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BOMA International Bestows One of Commercial Real Estate’s Highest Honors on Irvine Company Office Building in Los Angeles

Fox Plaza, the Irvine Company’s world-renowned office tower in Century City, has been honored with The Outstanding Building of the Year (TOBY) International Award by the Building Owners and Managers Association International (BOMA).

Fox Plaza and other 2010-2011 International TOBY winners were recognized for excellence in office building management and operations. To earn the international award, Fox Plaza first won local and regional competitions. Judging was based on community impact, tenant/employee relations programs, energy management systems, accessibility for disabled people, emergency evacuation procedures, building personnel training programs and overall quality indicators. A team of expert industry professionals also conducted a comprehensive building inspection.

BOMA judges honored 14 distinguished properties as International award winners from a record pool of 94 buildings across 92 local associations throughout the United States and affiliates in Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Finland, Indonesia, Japan, South Korea, Mexico, New Zealand, the Philippines, Russia, South Africa and the United Kingdom.

“Earning the International TOBY award is one of the highest honors in the commercial real estate industry,” said Doug Holte, president of Irvine Company Office Properties. “We are extraordinarily proud of this accomplishment. Receiving Local, Regional and International TOBY awards is an exceptional achievement and demonstrates the steadfast commitment and dedication by the entire management team at Fox Plaza.”

Fox Plaza was awarded a Local Outstanding Building of the Year Award by BOMA of Greater Los Angeles in October 2010.

The 34-story building with 730,510 square feet of rentable space, was awarded a regional TOBY by the Pacific Southwest Region of BOMA in April 2011.

TOBY awards are presented in a variety of categories based on building size and facility type. Fox Plaza received its award in the 500,000 to 1 million square foot category.

Completed in 1987, Fox Plaza is one of the most highly desired corporate addresses in Los Angeles. The building is on the world famous Avenue of the Stars in the heart of Century City and boasts a distinguished customer roster, including 20th Century Fox, Steptoe & Johnson LLP and AMC Entertainment.

Fox Plaza’s most famous customer was former President Ronald Reagan, who occupied the penthouse for more than 10 years after his presidency.

The Class A iconic building, designed by world-renowned Johnson Fain Partners, offers unmatched views in every direction, innovative interior workplaces, beautiful landscaping and a long list of on-site amenities. Fox Plaza’s proximity to world-class restaurants, shops, hotels and to the 405 and 10 freeways further contribute to its long regarded status as one of the finest office locations in Los Angeles and the Pacific Southwest. 

About the Irvine Company

Founded in 1864, the Irvine Company is an internationally renowned real estate development company known for its award-winning master-planned communities, its vast portfolio of high-quality investment properties, and its leadership in conservation and natural resource management. The growing real estate portfolio encompasses office, apartment, retail and resort holdings located throughout California’s premier markets, including assets in San Diego, Orange and Los Angeles Counties, and holdings in Northern California. As a steward of some of America’s most beautiful and scientifically important open space and parklands, the company has donated to Orange County more than half of the historic 93,000-acre Irvine Ranch in Orange County — 50,000 acres — to permanently preserve these lands. The U.S. Department of Interior and the State of California have designated these parklands as “Natural Landmarks,” one of the most prestigious land preservation designations. The privately held, diversified company traces its roots to the 1860s with the formation of The Irvine Ranch® from Mexican and Spanish land grants.