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BOMA to honor industry leaders at annual gala

The men and women who keep New York Cityʼs buildings running are set to honor their own during the 2019 Pinnacle Awards Thursday night.

The Building Owners & Managers Association of New York, or BOMA NY, will welcome over 800 industry professionals to Pier Sixty on the West Side for the annual event that recognizes those who have demonstrated an unmatched level of excellence in their profession.

Among the buildings vying for recognition and a chance to represent the city at a national and international level are SL Green’s Art Deco 11 Madison Avenue — a property that set a price record when the REIT acquired it for $2.6 billion in 2015 — and Vornado’s 90 Park Avenue, nominated among the cityʼs best renovations.  Managers from JLL, Empire State Realty Trust and RXR, among others, will compete for membership and management awards, and in a category new for this year, the Pinnacles will reward a Chief Operating Engineer and Operating Engineer of the Year.

HANI SALAMA

“Each of our nominees has demonstrated excellence in our industry and are all well deserving of this honor. I wish the best of luck to everyone,” said Hani J. Salama, executive vice president at Capital Properties and president of BOMA NY. “I look forward to celebrating together as we continue to innovate and push the commercial real estate to bigger and greater heights.”

The nominees in all 11 categories are judged based on a number of factors, including building standards, community impact, tenant relations, energy conservation, environmental performance, regulatory compliance, sustainability, emergency preparedness, security standards and the training of building personnel.

Local Pinnacle Award winners qualify to compete at the Regional, Mid-Atlantic TOBY Awards and the regional winners are then entered into the BOMA International TOBY competition where they face off against the world’s premier properties.

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