Our South Florida Team Garners Five TOBY Awards

Award WinnersEvery 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

It’s On to BOMA Internationals for 355 Alhambra

355 Alhambra Wins Regional Award

Photo Exterior 355 AlhambraCORAL GABLES, FL –  355 Alhambra was named the Outstanding Office Building of the Year in the 100,000 to 249,999 square foot category at last month’s Southern Regional TOBY Awards by the  Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA).  The office building won the local Miami-Dade chapter award earlier this year and will compete for the international award this June in San Diego.

355 Alhambra is owned by AEW Capital Management (AEW) on behalf of AEW Core Property Trust, the firm’s core open-end fund and is leased and managed by Taylor & Mathis of Florida, BOMA Miami-Dade’s Property Management Company of the Year.

“This award was especially meaningful as it was given by industry peers with a thorough understanding of property management,” stated Dan Bradley, Portfolio Manager “AEW has a long history of investing in Southeast Florida and partnering with outstanding companies like Taylor & Mathis.”

“355 Alhambra has very strong ownership in AEW.  They are committed to an environmentally responsible approach to property stewardship and the sustainability of the commercial property it owns on behalf of its clients” stated Taylor & Mathis Director of Operations, Marlene Diaz.  “Property manager Lisa Mitchell and her staff are committed to excellence leaving no detail unnoticed. They are an amazing group of professionals and an example to the commercial real-estate sector.  Achieving the Regional TOBY was no surprise to those familiar with 355 Alhambra’s ownership and staff.”

Located at the center of the Coral Gables business district, the landmark, 16-story, 224,000-square-foot Class A office building is home to nationally-known tenants Merrill Lynch, Chase Bank, and Kraft Foods.  Its tenants provide the community with approximately 500 jobs. 355 Alhambra aims for a high level of tenant satisfaction by providing excellent amenities and customer service, including several tenant appreciation and education events each year. The building is GOLD LEED certified and fully ADA compliant with the most technologically advanced life safety systems available today.  For more information on the building visit www.355alhambra.com.

About BOMA Southern Region

As one of the most active regions in BOMA International, BOMA Southern Region has utilized its position to provide leadership opportunities to local members and training to TOBY winners to improve and capitalize on the abundance of intellectual property that resides in its Southern Region members. BOMA Southern Region has provided commercial real estate with a forum to discuss, educate and advocate issues in the southern United States for almost 90 years. With 17 local associations and one state organization represented within the 9 states and 3,000 members, BOMA Southern Region has become a rich tapestry of the history of commercial real estate in the South. On the Web at www.bomasrc.org.

About AEW Capital Management, L.P.

Founded in 1981, AEW Capital Management, L.P. (AEW) provides real estate investment management services to investors worldwide. One of the world’s leading real estate investment advisors, AEW and its affiliates manage over $34 billion of capital invested in $48.2 billion of property and securities in North America, Europe and Asia (as of December 31, 2012). Grounded in research and experienced in the complexities of the real estate and capital markets, AEW actively manages portfolios in both the public and private property markets and across the risk/return spectrum. AEW and its affiliates have offices in Boston, Los Angeles, London, Paris, Hong Kong and Singapore, as well as additional offices in eight European cities.  For more information please visit www.aew.com.