IRVINE, CA-Three properties in Arizona and Southern California developed by the Muller Co., a locally based real estate company specializing in management, investment and development of commercial real estate in the western US, have received Outstanding Building of the Year awards by the Building Owners and Managers Association. The awards, known as TOBY awards, recognize quality in buildings and reward excellence in building design, operation and management.
Main Street Town Center, a 10-story, class-A office building on more than 4 acres in Santa Ana, CA, received a TOBY from BOMA of Orange County in the category of 100,000 to 249,999 square feet, Formerly known as Lincoln Town Center and located on the corner of Main St. and Memory Lane, the 215,003-square-foot building offers large floor plans and amble parking and features desirable on-site amenities including an ATM, banking center, deli service and sundry shop and high-speed telecom.
Westwood Medical Plaza on Wilshire Blvd. at the entrance to the UCLA campus in Los Angeles, received its second TOBY award in the medical-office category. The class-A, 130,043-square-foot building features an art deco style, a stunning grand lobby entrance and outdoor plaza, and recently received exterior improvements including an illuminated “blue band” to the fascia of the building as well as updated courtyard landscaping.
Also,the Biltmore Commerce Center on the corner of 32nd St. and Camelback Rd. in Phoenix received a TOBY award from BOMA of Phoenix in the category of 250,000 to 499,999 square feet. The three-story, class-A, suburban office building totals 283,440 square feet and sits on 7.53 acres in the prestigious Camelback Corridor. The building was designed to accommodate various sizes of office users and is suitable for large corporate users. A unique golden alucobond exterior, water features, and landscaping with sustainable desert features were some of the award-winning elements.
TOBY awards are given based on building inspection, description and standards; community impact; tenant and employee relations; energy conservation, environmental regulatory and sustainability; emergency preparedness and security standards; and personnel training.
“It is very rewarding to know that our high standards of excellence are not only recognized by our clients, but also recognized by our peers in the property-management community,” said Jon M. Muller, principal of the Muller Co., in a prepared statement. “The Muller Co. takes great pride in our proactive approach to managing our buildings. We look for ways to increase an asset’s value through multiple value-add strategies as well as lowering operating costs and expenses.” He added that retaining existing tenants and filling vacancies are a top priority for the firm.
As GlobeSt.com previously reported, earlier this month New Boston Fund took home two coveted awards from the Miami Chapter of BOMA. New Boston property manager Flavia Eternod won the “Property Manager of the Year” award and One Park Square the “Property of the Year” award.
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