We’ve come to the eighth and final category for this year’s Swamplot Awards for Houston Real Estate. So far this week we’ve opened up nominations for Favorite Houston Design Cliché, Best Demolition, the “Where Are They Now?” Award, Best Industrial Incident, Special Achievement in Parking, The Houston High Water Award, and — just this morning — Neighborhood of the Year.
Here’s the last one — and perhaps the most sweeping of them all: What was 2016’s Greatest Moment in Houston Real Estate?
Covering the real estate moments that make, change, and define the city is the whole point of Swamplot. So tell us: What real estate happenings from the past year stand out above the others? Was it something Swamplot wrote about? Or did we miss something that you think takes the real estate cake? Your nominated moments need not have taken place within city limits — but they should include sufficient Houston-ish qualities to be deserving of the award.
For this same category last time, the top spot went to the unexpected salvation and restoration of the Weingarten Mansion. The 2013 winner was Urban Living’s failed lawsuit against its own former customer, and in 2012, the award went to voter approval of funding for the Bayou Greenways Initiative.
We’ll need your help to pinpoint this year’s most award-worthy moment. Add your comments to this post or send us an email describing the moments you’d like to nominate — and don’t forget to tell us why. If you need to jog your memory, browse back through the site. And if you have any questions about how to make a nomination, you’ll likely find the answers here.
Now nominate away! As with each of the other categories, you’ve got a week to send in your top picks — so make sure you get your entries in by midnight on Friday, December 9, when the window to submit your choices will close for good.
- Now Open: Nominations for Swamplot’s 2016 Neighborhood of the Year Award; A Sixth Category Now Open for Nominations: The Houston High Water Award; Fifth Category: The Swamplot Award for Special Achievement in Parking; And Now, This Year’s Fourth Swamplot Awards Category: Best Industrial Incident; Introducing The Third Swamplot Awards Category: The “Where Are They Now?” Award; The Second Swamplot Awards Category Is Now Open for Your Nominations: Best Demolition of 2016; The First Category in the Swamplot Awards, Now Open For Your Nominations: Favorite Houston Design Cliché
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