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BBVA Compass Stadium named finalist for 2014 Urban Land Institute Award

Jan 8, 2014

BBVA Compass Stadium, an AEG Facilities venue, has been named as a finalist for the Urban Land Institute 2014 Development of Distinction Awards.  The signature awards define the standard for excellence in the practice of real estate development in the Houston region. The award recognizes developments that exemplify best practices in design, construction, economic viability, community health, marketing and management.  Finalists and winners will be honored on Tuesday, January 28 at a gala awards dinner at the Rice Crystal Ballroom.

BBVA Compass Stadium is nominated for the People’s Choice Award, a new category launched last year, allowing the public to select its favorite finalist.  More than 5,000 votes were cast last year for the awards; voting for the 2014 awards opened this month.  The 2014 finalists include:

For-Profit Category:

BBVA Compass Stadium: Developed by City of Houston / Harris County / Houston Sports Authority and owned by Houston Dynamo
BG Group Place: Developed by Hines and owned by Invesco
Historic Fire Station 6: Developed and owned by 1702 Washington, LTD

In the Not For-Profit category:

Friends for Life: The Don Sanders Adoption Center, Developed and owned by Friends for Life
James Berry Elementary School: Developed and owned by the Houston Independent School District

Finalists were selected by a nominations panel of Houston real estate leaders that included Cydney Donnell, director of real estate programs - Texas A&M University; Steve Lerner, president and CEO - Redstone Real Estate; Shon Link, vice president, development - Midway Companies; Bill Odle, managing principal - TBG Partners; Marlene Gafrick, director of planning and development – City of Houston; Paula Thoreen, principal - Thoreen Hale Commercial Real Estate Advisors; and Phoebe Tudor, chair - Julia Ideson Library Board.

About the Urban Land Institute

The Urban Land Institute ( is a global nonprofit education and research institute supported by its members. Its mission is to provide leadership in the responsible use of land and in creating and sustaining thriving communities worldwide. Established in 1936, the Institute has about 30,000 members representing the entire spectrum of real estate development and land use discipline. For more information about ULI Houston, visit

About BBVA Compass Stadium

BBVA Compass Stadium, managed by AEG Facilities and part of its global network of the most elite venues worldwide, is a state-of-the-art, open-air stadium designed to host Houston Dynamo matches and Texas Southern University football games as well as additional professional, collegiate and community sporting events, concerts, exhibitions, conventions and special events. Opened on May 12, 2012, the 340,000-square foot, 22,000-seat stadium is the first soccer-specific stadium in Major League Soccer located in a city’s downtown district.  With its downtown location, the new stadium is a part of a true ‘Stadium District,’ which includes Minute Maid Park and the Toyota Center, as well as the George R. Brown Convention Center, Discovery Green, Warehouse Live and House of Blues.