Tampa, FL – November 24, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — CBRE is pleased to announce that it received two (TOBY®) The Outstanding Building of the Year® Awards at the 2014 Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) Greater Tampa Bay’s annual awards ceremony held in Tampa, FL on November 13th. One award was for a building CBRE manages; the second award was directed to an individual CBRE employee. The TOBY Awards are one of the most prestigious and comprehensive programs in the commercial real estate industry, recognizing outstanding performance and rewarding excellence in building management.

The awards were presented in the following categories:
Bank of America Plaza, located at 101 East Kennedy Boulevard in Tampa, FL, was honored in the 500,000 – 1 Million Square Feet category. The property is owned by Para-Met Plaza Associates and is a 785,000-square-foot, Class A office tower located in the heart of Tampa’s Central Business District. CBRE’s Lynn Vilmar serves as the senior property manager.

Doug Lawson, operations manager at Bank of America Plaza, received the Building Engineer of the Year award.
“CBRE Tampa, once again, had a strong showing in both the building awards and individual awards, which is a true testament to all of the outstanding professionals we have working with us at CBRE,” said Patricia Nooney, Senior Managing Director, CBRE Florida Investor Services.

About CBRE Group, Inc.
CBRE Group, Inc. (NYSE:CBG), a Fortune 500 and S&P 500 company headquartered in Los Angeles, is the world’s largest commercial real estate services and investment firm (in terms of 2013 revenue). The Company has approximately 44,000 employees (excluding affiliates), and serves real estate owners, investors and occupiers through approximately 350 offices (excluding affiliates) worldwide. CBRE offers strategic advice and execution for property sales and leasing; corporate services; property, facilities and project management; mortgage banking; appraisal and valuation; development services; investment management; and research and consulting. Please visit our website at

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