April 7, 2017
BOMA/NY is pleased to announce two of our local Pinnacle Award winners were awarded two of the eleven honors at this years’ BOMA MAC TOBY Awards. The Starrett-Lehigh Building at 601 West 26th Street owned by RXR SL Owner LLC and managed by Mitchell Grant won in the Operating Office Building – Over One Million Square Feet category, and 900 Third Avenue owned by Paramount Group and managed by Brendan Shanley won in the Operating Office Building – 500,000 to One Million Square Feet category. After winning at the regional level, the two winners will compete for the BOMA International TOBY Awards. The awards will be presented at the BOMA International Conference on June 27, 2017 in Nashville, TN. More information about the TOBY awards can be found, here.
Energy Action Day
April 13, 2017
Energy Action Day took place on April 13 and was a striking success. The focus was on the emerging technologies that are starting to reshape commercial real estate inside and out, changing how we will build buildings and radically redefining and improving how office workers will experience the workplace. The internet of things, or the internet working of devices, vehicles, lighting, conditioning systems, communications devices and other technologies, is driving this profound change. In short, these technologies, including smart lighting, IP-based BMS controls, and Mesh networks, are allowing for more creative and efficient ways to develop office space that focuses on worker satisfaction and productivity.
Keynote speaker Jan-Hein Lakeman, executive managing director of OVG Real Estate, focused on the the world’s smartest existing building – The Edge in Amsterdam – which OVG developed. He was followed by a panel discussion from experts in light through Ethernet, advanced BMS, and metering. The panel included Lou Mane from Sylvania Lighting Systems, Jeff Davis from L&L Holding, Bryan Bennett from Cortex Info, and Dave Rellinger from Schneider Electric.
We thank the following sponsors for their generous and ongoing support.
Boston Properties, Inc.
Normandy Real Estate Partners
Sylvania Lighting Systems
Yardi Systems, Inc.
April Lunch & Learn
April 20, 2017
BOMA/NY held its April Lunch and Learn on Avoiding the Pitfalls of Vendor Proposals. Joshua Levy, partner at Tannenbaum Helpern Syracuse & Hirschtritt LLP, led a packed house through a full vendor proposal, identifying provisions that should be added, changed or deleted to protect both building owners and vendors, and providing solutions for potentially sensitive clauses. Thank you to all that attended the work session. Be sure to sign up for May’s Lunch and Learn on Demand Management from ConEd Solutions.