Connect Media is pleased to announce the winners of our first annual Next Generation Awards.


We chose 25 young leaders who are likely to be influential in our industry for a long time — because of their talent, drive and fresh ideas. We picked these winners from more than 150 nominations sent in by our readers from all parts of the country and from all parts of the commercial real estate industry — from architecture to development to finance and property sales.


After careful consideration, we recognized five young leaders from each of the three areas covered by our regional newsletters: California, Texas and New York. We chose another 10 National winners covering the rest of the country.

Award Winners / National

Carly Li

The Taubman Company


Managing Director

Joseph Binder

Inland Private Capital


Patrick Luther

SRS Real Estate Partners

Managing Partner

Patrick joined SRS in 2016 with more than

Office Agency Associate

Alexandra Loye

Avison Young


Andrea Kendrick



Gabriel Britti

Marcus & Millichap

FVP/Sr. Director, Retail

Jeff Devens

PGIM Real Estate Finance


Nate Paul

World Class Holdings


Award Winners / California

Lindsey Barr

Cox, Castle & Nicholson

Real Estate Transactional Attorney

Morgan Jackson

Cushman & Wakefield

Senior Associate

Senior Associate

Senior Development Director

Josh Burroughs is a real estate development

Brooke Birtcher Gustafson

Birtcher Development

Co-Owner, Managing Director

Award Winners / Texas

Alecia Burdick

Savills Studley

Tenant Representative

Inna Gallagher

Rubicon Realty Group

Director of Brokerage

Travis Taylor

Lee & Associates


Holden Heil

Chicago Title Insurance Company

Vice President/Sales Manager

Jon Weems


Vice President

Award Winners / New York

Managing Director

JP Sutro

Lee & Associates

Managing Director

Vinny DiMeglio

Colliers International

Managing Director

Gabe Marans

Savills Studley

Corporate Managing Director, Tenant Representation

Gabe has negotiated lease transactions

Michael Britvan

Mission Capital Advisors

Managing Director

Vinny DiMeglio