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1 North Dearborn Wins Regional TOBY from BOMA

Beacon Capital Partners and MB Real Estate (MBRE) said their 1 North Dearborn office tower won the regional competition for The Outstanding Building of the Year (TOBY) Award in the renovated building category from the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA). The award recognizes quality and excellence in commercial buildings in the North Central region of Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio and Kentucky.

All facets of a building’s operations are evaluated and judged, including tenant relations, environmental and green policies, and community involvement. The property had already won the Chicago TOBY in January of this year, and will be considered for BOMA’s international TOBY award this June.

“We are honored to receive this award, and are proud to share it with our exceptional property management team at MBRE in recognition of the successful transformation of 1 North Dearborn,” said Greg O’Neal, managing director, Beacon Capital Partners.

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