K.E.E.P. Awards

Recognizing excellence in effective emergency preparedness planning at the annual Commercial Awards Celebration.

Developed in 2016 by the AOBA's Emergency Preparedness Committee, the Knowledge and Excellence in Emergency Preparedness -- K.E.E.P. Awards program is designed to encourage AOBA-member commercial property management teams to have effective emergency preparedness plans in place and to recognize excellence in this critical arena.  

This year’s nominations will have a strong focus on emergency preparedness planning in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and civil unrest. Throughout 2020 and 2021, commercial office building teams and their emergency preparedness planning and execution strategies were tested like never before.   

Showcase your team’s initiatives and abilities to ensure your building kept running while responding to the new implementations, everchanging guidelines and the unprecedented civil unrest our region experienced.

K.E.E.P nominations open in the second quarter, and judging occurs in early fall by a panel of industry veterans.  All K.E.E.P nominees will be honored at the Commercial Awards Celebration in November. The Awards will be presented in three categories listed below:

K.E.E.P. Award Winners


Blake Real Estate,  1730 Rhode Island Ave NW, Property Manager, Aishia Rankin, Winner, Outreach & Education 

Stream Realty Partners,  803 7th Street, NW,  Property Manager, Venita Lee, Winner, Overall Award 


Cushman and Wakefield - 455 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington, DC

MRP Real Estate Services Group, LLC, 3000 & 3050 K Street, Washington Harbour

Brookfield,  2001 M Street, NW, Washington, DC


Brookfield, 1250 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 

Vornado/Charles E. Smith, 1730 M Street, NW, Washington, DC

Vornado/Charles E. Smith, 2345 Crystal Drive, Arlington, VA