Published October, 2008
Plantation Building Corp., a full-service contracting firm based in Wilmington, NC, has been recognized with a 2008 Project of the Year award from Multifamily Executive magazine for its New York Hatters project, a three-story, mixed-use building located in downtown Wilmington. David Spetrino, Plantation's president & CEO, accepted the award at the Multifamily Executive and Developer Conference gala held on October 14th in Las Vegas.
New York Hatters was one of only two projects honored in the Low Rise category. Plantation is the only Project of the Year award winner from North Carolina and New York Hatters is the first North Carolina project since 2005 to be recognized with an award from Multifamily Executive.Each Project of the Year nominee was evaluated on its demonstrated innovation in architecture, floor plan efficiency, suitability to target market, creative use of materials, interior design, landscaping, creative financing solution and the ability to work with government and community officials. This year's winners were chosen by a group of industry judges from across the U.S., including distinguished developers, builders. architects, and trade association executives, as well as editors from Multifamily Executive and Developer magazines. According to the senior editor of Multifamily Executive and Developer, Rachel Azoff, this year's contest exceeded expectations in terms of quantity and quality of applicants, with roughly 240 submissions. "With such a large pool of entries, the competition was robust, and our judges had some very difficult decisions to make," stated Azoff. New York Hatters will be featured, along with the other winners, in the November/December issues of both Multifamily Executive and Developer magazines.