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Multiple Akridge Properties Recognized for Building Management Excellence

Eight Washington Properties Earn Prestigious BOMA 360 Designation

WASHINGTON, Nov. 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Eight buildings in Akridge's Washington, DC portfolio have been recognized by international organization, Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA), for excellence in building management. The prestigious BOMA 360 Building Performance Program validates and recognizes commercial properties that demonstrate best practices in building operations and management.

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These eight Washington, DC properties are now recognized through the BOMA 360 Building Performance Program: 

700 Sixth Street, NW – A 10-story Class A office property delivered in 2009 that includes ground floor retail, a 360-degree rooftop terrace with green roof and a LEED platinum certification.

1090 Vermont Avenue, NW – This 152,000 square foot office property originally built in 1980 has undergone multiple renovations and achieved the ENERGY STAR label for building efficiency.

1200 New York Avenue, NW – The headquarters for the American Association for the Advancement of Science, this 189,500 square foot office building includes conference facilities and a 170-seat auditorium.

601 Thirteenth Street, NW – The Homer Building is a 460,000 square foot trophy class office property that sits atop one of the area's busiest Metro stations. Including a dramatic 12-story atrium, five levels of underground parking and ground floor retail, the property was also awarded BOMA's International Office Building of the Year honor.

1700 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW – Also called The Mills Building, this 166,000 square foot office property is adjacent to the White House in downtown Washington.

701 Thirteenth Street, NW – One Metro Center is a Class A, seven-story office building constructed above a five-story department store.

1121 Fourteenth Street, NW – This 11-story, 84,000 square foot property is owned by and headquarters to the Society for Neuroscience. The property is certified LEED Gold for Existing Buildings.

975 F Street, NW – Also called Carroll Square, a 10-story Class A office building that includes 16,000 square feet of retail space, a public art gallery, artists' studios and a gated urban park.

"We are constantly seeking new metrics to help us continually improve our comprehensive building management program and appreciate the international guidelines provided by BOMA in the 360 Building Performance Program," said Akridge Senior Vice President Kathryn L. Barnes. "We are committed to providing our Clients with best-in-class service and this program provides a meaningful way to both measure and demonstrate that commitment.  We are honored to receive this distinction for eight different Washington properties."

"We are proud to designate these eight buildings as BOMA 360 Performance Buildings in recognition of the high standards the management team has achieved in every aspect of building operations and management," said BOMA International Chair Joseph F. Markling, Managing Director CBRE. "By achieving the BOMA 360 designation, the management of these buildings has demonstrated to their owners, tenants, prospective tenants and the community that these properties are being managed to the highest standards of excellence."

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 of building personnel; energy management; environmental/sustainability performance; and Client relations and community involvement. The program takes a holistic approach to evaluating a building's operations and management benchmarks a building's performance against industry standards. Created at a time when building owners and managers are looking to differentiate themselves in a demanding market, the program offers these specific benefits for Akridge:  provides an additional tool for internal audit of policies and procedures; increases team spirit amongst building management teams; provides a cost-effective assessment of the company's portfolio; elevates the brand of a building; and meets the high standards set by BOMA.

About Akridge

Akridge is a comprehensive real estate services company that provides acquisition, development, construction management, asset management, property management, leasing, and consulting services. Founded in 1974, the company has acquired or developed more than 12 million square feet of commercial space and currently manages four million square feet throughout the DC area. The industry's foremost benchmarking firms, CEL & Associates, has ranked Akridge the number one real estate firm in the country for Client satisfaction, among firms of similar size, ten times since 1999. Akridge is committed to sustainable development and practices, and has been recognized as an Energy Star Top Performer and Partner of the Year.  The company has also been honored with the National Capital Business Ethics Award, and has been recognized as the Best Place to Work in Greater Washington by the Washington Business journal. For more information, please visit www.akridge.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.

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