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Two San Diego properties honored as regional TOBY Award winners

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Kilroy Centre Del Mar, owned and managed by Kilroy Realty Corporation, and San Diego Tech Center, owned by Locale Advisors and Lionstone Investments and managed by Edgecore Real Estate Group, have been named the Pacific Southwest regional winners of “The Outstanding Building of the Year” in the suburban low-rise and the suburban mid-rise categories respectively, 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. Representing the San Diego region, Kilroy Centre Del Mar and San Diego Tech Center will now advance to the International TOBY Awards competition, which will be held in Los Angeles on June 30, 2015.

San Diego Tech Center. Photo courtesy of CoStar.

“Bernadette Blanco and the entire Kilroy Realty Corporation team as well as Amy Lane and the entire team at EdgeCore Real Estate did a great job in presenting their respective buildings and their hard work paid off,” said BOMA San Diego President Kristin Howell of Meissner Jacquet Investment Management Services. “We are so proud to have them represent San Diego at the BOMA International TOBY Awards in June. Our fingers are crossed for the win.”

Kilroy Centre Del Mar is a 19-acre, Class A campus built from 1999 to 2002 and is prominently in Del Mar Heights. The distinctive steel-frame, five-building campus is situated amid large courtyards with water features, drought-tolerant/low-water landscaping, manicured grasses, palms and maintained grounds. Surrounded by an abundant mix of dining, shopping, hotels, canyon trails and business services, on-site and within walking distance, Kilroy Centre Del Mar provides a work environment to tenants that value green, efficient workspaces to attract and retain top talent. The campus affords employment for approximately 1,400 people, 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 for the second year in a row at the regional TOBY level is an unbelievable 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 (NYSE: KRC) at Kilroy Centre Del Mar. “This recognition demonstrates the dedication to quality operations and management that continues to improve each day at Kilroy Centre Del Mar, and we look forward to representing San Diego in the International TOBY Awards competition this summer.”

Kilroy Centre Del Mar. Photo courtesy of CoStar.

San Diego Tech Center is an 11-building campus including an eight-story office building, three two-story buildings, and five one-story buildings spanning across approximately 655,000 square feet. The 38-acre campus serves as a landmark of San Diego’s technological capabilities surrounding amenities, environment, telecommunications and tenant employee satisfaction. The newly improved campus features amenities including a 5-acre Japanese garden, Karl Strauss Brewery, private fitness center with separate aerobic studio, on-site fitness director and massage therapist, half-mile walking trail, swimming pool, tennis courts, basketball courts, volleyball courts and racquetball court.

“We are incredibly proud of the tremendous teamwork demonstrated during this competition, leading to wins on both the local and regional levels,” said General Manager Amy Lane. “This award is a true testament to the quality of San Diego Tech Center and EdgeCore Real Estate Group’s commitment to excellence and best-in-class service that enhances the value of the asset. Thank you to the property owners, Locale Advisors and Lionstone Investments, as well as our tenants and vendor partners who generate an environment of innovation, creativity and opportunity each and every day.”

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.

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