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Delmar Gardens Named The Outstanding Building of the Year

Published July 09, 2014

St. Louis MO — Cassidy Turley, a leading commercial real estate services provider in the U.S., announced today that Delmar Gardens, which is leased and managed by the firm, has received The Outstanding Building of the Year (TOBY) award from the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) International.

The awards are the highest level of recognition from BOMA, honoring the best of the best in commercial buildings. This is the first international TOBY award for a St. Louis property in 18 years.

Delmar Gardens won in the suburban office park (low rise) category, competing against buildings in five other regions, including entries from Miami, San Diego and Indianapolis. Centrally located on eight acres of green space and common ground, Delmar Gardens includes two 60,000 square feet, three-story Class AA office/medical facilities. Building I contains the corporate offices of Delmar Gardens Enterprises and Morgan Stanley, while Building II is a medical complex housing a surgery center, orthopedic center and a variety of medical offices, including physical therapy, ENT and plastic surgery. The buildings feature décor and amenities that are aesthetically appealing and environmentally friendly.

“The buildings have become a landmark in the community due to their unique design, prominent visibility and accessibility,” says Gabe Grossberg, President and CEO of Delmar Gardens. “As a company, we are honored to have our headquarters in Chesterfield. We’ve established our roots in this community, hosting job fairs, participating in conservation efforts and supporting many cultural and charity events. We are committed to the long-term growth of this region.”

In order to advance to the international competition, finalists have to win the TOBY award on both the local and regional levels first. Regionally, Delmar Gardens competed against buildings from 11 cities including St. Louis, Kansas City, Denver, Minneapolis, St. Paul, Milwaukee and Omaha, NE.

BOMA isn’t the only organization to recognize Delmar Gardens’ excellence. The building design of the office/medical park was also honored with the Chesterfield Signature Garden Award (2009) and the City of Chesterfield Beautification Award Large Commercial (2006-2007).

Delmar Gardens plans to deliver Delmar Gardens III to the market in 2015. This 125,000 square foot, five-story Class AA office/medical building will be LEED-certified and contain a fitness center, dining facilities, and a large open plaza with extensive water features, exterior lounge areas and a commissioned sculpture. Learn more at www.dgofficepark.com.

“We’re proud to be associated with such quality buildings and ownership,” said Dean Mueller, CCIM, CPM, RPA, Cassidy Turley Managing Principal. “We’ve partnered with Delmar Gardens for 15 years now, helping them find land and assisting with pre-leasing, leasing and building management. We look forward to continued success with our partnership.”

Cassidy Turley’s property and facility management portfolio in metro St. Louis totals 23.5 million square feet.

About the TOBY Award
BOMA represents owners and managers of all commercial property types—representing nearly 10 billion square feet of U.S. office space. The TOBY awards are considered the most prestigious and comprehensive program of its kind in the real estate industry, recognizing quality in buildings and rewarding excellence in building management. The annual competition thoroughly evaluates all facets of a building’s operations. Buildings are judged on everything from community involvement and site management to environmental and green policies and procedures.

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