Able Services Performs Well at TOBY Awards
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According to BOMA, The Outstanding Building of the Year® (TOBY) Award, honoring the best of the best in commercial buildings, has seen outstanding participation during the 2010-2011 awards cycle. Able Services was well-recognized in 2011 in both Northern and Southern California.
BOMA, Greater Los Angeles
The Gas Company Tower, owned by Maguire Properties and managed by MPG Office Trust, Inc., won the 2011 TOBY Award in the Over 1 Million category. Janitorial and Engineering support were provided by Able Services. Judges representing many of the Los Angeles area’s largest owners and managers commented on the high quality standards, procedures, and policies in place set by Able Services. The building’s General Manager is Lynne Miller and Senior Operations Manager is Michael Brooks. Built in 1991, The Gas Company Tower is a LEED® Gold Certified, Class A office building. Soaring 54 stories on Fifth Street between Grand Avenue and Olive Street, the property was the second tower in the Los Angeles Central Library Redevelopment Plan.
Columbia Center (formerly Bank of America Tower and Columbia Seafirst Center) is the tallest skyscraper in the downtown Seattle skyline, as well as the tallest building in the State of Washington, and the Pacific Northwest region of North America. It occupies most of the block bounded by Fourth and Fifth Avenues and Cherry and Columbia Streets. Columbia Center, managed by CAC Real Estate, won the 2011 TOBY Award in the Over 1 Million category. Able Services’ Building Maintenance and Engineering provide services to the building and played key roles in the regional competition. Columbia Center has a LEED Silver designation and Energy Star rating of 90.Columbia Center will move on to the Regional TOBY Award with the hopes of making it to the national TOBY Award held in Seattle, Washington in June 2012.
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