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BOMA press release

July 6, 2010
Fourteen Commercial Properties Win The Outstanding Building of the Year Awards
BOMA International Honors Distinguished Properties
Long Beach, CA – The commercial real estate industry honored 14 commercial properties with The Outstanding Building of the Year (TOBY) Award yesterday at the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) International’s annual conference, held June 27–29 in Long Beach, Calif. This year, a record 94 buildings competed for an International TOBY award.
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 2010–2011 TOBY Awards in the 14 categories:
In the Corporate Facility category, the winner is Robert S. K. Welch Courthouse, St. Catharines, Ontario. The building is managed by Ontario Realty Corporation and is owned by the Ontario Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure.
In the Earth category, the winner is Collier Center, Phoenix, Arizona. The property is managed by CB Richard Ellis and owned by GE US Pension Trust.
In the Government Building category, the winner is Howard M. Metzenbaum U.S. Courthouse, Cleveland, Ohio. The property is owned and managed the U.S. General Services Administration.
In the Historical Building category, the winner is Pembroke Courthouse, Pembroke, Ontario. The property is managed by Ontario Realty Corporation and is owned by the Ontario Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure.
In the Industrial Office Park category, the winner is Legacy Center Business Park, Houston, Texas. The property is owned and managed by Liberty Property Trust.
In the Medical Office Building category, the winner is OHSU Center for Health and Wellness, Portland, Oregon. The property is managed by CB Richard Ellis, Inc. and is owned by RIMCO, LLC.
In the Renovated Building category, the winner is Park Central 789, Dallas, Texas. The property is managed by Parmenter Realty Partners, and is owned by Parmenter Park Central, LP.
In the Suburban Office Park Low–Rise category, the winner is Ballantyne Corporate Park, Charlotte, North Carolina. The property is managed by The Bissell Companies Inc. and is owned by H.C. Bissell.
In the Suburban Office Park Mid-Rise category, the winner is Greenway Plaza, Houston, Texas. The property is managed by Crescent Real Estate Equities LP and is owned by Crescent Crown Greenway Plaza SVP LLC/Crescent Nine Greenway SVP LLC.
In the buildings Under 100,000 Square Foot category, the winner is Port Huron Federal Building & U.S. Courthouse, Port Huron, Michigan. The property is owned and managed by the U.S. General Services Administration.
In the 100,000 to 249,999 Square Foot category, the winner is Manulife Place, Vancouver, British Columbia. The property is owned and managed by Manulife Financial.
In the 250,000 to 499,999 Square Foot category, the winner is 300 West 6th, Austin, Texas. The property is managed by Thomas Properties Group Inc. and is owned by TPG-300 West 6th Street LLC.
In the 500,000 to One Million Square Foot category, the winner is Accenture Tower, Minneapolis, Minnesota. The property is managed by CB Richard Ellis and is owned by CalSTRS.
In the Over One Million Square Foot category, the winner is Aon Center, Chicago, Illinois. The property is managed by Jones Lang LaSalle Americas (Illinois) LP and is owned by Piedmont Office Realty Trust.
The TOBY Awards are sponsored by Securitas Security Services USA (www.securitasinc.com).
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 17,000-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