Sincere congratulations to the distinguished winners and ALL nominees honored at the 33th Annual TOBY (The Outstanding Building of the Year) Awards Celebration on June 15th. Approximately 300 members attended the event, which featured Judy Tria, First Potomac Realty Trust, LP, and Todd Anderson, Vornado/Charles E. Smith, as Masters of Ceremonies. Special thanks to all TOBY sponsors for making this special event possible!
One of the real estate industry’s most prestigious award programs, TOBY recognizes excellence in building management, operational efficiency and community impact. Established by the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) International in 1984, the annual TOBY awards process includes a rigorous review of all facets of the building’s operation and management.
The following are 2017 local winners listed by award category:
100,000 – 249,999 Square Foot Building
Center for Strategic & International Studies, managed by CBRE
250,000 – 499,999 Square Foot Building
Crystal Gateway North, managed by Vornado/Charles E. Smith
Over 1 Million Square Feet
GRAND LOCAL TOBY Winner: U.S. Department of Transportation, managed by The JBG Companies
Silverline Center, managed by Washington REIT
1101 17 Street, managed by Vornado/ Charles E. Smith
The evening also featured the presentation of the 2017 Commercial Engineer of the Year Award to professionals in three categories: Chief/Lead Engineer: Mike Keely, CBRE; Building Operating Engineer: Michael Morgan, Brookfield; and Maintenance Tech/Maintenance Mechanic: Charley Chavez, Boston Properties.
In a second annual addition to the TOBY program, the K.E.E.P. Awards were presented. Developed by AOBA’s Emergency Preparedness Committee, this new award program is designed to recognize “Knowledge and Excellence in Emergency Preparedness.”
2017 K.E.E.P. Award recipients are:
- 1250 Connecticut Avenue, NW, managed by Brookfield
- 1730 M Street, NW, managed by Vornado/Charles E. Smith
- 2345 Crystal Drive, managed by Vornado/Charles E. Smith