CHARLOTTE – Providence Park is internationally impressive.
For the second time in two years, the Providence Park office complex has won a prestigious commercial building-of-the-year award from the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA).
In 2011, Providence Park’s TOBY (The Outstanding Building of the Year) award was from the Carolinas/West Virgina division.
This year, the office complex earned global acclaim.
The local award was a qualifier for entering the international competition, explained BOMA spokesman Courtney McKay.
The international association is a federation of 117 affiliates in the U.S., Canada and abroad representing more than 10 billion square feet of office space.
TOBY awards are given in 14 categories.
The award for “Suburban Office Park Low-Rise” was Providence Park’s niche. The complex is composed of eight multi-tenant office buildings at Providence Road and Interstate 485 in southeast Charlotte. Owned by Marsh Bissell Patrick and managed by Bissell Companies, it was honored for excellence in office building management and operations.
The BOMA awards were presented June 25 at the closing of BOMA International’s Every Building Conference & Expo in San Diego. On hand to collect the honor from the Bissell Companies were Blair Prentice, Christine Sledge and Paul Cattieu.
McKay said the BOMA awards are prestigious, and that, “We like to call them the Oscars of commercial real estate.”
The other 13 categories and their winners:
Corporate Facility, 1515 Broadway in New York, N.Y. The building is owned and managed by SL Green Realty Corp.
Earth, Citigroup Center in Los Angeles, Calif. The property is owned by Hines VAF II 444 South Flower, L.P. and managed by Hines Interests Limited Partnership.
Government Building, Seattle Municipal Tower in Seattle, Wash. The property is owned by the City of Seattle and managed by CBRE, Inc.
Historical Building, CityCenter at 735 in Milwaukee, Wis. The property is owned and managed by Compass Properties, LLC.
Industrial Office Building, Southridge Commerce Park in Orlando, Fla. The property is owned and managed by EastGroup Properties.
Medical Office Building, Memorial Hermann Southwest Medical Plaza 2 in Houston, Texas. The property owned by Memorial Hermann Health System and managed by CBRE, Inc.
Renovated Building, City National Plaza in Los Angeles, Calif. The property is owned by 515/555 Flower Associates, LLC and managed by Thomas Properties Group.
Suburban Office Park Mid-Rise, Arboretum Plaza I & II in Austin, Texas. The property is owned by the Board of the State Teachers Retirement System of Ohio and managed by CBRE, Inc.
Under 100,000 Square Feet, the winner is Balfour Beatty Center in Plantation, Fla. The property is owned by The Realty Associates Fund VIII and managed by Pointe Group Advisors.
100,000 to 249,999 Square Feet, Interchange Office Center in Dallas, Texas. The property is owned by CBRE Global Investors and managed by CBRE, Inc.
250,000 to 499,999 Square Feet, 101 West Broadway in San Diego, Calif. The property is owned by 101 West Broadway, LLC and managed by Irvine Company.
500,000 to One Million Square Feet, Russell Investments Center in Seattle, Wash. The property is owned by FSP-RIC, LLC and managed by CommonWealth Partners.
Over One Million Square Feet, Century Plaza Towers in Los Angeles, Calif. The property is owned by J.P. Morgan Investment Management, Inc. and managed by CBRE, Inc.