NORTH BAY - The Business Journal is seeking nominations for top real estate projects and the key industry players who made them possible for its fourth-annual 2009 Top Projects Awards. Winning companies will be featured in a special publication supplementing the Dec. 14 issue and honored on Dec. 10 at a gala reception that will recognize commercial and residential building projects in Sonoma, Napa and Marin counties.

Nominations are currently being sought in categories such as:

• Office

• Retail

• Mixed-use

• Industrial

• Winery

• Green – new construction

• Green – reuse

• Hotel/hospitality

• Education

• Medical

• Landscape

• Live-work

• Single family dwellings

• Apartments

• Condos

To enter a nomination, submit online by clicking here, or print out a nomination form and fax it to 707-521-5292 or mail it to 427 Mendocino Ave., Santa Rosa, CA 95401 ATTN: Top Projects.

The deadline for nominations is Friday, Sept. 25. Projects must be located in Sonoma, Napa or Marin counties and be ready for occupancy in 2009 to qualify. Supporting documents are welcome but will not replace the nomination form. Winners are chosen based on qualifications and not the number of nominations received.