The Building Owners and Managers Association of the Greater Toronto Area (BOMA Toronto) celebrated its 18th annual Celebration of Excellence Awards on Thursday, May 12, 2016.
More than 500 real estate professionals gathered at the Westin Harbour Castle—steps from the downtown Toronto waterfront—to honour commercial real estate standouts.
The Building of the Year Award was handed out to eight winners across the city. These buildings are now eligible to compete at the national TOBY Awards to be held at BOMEX in September 2016.
- Historical Building, 204-214 King Street East, owner and manager, Allied Properties REIT.
- Shopping Centre, CF Toronto Eaton Centre, owner and manager, Cadillac Fairview.
- Industrial office buildings, Kennedy Matheson Industrial Complex, owner, 3883281 Canada Inc., manager, Menkes Property Management.
- More than one million square feet, Toronto-Dominion Centre, owner, Cadillac Fairview and OPB (TDC) Inc., manager, Cadillac Fairview.
- 500,000 to one million square feet, London City Centre, owner, Dream Office REIT, manager, Dream Office Management.
- 250,000 to 499,999 square feet, 4 King street West, owner, The Great West Life Assurance Company and London Life Insurance Company, manager, GWL Realty Advisors Inc.
- 100,000 to 249,999 square feet, 155 University Avenue, owner, The Great West Life Assurance Company and London Life Insurance Company, manager, GWL Realty Advisors Inc.
- Under 100,000 square feet, 3115 Harvester Road, owner, 8750840 Canada Inc. (Sun Life Real Estate Fund), manager, Bentall Kennedy (Canada).
Other companies feted throughout the evening include Oxford Properties Group and Triovest Realty Advisors (in collaboration with Refined Risk), who all received a Pinnacle Award. Oxford was honoured for its customer service and for consistently exceeding service standards. The latter team earned the award for innovation, specifically for implementing innovative environmental and sustainable management systems that are customer oriented and user friendly.
Eight Earth Awards were also given out in recognition of excellence in environmental management. Chris Tyrell, executive vice-president and chief customer care and conservation officer, Toronto Hydro Corporation, and Jay Hooper, senior vice-president, development, World Wildlife Fund, also handed out five 2016 Earth Hour Challenge awards for best performers and greatest reducers, along with a portfolio challenge award, which went to Dream Office Management.