Taylor Allen Properties, a full service real estate agency specializing in commercial, residential and investment sales in Northwest Florida, is finishing a productive 2015 with an expansion to a new office location and an honoring of co-founder and lead commercial sales agent Chad Knaepple by the Emerald Coast Association of Realtors.

Now located at 1219 Airport Road, Suite 311, in Destin, the new office features a clean and modern aesthetic designed to better accommodate the firm’s growing client base. In addition, Knaepple was named 2015 ECAR Commercial Realtor of the Year at a 2015 ECAR awards banquet Dec. 3 at the Bayview Club on Eglin Air Force Base.

“It has been such an inspiring year of growth and change for Taylor Allen Properties,” said Knaepple. “There is no greater honor than being recognized and nominated by my peers for the Commercial Realtor of the Year designation. It was truly a surprise to hear my name called at the award event, and I’m thankful to have been included among all of the nominees. Opening our new office is the realization of a longtime dream to expand to a prominent location that offers ease and comfort for our customers.”

Each year, ECAR awards Realtor of the Year honors to both an overall winner and one from each of its six chapters: Crestview, Destin, Fort Walton Beach, Navarre, Niceville, North Walton, Miramar Beach, South Walton and Commercial. Nominees are then evaluated across different criteria with winners announced at the year end event. Knaepple has been an active ECAR member and participant since 2002.

A grand opening at the new office is slated for early 2016 with more details to be announced soon.