The Plaza Companies

 

Awards

 
 
 
 

2016

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       Landmark Leader Award, Top Woman in Commercial Real Estate, Phoenix Business Journal —Sharon Harper

 
 

2015

Best of NAIOP, Economic Impact Project — SkySong, The ASU Scottsdale Innovation Center
 
Best of NAIOP, Spec Office Building — SkySong 3
 
RED Award, Mixed Use Development — SkySong, The ASU Scottsdale Innovation Center
 
 

2014

America's Best Nursing Homes Splendido at Rancho Vistoso, US News and World Report
 
Outstanding Arts Leader Award Splendido at Rancho Vistoso,Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance
 
Good Deals, Help Others Award Splendido at Rancho Vistoso, Habitat for Humanity Tucson
 
Go for the Gold Award Splendido at Rancho Vistoso, Crandall Corporate Dietitians
 
 
LEED Silver Certification, SkySong, The ASU Scottsdale Innovation Center
 
Distinguished Service Award, Sharon Harper, Greater Phoenix Economic Council
 
People To Know in Commercial Real Estate, Sharon Harper, AZRE
 
Counselors of Real Estate, Sharon Harper
 
Women of Influence, Sharon Harper, Real Estate Forum
 
Most Admired in Real Estate, Megan Sherwood, AZRE
 
20 Most Influential Women in Commercial Real Estate, Sharon Harper
 
 
 

2013

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2013 Recipient Most Admired Companies Award
 
IEDC International Leadership Award
 
Certificate of Appreciation, BOMA International Leadership Team
 
Most Admired Leaders – Lifetime Achievement Award, Sharon Harper, Phoenix Business Journal
 
Accredited Management Organization designation, Institute for Real Estate Management
 
 

2012

50 Most Influential Women in Arizona Real Estate Sharon Harper, AZRE Magazine 2012
 
2012 Community Honoree Annual Crozier Gala, Catholic Community Foundation
 
National Association of Home Builders Gold and Innovation Award and Silver Award, Splendido at Rancho Vistoso, March 2012
 
100 Best Companies February 2012
 
Ranking Arizona #4 Development Firm, March 2012
 
Ranking Arizona #1 Senior/Assisted Living Community, Vi at Grayhawk, March 2012
 
IREM/CCIM "The Real Scoop" Economic Forecast Presenter, January 2012
City of Peoria Economic Development & Investment Management Conference Featured Speaker, 2012
Thunderbird School 10,000 Women Entrepreneurial Conference Featured Speaker, 2012
30 Companies to Watch in 2012 AZRE Magazine
 
 

2011

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2011 Recipient Most Admired Companies Award
RED Award Best Multifamily,Vi at Silverstone
America's Best Nursing Homes Sonora at Splendido at Rancho Vistoso, US News and World Report
America's Best Nursing Homes Vi at Grayhawk, US News and World Report

2010

Gold Medal Winner Building of America Awards, Vi at Silverstone
Award of Merit Golden Nugget, Best Community Site, Best Interior Space, Splendido at Rancho Vistoso
"Who's Who of the Decade" Sharon Harper – Phoenix Business Journal
SkySong Best of NAIOP
SkySong and Paradise Valley Medical Office Building Energy Star Certification from EPA
America's Best Nursing Homes Sonora at Splendido at Rancho Vistoso, US News and World Report, February 2010
America's Best Nursing HomesClassic Residence by Hyatt and the Plaza Companies, US News and World Report, February 2010
SkySong and Paradise Valley Medical Plaza earn "Energy Star" certification from the EPA SkySong and Paradise Valley Medical Plaza earn "Energy Star" certification from the EPA.
SkySong receives Best of NAIOP Award SkySong was named the Redevelopment Office or Industrial Project of the Year in the 2009 Best of NAIOP Arizona Awards.

2009

Ranked #1 Independent/Assisted Living Community in Arizona Classic Residence at Grayhawk was ranked #1 Independent/Assisted Living Community in Arizona for the 8th consecutive year by Ranking Arizona.
Ranking Arizona - #8 Independent and Assisted Living Community Arizona Business Magazine, Ranking Arizona, #8, Healthcare Independent Living/Assisted Living, Splendido at Rancho Vistoso
Best of NAIOP Spec Office Development of the Year Awarded to Paradise Valley Medical Plaza - Best of NAIOP Spec Office Development of the Year between 75,000 - 125,000 SF. The annual Best of NAIOP awards honor the work of those who develop, design, build and sell the buildings where many Arizonian's work.
Most Admired CEOs Awarded to Sharon Harper by the Phoenix Business Journal.
Top 24 Movers and Shakers Awarded to Sharon Harper by West Valley Magazine
SkySong receives an Award of Merit for green building from Valley Forward SkySong receives an Award of Merit for green building from Valley Forward.
SkySong receives LEED Silver Certification from the U.S. Green Building Council SkySong receives LEED Silver Certification from the U.S. Green Building Council.

2008

RED Award Best Redevelopment Project Award - SKYSONG - Arizona Commercial Real Estate Magazine. RED Awards recognize the biggest, best and most notable commercial real estate projects and transactions of 2008. AZRE held an open call for nominations and, combined, had more than 100 architects, contractors, developers and brokerage firms participate in the process.
TOBY "The Office Building of the Year" Award by BOMA The most prestigious award of its kind in the commercial real estate building operations and management field, the TOBY Award focuses on awarding excellence. Estrella Medical Plaza, located on the Banner Estrella Campus at West Thomas Road and Loop 101 received the award as "Best in Medical Office Field".
SAGE - Design Environments for Aging Casa del Rio - Published in 2008 Design Environments for Aging based on recent renovations and review by 14 member jury appointed by SAGE (Society for the Advancement of Gerontological Environments)
NARA Gold Award Spendido at Rancho Vistoso received the National Active Retirement Association's (NARA) 2008 Gold Award for best large active adult/retirement community. Splendido also received a Silver Award for best continuing care retirement community.
Best Landscaping for a Senior Community - Splendido Awarded to Splendido at Rancho Vistoso by the Arizona Landscape Association.
Building New Futures Good Scout Award, Grand Canyon Council, Boy Scouts of America The Grand Canyon Council of the Boy Scouts of America awarded Sharon Harper the prestigious 2008 Building New Futures Good Scout Award. This annual event, held at the Arizona Biltmore, raised $140,000 for Boy Scouts of America. Previous recipients include Russ Farnsworth, John Ogden, John Graham and Tom Lewis.
Best Retirement Living Community by Explorer Magazine Spendido at Rancho Vistoso named 2008 Best Retirement Living Community by Explorer Magazine
NARA Silver Award - Casa Del Rio Recognized by National Association of Home Builders, 55+, as one of the "best of the best" for product and awarded Silver Award.

2007

Economic Engines of Arizona - Arizona Business Magazine Awarded to The Plaza Companies for continuing to make significant positive contributions to Arizona's economic growth and stability.
Sandra Day and John O'Connor Award Awarded to Sharon Harper in 2007 Honoring her commitment to family, business and community service. The award was created in 2006 to recognize an Arizona mother who has distinguished herself by successfully balancing family commitments with outstanding community service and professional achievements.
NAHB Gold Achievement Award CCRC - Overall Community 50+ Housing Council, National Association of Home Builders, Overall Community, Large - Splendido at Rancho Vistoso The NAHB 50+ Housing Council's Best of 50+ Housing Awards program is the industry's most prestigious national program honoring excellence in building, design and marketing of housing for boomers and beyond.
NAHB Gold Achievement Award CCRC - Common Interior Design 50+ Housing Council, National Association of Home Builders, Common Interior Design - Large - Splendido at Rancho Vistoso. The NAHB 50+ Housing Council's Best of 50+ Housing Awards program is the industry's most prestigious national program honoring excellence in building, design and marketing of housing for boomers and beyond.
NARA Gold Award 2007 National Active Retirement Association, 2007 Best Active Adult/Retirement Community, Splendido at Rancho Vistoso. The NARA Awards recognize those projects focused on meeting the demands of active, mature adults across the country.
NARA Silver Award 2007 National Active Retirement Association, 2007 Best Overall Active Adult/Retirement Community, Splendido at Rancho Vistoso. The NARA Awards recognize those projects focused on meeting the demands of active, mature adults across the country.
Best Places to Work in The Valley 2007 The "Best Places to Work" award recognizes the valley's "best companies" in Small, Medium and Large businesses in the metro Phoenix market. Presented by BestCompaniesAZ and the Phoenix Business Journal

2006

Creighton University Alumni Achievement Citation Recipient Awarded to Sharon Harper for providing distinguished service to her community, reflecting honor on her alma mater and embodying Jesuit ideals.
Power Player Award - Phoenix Business Journal Awarded by the Business Journal to Sharon Harper
Westmarc Best of the West Honorable Mention for Plaza Town Center Project. Best of the West is the largest event of its type in the West Valley and one of the biggest in the entire state. Winners were recognized for their outstanding contributions to the image, lifestyle and economic development in western Maricopa County.

2005

NAFA Clean Air Award Awarded to all current and future Plaza projects. The Clean Air Award recognizes leadership and excellence in air filtration.

2004

City of Scottsdale Sterling Award 2004 Awarded by the City of Scottsdale for Classic Residence by Hyatt and The Plaza Companies. The prestigious Sterling Award is one of the most coveted business awards in the Valley, with a rigorous application, judging and selection process. The Sterling Awards celebrate the people and companies that make our community a great place to live, work and play.
Developer of the Year Peoria Chamber of Commerce for the Plaza del Rio
BOMA Award August 30, 2004 The Plaza Companies announces a recent award for Palm Valley Medical Plaza by BOMA (Building Owners and Managers Association).The BOMA award was given to the building for the 2004 Medical Office Building of the Year.

2003

Westmarc Best of the West Leadership Award 2003 Westmarc Best of the West. Best of the West is the largest event of its type in the West Valley and one of the biggest in the entire state. Winners were recognized for their outstanding contributions to the image, lifestyle and economic development in western Maricopa County.
Honorary Commander of Luke Air Force Base Luke Air Force Base, Glendale, AZ, presented Honorary Commander for 2003 to Sharon Harper, CEO.
Phoenix Civic Plaza Vision Award The 2003 Vision Award was presented by Mayor Skip Rimsza to Sharon Harper, CEO.
Today's Arizona Woman - 2003 Woman of the Year Sharon Harper, CEO, was presented this award by Today's Arizona Woman magazine and honored in February 2004. Arizona Business Magazine also named Harper one of the "25 most powerful in real estate" in its Real Estate Outlook 2004 edition.
NAIOP 2003 Large Developer of the Year The National Association of Industrial and Office Properties, the leading real estate industry association, bestowed its Large Developer of the Year award at the annual Best of NAIOP awards ceremony in February 2004.
NAIOP 2003 Builder of the Year Nominee The Princess Medical Center was nominated for 2003 Office Building of the Year by The National Association of Industrial and Office Properties, the leading real estate industry association.
Woman of the Year Sharon Harper, CEO, was presented this award by Today's Arizona Woman magazine and honored in February 2004. Arizona Business Magazine also named Harper one of the "25 most powerful in real estate" in its Real Estate Outlook 2004 edition.

2002

President's Club Award Presented to Sharon Harper by Brophy College Preparatory
Arizona Corporate Excellence The Plaza Companies was named in the Top 50 Private Companies in Arizona 2002
Mayor's Award City of Peoria, 2002-2003

2001

Community Excellence Award Presented for 2001 by the Honorable John Keegan and The City of Peoria
Best of Seniors Housing Design Award Presented by the National Council on Senior Housing in 2001 for the Classic Residence by Hyatt and The Plaza Companies
Westmarc Best of the West Best of the West 2001 - First place for Attractions, Distinctions and Tourism
The Arizona 100 Top 100 Private Companies in Arizona 2001
TOBY Award Plaza del Rio Medical Center III won a TOBY Award in the Medical category for 2001 Building of the Year by the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA)

2000

Environmental Excellence 2000 Award of Merit presented by Valley Forward
Gold Nugget - Grand Award Grand winner for Classic Residence by Hyatt and The Plaza Companies at the 2000 Pacific Coast Builders Conference.
Distinguished Service and Leadership Award From the Greater Phoenix Economic Council in 2000
Orchid Award 2000 2000 Award for Residential Development to the Classic Residence by Hyatt and The Plaza Companies

1999

Arizona State University Alumna Appreciation

1997

Mayor's Award Presented to Mrs. Harper in 1995 - City of Peoria, Arizona

1995

Outstanding Entrepreneur To Sharon Harper in the Entrepreneur Category in 1995 by the Maricopa County YWCA Tribute to Women
Mayor's Award Presented to Dr. Gries in 1997 - City of Peoria, Arizona
Athena State Award Plaza and Sharon Harper were the first to receive the Athena State Award for a large organization. Given annually to companies judged having met 3 criteria established by the Athena Foundation of Michigan. Criteria are call and professional accomplishments and business excellence, philanthropic and community involvement, and unique initiatives providing leadership opportunities for women.
YWCA Tribute to Women This Award recognizes women in the community who distinguish themselves through their commitment and to the empowerment of women in the elimination of racism. Date of receipt: 1995 Tribute to Women Award Entrepreneur category went to Sharon Harper.
"Outstanding Entrepreneur" 1995 Maricopa County