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BOMA New York Claims Half of the Regional MAC TOBY Awards 

The 2022 Middle Atlantic Conference and TOBY Awards was held end of this past April. BOMA New York is proud to announce that one executive and four New York City buildings and their respective owner/manager teams have won the prestigious BOMA MAC TOBY Award at the recent in-person regional conference located in Albany, NY.

The Outstanding Building of the Year (TOBY®) Awards is the most prestigious and comprehensive program of its kind in the commercial real estate industry, recognizing quality in commercial buildings and rewarding excellence in building management.

To win a regional MAC TOBY Award, a professional and/or property first must win at a local competition. By way of recognizing quality in properties throughout the Middle Atlantic region of the United States, and rewarding excellence in building management, twelve awards were presented at the conclusion of the annual regional conference. The Middle Atlantic Region, better known as MAC, is comprised of 15 local associations covering 11 states

The five New York City 2022 BOMA MAC REGIONAL TOBY winners are:

James R. Kleeman, BOMA Fellow, RPA won the BOMA MAC Regional Outstanding Member of the Year. Jim has been an active member of BOMA NY since 2003 and is regularly involved at the Local, Regional, and International level. He led the BOMA NY Mentor Program for Emerging Leader and Student Members, is the Chair of the BOMA NY Preparedness Committee, as well as is the Regional Emergency Committee Chair and co-author of the BOMA International’s publication ‘Managing Through Pandemics… Preparing Your Buildings, Tenants and Staff’. Mr. Kleeman has also been bestowed a BOMA International Fellow designation since 2020.

110 Greene Street, better known as The SoHo Building, won the BOMA MAC Regional TOBY Award “Operating Office Building of the Year (100,000-249,999 SF)”. 110 Greene Street is located at the epicenter of SoHo and features high ceilings, open floorplates and historic details throughout. The SoHo Building is BOMA360, Energy Star, LEED Gold, WELL and WiredScore certified. Notable tenants include UNTUCKit, BIRKENSTOCK, Anne Fontaine, Vashi and Meermin Mallorca Shoes. 110 Greene Street is owned and managed by SL Green Realty Corp.

10 Hudson Yards won the BOMA MAC Regional Award “Operating Office Building of the Year (Over 1 Million SF)”. 10 Hudson Yards is the cultural hub of Manhattan’s New West Side. Designed by global architects KPF, the 1.8 million-square-foot tower stands an astounding 895 feet tall and features panoramic views. Designed for the new workplace paradigm and typified by expansive, column-free floor plates, above-average ceiling heights, an abundance of natural light – tenants include Coach, L’Oréal, SAP, Boston Consulting Group, VaynerMedia, Intersection Co. and Sidewalk Labs. 10 Hudson Yards is the first NYC commercial skyscraper to receive LEED v2009 Platinum Certification. Lindsay DeFouw, Vice President at Related Companies said, “Since opening just six short years ago, the team at 10 Hudson Yards has exceeded expectations from both tenants and visitors alike. Our latest BOMA win is the proof in the pudding! We are proud of the continued commitment by our management, engineering, janitorial, and security teams to delivering the highest levels of customer service, sustainability, and best-in-class operations in New York City and beyond. Ms. DeFouw continued, “We look forward to representing our region at BOMA International later this year.” 10 Hudson Yards is owned by Allianz, Related Companies, and Oxford Properties Group; and managed by Related Companies..

11 Madison Avenue won the BOMA MAC Regional Award “Earth Building of the Year”. 11 Madison has been a cornerstone of innovation since its conception in 1929. Nine decades and multiple renovations later – including NYC’s largest – it has fully taken on the mantle of sustainability. Today, 11 Madison is BOMA360, LEED Gold and Fitwel certified; houses two ice plants, and has achieved Energy Star certification since 2016. Forty-nine elevators transport tenants throughout its 2.3 million SF of diverse workspace. Tenant corporate sustainability commitments enhance the building’s profile through LEED-certified and ISO40001-compliant facilities, where infrastructure, programs and practices encompass ice plant technology, the drive to achieve 100% renewable power by 2030. 11 Madison is owned by SL Green Realty Corp. and PGIM Real Estate; and managed by SL Green Realty Corp.

Edward V. Piccinich, Chief Operating Officer of SL Green said, “Year after year, BOMA brings together the best properties in the Mid-Atlantic region that set the standard for operational excellence. SL Green Realty Corp. is proud to be the recipient of this top award in not only one, but two categories. It is a true testament to our team’s continued dedication to excellence. At both 11 Madison Avenue and 110 Greene Street, historic properties have been reinvigorated through strategic capital upgrades and industry-leading standards, while showcasing the details of their original design. Achieving the Earth Award at 11 Madison demonstrates how a 2.3M SF Art Deco mainstay has been reawakened by exceeding the highest standards for efficiency and social responsibility, whereas 110 Greene Street winning Operating Building of the Year highlights our comprehensive approach to operations, community impact, tenant satisfaction, and sustainability – all while harmonizing with the artistic vibe of the surrounding SoHo neighborhood.”

101 Greenwich won the BOMA MAC Regional Award “Renovated Building of the Year”. 101 Greenwich was delivered in 1907 and considered a timeless icon of Downtown Manhattan. After an $85 million complete renovation, the building was enhanced with a beautifully redesigned lobby, upgraded elevators, bathrooms, building systems and a large bike-friendly storage room for tenants, among several state-of-the-art workspaces and amenities. Upgrades were also made to the property’s mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and fire alarm systems in the lobby, elevators, and bathrooms to promote safety and efficiency. 101 Greenwich features facial recognition scanning turnstiles granting tenants safe passage 24/7 and immediate access to 12 different NYC subway lines. The renovation transformed a Class B building to one of the finest, fully modernized, pre-war Class A buildings in Lower Manhattan. “This major win would not have been achieved without the help of our creative and innovative ownership team, and the execution of our management team, who work so hard every day to sustain the standard,” said Chirstopher Gildea, General Manager, Property Management at JLL. 101 Greenwich is owned by BentallGreenOak and Cove Property Group; and managed by JLL.

Matthew J. Duthie, Chair of BOMA New York, said, “Congratulations to the exemplary New York City owners and managers for their respective TOBY Awards. We also congratulate Jim Kleeman for receiving the prestigious Regional Outstanding Member of the Year Award.” Mr. Duthie continued, “They, together with the other recent Regional TOBY winners, lead the commercial real estate industry with excellence.”

Winners of all regional TOBY Awards will compete against one another at the upcoming BOMA International Conference & Expo in Nashville, TN, scheduled for June 25-28, 2022.

The cycle begins again at the local level when BOMA New York will host its 51st Annual Pinnacle Awards on September 29th at Pier 60.

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