January 4, 2014, – Orlando, FL – Highwoods Properties, Inc. announced that three of its office buildings in Orlando have received TOBY awards from the Orlando Chapter of the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA). The awards, presented at BOMA Orlando’s annual Afternoon at the TOBY’s ceremony, in December, 2013, recognize quality in buildings and reward excellence in building design, operation and management.
Highwoods received awards for the following buildings:
Capital Plaza Two, a fifteen-story, 301,000 square foot Class A office building developed by Highwoods Properties in 1999. Capital Plaza Two overlooks Lake Eola and has entrances on both Pine and Central Streets. The building has panoramic views of downtown Orlando, as well as an on-site restaurant, fitness center and 24/7 security. Capital Plaza Two, managed by Kathy Shepherd, was awarded the TOBY for the 250,000 to 499,999 square foot category.
Eola Park Centre, a fifteen-story, 170,000 square foot multi-tenant office building. Acquired by Highwoods Properties in 2007, Eola Park Centre is a landmark CBD building, and is located on the shores of Lake Eola in downtown Orlando. Eola Park Centre offers an on-site café, fitness center and security. Eola Park Centre, managed by Francoise Troyer, was awarded the TOBY for the 100,000 to 249,999 square foot category.
Berkshire at MetroCenter, a four-story, 98,000 square foot Class A office building developed by Highwoods Properties in 2006. Berkshire at MetroCenter is located within MetroWest in southwest Orlando, minutes from significant retail and restaurants and in close proximity to some of Orlando’s most prestigious neighborhoods. Berkshire at MetroCenter, managed by Annette Grant, was awarded the TOBY for the under 100,000 square foot category.
Highwoods also received the Best of the Best award, which recognizes the highest overall score of all the buildings, for Berkshire at MetroCenter.
“Our team takes great pride in maintaining and operating all of our buildings to the highest levels, as well as delivering exemplary service to each customer,” said Steve Garrity, Vice President and division head of the Orlando office of Highwoods Properties. “Our success is a clear demonstration of Highwoods high standards and well thought out policies and procedures.”
During the TOBY judging process, the buildings are evaluated on all aspects of building management including energy efficiency, safety, tenant relations, maintenance procedures and appearance.