Awards for Excellence 2014

Douglas Abbey & John Cecconi, 2014 Award for Excellence Honorees

Congratulations to our 2014 Award for Excellence Recipients!

The 3rd annual Awards for Excellence Dinner was held on November 5th at the Four Seasons Hotel in San Francisco.  Attended by more than 250 real estate industry executives and past award honorees, this year’s event recognized Doug Abbey and John Cecconi.   As masterfully told by the night’s emcee, George Eckard, family, friends, and colleagues, celebrated their stories of success, keen vision, and leadership in the Bay Area real estate community.  The NAIOP San Francisco Bay Area Chapter would like to thank Meade Boutwell of CBRE for his contributions and guidance in producing the event.

A great evening was had by all.  To view all photos from the event, visit the NAIOP SFBA  Facebook page here >>

About Douglas D. Abbey, Chairman, Swift Real Estate Partners
Mr. Abbey is Chairman of Swift Real Estate Partners, a West Coast value-add office investor.  Previously, he co-founded AMB Property Corporation (merged with Prologis in 2011) and IHP Capital Partners. He has over 35 years of experience in all phases of real estate investment. Since 2005 he has taught the real estate class at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. Mr. Abbey has a BA from Amherst College and an MCP from UC Berkeley.  He is on the board of Bridge Housing Corporation and is a past Trustee and Vice Chairman of the Urban Land Institute.

Visit Swift Real Estate Partners online.

About John Cecconi, Executive Vice President, Brokerage, CBRE
John returns to CBRE after 24 years following its acquisition of The CAC Group in December 2013, where he was a Principal and Co-Founder. John is one of the leading office building real estate experts on the West Coast. He is currently responsible for the leasing of approximately 3,500,000 square feet in downtown San Francisco. Throughout his career, John has negotiated over 15 million square feet of lease transactions and has been involved in over $2.0 billion in property sales. John’s is currently responsible for the leasing and marketing of the 1,400,000 sq. ft. Salesforce Tower, now under construction in downtown San Francisco as a joint venture of Boston Properties and Hines.  The 714,000 sq. ft. lease with Salesforce at Salesforce Tower is the largest in San Francisco history.  John graduated from Loyola Marymount University in 1975 with a Bachelor of Science, cum laude, and has a Master of Arts degree from California State University, Los Angeles. After graduating from Loyola, John taught high school for three years in Los Angeles. He began his real estate career in 1978 in commercial property finance with Mason McDuffie Co. in Berkeley. In 1980, John joined the San Francisco office of CBRE, where he spent ten years in office leasing and investment sales before co-founding The CAC Group.  John is a member of Lambda Alpha International. He is a regent of the Catholic Cathedral of Christ the Light in the Diocese of Oakland, a trustee of Christendom College in Front Royal, Virginia and is on the Advisory Board of Presidio Bank.