The Alvin B. Cates Award is one of the most prestigious awards of the Atlanta Commercial Board of REALTORS®. The Awards Committee choose the CBRE team of John Shlesinger, Sam Holmes, Ellen Stern, and Doug LeClair as the Alvin B. Cates Award Winner for 2019 for their efforts on behalf of the 735,000 square ft. corporate headquarters at Ponce & 3rd Street in Atlanta. Although it was impressive in size, the Awards Committee was more impressed by the complexity of the project, which involved 7 transactions closed simultaneously, a tax-free land sale, and an alternative lease structure. Congratulations to this winning team!
About the Award
The Alvin B. Cates Award is one of the most prestigious awards of the Atlanta Commercial Board of REALTORS®. The trophy shall be awarded for a transaction that is considered to be outstanding, noteworthy and is based on creativity, ingenuity and skill, rather than on volume. The size or consideration of the transaction is not of special importance.
In 1937, Mr. Alvin B. Cates, Sr., presented to the Georgia Association of REALTORS® a large and beautiful sterling silver trophy with the request that it be awarded annually to the member of the association who completed the most outstanding real estate transaction of the calendar year.
The Alvin B. Cates award was presented almost every year to a member of the Atlanta Board for a commercial transaction. In the late 1950's the Georgia Association of REALTORS® retired the trophy to the Atlanta Board. Since then, the Atlanta Commercial Board continues to present this prestigious Award each year at the Million Dollar Club Banquet and the silver trophy is held by the recipient for one year until the next recipient is awarded.
Each year, the Committee is challenged with the task to select only one deal which will best fulfill the criteria to exemplify a commercial transaction considered to be extraordinary. We are proud of the long history of the Alvin B. Cates Award and of the outstanding REALTORS® who are the honored recipients.
David Walmsley, 2019
Robert Jordan, 2019
Mary Katherine McRae, 2018
Chris Wagner, 2018
Dom Wyant, 2018
David M. Demarest, 2017
Josh Hirsch, 2017
Brannan C. Moss, 2017
Gregg A. Metcalf, 2016
Robert W. Metcalf, Jr., 2016
Shannon Price, 2016
Sim F. Doughtie, 2015Brannan Moss, 2014 Josh Hirsh, 2014 Aileen Almassy, 2013 Lisa Dunavin, 2013 Caroline Nolen, 2013 Bert Sanders, 2013 Andy Sumlin, 2013 David S. Branch, 2012 Christopher R. McShane, 2012 John Raulet, 2010 John A. DeCouto, 2009 Norman Richie, 2009 W. Bryant Cornett, 2008 John T. Speros, 2007 G. Larry Wood, 2007 John R. Maddox, Jr., 2006 Lila Ann Graham, 2005 Pierre A. Perea, 2005 Alan Joel, 2004 John T. Speros, 2003 G. Larry Wood, 2003 Stanley B. Ashley, Jr., 2002 Ronald R. Wood, 2002 Robert O. Allen, 2001 William F. Law, 2001 Samuel D. Holmes, 2000 John D. Shlesinger, 2000 Kris J. Cooper, 1999 Thomas W. Miller, III, 1999 Robert T. Cooksey, 1998 Mark F. Christopher, 1997 David M. Demarest, 1997 Thomas L. Elsberry, 1996 Ronald G. Willingham, 1996 Charles P. Hood, 1995 Albert J. McConkey, 1995 John R. Maddox, Jr., 1994 James P. Jackson, 1993 Samuel G. Friedman, 1992 Jerome M. Mendel, 1992 W. Bruce Gallman, 1991 B.W. Cardwell, Jr., 1990 R.C. Plumlee, 1989 Robert M. Henritze, 1988 Pete Brignet, 1987 Charles Cobb, 1986 Charles H. Cowart, 1985 Jim Comer, 1980 Wilson W. McClure 1984 William B. Hare, 1983 J.P. Wilkin, 1982 Fred O. Scheer, 1981 Roy Scheer, 1981 Steve Gaultney, 1980 Larry G. Wood, 1979 Jack S. Griffin, 1978 E.A. Isakson, 1977 Dwight Raberg, 1977 William A. Bugg, Jr., 1976 William A. Bugg, Jr., 1975 Claude McGinnis, 1974 R.C. Plumlee, 1973 William F. Law, Jr., 1972 R.C. Plumlee, 1971 A.H. Sturgess, Jr., 1970 I.J. Kapplin, 1969 S.H. Newburger, 1969 Edw. A. Erbesfield, 1968 Fred C. McDonough, 1966 Bill Speir, 1965 Wiley S. Ansley, 1964 Bruce B. Wilson, 1963 Charles S. Ackerman, 1962 Don J. Davis, 1961 Dawson Owens, 1960 Sam Massell, Jr., 1959 Wm. A. Trotter, III, 1958 Sam Massell, Jr., 1957 Jack Gladin, 1956 Sam Massell, Jr., 1955 Allan Grayson Realty Co., 1955 Boyce Realty, 1955 Robert K. David, 1954 J. Dewitt Irwin, 1953 Tucker Realty Co., 1952 C.G. Thompson, 1951 J. Dewitt Irwin, 1949 Hal Campbell, 1948 Hal Campbell, 1947 J. Dewitt Irwin, 1946 D.W. Osborne, 1945 J. Dewitt Irwin, 1941 Hal Campbell, 1941 Kenmore Burns, Jr., 1940 Wall Realty Company, 1939 Forrest & Frank Adair, 1938 GAR, 1937