Phoenix, AZ (PRWEB) September 26, 2012
The Desert West Region office of Lincoln Property Company, a full-service real estate firm providing development, investment, property management, receivership, leasing and construction management, announced that their development project, the Arizona Game and Fish Department headquarters, received the “The Outstanding Building of the Year” (TOBY) award from the Greater Phoenix chapter of the National Association of Building Owners and Managers (BOMA).
The Outstanding Building of the Year (TOBY) Awards are the most prestigious and comprehensive programs of their kind in the commercial real estate industry recognizing quality in buildings and rewarding excellence in building management. The award, which was given in the government category, was announced at the recent TOBY event.
“This is our second TOBY win in the Phoenix area,” said Tammy Sidles, Director of Management Services, Lincoln Property Company Desert West Region. “LPC always takes a proactive approach to managing our portfolio, and this is an indicator of the high level of service provided to the tenant and owner of the project.”
“During the competition, all facets of a building's operations are thoroughly evaluated,” said Mark Covington, Executive Director, BOMA of Greater Phoenix. “Buildings are judged on everything from community involvement and site management to environmental and "green" policies and procedures.”
"From the onset, Lincoln Property Company (LPC) and the Arizona Game and Fish Department established an outstanding working relationship. This includes everything since the beginning conceptual phase through the entire construction components of the project, and continues today with outstanding property management,“ said Mark Weise, Development Branch Chief, Arizona Game and Fish Department. “I believe this attests to the professional, quality personnel that LPC has assigned throughout this process."
The Arizona Game and Fish Department Headquarters was the first building in Phoenix, and fourth in the state, to garner the highest designation, Platinum, for environmentally friendly design and construction from the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) program.
The Arizona Game and Fish Department facility and developer Lincoln Property Company have also received the first ever “LEED Certified Building of the Year” Award given by NAIOP, the Arizona Chapter of the Commercial Real Estate Development Association.
The 83,000-square-foot headquarters administration building is part of an 117,115-square-foot campus that also includes a 27,000 square foot warehouse/lab building and a vehicle maintenance facility. The facility also includes a 205-seat auditorium for department presentations and the publicly held meetings of the Arizona Game and Fish Commission. The department's headquarters complex is on approximately 24 acres located at 5000 W. Carefree Highway.
Lincoln Property Company was the developer. The general contractor for the project was Sundt Construction, architecture by Will Architects.
Throughout BOMA International's long history, its goal has always focused on actively and responsibly representing and promoting the interests of the commercial real estate industry through effective leadership and advocacy, through the collection, analysis and dissemination of information, and through professional development.
BOMA’s Phoenix Association was established in 1936. BOMA's primary purposes are: (i) to provide a united body representing the commercial real estate community in related issues; (ii) to maintain and increase the level of professionalism in the real estate industry; and (iii) to keep its membership in tune with current issues concerning the real estate market; regulatory and legislative affairs, trends in marketing or specific building maintenance needs.
LINCOLN PROPERTY COMPANY
Lincoln Property Company ("Lincoln") is an international full service real estate firm offering real estate development, design / construction management and property / asset management services. Founded in 1965, Lincoln currently has approximately 4,400 employees and maintains a presence in more than 200 cities in the United States and 10 countries throughout Europe.
Lincoln's Desert West Region, which includes Arizona, Nevada, Utah and New Mexico, is based in Phoenix, Arizona and has been operating since 2001. Lincoln has developed 2.7 million square feet, acquired 3.7 million square feet and manages 5.5 million square feet of commercial space.
Lincoln’s notable developments and investments include the LEED Platinum Certified Arizona Game and Fish Department Headquarters, Paradise Village Office Park, Broadway 101 Commerce Park and Camelback Square. Lincoln was also recently ranked 4th in the Arizona Republic Who’s Who in Business. The Phoenix Business Journal Book of Lists ranks LPC in the top 10 Commercial Real Estate Property Management firms. For more information, visit http://www.lpcphx.com.