Building  Owners  and  Managers  Association  International

Building Owners and Managers Association International

Fourteen Commercial Properties Win The Outstanding Building of the Year® Awards

June 29, 2011

BOMA International Honors the Best of the Best in Commercial Real Estate
 

(WASHINGTON—June 29, 2011) 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, held June 26-28 in Washington, D.C.

The TOBY winners were recognized for excellence in office building management and operations in specific categories of building size or type. To win the international award, the office buildings first won both local and regional competitions. Judging was 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 a comprehensive building inspection.

The winners of the 2011 TOBY Awards include:

In the Corporate Facility category, the winner is Hearst Tower, New York, N.Y. The building is managed by Tishman Speyer Properties and is owned by the Hearst Corporation.

In the Earth category, the winner is FBI Chicago Regional Office, Chicago, Ill. The property is managed by USAA Real Estate Company and owned by FBI Chicago Partners LLC.

In the Government Building category, the winner is Wayne Lyman Morse United States Courthouse, Eugene, Ore. The property is owned and managed the U.S. General Services Administration.

In the Historical Building category, the winner is Theodore Levin U.S. Courthouse, Detroit, Mich. The property is owned and managed by the U.S General Services Administration.

In the Industrial Office Park category, the winner is World Park @ Union Centre, West Chester, Ohio. The property is owned and managed by Duke Realty Corporation.

In the Medical Office Building category, the winner is Physicians Medical Center of San Diego, San Diego, Calif. The property is managed by Cambridge Healthcare Management Corp. and owned by Rady Children's Hospital - San Diego.

In the Renovated Building category, the winner is Metropoint 600 Building, St. Louis Park, Minn. The property is managed by Cushman & Wakefield and owned by BPG Properties, Ltd.

In the Suburban Office Park Low–Rise category, the winner is Pleasanton Corporate Commons, Pleasanton, Calif. The property is managed by Hines Interests, LP and owned by 6200 Stoneridge Mall Road Investors, LLC.

In the Suburban Office Park Mid-Rise category, the winner is Howard Hughes Center, Los Angeles, Calif. The property is owned and managed by Equity Office.

In the buildings Under 100,000 Square Feet category, the winner is 21900 Burbank Boulevard, Woodland Hills, Calif. The property is managed by PM Realty Group and owned by Woodland Burbank Corporation, a project by American Realty Advisors.

In the 100,000 to 249,999 Square Feet category, the winner is Gwinnett Commerce Center, Duluth, Ga. The property is owned and managed by Parmenter Realty Partners.

In the 250,000 to 499,999 Square Feet category, the winner is 300 Capitol Mall, Sacramento, Calif. The property is managed by Hines and owned by 300 Capitol Associates NF LP.

In the 500,000 to One Million Square Feet category, the winner is Fox Plaza, Los Angeles, Calif. The property is owned and managed by Irvine Company.

In the Over One Million Square Foot category, the winner is Wells Fargo Plaza, Houston, Texas. The property is managed by CB Richard Ellis and owned by Metropolitan Life Insurance Company and Metropolitan Tower Realty Company, Inc.

The TOBY Awards are sponsored by Kimberly-Clark Professional*.

***

About BOMA International
The Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) International is an international federation of more than 100 local associations and affiliated organizations. Founded in 1907, its 16,500-plus members own or manage more than nine billion square feet of commercial properties. BOMA International’s mission is to enhance the human, intellectual and physical assets of the commercial real estate industry through advocacy, education, research, standards and information. On the Web at www.boma.org.

Contact
Lindsay Tiffany
Manager of Media Relations
(202) 326-6365
ltiffany@boma.org