The Aventine was one of the properties honored with a local TOBY® Award. | Images courtesy a representative of BOMA San Diego

Five SD Office Assets Win TOBY® Awards (SLIDESHOW)

Carrie Rossenfeld Office

The San Diego Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA San Diego) has announced its annual TOBY® (The Outstanding Building of the Year) and BOMA 360 Award winners, according to a release from a representative of BOMA San Diego. The association, an affiliate of BOMA International, has honored three local commercial properties with local TOBY® Awards and two commercial properties with the BOMA 360 Awards, the statement says. All are office assets.

The organization reports that the TOBY® Awards “celebrate an evaluation of building excellence standards and the management teams dedicated to improving the commercial real estate industry.” Judging is based on community impact, tenant/employee relations programs, energy-management systems, accessibility, emergency-evacuation procedures, building-personnel training programs, and overall quality indicators. A team of expert industry professionals also conducted comprehensive building inspections on the entries.

Symphony Towers received a BOMA 360 designation.

According to the statement, local TOBY® Awards were given to The Yard in the “Under 100,000 Square Feet Category,” a property owned by Oberlin Owner L.L.C. and managed by Makai West; The Aventine in the “Renovated Building Category,” a property owned by RP Aventine Office Owner L.L.C. and managed by Rockhill Management; and Del Mar Corporate III in the “Corporate Category,” a property owned by Kilroy Realty Corporation and managed by Kilroy Realty Corporation.

BOMA San Diego says the local winners will advance to the regional competition, where one winner from each local competition will advance to the eight regional competitions. The winners of the regional contests will then advance to the international competition where one winner will be awarded the BOMA International TOBY® Award at the 2018 Every Building Conference & Expo on June 22-25 in Salt Lake City

The statement says this year BOMA San Diego also introduced a BOMA 360 awards recognition program. Originated by BOMA International, the BOMA 360 Performance evaluates buildings against industry best practices in six major areas: building operations and management; life safety, security and risk management; training and education; energy; environmental/sustainability; and tenant relations/community involvement.

Two local properties received the BOMA 360 designation: La Jolla Commons II, owned by JP Morgan and managed by Hines, and Symphony Towers, owned by Symphony Tower L.L.C. and managed by Irvine Company Office Properties.

See below for a slideshow of the rest of the winning properties.