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CREW Orange County Opens Nominations for 11th Annual SPIRE Awards 

CREW Orange County has opened nominations for the 11th Annual SPIRE (Superior Performance In Real Estate) Awards, a black-tie gala honoring the best of Orange County’s real estate professionals. The event is scheduled for Oct. 23 at the City National Grove of Anaheim. 

“For more than a decade, CREW and the SPIRE Awards have been recognizing Orange County’s superior commercial real estate organizations and professionals across a variety of roles,” said Irene Villalobos, co-chair and sales executive with Generations Escrow. “We look forward to celebrating these groups and individuals and helping to inspire new leaders in the commercial real estate industry for the next year.” 

The SPIRE Awards recognize men, women and project teams who have made a significant impact across the commercial real estate industry in 2022 and/or 2023. Awards are given across a variety of categories including women in commercial real estate; new construction/development; building renovations; tenant improvements; most valuable service partner; leasing; sales; philanthropy; and emerging leader. 


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