PRESS RELEASE: Transwestern-Managed Freeport-Mcmoran Center Awarded 2013 TOBY Honor from Boma Greater Phoenix

PHOENIX – Transwestern today announced that the Freeport-McMoRan Center received The Outstanding  Building of the Year (TOBY) Award for 2013 from the Building Owners and Managers  Association (BOMA), Greater Phoenix chapter. The award recognizes Transwestern’s building management and operations skills in the Corporate Facility category.

The 2013 BOMA Greater Phoenix TOBY awards ceremony was held Friday, Nov. 15, 2013, at The Renaissance Phoenix Downtown. The competition honors outstanding commercial office buildings and excellence in building management. All facets of a building's operations are considered, including its tenant relations program, amenities package, community involvement, emergency evacuation procedures, building standards, sustainability, energy management, accessibility and overall exceptional service.

“It is such a privilege to manage the Freeport-McMoRan Center, one of Phoenix’s most iconic high-rise office buildings,” said Transwestern General Manager Mary Anne Lanoue, a past president of BOMA. “The 2013 TOBY Award exemplifies why this is a model commercial development. The entire Transwestern team could not be more proud.”

Freeport-McMoRan Center is a premier 26-story, mixed-use building in downtown Phoenix. Completed in 2010, the building is the corporate headquarters of Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc., the world's largest publicly traded copper mining company. It is also home to The Westin Phoenix Downtown hotel and Province restaurant. In 2010, the building was named one of the best tall buildings of the Americas by the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat. The property is owned by National Electrical Benefit Fund (NEBF).    

Transwestern is a privately held real estate firm specializing in agency leasing, property and facilities management, tenant advisory, capital markets, development, research and sustainability. The fully integrated global enterprise leverages competencies in office, industrial, retail, multifamily and healthcare properties to add value for investors, owners and occupiers of real estate. Transwestern facilitates better decision-making for clients by combining penetrating local market intelligence and macro-market research through its affiliate, Delta Associates. Transwestern has 34 U.S. offices and assists clients through more than 181 offices in 40 countries as part of a strategic alliance with Paris-based BNP Paribas Real Estate. For more information, please visit and follow us on Twitter: @Transwestern.

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