Studley, ASAE Business Services Launch Inaugural Association Real Estate Awards

WASHINGTON— ASAE Business Services, Inc. and Studley, an ASAE-endorsed Real Estate Solution, are starting a new awards program called Association Real Estate Awards that will recognize associations and nonprofits whose office space best reflects their organization’s mission. Submissions for the awards are due by September 6.

There will be an overall winner as well as four awards for excellence that will be given out to organizations in different categories: philanthropic/nonprofit/charitable/foundation; professional association; trade association; and association management company (AMC). Participants will submit photos of the lobby/reception, signage, overall design, conference facilities, individual work spaces, etc.

A total of 409 companies representing 701 booths exhibited in the expo hall this year, which resulted in a strong ratio of 62 percent buyers (association staff) to 38 percent sellers (industry partners).

“We had our highest number of association executives in five years, which demonstrates the value of professional development and face-to-face meetings,” said ASAE President & CEO John H. Graham IV, CAE. “Throughout the conference, we had terrific speakers, a variety of high-quality content that members found valuable, and attendees that were raving about the entire experience.”

“This is a new way to showcase how our members are sharing their mission through branding and design within their office space,” said ASAE Business Services, Inc. President Dixie L. Arthur. “We saw this as a great opportunity for associations to show off their creativity.”

A committee comprised of association professionals, real estate, and interior design experts will judge the effectiveness of the office space in conveying each organization’s message. To submit entries and see full details about the awards, please visit Winners will be announced during an awards reception on Wednesday, October 16, 2013, at the ASAE Conference Center in Washington, D.C.

“We are excited to join forces with ASAE to launch the inaugural Association Real Estate Awards. It will give ASAE members a chance to demonstrate how they are strategically designing their office environment to communicate their overall message and support their mission,” said Studley Executive Vice President Tom Fulcher.

For more information, please contact [email protected].

MEDIA CONTACT: Sabrina Kidwai, APR, [email protected], 202-326-9505.

About ASAE: The Center for Association Leadership
ASAE is a membership organization of more than 21,000 association executives and industry partners representing 10,000 organizations. Its members manage leading trade associations, individual membership societies and voluntary organizations across the United States and in nearly 50 countries around the world. With support of the ASAE Foundation, a separate nonprofit entity, ASAE is the premier source of learning, knowledge and future-oriented research for the association and nonprofit profession, and provides resources, education, ideas and advocacy to enhance the power and performance of the association and nonprofit community. For more information about ASAE, visit

About ASAE Business Services, Inc.
ASAE Business Services Inc., ASAE’s wholly owned subsidiary, manages several lines of business for ASAE and develops new programs and solutions to meet associations’ business needs. Business lines include ASAE, ASAE-Endorsed Business Solutions, and ASAE Insurance Company. For more information about ASAE Business Services’ Endorsed Business Solutions, please visit

About Studley
Studley is the leading global commercial real estate services firm specializing in tenant representation. Founded in 1954, Studley pioneered the conflict-free business model of representing only tenants in their commercial real estate transactions. Today, with 60 offices worldwide, Studley provides strategic real estate solutions to top-tier corporations, not-for-profit organizations and law firms. For more information, please visit