By Mark Kerney, Hill York COO – We did it again! During the months of August and September, we did our inspections and work on the Fort Lauderdale headquarters in preparation for the Building, Owners and Managers Association’s TOBY annual competition.
Why did we do it? Hill York is a member of BOMA, whose purpose is to promote leadership, advocacy, professional development and networking among its members. In BOMA’s 105-year history, there have only been two service providers to enter their buildings throughout the entire 16,500-member organization. The Property Managers of many of the buildings in which Hill York works are also BOMA members.
Among the many categories being judged, we chose to stay in the Historical Office Building category. This year, we were up against tough competition — OURSELVES. While that seems to most like a sure win, it is not. The criteria for being an Award recipient is you must “pass” with a minimum score.
Pictured above holding the award from left to right: Sonny Ng, Ken Sadlowski, Eddie Nowakowski, Gary Kienzle, Lori Anderson
The winners are kept secret until the envelope is opened during the actual Awards event, which was held this past Friday evening, November 2.
“This year’s TOBY recipient for the 2012-2013 Historical Office Building was reported by the judges as showcasing a historic room,
impressive technology throughout the facility and an energy conscious professional and knowledgeable staff.
The winner of BOMA’s 2012/2013 Historical Office Building category is HILL YORK!”
Lori Anderson said, “It was an honor and a privilege to stand on that stage, in front of all our customers, our soon-to-be customers, and our peers to accept the award on Hill York’s behalf.” This award is a representation of how our Hill York team pulls together to tackle a project. We should all be very proud of our team’s accomplishment. Congratulations!
It’s worth noting that during a TOBY competition, all facets of a building’s operations are thoroughly evaluated. TOBY winners are well respected in the commercial real estate industry because their buildings are maintained at the highest standards and set the criterion for excellence in property management. Buildings are judged on the several levels of criterion: Physical Plant, Community Impact, Tenant/Employee Relations, Building Accessibility, Emergency Procedures, and Personnel Training.
Our awards from 2011 and 2012, (at right) are on display at the headquarters’ award gallery.
Thank you for being on Team Hill York!