Annual Meeting & Best of Ballston Awards

The Ballston BID’s Annual Meeting and Best of Ballston Awards Program presented by Clark Construction Group, LLC is an evening recognizing the hidden stars of Ballston. Talented, creative, smart and savvy people walk the streets of our neighborhood --- this event was our time to share their success stories!

A panel of judges convened to review all the nominations and the winners were announced in the following categories: Property Manager, Broker, Innovation & Creativity:  

Property Manager’s Award –Michael Cahill of Lincoln Property Company and the Meridian Group

Michael has been instrumental in aiding the Ballston BID’s community unification programs, from BLinked, Ballston’s free public WiFi network, to new benches and improved trash receptacles, Michael has utilized all these programs to connect tenants to services, products and programs that help build business. 

Broker Award – presented to Peter Berk, David Millard, Caroline Guidera and Nicholas Gregorios of Avison Young.

In the last nine months, the team completed 75,000 square feet of leases between two properties at 901 North Glebe Road and 1000 North Glebe Road, of which 60,000 square feet represent new tenants to Ballston and expansion of tenants already located in Ballston.

Innovation & Creativity Award – presented to Paul O’Brien and Susan Dawson of GHT Limited

GHT’s work to create innovate, comfortable and healthy environments for office tenants has made Arlington an attractive business location that attracts and retains companies. Their project portfolio includes more than 25,000,000 square feet of local LEED Certified space, including the Westin Arlington Gateway Hotel in Ballston. 

Robert Ball Sr. Award- presented to Dr. Matthew Shank, President of Marymount University

Highlighting the evening was the presentation of the Robert Ball Sr. Award to Dr. Matthew D. Shank, the President of Marymount University, in recognition of his contributions to Arlington and his dedication to serving the community. Serving as Marymount’s President since 2011, Dr. Shank has worked tirelessly to strengthen Arlington both intellectually and aesthetically, from his role in developing the “Blue Goose” into the Marymount Ballston Center to his work with the Arlington Street People’s Assistance Network and numerous additional community organizations.

Thank you to our Best of Ballston Awards Sponsor: