Hines, CBRE and Metro Commercial Properties Take Multiple BOMA Awards

International real estate investment, development and management firm Hines did it again! Its ever expanding list of achievements and awards grew even more impressive as the company recently received four prestigious awards from the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA), during their 2014 TOBY (The Outstanding Building of the Year) event.

CBRE Group Inc., Hines and Metro Commercial Properties made a strong showing at the 2014 TOBY Awards (The Outstanding Building of the Year) sponsored by the Phoenix chapter of the Buildings Owners and Managers (International) Association. All three companies took home honors for innovation and sustainable practices in office properties.

24th at Camelback II

24th At Camelback II, Hines

Located at 2325 East Camelback Road in the renowned Camelback Corridor, the 307,877-square-foot building was designed by Pickard Chilton. Recipient of BOMA’s TOBY Earth Award, the project represents Arizona’s first multi-tenant LEED Platinum building and was praised for its bevy of sustainable features.

Renaissance Square, Hines

Located in Phoenix’s central business district at 2 and 40 North Central Ave., Renaissance Square received BOMA’s TOBY Award in the 500,000- to 1 million-square-foot category. Designed by Emery, Roth & Sons, the 965,508-square-foot, Class A office building is the official home of the Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee and features amenities such as 24-hour security, conference room facilities, a full service athletic club, six restaurants, and a tree-lined courtyard.

Art Baril, Engineering Manager, Hines

An 18-year veteran of Hines, Art Baril was recognized as Engineer of the Year. He was a key player in the procurement of 24th At Camelback II’s award and is recognized in the industry for energy-saving innovations, professional training and ethics. “Hines is always seeking new and innovative ways to increase energy efficiency and lead in professional standards. I’m honored BOMA recognized our steadfast efforts,” Baril said in a statement.

Darwyn Harp, General Property Manager, Hines

Recipient of the BOMA Principal Member of the Year award, Harp has eighteen years of experience with Hines in multiple markets. He is a respected professional in the commercial real estate industry and was recognized for his commitment to BOMA’s Allied Partners program. “I greatly value my relationship within the talented Phoenix market and am humbled by this prestigious honor from my peers,” Harp said in a statement.

Max at Kierland, CBRE Group Inc.

Located at 16220 North Scottsdale Road, Max at Kierland was recognized for its sustainable features and for its reimagining as a green-certifiable office building. Although the 258,000-square-foot building was not designed initially for LEED certification, it earned one after a significant design overhaul.

McDowell Mountain Medical, CBRE Group Inc.

The McDowell Mountain Medical Building recently underwent a significant makeover. It was created by Evolution Design and is currently managed by CBRE’s Robyn Warnica. After its renovations, the building is a candidate for Energy Star certification.


San Tan Corporate Center I and II, CBRE Group Inc.

Located at 3100 and 3200 W. Ray Road in Chandler, the two Class A office buildings were designed by DFD Architectural. Both buildings have Energy Star designations and were awarded LEED EB Gold certification in 2011.

Gainey Center I, Metro Commercial Properties

The 140,000-square-foot office building, which is managed by Metro Commercial Properties, obtained an Energy Star rating and LEED-EB Silver certification after extensive renovations.