Awards recognize associations and nonprofits with offices designed to generate member engagement and involvement

Awards recognize associations and nonprofits with offices designed to generate member engagement and involvement

Washington, DC (October X, 2014) – ASAE Business Services, Inc. and Savills Studley, the provider of the ASAE-Endorsed Real Estate Solution, are proud to announce the winners of the 2014 Association Real Estate Awards, recognizing associations and nonprofits with office spaces that, by design, generate member engagement and involvement. Following the success of the 2013 awards, Savills Studley and ASAE began accepting submissions for this year’s recognitions in August.

The committee acknowledged two organizations (small-to-medium and large) in each of the following categories: philanthropic/nonprofit/charitable/foundation; professional association; trade association; and one association management company. To be considered, organizations were asked to submit photos of two areas that showcase how the office stimulates member engagement and describe the decision-making process that went into designing the space.
This year’s winners include:

  • Small-to-Medium: Columbus Center for Architecture and Design
  • Large: American Society for Microbiology

Trade Association

  • Small-to-Medium: Wilmington Regional Association of REALTORS
  • Large: American Forest & Paper Association

Professional Association

  • Small-to-Medium: Association of College and University Housing Officers – International
  • Large: San Francisco Travel Association

Association Management Company

  • Association Management Center

“Last year’s awards were so successful that we were thrilled to open it up again and see the creativity and purpose that went into the design of each and every space,” said Savills Studley Executive Vice President and Co-Branch Manager Tom Fulcher. “This year’s submissions certainly prove that real estate can be a powerful tool for associations and nonprofits when utilized to the fullest. Congratulations to all the winners.”

 “This year, the Real Estate Awards provided an opportunity for associations to showcase how they utilized their office space to engage with their members. All the entries were fantastic, and the judges had to make tough decisions in selecting the winning organizations. Congratulations to all the winners,” said ASAE Business Services, Inc. President Dixie L. Arthur. 

The winners will receive their awards during a reception on Thursday, October 16 at the J.W. Marriott, Jr. – ASAE Conference Center, located at 1575 I Street, NW, Washington, DC, from 5:00 p.m. – 6:30pm. Savills Studley and ASAE invite the association community to come to the free event and view the award-winning spaces. To RSVP: 2nd Annual Association Real Estate Awards Reception.

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 Savills Studley
Savills Studley is the leading commercial real estate services firm specializing in tenant representation.  Founded in 1954, the firm pioneered the conflict-free business model of representing only tenants in their commercial real estate transactions. Today, supported by high quality market research and in-depth analysis, Savills Studley provides strategic real estate solutions to organizations across all industries.  The firm’s comprehensive commercial real estate platform includes brokerage, project management, capital markets, consulting and corporate services. With 25 offices in the U.S. and a heritage of innovation, Savills Studley is well known for tenacious client advocacy and exceptional service.

The firm is part of London-headquartered Savills plc, the premier global real estate service provider with over 27,000 professionals and over 600 locations around the world.  Savills plc is listed on the London Stock Exchange (SVS.L).
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