IRVINE, CA – February 22, 2013 – (RealEstateRama) — The Muller Company, a full service real estate company specializing in management, investment and development of commercial real estate in the western United States, announced today that the Biltmore Commerce Center in Phoenix, Ariz., Main Street Town Center in Santa Ana, Calif., and Westwood Medical Plaza in Los Angeles have each received the Outstanding Building of the Year® (TOBY) Award by the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA). The award is considered the most prestigious and comprehensive program of its kind in the commercial real estate industry, recognizing quality in buildings and rewarding excellence in building design, operation and management.
The Biltmore Commerce Center received an Outstanding Building of the Year® (TOBY) Award by the Building Owners and Managers Association of Phoenix in the category of 250,000 to 499,999 square feet. The Biltmore Commerce Center is an attractive, three-story class, “A” suburban office building totaling 283,440 square feet on 7.53 acres located in the illustrious Camelback Corridor. The most highly praised address in the Phoenix Metro area. This building was designed to accommodate various sizes of office users, and is especially suitable for large corporate users. The unique golden alucobond exterior; has made this building timeless; upgraded landscaping with sustainable desert features, accent lighting, unique water features, Allan Houser artwork, several areas for conversation and a three-story 11,000-square-foot atrium topped off by a magnificent arching skylight system provide an attractive environment for the property. The new exterior entrance provides an inviting space and image that blend into the urban fabric of the area and the strong visual elements enhance the corner of corner of 32nd street and Camelback Rd. The new lighting fixtures, hardscape and landscape along with two new monuments accentuates the architecture of the building to bring a more welcoming and sustainable fact to the street. There is excellent ingress/egress to Camelback Road and 32nd street and the property is within walking distance to many restaurants, banks and other retail amenities. Tenants routinely comment on the convenience of this location and its comfortable, yet professional atmosphere. There is excellent signage with two new monuments along Camelback Road and 32nd Street as well as building signage available for tenants. The building is owned by Muller Tower Biltmore, LLC, and professionally managed by The Muller Company and the Senior Property Manager Cathy Zoccoli and leased by Craig Coppola and Andrew Cheney of Lee & Associates.
Main Street Town Center received an Outstanding Building of the Year® (TOBY) Award by the Building Owners and Managers Association of Orange County in the category of 100,000 to 249,999 square feet. Main Street Town Center (formerly known as Lincoln Town Center) is a 10-story Class “A” office building situated on more than four acres in Santa Ana, Calif. Located on the corner of Main Street and Memory Lane, the 215,003-square-foot building offers excellent exposure and outstanding views of the Saddleback, San Gabriel, and San Bernardino mountain ranges. Catalina Island, the Palos Verdes Peninsula, Angel Stadium of Anaheim, The Honda Center and Disneyland are also in viewing range.
Main Street Town Center features desirable on-site amenities including an ATM, banking center, deli service and sundry shop, and high speed telecom. The property also offers large floor plans and ample parking in an adjacent five-level 725 stall parking garage and a 100-stall surface parking lot. The owner is Mullrock Lincoln Town Center Fee, LLC. The Muller Company’s Therese Velasquez is the property manager. The leasing company is the Coreland Companies.
Westwood Medical Plaza received the Outstanding Building of the Year® (TOBY) Award by the Building Owners and Managers Association of Greater Los Angeles in the Medical Office category. This is Westwood Medical Plaza’s second TOBY award. Located in the Westwood area of Los Angeles, Westwood Medical Plaza at Wilshire boasts a premier Class “A” medical office environment with an art deco style, stunning grand lobby entrance, and an outdoor plaza. Recent exterior improvement includes an illuminated “blue band” to the fascia of the building as well as updated landscape in the courtyard. In addition to the dedicated on site property management and engineering team, Westwood Medical Plaza offers 24/7 security, spectacular views of Los Angeles, on-site structured parking with valet attendants on every level, LA Fitness facility, a pharmacy, and two national banks. Westwood offers virtually everything including restaurants, boutiques, and movie theatres. The 130,043-square-foot building is situated at the entrance to the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) campus while being the home to a number of renowned doctors’ offices. Westwood Medical Plaza is both owned and managed by The Muller Company. Amy Martin is the onsite property manager. The leasing brokers are Christian Holland and TC Macker of Coldwell Banker Commercial Westmac.
TOBY Award honorees are scored based on building inspection, description and standards; community impact; tenant and employee relations; energy conservation, environmental regulatory and sustainability; emergency preparedness and security standards; and personnel training. Readying a property for submission in the TOBY competition is an arduous task, and includes contributions from the property management and engineering teams as well as building owners, vendor partners and tenants. Winners of each category are eligible to advance to the regional BOMA competition and then to the international level.
“We are thrilled to receive the prestigious TOBY award, and to receive three of them is all the more exciting,” said Jon M. Muller, Principal of The Muller Company. “It is very rewarding to know that our high standards of excellence are not only recognized by our clients but also recognized by our peers in the property management community.”
Muller continues, “The Muller Company takes great pride in our proactive approach to managing our buildings. We look for ways to increase an asset’s value through multiple value-add strategies as well as lowering operating costs and expenses. Additionally, retaining existing tenants and filling vacancies are always a top priority. We have the best people in the business and the multiple awards are a result of The Muller Company’s dedicated team.”
About BOMA International
The mission of BOMA International is to enhance the human, intellectual and physical assets of the commercial real estate industry through advocacy, education, research, standards and information. BOMA International was founded in 1907. Today, BOMA International represents 92 local associations throughout the United States and 12 affiliates worldwide. BOMA’s 16,500-plus members own or manage more than nine billion square feet of commercial properties in North America. BOMA International is a primary source of information on office building development, leasing, building operating costs, energy consumption patterns, local and national building codes, legislation, occupancy statistics and technological developments. Visit www.boma.org for more information.
About The Muller Company
The Muller Company has over 32 years of experience in developing, acquiring and managing office, industrial and retail real estate throughout the western United States, with nearly 9 million square feet currently under management in the California and Phoenix markets. The Muller Company business structure is to form joint ventures with institutional partners with a primary focus on value-added properties. Empowered by an entrepreneurial spirit and guided by an owner’s perspective, The Muller Company excels at mining the long-term value from every asset that it manages by adding value, either through leasing, capital improvements, refinancing, operational audits and repositioning. See www.themullercompany.com.