PARSIPPANY, N.J., Oct. 29, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Transwestern today announces the New Jersey chapter of the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) named 300 Kimball Drive "The Outstanding Building of the Year" (TOBY), which recognizes quality in office buildings and excellence in building management. Transwestern, which provides leasing and management services for the property, was recognized for its transformation of 300 Kimball Drive into a first-class, multi-tenant office facility.
"We are extremely proud of what we've accomplished at 300 Kimball Drive, and this award is a testament to the hard work and dedication that contributed to this project's success," said Transwestern's James Postell, partner and market leader for New Jersey. "The New Jersey office market remains competitive, and we're confident the improvements made at 300 Kimball Drive will continue to keep the building positioned as one of the most sought-after properties in the state."
The Transwestern team of Senior Property Manager Monique Hughes, Assistant Property Manager Eva Karcz and Engineers Ted Masters and Harold Whetham implemented the building improvements. Joe Polise, vice president of Transwestern's construction management team, oversees project and construction management. Leasing services are led by Managing Director Matthew McDonough and Postell.
Situated in Parsippany, one of New Jersey's foremost business markets, 300 Kimball Drive is a premier 400,147-square-foot office building. The capital improvement program included a modern redesign of the 4,900-square-foot, first-floor lobby, which features new stainless steel pillars, polished Italian marble flooring, Shaw carpet tiles and wood wallcovering. Transwestern also completed a redesign of the 8,600-square-foot bistro and 3,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art fitness center.
Numerous sustainable improvements were also implemented, aimed at strengthening the building's performance in sustainable site development, water savings, energy efficiency, materials selection and indoor environmental quality. Sustainable fixtures were also integrated into the fitness facility's design, including LED lighting, low-flow toilets and automatic faucets powered by solar cells. As a result of Transwestern's efforts, the building was honored with LEED® Silver certification and has maintained an ENERGY STAR® rating of 96 for the last three years.
Transwestern was honored on October 28 during BOMA's 2015 Awards Dinner at Brooklake Country Club in Florham Park, New Jersey. In addition to the TOBY award, Transwestern received the Impact Award from United Way of Northern New Jersey for a commercial development project that has had a positive impact on the northern New Jersey region.
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