Calgary’s leaders in commercial real estate were recognized at the TransCanada BOMA Excellence Awards on Thursday.
Hosted by Warren Dean and Aisling Tomei, the ceremony honoured individual achievements as well as the teams that are responsible for high performing buildings in Calgary no matter the size, age, or occupancy type.
“Excellence means continuously raising the bar on performance, and the TransCanada BOMA Excellence Awards provide us an opportunity to recognize the outstanding achievement of commercial real estate professionals in Calgary and southern Alberta,” said Lloyd Suchet, Executive Director of BOMA Calgary. “Each nominee represents the best of our industry, and it was nothing short of inspiring to be able to celebrate with them and over 300 of their industry peers.”
The award recipients were as follows:
The Malcolm Bryce Award pays homage to the spirit of volunteerism, and acknowledges the contributions of BOMA Calgary’s volunteers. This year’s recipient was Michel Luhnau, 1-800-GOTJUNK?;
The Property Management Team of the Year award recognizes the people who make a difference every day and go above and beyond to ensure their tenants and the public have access to well maintained spaces. The winner was Suncor Energy Centre, Brookfield Property Partners;
Building Operator of the Year award celebrates the success of individual building operators, and recognizes how their contributions support their company’s accomplishments. The recipient was Tom Kostek, Brookfield Property Partners;
Chief Engineer of the Year award recognizes operations leaders who through their work raise the standards of the industry and demonstrate excellence to their peers. The recipient was Mohammed Uddin, Cadillac Fairview;
The Building Operations Team of the Year award acknowledges that it takes a team of dedicated operators to effectively run a building, and looks at all aspects of operations including tenant services, emergency preparedness, workplace safety, energy and waste management. The recipient was Suncor Energy Centre, Brookfield Property Partners;
The Pinnacle Award for Innovation allows BOMA Calgary to recognize the innovative offerings of the service and supply side of the industry. This year’s recipient was Camfil Canada for their HiFLo ES Filter;
The Pinnacle Award for Customer Service recognizes and promotes service excellence in the commercial real estate industry. This year’s recipient was GDI Integrated Facility Services for their industry leading approach to customer service;
The Pinnacle Award for Above and Beyond recognizes those that have provided a service to a customer that was unexpected, extraordinary, surprising, caring and perhaps even entertaining and outrageous. This year’s award went to ServiceMaster of Calgary for their flood restoration work on Sainte Marguerite Bourgeoys School.
The Earth Award is perhaps the most rigorous of the Awards Standards, and recognizes buildings that excel in environmentally sound management and resource preservation, and includes occupation health and safety criteria. The category winners were:
• Earth Award in the Universal Category – Calgary Courts Centre, Alberta Infrastructure, managed by SNC Lavalin;
• Earth Award in the Office Category – Eighth Avenue Place, Hines Canada
• Earth Award in the Retail Category – Seton Gateway, FCR Maintenance Services LP
The Outstanding Building of the Year (TOBY) Awards looks at all facets of a building’s operation, and recognizes quality in commercial real estate buildings while rewarding excellence in building management. The category winners were:
• TOBY Medical Building – Cochrane Community Health Centre, Bentall Kennedy;
• TOBY Retail Building – Park Place Shopping Centre (Lethbridge), Primaris Management;
• TOBY 100,000 – 249, 999 sq/ft – 999 8th Street, Triovest Realty Advisors;
• TOBY 250,000 – 499,999 sq/ft – Palliser South, Aspen Properties;
• TOBY 500,000 – 1M. sq/ft – Livingstone Place, QuadReal Property Group.