Building Association Honors Best in Metro Detroit


FARMINGTON HILLS — The Building Owners and Managers Association of Metro Detroit held its 29th annual awards program “The Outstanding Building of the Year and Leadership Awards” presentation at the Motor City Casino in Detroit.

The program held recently, honors leaders in commercial properties and local commercial real estate industry. The awards recognize excellence in office building ownership and management. The award is based on professional building inspections measuring community impact, tenant/employee relations programs, energy management systems, emergency evacuation procedures, and building personnel training programs.

“The winners of this year’s TOBY Awards have shown exceptional achievement in their respective categories.” said Paul S. Magy, president of the association. “They are remarkable professionals that provide superior accommodation to Michigan business through their building quality and excellence in property management on par with the best in class across the country.”

This year’s recipients include, Kimberly Heslep of Equity Office, Property Manager of the Year; Jon Brach, Newmark Grubb Knight Frank, Facility Manager of the Year; Moylan Energy Management Inc., Service Provider of the Year; and Neal Hopkins of Mr Kleen Maintenance, Inc., Supplier Member of the Year.

Dan Kuchersky of PIC Maintenance, Inc., Emerging Leader; Laura Marble of U.S. General Services Administration, Outstanding Service Awards; and Scott Milligan of REDICO, the President’s Award.

Detroit properties the madison, and Chase Tower; Southfield property Southfield Centre; and Laurel Park Place Office Center in Livonia all took first place in their respective square footage categories as Building of the Year. Detroit’s Coleman A. Young Municipal Center was first in the Historical Building class and the Chrysler House first in Renovated Building.  Oak Tech Professional in Auburn Hills took the top award in the Medical Office category, and Dearborn’s Corporate Crossings top bill as Corporate Facility. The Bingham Office Center in Southfield was recognized in the Suburban Office Park Low-Rise grouping.

Local winners advance to regional competition and international competition held in Orlando, Fl.