2020 K.E.E.P. Awards

Recognizing excellence in effective emergency preparedness planning. These commercial office building awards are presented at the annual Commercial Awards Celebration.


AOBA regrets that due to the COVID-19 crisis, our 2020 Commercial Awards Celebration is canceled. We look forward to resuming this exciting industry recognition program in 2021.

We encourage you to review the K.E.E.P. Awards information below in preparation for the 2021 awards.

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.  Nominations for this program focus on emergency preparedness planning for commercial office building teams in the Washington, DC metro area.

K.E.E.P nominations are due by September 18, 2020 and judging occurs in October by a panel of industry veterans.  All K.E.E.P nominees will be honored at the Commercial Awards Celebration in November, 2020.

For 2020, the Awards will be presented in three categories.  Please click on the award category to download the nomination form and send the completed form to Brewster Thackeray, who can also be contacted for K.E.E.P. Awards information, including event sponsorship information. 

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, 2017 winner

Vornado/Charles E. Smith, 1730 M Street, NW, Washington, DC, 2017 winner

Vornado/Charles E. Smith, 2345 Crystal Drive, Arlington, VA, 2017 winner