Widely considered one of the most prestigious business awards programs in the U.S., last week the Entrepreneur Of The Year® Award program recognized entrepreneurs and leaders of high-growth companies who are excelling in areas such as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities, while also transforming our world.
Now in its 33rd year, the program has expanded to recognize business leaders in more than 145 cities and more than 60 countries throughout the world.
“Believer, Husband, Father, Grandfather, Son, Brother, Uncle, Friend, Partner, Colleague, Aggie.” That is the bio for Brad Freels on the Midway corporate website. Since 1983, he also has inspired talented and passionate real estate professionals to grow Midway’s Houston office from a staff of one, into a team of more than 120, as an integrated investment, development, operating and marketing firm. Midway creates enduring investments and remarkable places that enrich people’s lives, with approximately 46 million square feet of properties spanning a variety of asset types. While embracing innovations from co-working to crowdfunding, Brad’s leadership upholds timeless values: integrity, passion, adaptability, quality, initiative, teamwork and generosity.
Founded and produced by Ernst & Young LLP, the Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards are nationally sponsored by SAP America and the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation.
In the Gulf Coast Area, regional sponsors include Colliers International, Dawson Financial Services, DLA Piper, ADP, Solomon Edwards, Chatham Financial, Pierpont Communications and Houston Business Journal.
Houston-based Midway is a privately owned, fully integrated real estate investment and development firm that has provided the highest quality service and value to clients and investors for more than 50 years. Midway’s portfolio of mixed-use projects in Houston includes CITYCENTRE, Kirby Grove, GreenStreet and Kings Harbor, the redevelopment of the former headquarters of KBR as East River, the revived historic landmark The Jones on Main, and Century Square in College Station. Midway is developing the Buffalo Heights District, which is owned by BKR Memorial. Midway’s purpose is to create enduring investments and remarkable places that enrich people’s lives.
About Entrepreneur Of The Year®
Entrepreneur Of The Year®, founded by EY, is the world’s most prestigious business awards program for entrepreneurs. The program makes a difference through the way it encourages entrepreneurial activity among those with potential and recognizes the contribution of people who inspire others with their vision, leadership and achievement. As the first and only truly global awards program of its kind, Entrepreneur Of The Year celebrates those who are building and leading successful, growing and dynamic businesses, recognizing them through regional, national and global awards programs in more than 145 cities and more than 60 countries. ey.com/eoy
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