The Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) International awarded 14 commercial properties with the highly competitive TOBY awards (The Outstanding Building of the Year) at its annual conference in San Diego this week.
The winners were selected for excellence in office building management and operations within specific categories of building size and type. The annual competition proceeds in “Final Four” tournament fashion with properties having to compete and win at the local and regional level before advancing to the national competition.
Judging criteria includes community impact, tenant/employee relations programs, energy management systems, accessibility for disabled people, emergency evacuation procedures, building personnel training programs and overall quality indicators. Each property is also inspected by a team of industry professionals.
The following Electronic Tenant® Solutions’ client properties were honored with 2013 TOBY Awards:
In the Corporate Facility category, the winner is 1515 Broadway in New York, owned and managed by SL Green Realty Corp.
In the Earth category, the winner is Citigroup Center in Los Angeles, owned by Hines VAF II 444 South Flower, L.P. and managed by Hines Interests Limited Partnership.
In the Renovated Building category, the winner is City National Plaza in Los Angeles, owned by 515/555 Flower Associates, LLC and managed by Thomas Properties Group.
In the 500,000 to One Million Square Feet category, the winner is Russell Investments Center in Seattle, owned by FSP-RIC, LLC and managed by CommonWealth Partners.