAE-endorsed Real Estate Solution, are starting a new awards program called Association Real Estate Awards that will recognize associations and nonprofits whose office space best reflects their organization’s mission. Submissions for the awards are due by September 6.

There will be an overall winner as well as four awards for excellence that will be given out to organizations in different categories: philanthropic/nonprofit/charitable/foundation; professional association; trade association; and association management company (AMC). Participants will submit photos of the lobby/reception, signage, overall design, conference facilities, individual work spaces, etc.

A total of 409 companies representing 701 booths exhibited in the expo hall this year, which resulted in a strong ratio of 62 percent buyers (association staff) to 38 percent sellers (industry partners).

“We had our highest number of association executives in five years, which demonstrates the value of professional development and face-to-face meetings,” said ASAE President & CEO John H. Graham IV, CAE. “Throughout the conference, we had terrific speakers, a variety of high-quality content that members found valuable, and attendees that were raving about the entire experience.”

“This is a new way to showcase how our members are sharing their mission through branding and design within their office space,” said ASAE Business Services, Inc. President Dixie L. Arthur. “We saw this as a great opportunity for associations to show off their creativity.”

A committee comprised of association professionals, real estate, and interior design experts will judge the effectiveness of the office space in conveying each organization’s message. To submit entries and see full details about the awards, please visit .www.asaecenter.org/RealEstateAwards. Winners will be announced during an awards reception on Wednesday, October 16, 2013, at the ASAE Conference Center in Washington, D.C.

“We are excited to join forces with ASAE to launch the inaugural Association Real Estate Awards. It will give ASAE members a chance to demonstrate how they are strategically designing their office environment to communicate their overall message and support their mission,” said Studley Executive Vice President Tom Fulcher.

For more information, please contact ASAE@studley.com.