Records are broken at the BOMA/NY Pinnacle Awards
April 09, 2010 - Owners Developers & Managers
Wall Street veteran turned commercial real estate professional Peter Corrigan, LEED AP of Colliers ABR, Inc. (Cassidy Turley) manages a portfolio of three office properties and 24 Citibank retail locations, while serving as a valuable member of his firm's Sustainability Team. He is widely respected for his ability to handle a vast range of responsibilities and "unmatched" work ethic. A graduate of the University of Hartford, he is currently studying for his RPA.
Manager of the Year - More than 10 Years of Experience: Andrew Toland, general manager of 1211 Avenue of the Americas, Cushman & Wakefield, Inc.
Andrew Toland has had an eventful 12 months - last February his management team took home the Pinnacle Award for Operating Office Building Over 1 Million s/f, achieved Energy Star designation, set a record for being the nation's largest building to achieve Silver LEED-EB to date, and completed a $70 million expansion of anchor tenant News Corp., which marked the first time a Rockefeller Center building had changed its faÃ§ade. This year, it's back to business as usual, overseeing one of New York's largest buildings and its community of 6,000 tenants. Andy is a graduate of the University of Vermont and holds an MBA from Rutgers.
Corporate Facility - The Hearst Tower (300 West 57th Street)
Owner: Hearst Corporation
Management Company: Tishman Speyer
Property Manager: Siro Gonzalez
With its win for Corporate Facility, The Hearst Tower added to its previous wins - the Earth Award and New Construction - to become the first building to win three Pinnacles in three separate categories. It is used to records; Hearst Tower was New York's first Gold LEED building for core/shell and interiors, and North America's first use of a diagrid structure. As a corporate facility, it has broken ground by eliminating corner offices in favor of meeting areas, featuring daylight in 95% of all offices and offering amenities ranging from an organic cafÃ©, a broadcast/photography center for employee use and one of the world's most unique spaces - the Good Housekeeping testing facilities.
Renovated Building - 345 Hudson St.
Owner/Management Company: Trinity Real Estate, Parish of Trinity Church
Property Manager: John Shea
Once a printing industry workhouse, 345 Hudson St. underwent a massive renovation to become a Class A destination for leaders of the new media world, and is now a showcase for MTV, Spike TV and other broadcast media while serving as the flagship of the Trinity Real Estate portfolio. It was repositioned from streetline, where a sleek new lobby greets visitors, to the roof line, where the roof itself was replaced and new chillers installed. Innovation led to the carving out of a bike room and new elevators from an outdated side lobby, and state-of-the-art HVAC, power, BMS and telecommunications systems now serve its environmentally conscious tenant community.
Operating Office Building (100,000-499,999 s/f) - 527 Madison Avenue
Owner: MFA 527 Madison LLC
Management Company: Colliers ABR, Inc. (Cassidy Turley)
Property Manager: Rosemarie Krol.
The 26-story luxury office building at 527 Madison Ave. is one of Manhattan's more distinctive boutique towers, with eye-catching, zig-zagging, Post Modern architecture. Its lobby and common areas are known for the elegance of their design and appointments, and all floors are designed to provide maximum corporate identity. Service is like that of a fine hotel, as the building serves a global clientele seeking a distinctive presence in one of Manhattan's most prestigious business districts.
Operating Office Building (500,000-1,000,000 s/f) - 1350 Avenue of the Americas
Owner: 1350 LLC
Management Company: SL Green Realty Corp.
Property Manager: Jeawan Persaud
A forerunner of Corporate Row, 1350 Avenue of the Americas has repositioned itself into a boutique tower - a unique option on the avenue well known for its corporate giants. The newly renovated lobby, entrance, and retail storefronts are sleek yet understated, and the plaza upgrade and al fresco dining has been well received by the public. The iconic LOVE sculpture at its base makes it a "top five" destination for tourists, yet its most distinctive feature is one no one sees - a co-generation plant that allows 1350 to make a sustainable contribution to benefit all.
Operating Office Building (over 1 million s/f) - One Grand Central Place
Owner: Lincoln Building Associates LLC, Supervised by Malkin Holdings LLC
Management Company: Newmark Knight Frank
Property Manager: Thomas Beissel
For 79 years, this Gothic-inspired skyscraper has dominated the Grand Central market as one of the great historical gems of New York. Its embellished faÃ§ade is unique to the City and its $85 million capital improvements/refurbishment has rendered it unmatched in the marketplace. Now renamed as One Grand Central Place, this distinguished 55-story tower, a previous Pinnacle Award winner for Historical Building, is repositioned to serve its public well for generations to come.