The commercial real estate industry honored 14 commercial properties with The Office Building of the Year (TOBY) and Earth Award at the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) International’s annual conference and The Office Building Show held June 22-24 in Denver, Colorado.

The TOBY winners were recognized for excellence in office building management and operations in specific categories of building size or type. To win the international award, the office buildings first won both local and regional competitions. Judging was based on community impact, tenant/employee relations programs, energy management systems, accessibility for disabled people, emergency evacuation procedures, building personnel training programs and overall quality indicators. A team of expert industry professionals also conducted a comprehensive building inspection.

The winners of the 2008-2009 TOBY Awards in the 14 categories:

  • In the Renovated Building category, the winner is Complexe Desjardins, Montréal, Quebec, Canada. The property is managed by Desjardins Gestion Immobilière Inc., and owned by Desjardins Financial Security.
  • In the Historical Building category, the winner is The Chicago Board of Trade Building, Chicago, Illinois. The property is managed by C-B-T Corporation and is owned by CME Group, Inc.
  • In the Corporate Facility category, the winner is Sony Corporation of America, New York, New York. The building is managed by Grubb & Ellis Management Services, Inc., and is owned by Sony Corporation of America.
  • In the Medical Office Building category, the winner is Seton Northwest Health Plaza, Austin, Texas. The property is managed by LHRET Ascension Austin, LP and is owned by Lillibridge Healthcare Services, Inc.
  • In the Government Building category, the winner is Garden City Tower, St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada. The property is managed by SNC-Lavalin ProFac Inc., and is owned by the Ministry of Public Infrastructure Renewal, represented by the Ontario Realty Corporation.
  • In the Suburban Office Park Low-Rise category, the winner is 300 Southpark Center, Orlando, Florida. The property is managed by Flagler Real Estate Services and is owned by Flagler Development Company.
  • In the Suburban Office Park Mid-Rise category, the winner is Wilshire Courtyard, Los Angeles, California. The property is managed by RREEF Management Company and is owned by RREEF America REIT Corp. BBBB.
  • In the Industrial Office Park category, the winner is Sunport Center, Orlando, Florida. The property is owned and managed by EastGroup Properties.
  • In the buildings Under 100,000 Square Foot category, the winner is 1500 Quail/Westerly Place, Newport Beach, California. The property is owned and managed by Cushman & Wakefield.
  • In the 100,000 to 249,999 Square Foot category, the winner is the PriceWaterhouseCoopers Place, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The property is managed by Cadillac Fairview Management Services Inc., and is owned by Ontrea Inc.
  • In the 250,000 to 499,999 Square Foot category, the winner is Tower 42, London, England. The building is managed by Atis Real and is owned by Tower Limited Partnership.
  • In the 500,000 to One Million Square Foot category, the winner is Centre CDP Capital, Montréal, Quebec, Canada. The building is managed by SITQ, Inc., and is owned by Société Immobilière Camont Inc.
  • In the Over One Million Square Foot category, the winner is Time Warner Center, New York, New York. The building is owned and managed by Related Management.
  • The Earth Award winner is John J. Duncan Federal Building, Knoxville, Tennessee. The building is owned and managed by the U.S. General Services Administration.