Greater Minneapolis Building Owners and Managers Association announced the winners of its annual Best of BOMA Awards at a gala Thursday evening. 

The event recognizes the top in property management, service providers and engineering and that keep Minneapolis' office buildings operating.

This year's ceremony took place at the McNamara Alumni Center at the University of Minnesota. Five individuals and eight buildings in the metro area were recognized.

The inviduals honored: 

  • Property Management Professional of the Year: Bob Traeger, CBRE, General Manager, 333 South Seventh Street
  • Engineer of the Year: Bill Schouviller, CBRE, Chief Engineer, 333 South Seventh Street
  • Emerging Leader of the Year: Jessica Lindquist, Shorenstein Realty Services, Assistant Property Manager, Washington Square
  • Service Partner of the Year: Christy Speck, Director of Business Development, Columbia Building Services, Inc.
  • President’s Award: Bruce Koehler, Hines, General Property Manager, U.S. Bank Plaza

The Outstanding Building of the Year (TOBY) Awards were:

  • Renovated Building: 330 South Second, owned by GPT Properties Trust and managed by RMR
  • Historical Building: Ford Center, owned by Ford United Tenant, LLC and managed by Cushman & Wakefield | NorthMarq
  • Medical Office: Tria Orthopaedic Center, owned by United Properties Investment, LLC and managed by Cushman & Wakefield | NorthMarq
  • Suburban Office Park (Mid-Rise): Southdale Office Centre, owned by Southdale Office, LLC and KADO Southdale Investment, LLC and managed by Colliers International
  • 100,000 - 249,999 Square Feet: One Southwest Crossing, owned by One Southwest Crossing and managed by Colliers International
  • 250,000 - 499,999 Square Feet: The Colonnade, owned by DRA Advisors, LLC and managed by CBRE
  • 500,000 - 1 Million Square Feet: AT&T Tower, owned by 901 Marquette, LLC and managed by Ryan Companies US, Inc.
  • Over 1 Million Square Feet: Capella Tower, owned by Minneapolis 225 Holdings, LLC and managed by Ryan Companies US, Inc.

And the 8500 Tower at Normandale Lake Office Park, which sold for a Twin Cities-record $369 million in November, won Xcel Energy's Kilowatt Cup, a competition between buildings for conversation the most energy.

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