ORLANDO, Fla. (December 6, 2018) – The Gateway Center, a downtown Orlando property managed and leased by Foundry Commercial, was recently recognized with The Outstanding Building of the Year (TOBY) Award in the 100,000 to 249,999 square feet category by BOMA Orlando, Inc. (Building Owners Managers Association).
Located at 1000 Legion Place in the North Quarter of downtown Orlando, Gateway Center is a 17-story office building with I-4 visibility located at the intersection of Ivanhoe Boulevard and Interstate 4. Surrounded by three lakes, the building offers panoramic lake views, an elegant lobby with granite finishes, garage parking, an on-site fitness center, an on-site deli, and on-site security. Additionally, the building offers tenants and their guests access to a large visitor parking lot, which sets it apart from many other downtown Orlando buildings where parking is hard to come by. The Gateway Center offers convenient access to a variety of restaurants and shopping districts, along Ivanhoe Row, the North Quarter, and in the nearby College Park community. Following completion of the I-4 Ultimate transportation improvement project, the building will soon have direct ramp access to the I-4 express lanes.
The property is managed and maintained by Foundry Commercial’s Alana Guinard, Real Estate Manager; Nicole Ladisa, Assistant Real Estate Manager; Teddy Fackler, Lead Building Engineer; and Alex Aguirre, Building Engineer. The Foundry brokerage team includes J. Paul Reynolds, CCIM, Principal; and Gabriel De Jesus, Vice President. Purchased in 2008, the building is advised by FCA Partners with the intention to provide a centrally located, professionally managed and maintained property in the heart of Central Florida. Additional strategic renovations underway and planned to continue in 2019.
The TOBY Awards represent an international competition recognizing properties that exemplify superior building quality and excellence in office building management. A TOBY Award is the most prestigious and comprehensive in the commercial real estate industry. During the competition, all facets of a building's operations are thoroughly evaluated. Buildings are judged on everything from community involvement, tenant relations and site management to environmental and "green" policies and procedures.
The Gateway Center, which is an ENERGY STAR-certified building, scored high marks in aesthetic appeal, lighting, security / safety, ADA provisions, engineering, landscaping, and tenant amenities, among other specific categories.
“Being recognized by BOMA with a TOBY award at any level is a distinction that we’re proud to be a part of,” stated Guinard. “We work hard every day to ensure that our tenants and the guests to the Gateway Center have an exceptional experience, whether that be from a safety and security perspective, spanning to the interior and exterior aesthetics of the building, and everything in between.”
The competition consists of three levels and begins at the BOMA local association level. Winning entries advance from there to the regional level and regional winners advance to the international level. The international TOBY Awards are presented at the BOMA International Conference in June annually.
About Foundry Commercial
Foundry Commercial is a full-service real estate services and investment company with 300 employees and more than 50 million square feet of management and leasing across the Southeast and Texas. Foundry provides corporate services, brokerage, leasing, building management and project management services, and is the largest real estate service provider to religious and not-for-profit organizations in the Country. Foundry also includes a development and investment platform that is fully integrated into its services business, leveraging its local market expertise to control more than one billion in advantaged investment opportunities with their JV partners. Foundry Commercial was founded as CNL Commercial Real Estate in 2007 and launched as Foundry in 2015 through a management-led buyout. For more information, visit www.foundrycommercial.com.
Lauren Leetun, APR