ST. LOUIS—The Building Owners andManagers Association International has just given an Outstanding Building of the Year award to DelmarGardens in suburban Chesterfield, the first time in 18years that the honor has gone to a St. Louis-area property.

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Cassidy Turley leases andmanages the property, which won in the suburban low-rise officepark category. The awards are the highest level of recognition fromBOMA.

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Delmar Gardens competed against buildingsin five other regions, including entries from Miami, San Diego andIndianapolis. Located on eight acres of green space and commonground, it includes two 60,000-square-foot, three-story class Aoffice and medical facilities. Building I contains the corporateoffices of Delmar Gardens Enterprises andMorgan Stanley, while Building II houses a surgerycenter, orthopedic center and a variety of medical offices,including physical therapy, ENT and plastic surgery.

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"The buildings have become a landmark inthe community due to their unique design, prominent visibility andaccessibility,” says Gabe Grossberg, president andchief executive officer of Delmar Gardens. “As a company, we arehonored to have our headquarters in Chesterfield. We've establishedour roots in this community, hosting job fairs, participating inconservation efforts and supporting many cultural and charityevents. We are committed to the long-term growth of thisregion.”

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In order to advance to the internationalcompetition, finalists have to win the TOBY award on both the localand regional levels first. Regionally, Delmar Gardens competedagainst buildings from 11 cities including St. Louis, Kansas City,Denver, Minneapolis, St. Paul, Milwaukee and Omaha, NE.

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Delmar Gardens plans to deliver DelmarGardens III to the market in 2015. The developers plan to get aLEED certification for the 125,000-square-foot,five-story class A office and medical building which will contain afitness center, dining facilities, and a large open plaza withextensive water features, exterior lounge areas and a commissionedsculpture.

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“We're proud to be associated with suchquality buildings and ownership,” says DeanMueller, Cassidy Turley managing principal. “We'vepartnered with Delmar Gardens for 15 years now, helping them findland and assisting with pre-leasing, leasing and buildingmanagement. We look forward to continued success with ourpartnership.”

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Brian J. Rogal

Brian J. Rogal is a Chicago-based freelance writer with years of experience as an investigative reporter and editor, most notably at The Chicago Reporter, where he concentrated on housing issues. He also has written extensively on alternative energy and the payments card industry for national trade publications.