DALLAS, April 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Behringer Harvard announced today that its Fifth Third Center property in Cleveland, Ohio has been designated a BOMA 360 Performance Building by the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) International. The BOMA 360 Performance Program validates and recognizes commercial properties that demonstrate best practices in building operations and management.
"We are proud to designate Fifth Third Center in Cleveland as a BOMA 360 Performance Building in recognition of the high standards the management team has achieved in every aspect of building operations and management," said BOMA International Chair Mr. Ray H. Mackey, Jr., RPA, CPM, CCIM, Partner and Chief Operating Officer, Stream Realty Partners, L.P. "By achieving the BOMA 360 designation for your building, you demonstrate to your owners, tenants, prospective tenants and the community that your property is being managed to the highest standards of excellence."
"The BOMA 360 designation validates our commitment to delivering exceptional property management services," said Ms. Michele Langenberg, Director of Sustainability for Behringer Harvard and an asset manager for this property. "We appreciate the diligent work of the dedicated professionals at Fifth Third Center who embraced our vision of outstanding service and made it a reality."
The 27-story Fifth Third Center, located at 600 Superior Avenue East, was acquired by Behringer Harvard in November 2006. Situated in the heart of downtown Cleveland's financial district, across from the Federal Reserve Bank at East Sixth Street and Superior Avenue, the tower comprises more than half a million square feet of premium office space. It's within walking distance of major businesses, local government facilities and retail amenities in the central business district.
The BOMA 360 Performance Program is a groundbreaking building designation program that evaluates properties in six major areas: building operations and management, life safety/security/risk management, training and education, energy, environment/sustainability, and tenant relations/community involvement. The BOMA 360 Performance Program takes a holistic approach to evaluating a building's operations and management and benchmarks a building's performance against industry standards. The program comes at a critical time, as building owners and managers are looking to differentiate themselves in a demanding market.
Other Behringer Harvard properties that have earned the BOMA 360 designation include 10 & 120 S. Riverside in Chicago; 250 W. Pratt in Baltimore, Maryland; Bank of America Plaza in Charlotte, North Carolina; and Paces West and Resurgens Plaza in Atlanta, Georgia.
Behringer Harvard creates and manages global institutional-quality investment programs for individual and institutional investors through its real estate investment trusts, joint ventures and proprietary program structures. The company also offers strategic advisory, asset management and capital market solutions. Behringer Harvard has interests in or manages more than $11 billion in assets. For more information, contact our U.S. headquarters toll-free at 866.655.3600 or our European headquarters at 011 49 40 34 9999 90, or visit us online at behringerharvard.com.
About BOMA International
Founded in 1907, the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) International is an international federation of more than 100 local associations and affiliated organizations. Its 16,500-plus members own or manage more than 9 billion square feet of commercial properties. BOMA International's mission is to enhance the human, intellectual and physical assets of the commercial real estate industry through advocacy, education, research, standards and information. On the Web at www.boma.org.