June 7, 2017

Security Plays a Key Role in Being Nominated for a TOBY Award

A significant amount of work goes into creating an outstanding building, and distinguishing it within a marketplace of so many exceptional owners and managers. Being nominated as a candidate for The Outstanding Building of the Year® (TOBY) is about ”leveraging the most up to date technologies available in the marketplace and improving the overall experience of the tenants – whether that is having state-of-the-art remotely monitored cameras, or a best in class visitor management system – it’s all about keeping tenants safe and maintaining the overall value of the asset,” explained Todd Anderson, a 2016 and 2017 TOBY judge and Senior Property Manager for Vornado/Charles E. Smith.
TOBY Awards’ mission is to recognize “excellence in building management, operational efficiency, tenant retention, emergency planning and community impact.” Buildings are judged on everything from community involvement and site management to security and “green” policies via a rigorous points system. Security and Access Control fall under ‘Property Operational Procedures’ and are combined with HVAC/Energy Monitoring/Mechanical and Environmental/Regulatory/Sustainability criteria for 33.3% of the total score. Along with the TOBY’s, AOBA’s (DC’s area BOMA Chapter) Emergency Preparedness Committee, also has the K.E.E.P. Awards program which is designed to encourage AOBA-member commercial property management teams to have effective emergency preparedness plans in place, and to recognize excellence in this critical arena.
For this year’s nominees, both Nationally and Regionally, they will need to demonstrate state-of-the-art security systems alongside well-conceived policies and procedures designed to protect the safety of the building and all the people who go to work there every day. We are proud of our customers who have been nominated as outstanding buildings and are thrilled to play a role in their outstanding security. Good Luck – we are rooting for you!

Kastle Secured TOBY & KEEP Award Nominations

City Owner Building Nomination
Washington, D.C.
Brookfield 750 9th Street, NW, Washington, DC KEEP Award
Cushman & Wakefield Terrell Place, 575 7th Street, NW, Washington, DC KEEP Award
The JBG Companies US Department of Transportation Over 1 Million Square Feet
The JBG Companies 955 L’Enfant Plaza North, SW, Washington, DC KEEP Award
Vornado/Charles E. Smith 1730 M Street, NW, Washington, DC KEEP Award
Vornado/Charles E. Smith 2345 Crystal Drive, Arlington, VA KEEP Award
Vornado/Charles E. Smith Crystal Gateway North 250,000 – 499,999 Square Foot
Vornado/Charles E. Smith 1101 17th Street, Historical Building
First Potomac Realty Trust Atlantic Corporate Park Suburban Office Park – Low-rise
First Potomac Realty Trust 1750 H Street, NW 100,000 – 249,000 Square Foot
Houston
Fantome Tower 1100 Louisiana Over 1 million Square Feet
Busycon Properties One Shell Plaza Renovated Building
Chicago
Millbrook Properties Aboretum Lakes Suburban Office Park – Mid-rise