For the second year in a row, Lincoln Property Company (LPC) Desert West has earned a regional “The Outstanding Building of the Year” (TOBY) award from the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA). LPC earned the TOBY for its management of the the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) Building, situated in Central Phoenix, just off of Interstate 10 in the heart of the State Capitol and fully occupied by ADEQ.
The TOBY awards are presented by BOMA and are the industry’s most prestigious honor for excellence in building quality and management.
The six-story Class A ADEQ office building is located at 1110 W. Washington St. in Phoenix. It is certified LEED Silver and houses 12 state agencies. LPC has provided third-party management services for the project since 2009.
“This building has a great history with LPC,” said said Lincoln Property Company’s Executive Vice President David Krumwiede. “Several of us were involved with the original development and management of the building, when it was delivered in 2002. Other team members have been actively managing the building for many years. We value this long-standing relationship and appreciate the trust that ADEQ continues to place in us to keep their property at optimal quality and efficiency. “
In addition to managing projects in its ownership portfolio, LPC Desert West also provides award-winning third party property management services. Across the Desert West region, this includes more 6 million square feet of office, industrial and retail space. “Our mantra is that we manage like owners because we are owners, and that truly is the case,” said Lincoln Property Company’s Associate Director of Management Services Megan Watkins.
At the ADEQ building, LPC maintains open lines of communication with tenants and monitors its progress through regular surveys, the most recent of which earned a 100 percent tenant satisfaction rate. LPC also works with ADEQ to give back to the community through local events and hiring practices, such as through the Southwest Autism Research and Resource Center.
Amenities at the ADEQ building include a two-story atrium, grand staircase and on-site café. Low-water desert landscaping uses only reclaimed water from the building cooling towers. Interiors are designed to maximize indirect lighting, with motion sensor controls and automatic dimmers on all lights within 15 feet of exterior windows. Also included are automatic low water flush valves and touch-free bathrooms.