PHOENIX—Lincoln Property Company is among only fourteen buildings from across the world to earn an International BOMA “The Outstanding Building of the Year” award at this year’s BOMA conference, held last week in Orlando. The win provides global exposure for LPC’s project entry—the LEED Platinum certified Arizona Game & Fish Department Headquarters in Phoenix.
The TOBY awards are directed by the Building Owners and Managers Association and are the industry’s most prestigious honor for excellence in building quality and management. Competitors for this year’s international award came from as far away as Beijing.
“This event is the Super Bowl of building awards,” says Megan Watkins, Lincoln Property Company’s senior property manager and vice president of the Arizona BOMA chapter. “It was clear that every winning team took great pride in their building and was honored for the recognition. I was equally honored to accept an international award on behalf of LPC while presenting the AZGF building to the world.”
“This award couldn’t have happened without the work of an outstanding team, led by LPC’s senior property manager Lauren Grant, Mark Weise at the AZ Game and Fish building and all of our vendor partners,” adds Lincoln Property Company’s director of management services Alisa Timm. “BOMA leads our industry in promoting excellence, and LPC is proud to be a part of it.”
This is the first time that the Desert West Region of LPC has earned a BOMA award at the international level. The win follows the company’s recent local and regional TOBY wins for the AZGF project in the Government Building Category. It is a particularly significant recognition for LPC, as the company is both the project’s property manager and its original developer.
The AZGF headquarters totals 117,115 square feet at 5000 W. Carefree Highway in Phoenix. It was developed by LPC in 2007 and is the first-ever project to achieve LEED Platinum certification nationally for the organization. The property is owned by the Arizona Wildlife Finance Corporation and managed by LPC.
LPC’s property management effort at the AZGF headquarters includes a strong, longstanding partnership and forward-thinking processes that emphasize a healthy, cost-effective and productive workplace. Examples include a law enforcement branch, 24-hour fitness center, bunkhouse for visiting employees, facility and safety guidelines, and robust communications channels like intranet, web and group email systems that generate the fastest possible response times for maintenance and management needs. LPC also works hand-in-hand with AZGF to give back to the community through local organizations and volunteer opportunities. These efforts, combined with a strong on-site presence, have generated a 95 percent tenant satisfaction rate and routine 100 percent ratings for maintenance-related needs.