(Minneapolis—Dec. 6, 2011) Ryan Companies’ Capella Tower in Minneapolis, Minn, an emblem of the Minneapolis skyline, has been recognized—the tower 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 proud to designate Capella Tower as a BOMA 360 Performance Building in recognition of the high standards the management team has achieved in every aspect of building operations and management,” said BOMA International Chair Ray H. Mackey, Jr., RPA, CPM, CCIM, partner and chief operating officer, Stream Realty Partners, L.P. “By achieving the BOMA 360 designation for your building, you demonstrate to your owners, tenants, prospective tenants and the community that your property is being managed to the highest standards of excellence."
“The BOMA 360 Performance Program helps us measure and improve our performance against industry best practices,” said Ted Campbell, General Manager of the Capella Tower. “BOMA’s firsthand knowledge of building systems and management brings even greater prestige to the award.”
Capella Tower, which opened in 1992, has become a staple of the Minneapolis skyline; its distinct halo lights downtown Minneapolis, celebrating the Midwestern city. Its architectural aesthetic, unmistakable presence and high standards of property management has finally been recognized with this prestigious award.
October marked a busy month for the Capella Tower. Apart from receiving the BOMA 360 Designation, the tower changed the downtown skyline in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month. For all of October, Capella Tower illuminated the city by lighting its iconic halo in pink. Ryan Companies also teamed up with the American Cancer Society and their Making Strides Against Breast Cancer campaign to light the I-35 bridge with pink lights for the weekend of the campaign’s walk at Lake Nokomis—all to generate breast cancer awareness.
The BOMA 360 Performance Program is a groundbreaking building designation program 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 an all encompassing 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.
For more information on the BOMA 360 Performance designation, visit www.boma.org/GetInvolved/BOMA360.
About Ryan Companies US, Inc.
Ryan Companies US, Inc. is a leading national commercial real estate firm offering integrated design-build and development, as well as asset, property and facilities management services to customers. Ryan, a family-owned business committed to building lasting relationships, uses a single-source approach that offers flexibility in defining the scope of a project and strength in providing effective, timely solutions resulting in a higher certainty of success. Founded 71 years ago in northern Minnesota, Ryan currently owns and manages 10.9 million square feet of leased space and has offices in Chicago, Minneapolis, Phoenix, San Diego, Tampa, Fla., Cedar Rapids, Davenport and Des Moines, Iowa. Information can be found at www.ryancompanies.com.
About BOMA International
The Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) International is an international federation of more than 100 local associations and affiliated organizations. Founded in 1907, its 16,500-plus members own or manage more than nine billion square feet of commercial properties. BOMA International’s mission is to enhance the human, intellectual and physical assets of the commercial real estate industry through advocacy, education, research, standards and information. On the web at www.boma.org.