Fourteen Commercial Properties Win The Outstanding Building of the Year(R)
BOMA International Honors the Best of the Best in Commercial Real
SAN DIEGO, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 06/26/13 -- The commercial real
estate industry honored 14 commercial properties with The Outstanding
Building of the Year(R) (TOBY(R)) Award last night at the Building
Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) International's annual
conference, the 2013 Every Building Conference and Expo held in San
The winners were recognized for excellence in office building
management and operations in specific categories of building size or
type. To win an International TOBY(R) Award, a property first must
win both local and regional competitions. Judging is based on
community impact, tenant/employee relations programs, energy
management systems, accessibility for disabled people, emergency
evacuation procedures, building personnel training programs and
overall quality indicators. A team of expert industry professionals
also conducted comprehensive building inspections.
"The TOBY Awards are the most prestigious and comprehensive awards
program of its kind in the commercial real estate industry. The
winners of this year's International TOBY Awards have shown
remarkable achievement in their respective categories and we are
pleased to honor their building quality and excellence in property
management," said new BOMA International Chair Rich Greninger,
managing director with Carr Properties.
The following properties were honored with 2013 TOBY Awards:
In the Corporate Facility category, the winner is 1515 Broadway in
New York, N.Y. The building is owned and managed by SL Green Realty
In the Earth category, the winner is Citigroup Center in Los Angeles,
Calif. The property is owned by Hines VAF II 444 South Flower, L.P.
and managed by Hines Interests Limited Partnership.
In the Government Building category, the winner is Seattle Municipal
Tower in Seattle, Wash. The property is owned by the City of Seattle
and managed by CBRE, Inc.
In the Historical Building category, the winner is CityCenter at 735
in Milwaukee, Wis. The property is owned and managed by Compass
In the Industrial Office Building category, the winner is Southridge
Commerce Park in Orlando, Fla. The property is owned and managed by
In the Medical Office Building category, the winner is Memorial
Hermann Southwest Medical Plaza 2 in Houston, Texas. The property
owned by Memorial Hermann Health System and managed by CBRE, Inc.
In the Renovated Building category, the winner is City National Plaza
in Los Angeles, Calif. The property is owned by 515/555 Flower
Associates, LLC and managed by Thomas Properties Group.
In the Suburban Office Park Low-Rise category, the winner is
Providence Park in Charlotte, N.C. The property is owned by Marsh
Bissell Patrick and managed by Bissell Companies.
In the Suburban Office Park Mid-Rise category, the winner is
Arboretum Plaza I & II in Austin, Texas. The property is owned by the
Board of the State Teachers Retirement System of Ohio and managed by
In the buildings Under 100,000 Square Feet category, the winner is
Balfour Beatty Center in Plantation, Fla. The property is owned by
The Realty Associates Fund VIII and managed by Pointe Group Advisors.
In the 100,000 to 249,999 Square Feet category, the winner is
Interchange Office Center in Dallas, Texas. The property is owned by
CBRE Global Investors and managed by CBRE, Inc.
In the 250,000 to 499,999 Square Feet category, the winner is 101
West Broadway in San Diego, Calif. The property is owned by 101 West
Broadway, LLC and managed by Irvine Company.
In the 500,000 to One Million Square Feet category, the winner is
Russell Investments Center in Seattle, Wash. The property is owned by
FSP-RIC, LLC and managed by CommonWealth Partners.
In the Over One Million Square Feet category, the winner is Century
Plaza Towers in Los Angeles, Calif. The property is owned by J.P.
Morgan Investment Management, Inc. and managed by CBRE, Inc.
The TOBY Awards are sponsored by Kimberly-Clark Professional*.
About BOMA International
The Building Owners and Managers
Association (BOMA) International is a federation of 93 BOMA U.S.
associations, BOMA Canada and its 11 regional associations and 13
BOMA international affiliates. Founded in 1907, BOMA represents the
owners and managers of all commercial property types, including
nearly 10 billion square feet of U.S. office space that supports 3.7
million jobs and contributes $205 billion to the U.S. GDP. Its
mission is to advance the interests of the entire commercial real
estate industry through advocacy, education, research, standards and
information. Find BOMA online at www.boma.org.
Courtney C. McKay
Manager of Communications and Marketing
Phone: (202) 326-6352
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