550 Biltmore held a Wellness Day for the tenants which included two chiropractors and a nutritionist. They provided very useful information to the tenants, complimentary chair massages and samples of a vegan salad.
Every year BOMA MIAMI-DADE honors outstanding buildings, property managers, and associates, not an easy task with so many great buildings and members competing for the coveted The Office Building of The Year or TOBY Awards . The roaring twenties themed event at the Historic Alfred I. Dupont Building was truly a night to remember! This year our South Florida Taylor & Mathis team came away with five awards! According to the BOMA judges, all the nominees did such an amazing job showcasing their buildings that it was not easy for the judges this year. They said this year’s TOBY competition was incredible from the building entries to the individual awards.
“The level of dedication these individuals and our entire South Florida team puts into the properties is immeasurable by this award alone. They are an amazing group of people. With these awards they have been distinguished by their industry peers for management excellence over many consecutive years, a standard that we know they consistently exceed. We are very proud of each of you! Thank you for all you do!” — Marlene Diaz, Director of Operations.
Join us in congratulating our winners!
“Thanks to all of you who make a difference every day and for taking such great care of our owners and their buildings,” – Hank Brenner, President
Taylor & Mathis has announced the completion of the renovations to the lobby of a 550 Biltmore. Insight Design was tasked with creating a modern lobby design for the striking pyramid-shaped landmark. The design incorporates clean, modern lines in the design and furnishings.
“550 Biltmore is a Coral Gables icon. The renovation has made this trophy building an even more desirable asset. The look and feel is much more modern and fresh, as we compete for office tenants in Coral Gables,” said Brian Gale, Taylor & Mathis Principal and Managing Director. The building is easily identified by two 12 foot bronze lions perched at the building entrance. Anchor tenants at the 163,000 square foot office building include UBS, Cartier, Christie’s, and CNL Bank.
550 Biltmore is a 14-story pyramidal landmark office building in downtown Coral Gables. The 162,293 square foot office building features a pyramid configuration, enabling most suites to feature a private balcony with conference-size terraces for larger offices. The facade is comprised of imported Italian travertine marble and black granite. A circular driveway and fountain demarks the building’s main entrance, which is flanked by two impressive bronze-cast lions.
Taylor & Mathis of Florida has garnered seven TOBY (The Office Building of the Year) awards from the Miami-Dade chapter of the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA). The organization held its 25th annual award program January 11th at The Biltmore in Coral Gables. “We are so proud of our exceptional staff. Their commitment to the T&M Family and unified efforts of achieving excellence was noted by the judges as exceptional and rarely seen in our industry. This was the determining factor in their decision to name Taylor & Mathis as the Management Company of the Year. ” stated T&M Director of Operations, Marlene Diaz.
Among the seven awards received by Taylor & Mathis are
• Property Management Company of the Year
• Peter Romero, Senior Property Manager-Waterford at Blue Lagoon -Principal Member of the Year
• Milly Pinero -Assistant Property Manager of the Year/ 5+years
Building of the Year Awards:
• 550 Biltmore, Coral Gables – Renovated. Renovations for which the award was received included lobby renovations as well as mechanical and HVAC systems.
• 6100/6303 Waterford -Suburban Office Low Rise
• 6505 Waterford – Corporate Facility
• 355 Alhambra, Coral Gables – 100,000 to 249,999 Square Foot Building
The TOBY Awards are the most prestigious and comprehensive programs of their kind in the commercial real estate industry recognizing quality in office buildings and rewarding excellence in office building management. During the competition, all facets of a building’s operations are thoroughly evaluated. Buildings are judged on everything from community involvement and site management to environmental and “green” policies and procedures.
These BOMA awards come on the heels of Taylor & Mathis of Florida’s Tampa office garnering two Best of the Best Awards from the Tampa Bay Chapter of the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP). Taylor & Mathis earned Best Developer honors for a second time for their role in the development of MetWest International on behalf of owner MetLife while the development was named Best Mixed-Use Project. NAIOP is a leading organization for developers, owners and related professionals in office, industrial and mixed-use real estate.