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Congratulations to the 2018 TOBY Award Winners!

December 11, 2017 3:32 PM | Heather Woods (Administrator)

BOMA/Suburban Chicago announces the winners of the 2018 Local TOBY (The Outstanding Building of the Year) Award competition. The TOBY Awards honor the best of the best in commercial buildings. Building management teams were first announced at BOMA’s Holiday & Awards Lunch on Wednesday, December 6, which was held at Carlisle Banquets in Lombard.

Through the prestigious TOBY Award program, BOMAs around the world recognize properties that exemplify outstanding quality and management practices. The TOBY Award is not a beauty contest, but a management award. 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. BOMA/Suburban Chicago is proud to announce four local winners this year. These properties were selected for the effectiveness of their overall management in 11 categories. Judges thoroughly examined the entrants’ buildings by conducting a detailed property inspection and thoroughly reviewed their online entry portfolios, which included in-depth descriptions about their community impact, tenant relations, energy conservation, emergency preparedness procedures, and much more.

The 2018 Local TOBY Award winners from BOMA/Suburban Chicago are:

In the Suburban Office Park – Mid-Rise Category, the winner is:
Arboretum Lakes in Lisle
Managed by Millbrook Properties


Front row - left to right: Stacey Delgado, Tenant Service Coordinator; Karen Boyd, Assistant General Manager; Mary Rakowski, Property Administrator; Dan Ryan, General Manager

Back row - left to right: Tim Julien, Building Engineer; Javier Rosado, Building Engineer; Rick Barnett, Director of Engineering; Keith Wilburn, Assistant Chief Engineer; Brian Bueschel, Building Engineer

In the 100,000 to 249,999 Sqaure Feet Category, the winner is:
Edens in Northbrook
Managed by NAI Hiffman

left to right: Rudy Ricardo, Building Engineer; Elizabeth O’Connor, Property Manager; Isaac Martinez, Day Porter; Lynn Zbierski; Property Assistant

In the Suburban Office Park Low-Rise Category, the winner is:
Naperville Woods Office Center in Naperville
Managed by NAI Hiffman

left to right: John Willis, Building Engineer; Tom Murphy, Vice President/General Manager; Jennifer Lewand, Assistant Property Manager; Julie Lee, Senior Property Manager; Scott Wilson, Chief Engineer; Ed Justic, Building Engineer

In the 250,000 to 499,999 Square Feet Category, the winner is:
Windy Point II, in Schaumburg
Managed by Piedmont Office Realty Trust

left to right: David Badame, Building Engineer; Wayne Tyler, Security Supervisor; Shivani Desai, Customer Service Coordinator; Doug Ahlgrim, Chief Building Engineer; Christopher Schmitt, Property Manager

These properties are now eligible to advance to the Regional level of the TOBY Award Competition. Regional winners will be announced in April 2018 and will advance to the International level. International winners will be announced live on June 26, 2018 at the TOBY Banquet during BOMA International’s 2018 Conference & EXPO in San Antonio, TX.

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