The South Carolina Governor's School for Science & Mathematics' (GSSM) President Dr. Murray Brockman will be honored by the Carolinas Chapter of the Counselors of Real Estate during its 7th Annual CREative Thinkers Awards luncheon on Wednesday, February 25, 2015 at Carmel Country Club in Charlotte.
As related to commercial real estate development, the categories for consideration are broad-based, including public policy initiatives, public-private partnerships, adaptive reuse of buildings, LEEDS innovation in sustainability, and more. This year’s award winners are names all familiar to those in the Carolinas and certainly the Charlotte region.
Dr. Brockman is accepting this award, on behalf of GSSM, for the School's development of outreach programs both on campus and in communities across South Carolina; the launching of the cutting-edge, statewide virtual engineering program, Accelerate; as well as for shepherding the residential program through a period of tremendous growth.
"These awards are aimed at honoring leaders who exhibited leading edge or out-of-the-box thinking; treated obstacles and risks as opportunities for novel solutions; made cutting-edge decisions; or did something that resulted in a paradigm shift in thinking about a subject," explains Loren Kennedy, CRE®, Chair of the Carolinas Chapter. "However, the creative projects for which they are attributed go beyond the Charlotte region and the Carolinas – they have far reaching impact. They are thought leaders on the leading edge of regionalism and connectivity, education and economic prosperity, global connectivity and logistics."
The other 2015 CREative Thinkers Award recipients are Mr. Don Beaver, Owner-Charlotte Knights, Mr. Dan Rajkowski, COO – Charlotte Knights, and Mr. Michael Smith, President & CEO – Charlotte Center City Partners – The BB&T Ballpark, Charlotte, NC; Mr. Geoffrey Curme, CRE™, Mount Vernon Asset Management – EpiCentre, Charlotte, NC; and Dr. Tony Zeiss, President – Central Piedmont Community College, Charlotte, NC