The Desert West Region of Lincoln Property Company (LPC) has advanced to the international “The Outstanding Building of the Year” (TOBY) awards competition for its management of the Arizona Game & Fish (AZGF) Department Headquarters in Phoenix. The awards program is directed by the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) and is the industry’s most prestigious honor for excellence in building quality and management.
LPC earned a local TOBY award for the AZGF project (in the Government Building Category) in November 2013. It then advanced to the regional TOBY awards, which it also won. LPC will now move on to the BOMA/TOBY international competition, held this June in Orlando, Fla.
“We have been a part of the Arizona Game & Fish property from day one—first as its developer and then, for the past seven years, as its sole property manager,” said Lincoln Property Company’s Executive Vice President David Krumwiede. “Our longevity and relationships here make this a very special honor for us.”
The AZGF headquarters totals 117,115 square feet at 5000 W. Carefree Highway in Phoenix. It was developed by LPC in 2007 and is the first-ever project to achieve LEED Platinum certification nationally for the organization. The property is owned by the Arizona Wildlife Finance Corporation and managed by LPC.
“This headquarters serves as a functioning business operation for Arizona Game & Fish and as their grassroots outreach point to the community,” said Lincoln Property Company’s Director of Management Services Alisa Timm. “It has been a pleasure to share this project’s story with the U.S. commercial real estate industry. We’d be privileged to share the story with the world as well, with a win at the BOMA international competition.”
LPC’s property management effort at the AZGF headquarters includes a strong, longstanding partnership and forward-thinking processes that emphasize a healthy, cost-effective and productive workplace. Examples include a law enforcement branch, 24-hour fitness center, bunkhouse for visiting employees, facility and safety guidelines, and robust communications channels like intranet, web and group email systems that generate the fastest possible response times for maintenance and management needs. LPC also works hand-in-hand with AZGF to give back to the community through local organizations and volunteer opportunities. These efforts, combined with a strong on-site presence, have generated a 95 percent tenant satisfaction rate and routine 100 percent ratings for maintenance-related needs.