Eight Broward and Palm Beach Commercial Real Estate Properties Qualify to Compete in 9-State Regional Competition

FORT LAUDERDALE, FLORIDA (November 7, 2016) — Over 350 building owners, property managers and service providers were in attendance as Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) of Fort Lauderdale/Palm Beaches announced the winners of the esteemed ‘The Outstanding Building of Year’ (TOBY) awards at its annual gala on Friday night, November 4th, 2016 at the Eau Palm Beach in Manalapan, FL.

The TOBY Awards are considered to be the most prestigious awards for commercial real estate in the country and honors the finest in property management.  During the competition, all facets of a building’s operations are thoroughly evaluated from community involvement and site management to environmental policies and procedures. An independent industry study shows that winners of the TOBY Award outperformed other buildings in overall tenant satisfaction.

Eight Broward and Palm Beach properties announced at The TOBY Gala on November 4th at the Eau Palm Beach that can compete for the title in their categories at the regional level. That competition includes properties from nine states and will be announced at the BOMA Southern Conference held April 5-8, 2017 in Atlanta, GA.

Under 100,000 Square Foot Category
Plaza at Las Olas, owned by Third Avenue Associates, Ltd. and managed by Stiles Property Management. Property Manager: Nicki O'Neill

100,000 to 249,999 Square Foot Category
200 East Broward, owned by The Realty Associations Fund X, LP  and managed by Colliers International. Property Manager: Keeley O’Leary, LEED GA, CCIM, and Lucette Fitzgerald

250,000 to 499,999 Square Foot Category
Coastal Tower, owned by California State Teachers Retirement System and managed by CBRE. Property Manager: Ian Cosman

Medical Category 
Atlantis I, owned by HCP, Inc. and  managed by Holladay Properties. Property Manager: Jacqueline Villamayor, CAM

Earth Category
One Clearlake Centre, owned by One Clearlake Centre, LLC c/o AEW Capital Management, LP and managed by CBRE. Property Manager: Michelle Horn, RPA, FMA

Retail Category
Legacy Place, owned by GLL US Retail LP and managed by Stiles Property Management. Property Manager: Wendy Hernandez

Corporate Facility Category
Cypress Centre, owned by Omnicom Media Group and managed by CBRE Property Manager: Misha Harris, RPA, FMA 

Industrial Category  
Soprema Building, owned by Soprema, Inc. and managed by owned by Soprema, Inc. Property Managers: Raquel Eagle and Joanna Carbone

Awards were also given to individuals for outstanding contributions to BOMA Fort Lauderdale/Palm Beaches and their achievements in the property management industry.  Individual award recipients were:  

  •        Property Manager of the Year: Bunnie Willis, RPA, Fairlead Commercial Real Estate
  •        Building Engineer of the Year: Steve Thompson, CBRE
  •        Associate Member of the Year: Gordon Young, Atlantic Southern Paving
  •        Outstanding Member of the Year: Tricia Foreman, Stiles Property Management
  •        Rising Star of the Year: Keeley O’Leary, LEED GA, CCIM, Colliers International
  •        Ron Macklin Scholarship Award: Lynda Mcloat, CPT Equity, Justin Windle, Property Group Partners, Ernesto Sanchez, Holladay Properties, Kristen Carlton , CBRE

The 2016 TOBY award’s main sponsor was GreenTeam Service Corp, a plumbing and electrical contractor serving South Florida.  GreenTeam has been named as one of fastest growing companies in Florida by the Business Journal.


BOMA Ft. Lauderdale/Palm Beaches represents Building Owners & Managers in the Broward, Palm Beach, and Martin Counties and is one of 100 local associations comprising the Building Owners & Managers Association International, founded in 1907.  The 19,000-plus members of BOMA International own or manage over 9 billion square feet of downtown and suburban commercial properties and facilities in North America and abroad. BOMA Ft. Lauderdale/Palm Beaches’ mission is to actively assist commercial real estate professionals to become more successful by providing a network to promote education, advocacy, the exchange of ideas, and develop relationships.  

Click here for more information about The Outstanding Building of the Year Awards.

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