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CultureMap real estate contributor Ralph Bivins wins national journalism award — again

CultureMap's Ralph Bivins wins national journalism award — again

CultureMap columnist Ralph Bivins has been named a winner in the “Best Commercial Real Estate Report” category of the National Association of Real Estate Editors 63rd Annual Journalism Awards.

Award winners in 25 categories were selected by a panel of expert judges from the E. W. Scripps School of Journalism at Ohio University.

Bivins’ article about the sale of the Exxon Mobil skyscraper in downtown Houston for CultureMap received a Bronze Award in the national competition. 

 "It is a great example of an explanatory story that shows the possible ramifications of a purchase of this magnitude.” 

Judges provided this comment about Bivins’ work: “This breaking news article focused on the purchase of the Exxon Mobil tower in Houston. It is a great example of an explanatory story that shows the possible ramifications of a purchase of this magnitude.”

The award ceremony took place at the NAREE Annual Real Estate Journalism Conference in Atlanta last week.

Daniel DiClerico of Consumer Reports won NAREE’s Platinum Award for Best Overall Entry and Nancy Keates of the Wall Street Journal took the Gold Award for Best Collection of Work.

Bivins, who founded the popular real estate blog, Realty News Report, was previously honored by for a collection of columns he wrote for CultureMap, which received a second place in the national competition for best real estate columnist in 2011.

The National Association of Real Estate Editors (NAREE) is a non-profit association founded in 1929.

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Ralph Bivins Photo by Michelle Watson/LastNightPics.com
7, Exxon Mobil building, 800 Bell, October 2012
Bivins won for a breaking news article that revealed the sale of the Exxon Mobil tower to Shorenstein Properties. Photo by Ralph Bivins