BOMA BC celebrated top companies in the commercial real estate industry with its first virtual awards event.
The three-course meal and elaborate stage and lighting was replaced by an online Zoom “Awards Happy Hour”, streamed live from the BOMA office. Staff were strategically placed in different areas of the office to abide by physical distancing.
“Now more than ever, we needed to recognize our members for their outstanding service and professionalism. Once we knew a traditional event was no longer an option, we started to think about how we could bring some lightness to a difficult time,” said Damian Stathonikos, president of BOMA BC. And in that vein, a comedian was hired to provide comedic relief for a 15-minute live set.
Networking, a huge component of BOMA’s awards gala, was provided in the virtual event by having 15 breakout rooms so people could catch up with each other and meet new people.
“We hope to have multiple local winners recognized at the national level. Whether at the virtual BOMEX conference this fall, or in-person in Vancouver next year, we are excited to see them compete nationally. Some may even move on to the international level. There are always things to look forward to, even in times of disruption,” said Stathonikos.
2020 BOMA BC AWARD WINNERS:
The Outstanding Building of the Year (TOBY): 500,000 – 1 million s.f.
Park Place, QuadReal Property Group
TOBY: 250,000 – 499,999 s.f.
745 Thurlow, QuadReal Property Group
TOBY: Under 100,000 s.f.
1669 East Broadway, Wesgroup Properties LP
TOBY: Medical Office Building
Three Bridges Community Health Centre, Wesgroup Properties LP
TOBY: Retail: Open Air Strip Mall
Millstream Village Shopping Centre, GWL Realty Advisors Inc.
TOBY: Corporate Facility
Translink Building: 287 Nelsons Court, Wesgroup Properties LP
609 Granville St. – Canaccord Genuity Place, The Cadillac Fairview Corporation
TOBY: Suburban Office Low Rise
Kent Corporate Centre, GWL Realty Advisors Inc.
980 Howe, Manulife Investment Management
Health & Safety Award
Bouygues Energies & Services Canada
Pinnacle Customer Service
Tenant Improvement of the Year
Oxford Properties Group for Social 7 Lounge
Building Operations Team of the Year
Bouygues Energies & Services Canada’s RCMP ‘E’ Division team
Garrett Wiseman, FirstOnSite Restoration