BOMA New York captures the global stage and prepares for the 2020 Pinnacle Awards

August 06, 2019 - Owners Developers & Managers

New York, NY BOMA International presented 17 International TOBY Awards at the annual conference last month. Two NYC buildings returned with the TOBY, beating dozens of buildings from around the globe. The Hearst Tower won “Best Corporate Facility,” owned by the Hearst Corp. and managed by Tishman Speyer Properties. 280 Park Ave. won “Best Renovated Building;” owned by Vornado Realty Trust and SL Green Realty Corp, managed by CBRE.

The International Awards culminate a year-long effort. In order to qualify for an International TOBY, you first have to win a local TOBY Award, followed by a regional TOBY victory. This city-wide achievement marks the second time NYC won two International TOBY Awards – the last time was in 2011.

“TOBY Award winners exemplify leadership and demonstrate best practices for the entire CRE industry,” said Hani Salama, chair and CEO of BOMA NY. “As we congratulate our local megastars on their International TOBY Awards, we look forward to restarting the TOBY process with the BOMA NY Pinnacles.”

The awards recognize quality in properties and reward excellence in building management. BOMA NY unveiled the nominations for the 2020 Pinnacle Awards:


• Operating Building – 100,000 - 249,000 s/f:

110 Greene St. (The SoHo Building), SL Green Realty Corp.


• Operating Building – 250,000 - 499,999 s/f:

475 Fifth Avenue, Nuveen/JLL

40 East 52nd St., Rudin Management

330 Hudson St., CBRE


• Operating Building – 500,000 - 1 million s/f:

1155 Avenue of the Americas, The Durst Org.

300 Vesey St., Brookfield Properties

250 West 55th St., Boston Properties


• Operating Building – over 1 million s/f:

140 Broadway JLL

One Liberty Plaza, Brookfield Properties


• Renovated Building:

123 William St., CBRE

10 Grand Central, Marx Realty


• Corporate Facility:

One Bryant Park; The Durst Org.


• Earth Award:

485 Lexington Ave., SL Green Realty Corp.

111 West 33rd St., Empire State Realty Trust.


• Historical Award:

110 East 42nd Street, SL Green Realty Corp.

120 Broadway, Silverstein Properties, Inc.


• New Construction Award:

Hudson Yards, Related

One Manhattan West, Brookfield Properties

Dock 72, Boston Properties


• Manager of the Year – 3-10 Years of Experience:

Matthew Doherty, JLL

Michael Carraher, The Durst Org.

Adrian Sierra, Vornado Office Management, LLC

Colleen Wildes, SL Green Realty Corp.


• Manager of the Year – More Than 10 Years of Experience:

Daniela Zustovich-Perez, Empire State Realty Trust

Tracey Boyle, CBRE


• Outstanding Local Member:

Julie Arce, JLL

Nicholas Mather, RXR Realty


• Chief Operating Engineer:

Charlie Alaimo, Cushman & Wakefield, Inc.

Gerard Connolly, Hines

Nick D’Elia, Tishman Speyer

Ralph DiDomenico, SL Green Realty Corp.

Frank Kingston, Tishman Speyer

Joe Longa, AEXP

Daniel Monaghan, The Durst Org.

Bob Murray, Boston Properties

Joe Pestone, Tishman Speyer

Patrick Reilly, Hines


• Operating Engineer of the Year:

Kenneth Beltran, HR REIT

Hector Eligio, The Durst Org.


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