Buffalo, NY The Building Owners & Managers Association (BOMA) of Buffalo celebrated its annual BOMA Awards during a recognition luncheon and annual business meeting at the Lexus Club in KeyBank Center.
Douglas Engl, director of property management, Uniland Development Co., was honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award.
Engl has played a critical role with Uniland and its contributions to the resurgence in Buffalo. Since joining Uniland Development in 1986 as a real estate administrator, he has advanced the property management field, mentored countless colleagues and advanced a culture of superior customer service and client relations.
Engl oversees a staff of more than 40 property managers, administrators and maintenance professionals that service over 400 tenants across nearly seven million square feet of office, industrial, retail and residential space. From the world-class mixed use facilities at The Delaware North Building to Amherst’s vast and diverse CrossPoint Business Park, Mr. Engl and his team help fuel the economic engines of the Buffalo Niagara area.
Engl has been a leading evangelist for financial wellness in our community. As a Ramsey Solutions master financial coach, he teaches year-round Dave Ramsey SmartDollar courses at Uniland, churches and other venues in the region. He dedicates countless hours educating people about personal finance so they can prevent or eliminate debt and leave a legacy behind. His warm approach to a serious subject, peppered with jokes and anecdotes, has had a positive impact of the lives of many people.
Engl retires from Uniland in December 2018 after 32 years of distinguished service, he leaves the property management field with a rich legacy of personal integrity, professional development, operational excellence, and the magic of a great sense of humor.
Over 80 BOMA members and colleagues gathered to honor the performance of commercial real estate professionals and companies in seven categories.
Other award recipients include:
- Project of the year - Hotel Henry Urban Resort Conference Center at the Richardson Olmstead Campus
- Distinguished Service Award (BOMA Member of the Year) - Christopher Colvin, EIT, Wendel Companies
- Vendor of the Year - MJ Mechanical Services, Inc.
- Building Services Employee of the Year – Mike Reynolds, TM Montante Development Company
- Building Services Employee of the Year – Ileana Ortiz, Janitronics Facility Services Inc.
- Adaptive Re-use Project of the Year – The Mentholatum, 1360 Niagara St., Buffalo NY. By Ciminelli Real Estate Corp., CJS Architects and Hayes Construction Services
- Manufacturing Project of the Year - Pine Pharmaceuticals, 355 Riverwalk Parkway, North Tonawanda, NY. Developer: TM Montante Development Company
In addition to the awards presentation, three BOMA members were elected to the 2019 BOMA Board of Directors; Jessica Boeckel, Sinatra and Company Real Estate; Stacey Fonagy, National Fuel Gas; and Christopher Colvin, Wendel Companies. The candidates will be installed and begin their 3-year term in January 2019.
The BOMA awards represent both the companies that help grow the Buffalo region by developing or renovating commercial buildings, creating jobs and servicing their tenants, and also the individuals who excel in their jobs and contribute to the success of their companies.
BOMA Buffalo is a not-for-profit trade association providing an array of services to commercial property professionals including education, networking opportunities, benchmarking data, legislative and regulatory advocacy and professional development. Greater Buffalo BOMA’s membership consists of more than 125 real estate professionals including building owners, facility managers and developers, as well as companies that provide services and supplies to the industry. Greater Buffalo BOMA is a federated chapter of BOMA International.
The Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) International is a federation of 90 BOMA U.S. associations and 18 international affiliates. Founded in 1907, BOMA represents the owners and managers of all commercial property types including nearly 10.5 billion s/f of U.S. office space that supports 1.7 million jobs and contributes $234.9 billion to the U.S. GDP. Its mission is to advance a vibrant commercial real estate industry through advocacy, influence and knowledge.??
BOMA International is a primary source of information on building management and operations, development, leasing, building operating costs, energy consumption patterns, local and national building codes, legislation, occupancy statistics, technological developments and other industry trends.