Awards Honor Outstanding Commercial Real Estate Properties and Industry Personnel
Tampa, FL – November 13, 2014 – The Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) of Greater Tampa Bay recognizes the winners of the 2014 Outstanding Building of the Year (TOBY) awards. The TOBY awards honor outstanding commercial real estate properties and industry personnel. BOMA Greater Tampa Bay celebrated our 30th Anniversary with the most successful, sold out event ever hosted. The event was held at the Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay. The award program named award winners in the following categories:
500,000 – 1,000,000 square feet: Bank of America Plaza, submitted by Lynn Vilmar of CBRE, Inc., owned by Para-Met Plaza Associates
250,000 – 499,999 square feet: Bayport Plaza, submitted by Sherri Forte, Cassidy Turley, owned by UBS Realty Investors, LLC
100,000 – 249,999 square feet: Independence Park I, submitted by Carol Dunn, Highwoods Properties, owned by Highwoods Realty Limited Partnership
Under 100,000 square feet: Synovus Bank Building, submitted by Chris Reckart, Ciminelli Real Estate Services of Florida, LLC, owned by RR Tampa, LLC
Suburban Low-rise: Highland Oaks I, II, III, IV, V, submitted by Sarah Nettles, Jones Lang LaSalle Americas, Inc., owned by BRE/COH FL, LLC
Renovated Building: Waterford Plaza, submitted by Denise Rue, Parmenter Realty Partners, owned by Parmenter Realty Partners
Medical Office Building: Bayfront Medical Plaza, submitted by Theresa Kuhrts, Holladay Properties, owned by, HCP, Inc. (MOB/ Bay-1 of Florida, LLC)
Industrial Park: Centerpoint Business Park, submitted by Robert Smith, Taylor & Mathis of Florida, LLC, owned by Metropolitan Life Insurance Company
The Earth Award: Park Tower, submitted by Mary Ayo, Colliers International Tampa Bay, owned by Sterling American Property, Inc.
The TOBY awards also named the following individual awards:
Elected Official of the Year:
Mayor Bob Buckhorn of Tampa
Property Manager of the Year:
Denise Rue, Parmenter Realty Partners
Allied Member of the Year:
Dawn Forestt, Wayne Automatic Fire Sprinklers, Inc.
Engineer of the Year:
Doug Lawson, CBRE
Heather Polansky, Biller Reinhart Engineering Group, Inc.
Presenting Sponsor for the event was Wayne Automatic Fire Sprinklers, Inc.
Platinum Sponsors: Rainmaker Irrigation & Landscaping, Inc., and Universal Protection Services
Photography Sponsor: Admiral Security Services
Photo Booth Sponsor: Tampa Bay Trane
Gold Sponsors: ABI Companies, Inc., AFS Janitorial & Healthcare Support Services, Landwise Horticultural Services, Inc., Master Maintenance, Inc., Masters Construction and Development, Property Care Specialists and Red Coats, Inc.
Silver Sponsors: Baker Commercial Landscaping, Inc., Cassidy Turley, CBRE, Centerpoint Business Park, Highwoods Properties, JCON Commercial Corporation, Park One of Florida
Table Host Sponsors: AlliedBarton Security Services, Bank of America Plaza, Ciminelli Real Estate Services of Florida, LLC, Colliers International Tampa Bay, FPL Fibernet, Interline Brands
Winners of each category are eligible to advance to the southern region BOMA competition to be held in Charlotte, NC in April 2015. All applicants took part in a thorough review of their buildings including inspections of both public and non‐public areas of the buildings. The review process also included interviews with the property management teams and tenants, where they were evaluated in categories such as emergency preparedness, energy management, building security, and community impact.
About BOMA Greater Tampa Bay
The Building Owners and Managers Association of Greater Tampa Bay is a trade association representing the commercial real estate industry. BOMA Greater Tampa Bay is federated with the Building Owners and Managers Association International. BOMA members include building owners, property managers, building engineers, and representatives from companies that supply goods and/or services to commercial properties. For more information, visit www.bomagtb.org.
Contact: Melanie Rodriguez, BAE