Aaron Ackerman receives National Award from the International Real Estate Federation (FIABCI) for most outstanding real estate development project of the year in 2017.

The Grand Prix of Real Estate is an award that recognizes the BEST of the BEST out of all real estate category winners honored Nationwide by the annual competition.   Developer Aaron Ackerman of Bowers+Kubota was recognized for the development of the first living building residence in the World to be built nearly exclusively from regional waste stream material while delivering a high-performance building designed to operate beyond net-zero on an annual basis.  

Executive Director Edwin Hawkins from the Office of Economic Development with the City and County of Honolulu presented the award to Aaron on March 29th at the IBM building in downtown Honolulu.   Also pictured beside Aaron Ackerman are Judy Sykes (Council President) and Jeff Lau, both Board Members of the FIABCI - Hawaii Council.   

“FIABCI-USA” International Real Estate Federation - U.S. Chapter is a business network of real estate professionals world wide. With members in 65 countries, including 100 Professional Associations, 56 Academic Institutions and 3000 individual members from all professions of the real estate sector, FIABCI is the most representative organization of the real estate industry in the world and holds special consultative status with the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) of the United Nations.

For more information about the Grand Prix of Real Estate, go to: www.FIABCIusagrandprix.com

 From left to right: Judy Sykes (FIABCI Hawaii Council President), Jeff Lau (Event MC), Aaron Ackerman (Architect Bowers+Kubota), and Edwin Hawkins (City and County of Honolulu).  

From left to right: Judy Sykes (FIABCI Hawaii Council President), Jeff Lau (Event MC), Aaron Ackerman (Architect Bowers+Kubota), and Edwin Hawkins (City and County of Honolulu).