Reinvented retail space, master-planned, eco-friendly apartment communities, and tricked-out tech complexes are just a few of the innovative, lucrative deals struck by San Diego’s real estate masterminds in 2012.

In the San Diego Business Journal’s first Top Real Estate Deals of the Year Awards program, 35 finalist projects have been chosen to compete for top honors in categories including Medical, Rehabilitation/Re-Use, Multifamily, Office, Industrial, Most Innovative, Biotech/Life Sciences, Public/Private, and an overall winner will be picked in Deal of the Year.

The Journal will highlight the winners at an awards event February 21 at Paradise Point Resort & Spa on Mission Bay and in a special supplement, which publishes February 25. Brokers, developers, architects, contractors and others in the development community are encouraged to attend.

Joining the Journal in partnership with this inaugural program is BOMA, Paradise Point Resort and Spa, SIOR and Urban Land Institute.

For more information on the upcoming awards event and to purchase tickets: