(June 28, 2017) Zeller Realty Group is pleased to announce that The Wrigley Building has won the 2017 International TOBY Award. The Wrigley Building is managed by Zeller Realty Group and is owned by BDT Capital Partners, LLC and Zeller Realty Group. This prestigious award recognizes the property and the management team for their excellence in operations and best practices. Congratulations to the entire team at The Wrigley Building on this historic achievement!
The TOBY Awards are the commercial real estate industry's highest recognition honoring excellence in commercial building management and operations in specific categories of building size and type. To win an International TOBY Award, a property first must win both local and regional competitions. Judging criteria include community impact, tenant/employee relations programs, energy management systems, accessibility, emergency evacuation procedures, building personnel training programs and overall quality indicators. A team of local industry professionals conduct comprehensive building inspections and grade written applications at the local level. Local winners then proceed to the regional and international competition where seasoned judges thoroughly review and score written applications.
Zeller Realty Group is pleased to announce that The Wrigley Building has won the City of Chicago Office of the Mayor's prestigious award for the overall renovation of this iconic property. Jan Goldsmith and her team at Zeller Development Corporation accepted the award. Information about the extensive renovation is available here by clicking on the Renovation tab.
(March 20, 2014) – The Wrigley Building won the Greater Chicago Food Depository Commercial Real Estate Award for Redevelopment of the Year, an event long referred to as 'the Oscars of real estate.' This event raised $1.13 million for the Greater Chicago Food Depository, which goes directly toward feeding the hungry in Chicago. The Renovation of the Year Award is an enormous honor of which our entire ZRG team, as well as our partners in design and construction – Goettsch Partners as architect and Power Construction as general contractor – are extremely proud. Renovations began in July 2012 with substantial completion one year later, thanks to the very dedicated team of Zeller Development Corporation. The ZRG Property Management team did an excellent job of taking care of our tenants during the very difficult construction period, managing expectations and having the foresight to avoid many potential issues and inconveniences. Our ZRG Leasing team as well as our partners in retail and office leasing, Newmark Grubb Knight Frank, have done a superlative job of leasing over 100,000 rsf of space in under six months. Congratulations to the whole team!
(February 2014) – The Indiana Chapter of NAIOP, Commercial Real Estate Development Association, presented The Artistry with the Mixed-Use Project of the Year Award. The Artistry is a joint venture of Milhaus Development and The Baupost Group. Mark Vollbrecht and Jessica Smith, both of Zeller Realty Group, represented The Artistry in the leasing of 25,000 SF to Streetlinks, Inc. for its new corporate headquarters in downtown Indianapolis. Colliers International, in cooperation with Holly Duran Real Estate Partners, represented Streetlinks.
Zeller Realty Group's LaSalle Plaza in Minneapolis, Minnesota is the recipient of Starnet Design Awards 2013 Grand Prize Winner, Gold Winner Hospitality - Public Space and Silver Winner Unique Installation for the carpet installation throughout the LaSalle Plaza Office Tower Skyway. In conjunction with Nelson Architects, Floors by Beckers and Tandus Flooring, the Property Management Team at LaSalle Plaza has captured the imagination of interior architects nationwide with their inventive, dynamic carpet installation at this prime location. Congratulations, Team!
Wells Fargo Plaza in Bloomington, Minnesota is the recipient of the 2012-2013 Local and Regional TOBY Award in the Renovated Building Category. The TOBY Awards are awarded through the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) and are some of the most prestigious awards in the commercial real estate industry, recognizing excellence in office building management in fourteen different categories based on size and facility type. Buildings are judged by all facets of building operations including energy management, tenant relations, community involvement, emergency preparedness and security. Wells Fargo Plaza won this distinction locally and for the Midwest Northern Region, which includes 12 cities in seven states. Wells Fargo Plaza will compete at the International Level of competition against five other outstanding buildings in this category with hopes of achieving the highest honor, the International TOBY Award.
Minnesota Business Journal has ranked Zeller Realty Group as one of the top 100 Best Companies to Work for in Minnesota! Based on an anonymous employee satisfaction survey, Zeller Realty Group excels in providing a positive work environment with top employee benefits, employee happiness and strong leadership.