BOMA/NYs Most Decorated Building
Hearst Tower became BOMA/NYs most celebrated building at the association's Pinnacle Awards at Pier 60 on Thursday night. We snapped Hearst corporate real estate and facilities head Lou Nowikas, whose 46-story pride and joy won the Earth Award for the second time (the first was when it delivered LEED Gold in 07). The tower, managed by Tishman Speyer, also has won previous Pinnacles for new construction and corporate HQ. In 2012, it became the citys first to obtain both LEED-NC Gold and LEED-EB Platinum.
We also snapped W&H Properties Diane Fields and Daniela Zustovich. Diane accepted the operating office building 250k to 500k SF award for her firms 1333 Broadway (managed by Newmark Grubb Knight Frank). The 358k SF, 100-year-old building now graces Herald Square with a new facade (part of a $71M investment) and is fully occupied. Other winners: Paramount Groups 745 Fifth Ave in the Plaza District for Historical, the JLL-managed IAC HQ at 555 W 18th St for Corporate, and Vornados 330 Madison for Renovated. SL Greens 110 E 42nd and two more Paramount properties, 1325 Ave of the Americas and 1633 Broadway, won for operating buildings in their respective size categories. Ben Affleck, of course, was snubbed.