Frequently Asked Questions

What information/data will I need to apply?

The complete nomination form, including all questions and word limits, is available for download here. Please note that this is for preparation purposes only. The final nomination must be submitted online.

Who may apply?

The form is open to any individual or organization who operated in the commercial real estate industry, and related fields.

Can I nominate myself?

Yes. We accept self nominations as well as third-party submissions.

Oops! I realized I need to change something on my submission.

No problem! Click here to view or make a change to your entry.

How and when will winners be notified?

Editorial staff will send email notifications to the winners and submitters by mid-August. Due to the high volume of nominations we receive, only those selected will be notified.

When will the issue come out?

Real Estate Forum will profile 2019’s Fifty Under 40 in the October 2019 issue, which will be distributed at shows including GlobeSt Multifamily, NAIOP CRE.Converge, CCIM Global, NMHC Student Housing and more. Winners will also gain recognition on

Is there a fee to apply?

No. Submission to this, and all of our editorial content, is free.

How do I increase my chances of being selected?

Be as descriptive, yet concise as possible. Sounds redundant, but it’s simple. Provide details on why you think your entry should be chosen, but leave out the fluff, like marketing content and self-congratulatory comments. We don’t mind reading long entries, but don’t hide the items of importance within pages of trivialities. Support your entry and statements with backup information—we love facts and figures—or files such as media coverage.

What if I still have questions regarding my nomination?

Please contact managing editor Erika Morphy with any additional queries.