The Building Owners and Managers Association of Greater New York (BOMA New York) is pleased to announce a total of 41 nominees across 18 categories for its upcoming annual Pinnacle Awards celebration at Pier Sixty on Thursday, September 28, 2023
beginning at 5:30 PM. The nominees of these awards include exemplary individuals within their respective professions as well as outstanding buildings in New York City. All nominees undergo an extensive submission process recognizing individuals and buildings that best embody the passion and professionalism that can only be found in New York City.
Celebrating Achievement in Leadership
The Pinnacle Awards stand as the unparalleled epitome of distinction in the realm of Commercial Real Estate. The acknowledgment of invaluable contributions to the industry takes center stage in the form of distinguished awards, including the coveted titles of Outstanding Local Member of the Year, Manager of the Year, Operating and Chief Engineer of the Year, Janitorial Professional of the Year, Security Professional of the Year, and Fire Life Safety Director of the Year. Each of these categories highlights
outstanding individuals whose unwavering commitment and remarkable achievements have positively impacted the Commercial Real Estate domain. Additionally, titles will be given for Historical Building of the Year, the Earth Award, Renovated Building of the Year, New Construction Building of the Year, Mixed Use Building of the Year, and Operating Building of the Year. The nominees not only exemplify unwavering dedication to the mission of BOMA New York but also epitomize an unyielding commitment to the welfare of tenants, clients, and the entire metropolis. The Grand Pinnacle Award recognizes the building with the highest overall score.
Additional highlights for the 2023 Awards Program include:
The Durst Organization has been nominated for the Henry J. Muller Achievement Award recognizing vision for New York.
The nominee in the Outstanding Local Member of the Year category is Christopher Cayten of CodeGreen Solutions.
The nominees for Manager of the Year for the 3 to 10-year category are Shakia Hill of Vornado Realty Trust, Rebecca Langendoen of Cannon Hill Capital Partners and Sandy Forbes, RPA, LEED GA of Cushman & Wakefield. Rock Harding of L&L Holding Company, Jennifer Ciccotto of SL Green Realty Corp., Marco Bulzomi of Rockefeller Group, and Peter Baracski of Cushman & Wakefield are nominated for Manager of the Year in the 10-year plus experience category.
Nicholas Lanai of SL Green Realty Corp. and Tyler Moreno of Related are nominated for Operating Engineer of the Year, while nominees for Chief Operating Engineer of the Year include Anthony Marinelli of Paramount Group, William Hurd of SL Green Realty Corp., Kenneth Jackowski of EJM Equities INC., Jeremiah McGinley of George Comfort & Sons, Robert Figler of Vornado Realty Trust, Frank Varone of Cushman & Wakefield, and Marc Scaglioni of Related Companies.
The nominees in the Janitorial Professional of the Year category are Keith Garcia of Paramount Group, Michael Richardson of SL Green Realty Corp., and John Espinosa of Brookfield Properties.
The nominees in the Security Professional of the Year category include Jody Almodovar of Hudson Yards (10 HY) and Paul Chabot of Paramount Group.
The nominees in the Fire Life Safety Director of the Year category include Dante Thompson of Paramount Group, Gordon Layburn of Tishman Speyer, Dan Dempsey of JP Morgan Chase / Metro Fire, and Sharon Faulkner of Paramount Group.
Recognizing Excellence Throughout the City
Historical Building of the Year with nominees include Cannon Hill Capital Partners and Vornado Realty Trust, for 888 Broadway, The ABC Carpet Building and Penn 11, 393 Seventh Avenue, respectively. Cushman & Wakefield’s 730 3rd Avenue is up for Renovated Building of the Year. JEMB’s 1 Willoughby Square, SL Green Realty Corp.’s 100 Park Avenue and Empire State Realty Trust’s Empire State Building are nominated for Earth Building of the Year.
The Operating Building of the Year Awards are divided into four categories this year, with SL Green Realty Corps.’ One Vanderbilt Avenue in the over one million square foot category. JLL’s 320 Park Avenue is nominated in the 500,000-square foot to one million square foot category. JSM Associates 1, LLC c/o Edward J. Minskoff Equities, Inc.’s 51 Astor Place and Vornado Realty Trust’s 7 West 34th Street nominated in the 250,000-square foot to 499,999-square foot category. Newmark’s 4 Columbus Circle is nominated in the 100,000-square foot to 249,000-square foot category.
The New Construction of the Year Award nominees are Dock 72 of BXP and Rudin and 50 Hudson Yards of Related Companies. Oculus at World Trade Center is nominated for Mixed Use Building of the Year.
Lead by Example, Management Fosters Knowledge and Passion
The Pinnacle Awards is co-chaired by Thomas Krol of M & S Mechanical Services, Inc. and Kaitlin Kilian of Paramount Group with the assistance of the sub-committee Chairs which include Julie Arce of JLL, Daniel Bannon, The Durst Organization, Patrick Dolan of The Durst Organization, Michael Flatley of Alliance Building Services, Siro Gonzalez, Silverstein Properties, Inc., John Leitner of Environmental Building Solutions, John Mongello, The Durst Organization , Giannina Brancato, L & L Holding Company, Tom Walsh of Burnham New York, and Ronald Zeccardi, CRESA NY.
“As the nominees navigate a challenging selection process, I hold a strong belief that each of them will exemplify their respective category and embody the spirit of this great organization. Their exceptional talents ensure they will continually leave a lasting impression on commercial real estate.” said Chairman Thomas Krol.
Sponsorship and Advertisement opportunities are available to congratulate all the nominees. To become a sponsor for this event or to advertise, contact The Berman Group at [email protected], [email protected].
Thank you to our Platinum Sponsors – Boston Properties, The Durst Organization, QBS, and Vornado Realty Trust.
The Pinnacle Awards
The Pinnacle Awards, hosted by BOMA New York, is the New York City commercial real estate market’s biggest night of the year; honoring top commercial real estate professionals in the Greater New York Region. Local Pinnacle Award winners qualify to compete at the Regional, Mid-Atlantic TOBY (The Outstanding Building of the Year) awards and regional winners are then automatically entered in to the BOMA International TOBY competition. More information about the international competition is available at toby.boma.org.
Industry professionals interested in learning more about the 2023 BOMA New York Pinnacle Awards should visit our website at The 2023 Pinnacle Awards (bomany.org)