Sean Warfield Honored with Top Award by AOBA
Sean Warfield Honored with Top Award by Apartment and Office Building Association of Metropolitan Washington (AOBA)
Washington, DC, January 24, 2020 -- Sean Warfield of Tishman Speyer was presented with the Sidney Glassman Award, the highest honor bestowed by the Apartment and Office Building Association of Metropolitan Washington (AOBA), at AOBA’s Annual Meeting.
“Sean Warfield is an ambassador for our industry,” past recipient Caroline Kruger said in presenting the award. “His AOBA contributions alone include: being AOBA President; being a familiar face within the halls of the District’s Wilson building, where he visits councilmembers and representatives, lending his voice to advocate for fair property management legislation; providing a steady presence at AOBA events and community projects; and vigilantly supporting our rising talent.” Mr. Warfield, who continues to serve on AOBA’s Board, is a past board member of Jubilee Housing, and past president of the African American Real Estate Professionals. He serves as Vice President of the Golden Triangle Business Improvement District’s Board of Directors, and represents AOBA on the DC Policy Center’s Board.
The Sidney Glassman award was inaugurated in 1985 by the AOBA Board of Directors. Among Mr. Glassman’s many accomplishments was writing one of the first books in the field, “Tools for Creative Property Management”. The fundamental qualities for this leadership award are significant contributions to the industry in the areas of education, training, management, administration and legislation.
Each fall, AOBA members are invited to nominate an individual they believe should be considered for the award.The Sidney Glassman Selection Committee, comprised of current officers and previous award recipients, submits votes and meets to confirm the award recipient. Also at AOBA’s Annual Meeting, Elisabeth Kirk received the 2019 Outstanding Associate Award; AOBA introduced a new award, the David Hillman Maverick Award; and three new members joined the Board of Directors: Kathryn Clement, Senior Vice President of JBG Smith; Alison Punsalan, Senior Vice President of Foulger-Pratt; and Gigi Galbraith, Director, Client Development at Capital Concierge Inc., who is the Associate Member representative on the Board. Details on these topics and other AOBA news can be found at: https://www.aoba-metro.org/aoba-in-the-news
AOBA members are owners or managers of commercial and multi-family residential properties, as well as companies that provide products and services to the real estate industry. Currently, the combined portfolio of AOBA's membership is approximately 185 million square feet of commercial office space and more than 380,000 residential units in the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia.