Kilroy Centre Del Mar, owned and managed by Kilroy Realty Corporation (NYSE: KRC), has been named a Pacific Southwest regional winner of The Outstanding Building of the Year (TOBY) in the suburban office park, low-rise category by the Building Owners & Managers Association.
The TOBY Awards are the most prestigious and comprehensive award of its kind in the commercial real estate industry, recognizing quality in office buildings and rewarding excellence in office building management. The regional TOBY winners were honored on the Pacific Southwest Regional level for excellence in office building management and operations in specific categories of building size or type. Kilroy Centre Del Mar will now advance to the International TOBY Awards competition, which will be held June 24, 2014, in Orlando, Fla.
“BOMA is proud to have a San Diego building win at the regional level and be entered into the international competition,” said BOMA San Diego President Kristin Howell of Meissner Jacquet Investment Management Services. “This prestigious award recognizes the finest in building operations and property management in the industry and we are thrilled to see one of our most active member companies receive this honor.”
Kilroy Centre Del Mar is an intimate 19-acre, Class A campus built in 1999-2002 and is prominently located in the heart of the highly desired Del Mar Heights area. The sleek five-building campus is surrounded by an abundant mix of dining, shopping, hotels, canyon trails and business services -- both on-site and within walking distance -- making it a good choice for the environmentally conscious customer.
The distinct steel-frame, multi-building campus is situated amid large courtyards adorned with water features, drought-tolerant/low-water landscaping, flowing ornamental grasses, palms and immaculately maintained grounds.
The campus affords employment for approximately 1,400 people, including 50 physicians and medical care for 700 to 800 patients daily, all of whom help sustain the surrounding businesses and contribute to the greater local economy.
“Receiving this award at the regional TOBY level is an honor and I couldn’t be more proud of the Kilroy Centre Del Mar team,” said Bernadette Blanco, senior property manager for Kilroy Realty Corporation at Kilroy Centre Del Mar. “This recognition demonstrates the quality in operations and management carried out each day at Kilroy Centre Del Mar, and we look forward to representing San Diego in the International TOBY Awards competition this summer.”
Judging by TOBY officials included review of policies and procedures, preventive maintenance, building quality and condition, renovations, tenants, amenities, staff, training, energy conservation, community involvement and emergency preparedness.