EVERETT, WA -- The National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP) recognized leadership in commercial real estate development at its November Night of the Stars event in Bellevue. Among the night’s winners were Mayor Ray Stephanson and Lanie McMullin, Everett’s economic development director, who were jointly honored as NAIOP’s Public Officials of the Year for Washington state.
The annual event celebrates distinguished companies, real estate projects and developers that exemplify excellence in the field of real estate and development. The award committee evaluates nominees against criteria such as impact on the community, market adaptability and ingenuity.
The Mayor was celebrated for his efforts to promote job growth and encourage economic development, particularly at the city’s aerospace and advanced manufacturing cluster. Stephanson was also recognized for his attention to expanding higher education opportunities in the region, a major focus since taking office in 2003.