BOMA Fort Lauderdale & Palm Beaches Announces The Recipients of the 2014 TOBY Awards

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Twelve Broward & Palm Beach Buildings Awarded Coveted 2014-2015 TOBY Award including the first-ever Retail category winner

The Building Owners and Managers Association of Fort Lauderdale/Palm Beaches announced the winners of the esteemed ‘The Outstanding Building of Year’ (TOBY) awards at its annual gala on Friday night, November 7, 2014 at the Harbor Beach Marriott Resort in Fort Lauderdale, FL. Over 400 building owners, property managers, and service providers were in attendance.

The TOBY Awards are considered to be the most prestigious awards for commercial real estate in the country and honors the finest in property management. During the competition, all facets of a building’s operations are thoroughly evaluated from community involvement and site management to environmental policies and procedures. An independent industry study showed that winners of the TOBY Award outperformed other buildings in overall tenant satisfaction.

Buildings are awarded based on the following criterion: physical attractiveness, community impact, tenant/employee relations, building accessibility, emergency procedures, personnel and training. Individual awards are based on: experience, designations, education, contributions, participation in BOMA and major accomplishments. Winners may compete at a regional level and then advance to the International competition. The International winners will be announced at the Every Building Conference & Expo in Los Angeles in June 2014.

The winners of the BOMA Fort Lauderdale/Palm Beaches TOBY Awards from Broward and Palm Beach counties are:

  •     Under 100,000 Square Foot Category

International Place II owned by The Realty Associates Fund VIII, LP and managed by Pointe Group Advisors. Property Manager: Misti Coon-Gray

  •     100,000 to 249,999 Square Foot Category

The Plaza owned by Metropolitan Life Insurance Company and managed by CBRE. Property Manager: Suzanne Russo, RPA

  •     250,000 to 499,999 Square Foot Category

Coastal Tower owned by California State Teacher Retirement System/CBRE Global Investors, LLC and managed by CBRE. Property Manager: Ian Cosman

  •     Medical Category

Westside Medical Arts Building owned by Medical Office Buildings of Plantation, LLC and managed by Holladay Properties. Property Manager: Jacqueline Fermin, RPA, FMA

  •     Renovated Category

Sabadell Financial Center Tower owned by CPIPERS Plantation, LLC and managed by CBRE. Property Manager: Bill Davis and Raquel Rodriguez

  •     Suburban Office Low Rise Category

International Plaza owned by Schever International Plaza, LLC and managed by CBRE. Manager: Bill Davis & Raquel Rodriguez

  •     Suburban Office Mid Rise Category

Cornerstone Corporate Park owned by PG-Plantation CS One & Two, LLC and managed by Crimson Services. Property Manager: Mary Kaye Willis

  •     Earth Category

The AutoNation Building owned by 200 Brickell, Ltd. and managed by Stiles Property Management. Property Manager: Megan Purdue

  •     Retail Category

Tower Shops owned by Federal Realty Investment Trust and managed by Stiles Property Management. Property Manager: Danean Belloise, RPA, LEED GA

  •     Government Category

ICE Building, owned by Miramar GSA, ICE, LLC, managed by owned by Newmark Grubb Knight Frank. Property Manager: Cary Fronstin, LEED GA, RPA

  •     Corporate Facility Category

Plaza at Las Olas, owned by Third Avenue Associates, Ltd. and managed by Stiles Property Management. Property Manager: Alexandria Brown, RPA and Nicki O’Neill

  •     Industrial Category

Soprema Building, owned by Soprema, Inc. and managed by owned by Soprema, Inc. Property Manager: Raquel Eagle /
Joanna Carbone

Awards were also given to individuals for outstanding contributions to BOMA Fort Lauderdale/Palm Beaches and their achievements in the property management industry. Individual award recipients were:

  •     Property Manager of the Year: Megan Purdue, Stiles Property Management
  •     Building Engineer of the Year: John Braun, Stiles Property Management
  •     Associate Member of the Year: Lori Anderson, Hill York
  •     Outstanding Member of the Year: Jackie Awve, Jackie Awve Marketing
  •     Rising Star of the Year: Mary Beth Reed, Roof System Services
  •     Ron Macklin Scholarship Award: Sarah Marchitto, New Boston Fund; Megan Purdue, Stiles Property Management;

Jacqueline Fermin, RPA, FMA, Holladay Properties

The 2014 TOBY award’s main sponsor was Brickman, a national landscaping contractor serving South Florida.

BOMA Ft. Lauderdale/Palm Beaches represents Building Owners & Managers in the Broward, Palm Beach and Martin Counties and is one of 100 local associations comprising the Building Owners & Managers Association International, founded in 1907. The 19,000-plus members of BOMA International own or manage over 9 billion square feet of downtown and suburban commercial properties and facilities in North America and abroad. BOMA Ft. Lauderdale/Palm Beaches’ mission is to actively assist commercial real estate professionals to become more successful by providing a network to promote education, advocacy, the exchange of ideas, and develop relationships. For more information about The
Outstanding Building of the Year Awards, visit

Melanie Schrul, Executive Director
BOMA Ft. Lauderdale/Palm Beaches
561.395.6664 or mailto: melanie(at)bomaftlpb(dot)org

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