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Ten Southeast Michigan Commercial Properties Vie For CREW-Detroit 2006 Impact Awards.

BIRMINGHAM, Mich., Aug. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- The Detroit chapter of Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW-Detroit) is considering 10 entries for its 2006 Impact Awards, which recognize two southeast Michigan commercial property developments that made significant positive impacts on their surrounding communities.

The competition was open to new construction and redevelopment projects completed between Jan. 1, 2005, and June 30, 2006. Each project must have involved at least one firm with a CREW member, explains Laura Agabashian of WorkSquared in Novi, the award committee co-chair.
 Entries in the "new development" category include:

 * Ann Arbor YMCA, Ann Arbor
 * Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital, Wyandotte
 * Metro Lofts, Royal Oak
 * One Kennedy Square, Detroit
 * Visteon Village, Van Buren Township

 Entries in the "redevelopment" category include:

 * Arab American National Museum, Dearborn
 * Bodman LLP at Ford Field, Detroit
 * Ikea, Canton
 * Oakland Regional Hospital, Southfield
 * Mason Run residential brownfield redevelopment, Monroe

Winners will be announced Sept. 5. Projects earn points for being environmentally friendly, improving the surrounding community and creatively using current materials, space and technology, Agabashian notes. The McCann Erickson Michigan headquarters in Birmingham and Beaumont Hospital South Tower addition in Royal Oak won in 2005.

The awards will be presented at a Sept. 21 luncheon at Oakland Hills Country Club in Bloomfield Hills, Mich. Tickets are $70; see or contact Donna Hanson at 248.375.7239.

Campbell/Manix, Inc. and Herman Miller/WorkSquared are the event's platinum sponsors. Acquest Realty Advisors, Cushman & Wakefield, Dickinson Wright PLC and Scarcello Associates are silver sponsors, and REIT Management and Research is a bronze sponsor.

CREW-Detroit, founded in 1986, is one of the largest local chapters of the CREW Network, a professional organization of nearly 7,000 commercial real estate women in the U.S. and Canada. CREW-Detroit promotes networking and professional opportunities among its members, including a monthly program. For additional information, please see .

CONTACT: Ann Tappan of CREW-Detroit, +1-248-705-9654 or

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