DALLAS, April 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Behringer Harvard announced today that its property at 250 W. Pratt, an iconic 24-story high-rise in Baltimore, Maryland, 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 250 W. Pratt in Baltimore 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."
"We are gratified to be the first owner and operator in the Baltimore area to earn this prestigious recognition," said Ms. Deidre Hardister, Vice President of Asset Management for Behringer Harvard. "The BOMA 360 designation provides credence to our company's commitment to providing exceptional property management services. This commitment extends from executive management to all the dedicated professionals at 250 W. Pratt who work diligently every day to make our vision of outstanding service a reality."
Designed by one of America's foremost corporate architectural firms, Skidmore, Owings, & Merrill, 250 W. Pratt has been a distinctive landmark in the central Baltimore skyline since 1986. The 368,294-square-foot tower, which is easily recognizable from center field at Oriole Park at Camden Yards, was acquired by Behringer Harvard in December 2004.
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; Fifth Third Center in Cleveland, Ohio; 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.