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After a three-year hiatus, the BOMA Calgary Excellence awards came surging back in 2023. On May 4, the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) of Calgary was thrilled to recognize industry leaders that work in commercial real estate. Excellence is more than a word in our industry, it’s about continuing to improve as both an industry, and with the world as it evolves around us.  Excellence means that we are continually striving, improving, and working towards an ideal. Our awards are aimed to recognize those who have pushed themselves, against other priorities and deadlines, to show themselves and the industry that they are part of a group that strives for excellence.

The award recipients were as follows:

Building Operator of the Year Award celebrates the success of individual building operators and recognizes how their contributions support their company’s accomplishments. The recipient was Juanito Mercado, GWL Realty Advisors Inc. (Stantec Centre).

Chief Engineer of the Year Award recognizes operations leaders who through their work raise the standards of the industry and demonstrate excellence to their peers. The recipient was Mohammed N. Uddin, The Cadillac Fairview Corporation Limited (Calgary City Centre).

The Building Operations Team of the Year Award acknowledges that it takes a team of dedicated operators to effectively run a building and looks at all aspects of operations including tenant services, emergency preparedness, workplace safety, energy and waste management. The recipient was the team from Bankers Hall, Brookfield Properties.

The Pinnacle Award for Innovation allows BOMA Calgary to recognize the innovative offerings of the service and supply side of the industry. This year’s recipient was Bee-Clean Building Maintenance Inc.

The Pinnacle Award for Customer Service recognizes and promotes service excellence in the commercial real estate industry. This year’s recipient was ServiceMaster Restore of Calgary. Services for their industry leading approach to customer service.

The Emerging Leader of the Year Award recognizes individuals in the Commercial Real Estate Industry who have demonstrated excellence, inspired their team members and are well on their way to becoming the next leaders in the profession. This year’s recipient was Matthew Kryczmanik, ONE Property Management.

The Malcolm Bryce Staff Member of the Year Award recognizes individuals in the Commercial Real Estate Industry who have demonstrated leadership, initiative, exceptional volunteerism and/or service to the commercial real estate community. This year’s recipient was Parnell Lea, Brookfield Properties.

The Property Management Team of the Year Award recognizes the people who make a difference every day and go above and beyond to ensure their tenants and the public have access to well-maintained spaces. The winner was the team from Brookfield Place Calgary, Brookfield Properties.

The newly minted BOMA BEST Award celebrates high scoring achievements in industrial, retail, and office properties that were verified within the past year.

  • BOMA BEST Industrial Property – 1802 Centre Avenue, Jones Lang LaSalle
  • BOMA BEST Retail Property – CF Market Mall, The Cadillac Fairview Corporation Limited
  • BOMA BEST Office Property – Keynote Office Tower, Triovest Realty Advisors Inc.

The brand-new Health and Safety Awards recognizes leaders who strive to make health and safety best practises part of their organization’s culture, and/or are innovative in the interpretation and implementation of health and safety practices. The award is presented to both a proprietary and associate member.

  • Building Owners & Managers – GWL Realty Advisors Inc.
  • Contractors and Service Providers – GDI Services (Canada) LP

Our final new award this year is the Security Team of the Year Award. This award recognizes those in the industry who have demonstrated strong operational foundations, innovation, and resiliency in the profession. It recognizes teamwork, initiative, and service towards safety and security for the industry and its stakeholders. This year’s recipient was Eau Claire District Security Group, Oxford Properties Group.

The Outstanding Building of the Year (TOBY) Awards looks at all facets of a building’s operation and recognizes quality in commercial real estate buildings while rewarding excellence in building management. The category winners were:

  • TOBY Office 250,000 – 499,999 sq. ft – Centrium Place, Triovest Realty Advisors Inc.
  • TOBY Office 500,000 – 1 Million sq. ft – 240FOURTH, QuadReal Property Group
  • TOBY Office Over 1 Million sq. ft – The Ampersand, Aspen Property Management Ltd.