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140 Town Wins in Regional TOBY Competition

BOMA North Central Region Announces 2017 TOBY Award Winners

(CHICAGO, IL — April 4, 2017) The North Central Region of the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) announced that 12 properties have won the regional competition of The Outstanding Building of the Year (TOBY) Award. The North Central Region includes Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio and Kentucky. This year, 16 properties competed in 12 TOBY categories from BOMA/Chicago, BOMA Columbus, BOMA Indianapolis, BOMA/Metro Detroit and BOMA/Suburban Chicago.

In the commercial real estate industry, the TOBY Award is the most prestigious and comprehensive award of its kind, recognizing excellence in office building management and operations in specific categories of building size or type. All regional winners first won on the local level after thorough building inspections and a rigorous written application process. Written applications were then judged on the regional level. Applicants were judged on tenant relations, commitment to environmental sustainability, emergency preparedness, budgeting, work order systems, security standards, staff experience and continuing education opportunities.

The regional winners will now proceed to the international competition. International winners will be announced live on June 27 at the TOBY Awards Banquet as part of the BOMA International 2017 Every Building Conference and Expo in Nashville, Tennessee.

“Winning the TOBY award not only sets a building apart from others, but it is a true testament to the commitment, hard work and dedication of the property management teams to be the best of the best in all aspects of their building. Each winner has shown a desire to contribute to the overall success of their owners, clients and communities and we wish them the best of luck as they proceed to the international competition.” Debby Pyznarski, President of BOMA North Central Region and Senior General Manager at Lincoln Property Company.

The winners of the 2017 North Central Regional TOBY Awards are:

BOMA/Metro Detroit

Under 100,000 Square Feet Category

Building Name: Kelly Services - West Big Beaver – Troy, Michigan

Management Company: Kelly Services, Inc.  

Owner: Kelly Services


BOMA Columbus

100,000 - 249,999 Square Feet Category

Building Name: Town Center – Columbus, Ohio

Management Company: Continental Realty, Ltd.

Owner: Columbus/East Town - OP&F, Inc.


BOMA/Suburban Chicago

250,000 – 499,999 Square Feet Category

Building Name: Windy Point II – Schaumburg, Illinois

Management Company: Piedmont Office Realty Trust

Owner: Piedmont Office Realty Trust



500,000 – 1 Million Square Feet Category

Building Name: NBC Tower – Chicago, Illinois

Management Company: JLL

Owner: Metropolis Investment Holdings Inc.



Over 1 Million Square Feet Category

Building Name: 10 & 120 South Riverside – Chicago, Illinois

Management Company: JLL

Owner: Ivanhoé Cambridge & Callahan Capital Properties


BOMA Indianapolis

Suburban Office Park (Low-Rise) Category

Building Name: Castleton Park – Indianapolis, Indiana

Management Company: Cushman & Wakefield

Owner: Castleton Park Indianapolis LP


BOMA/Suburban Chicago

Suburban Office Park (Mid-Rise) Category

Building Name: Arboretum Lakes – Lisle, Illinois

Management Company: Millbrook Properties

Owner: Millbrook Properties



Corporate Facility                Category

Building Name: 400 South Jefferson – Chicago, Illinois

Management Company: The RMR Group

Owner: Select Income REIT



Earth Category

Building Name: 71 South Wacker – Chicago, Illinois

Management Company: JLL

Owner: The Irvine Company



Historical Building Category

Building Name: The Wrigley Building – Chicago, Illinois

Management Company: Zeller Realty Group

Owner: BDT Capital Partners, LLC and Zeller Realty Group


BOMA/Metro Detroit

Medical Office Building Category

Building Name: Midwest Medical - Dearborn Town Center – Dearborn, Michigan

Management Company: REDICO

Owner: Dearborn Schaefer Office Co., LLC



Renovated Building Category           

Building Name: 111 North Canal - The Gogo Building – Chicago, Illinois

Management Company: Sterling Bay

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 square feet 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. For more information,