WASHINGTON, July 15, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) honored 700 Sixth Street with the international "The Outstanding Building of the Year" (TOBY) award. The TOBY award is one of the most prestigious property management awards of its kind. It honors excellence in building management, including building operations, Client relations, community involvement, emergency preparedness, ADA provisions, preventative maintenance, security protocols, policies and procedures, and continuing education for building personnel. 700 Sixth Street had already won the local and regional TOBY awards and was the only property in the Washington, DC region to win the international award.
"Akridge is incredibly proud of this award, which proves our dedication to unparalleled Client service," said Matt Klein, President of Akridge. "Lead Engineer Ed Augustine and Engineers Alan Alvarado and Vipola Nginn have done an phenomenal job leading building operations at 700 Sixth Street under the direction of Property Manager Michael Nathan and Vice President Mary Lynch."
"Our outstanding service partners at 700 Sixth Street are an integral part of building operations and of this award. Akridge would like to thank all of them for partnering with us at 700 Sixth Street, including P&R Enterprises, Stuart Dean, Valcourt Building Services, Jan Ferguson Interior Plantscaping, Pratum Greenroofs, and Otis Elevator Company," said Mary Lynch.
700 Sixth Street is a trophy office building primely located in downtown Washington, just north of the Verizon Center and adjacent to Gallery Place. The building offers approximately 300,000 square feet of office space and twelve stories with windows on all sides. It includes rooftop entertainment space, a Client-only fitness center, and below-grade parking. Completed in 2009, 700 Sixth Street was one of DC's first LEED Platinum Core and Shell (CS) Certified office buildings. The property features the largest green roof on a private sector building in the city, for which it received a grant from the Chesapeake Bay Foundation's Green Roof Incentive Program. The property's high standard of sustainability was achieved without compromising design, competitive budget, quality of space, or interior use options.
Akridge is a comprehensive real estate services company that has invested in the Washington Metropolitan area for over four decades. It provides acquisitions, design and construction management, development, finance and asset management, leasing, and property management services. For over 40 years, the company has acquired, developed, or entitled more than 14 million square feet of office, industrial flex, residential, retail, and entertainment space. Akridge has another 10 million square feet in its active pipeline, currently manages approximately 4 million square feet, and has a portfolio with an estimated value of over $2.0 billion. Notable projects include the 1 million square foot Gallery Place, the internationally recognized Homer Building, and the 3 million square foot Burnham Place air rights development project at Union Station. For more information please visit www.akridge.com.