Silverstein Properties and SL Green have brought two prestigious awards back to NYC.
The two owners were celebrated at the 2021 Middle Atlantic Conference and TOBY Awards on April 29 for their work one 120 Broadway and 485 Lexington.
Owner/manager teams from both firms collected a prestigious BOMA MAC TOBY Award at the virtual conference.
To win a regional MAC TOBY Award, a property first must win at a local BOMA competition. By way of recognizing quality in properties throughout the Middle Atlantic region of the United States, and rewarding excellence in building management, ten awards were presented at the conclusion of the annual regional conference.
120 Broadway (AKA The Equitable Building) won the TOBY Historical Building Award; owned and operated by Silverstein Properties. Bill Dacunto, Executive Vice President at Silverstein Properties said, “The goal of the repositioning project was to restore 120 Broadway to its original grandeur, while at the same time integrate the latest technologies and a whole set of tenant amenities, including recreating the Banker’s Club on the top floor. Winning the TOBY is a testament to that success.”
485 Lexington won the TOBY Earth Award; owned and managed by SL Green Realty Corp. Edward V. Piccinich, Chief Operating Officer of SL Green said, “SL Green is leading the charge for a sustainable New York by operating in alignment with the highest standards for efficiency and social responsibility. Achieving the Earth Award is a testament to our unrelenting focus on environmental stewardship for over two decades and the steadfast commitment of SL Green’s team, who continues to surpass ambitious sustainability goals each year.”
At the conclusion of the awards ceremony, 485 Lexington was also awarded the regional Grand TOBY with the strongest entry across all categories.
Hani J. Salama, chairman and CEO of BOMA New York, said, “Congratulations to the owner and management teams of 120 Broadway and 485 Lexington on winning their respective TOBY Awards. They, together with the other 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 Boston, scheduled for October 6-9, 2021.
The cycle begins again at the local level when BOMA New York will host its 50th Annual Pinnacle Awards on September 30th at Pier 60.