NEW YORK CITY-The best of the best in the city’s CRE business were honored Thursday night at the 45th Annual BOMA/NY Pinnacle Awards Ceremony, held at Pier 60 at Chelsea Piers.
Paramount Group, Inc. captured three awards, followed by SL Green Realty Corp., which took home two statuettes, while Hearst Tower earned yet another award, making it the most decorated Pinnacle winner ever. The Chelsea Piers ceremony, at which there was an audience of 500, gave out 11 awards in all.
Award winners were as follows: outstanding local member of the year went to Ronald Zeccardi, vice president, the Moinian Group; historical building, 745 5th Ave., managed by Paramount; earth, Hearst Tower, Tishman Speyer; corporate, IAC Building, Jones Lang LaSalle; renovated building, 330 Madison Ave., Vornado Office Management; manager of the year (three-to-10 years), Michael Aisner, RXR Realty LLC; manager of the year (10+ years), Patricia Revellese, SL Green Realty Corp.; operating office building (100,000 to 249,000 square feet), 110 E. 42nd St., SL Green Realty Corp.; operating office building (250,000 to 499,999 square feet) 1333 Broadway, Newmark Grubb Knight Frank; operating office building (500,000 to 1 million square feet), 1325 Ave. of the Americas, Paramount; operating office building (over 1 million square feet), 1633 Broadway, Paramount.
Member of the year winner Zeccardi has been a member of BOMA/NY since 2005 and he’s sat on the board since 2010. He is said to have been instrumental in creating the association’s advocacy response committee. Historical winner 745 5th Ave. underwent a renovation that recreated the nickel and bronze entrance of the original building—carelessly removed several decades ago—in exact detail while the winner of the Earth category, Hearst Tower, achieved LEED Platinum status in 2012.
Corporate winner IAC earned the nod for “management leadership, problem-solving ability and overall management excellence,” according to a statement by BOMA. Meanwhile, 330 Madison Ave. scored the renovated building win because it has been completely repositioned with modern touches and is now a LEED-EB, Energy Star facility.
Manager of the year winner Aisner was cited for his leadership, communication skills and oversight of a renovation while Revellese—who started in the industry in the 1960s—is today “well-known for delivering multi-million build-outs on time and budget, as she is for her unmatched personal service,” the BOMA statement says.
In the operating office building categories, 110 E. 42nd St. has been artfully updated with a number of user-friendly enhancements and a new façade compliant with the Landmarks Preservation Commission. A restored façade also now showcases 1333 Broadway, which boats a high Energy Star score and continued reinvestment. Management is key to the success of 1325 Ave. of the Americas. The team was cited for its operations, training programs and community and tenant relations programs. A major overhaul of the lobby and elevator system at 1633 Broadway won the judges over, along with the fact that the building’s sprawling plaza, which includes more than a dozen stores, public seating and landscaping, is about to be upgraded.