SAN DIEGO, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 06/26/13 -- The commercial real estate industry honored 14 commercial properties with The Outstanding Building of the Year® (TOBY®) 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 Diego.
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® 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 Corp.
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 Properties, LLC.
In the Industrial Office Building category, the winner is Southridge Commerce Park in Orlando, Fla. The property is owned and managed by EastGroup Properties.
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 CBRE, Inc.
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.
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