Tampa, FL – November 16, 2015 – CBRE is pleased to announce that it received three (TOBY®) The Outstanding Building of the Year® Awards at the 2015 Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) Greater Tampa Bay’s annual awards ceremony held in Tampa, FL on November 12th. Two awards were for office properties that CBRE manages; the second award was directed to an individual member of the CBRE facility maintenance team. The TOBY Awards are one of the most prestigious and comprehensive programs in the commercial real estate industry, recognizing outstanding performance and rewarding excellence in building management.
The awards were presented in the following categories:
• Bank of America Plaza, located at 101 East Kennedy Boulevard in Tampa, FL, was honored as Best Building in the 500,000 – 1 million square feet category. This is the fourth year in a row that the property has won this prestigious award. It is owned by Para-Met Plaza Associates and is a 785,000-square-foot, Class A office tower located in the heart of Tampa’s Central Business District. CBRE’s Lynn Vilmar serves as the senior property manager.
• Burns & Wilcox Center, located at 18302 Highwoods Preserve Parkway in Tampa, was honored as Best Building in the under 100,000 square foot category. It is owned by THP, LLC and is a 66,330-square-foot Class A office building located in the Highwoods Preserve corporate park. CBRE’s Jose Hernandez is the property manager.
• Don Feldmeyer, CBRE Chief Building Engineer Supervisor, received the Engineer of the Year award. Don, who has been with CBRE for 24 years, works with multiple property managers and engineers on a daily basis to insure a safe work environment for employees and tenants.
Finally, BOMA Tampa Bay recognized Doug Lawson, Operations Manager at Bank of America Plaza until his passing earlier this year, and a former BOMA Building Engineer of the Year awardee, with an emotional tribute to his service, professionalism and stature as one of the best people in the industry. Doug’s wife and daughter were present to accept the award.
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CBRE Group, Inc. (NYSE:CBG), a Fortune 500 and S&P 500 company headquartered in Los Angeles, is the world’s largest commercial real estate services and investment firm (in terms of 2014 revenue). The Company has more than 70,000 employees (excluding affiliates), and serves real estate owners, investors and occupiers through more than 400 offices (excluding affiliates) worldwide. CBRE offers strategic advice and execution for property sales and leasing; corporate services; property, facilities and project management; mortgage banking; appraisal and valuation; development services; investment management; and research and consulting. Please visit our website at www.cbre.com.