RXR, SL Green Dominate Management Award Finalists

1 World Trade Center.  Photo: Kaitlyn Flannagan/Commercial Observer
1 World Trade Center. Photo: Kaitlyn Flannagan/Commercial Observer

It’s 17 in 2017.

BOMA New York, the Big Apple chapter of property management trade group BOMA International, has unveiled its 17 finalists for its local 2017 Pinnacle Awards, according to published reports. These entries are vying for 10 spots, which include awards for managers, specific properties and Earth friendliness.

Those are slated to be given out at the 2017 Pinnacle Awards Ceremony on Feb. 23 at Chelsea Piers, according to Real Estate Weekly. The 10 winners will then be entered into the running for regional awards, followed by the international competition, according to GlobeSt.com.

RXR Realty and SL Green Realty Corp. dominate the finalists, accounting for seven of the finalists—with awards either going to individuals at the firm or the companies’ respective properties.

A few of the awards appear to be finalized. The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey has received the Henry J. Muller Vision Award for the World Trade Center site. Peter Gorry of SL Green has received Manager of the Year (for those who oversee 10 or more properties).

Historical Building of the Year has gone to RXR’s 620 Avenue of the Americas and its manager, Robert White. The award for new construction has gone to 1 World Trade Center, co-owned by the Port Authority and Durst Organization, and managed by Tom Butler. Renovated Building of the Year has gone to 635-641 Avenue of the Americas, whose property manager is Fatmire Perezaj. Operating Office Building of the Year for 1 million square feet or more has gone to RXR’s 32 Old Slip and company executive Beck Papraniku.

There are a few honors that are still being worked out. Robert Catalano of Total Fire Protection, Kevin McGrath of Boston Properties and Deborah Tomasi of Cushman & Wakefield are in the running for Outstanding Local Member of the Year. The honor for Manager of the Year (for those working on three to 10 buildings) could either go to Brendan Shanley of Paramount Group, Carol Nuzzo of SL Green and Nicholas Mather of RXR.

The Earth Building Award is between RXR’s Starrett-Lehigh Building, managed by Mitchell Grant, and SL Green’s 100 Park Avenue, managed by John Flaherty. And Operating Office Building of the Year that’s between 500,000 and 1 million square feet is a three-way race between 810 Seventh Avenue, owned by SL Green and managed by Susana Kalaj; 222 Broadway, owned by L&L Holding Company and managed by David Berk; and 350 Park Avenue, owned by Vornado Realty Trust and managed by Diane Fagan.

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