(Dec 18, 2009)— 171 17th Street, an office tower in Atlanta, has been designated a BOMA 360 Performance Building by the Building Owners and Managers Association(BOMA) International. The BOMA 360 Performance Program validates and recognizes commercial properties that demonstrate best practices in building operations and management.
“We are thrilled to have 171 17th Street as Carter’s first BOMA 360 designated property,” said Holly Hughes, executive vice president of Carter’s Property and Facility Management Group. “This award demonstrates the utilization of best practices in all major areas of building operations and management and designates that a property is being managed to the highest standards of excellence.”
171 17th Street is the first Carter managed property, and the second in Georgia to achieve BOMA 360 designation. The 350,000-square-foot, 22-floor Class A office building, which was developed in 2004, was also the first LEED Silver Core and Shell-certified high-rise office building in the world.
The BOMA 360 Performance Program is an online self-assessment that evaluates properties in six major areas: building operations and management;life safety/security/risk management; training and education; energy; environment/sustainability; and tenant relations/community involvement.
The BOMA 360 Performance Program takes a holistic approach to evaluating a building’s operations and management and benchmarks a building’s performance against industry standards. The program comes at a critical time, as building owners and managers are looking to differentiate themselves in a demanding market.
Carter’s Property and Facility Management Group has a long track record of excellent customer service. With more than 25 million square feet under management among 170 buildings in 11 states, Carter helps clients increase asset values and reduce costs. Carter’s 200-person Property and Facility Management team delivers the same industry-leading management standards to any property or facility.
For more information on the BOMA 360 Performance designation, visit: www.boma.org/GetInvolved/BOMA360.