Contact: Mike Heise
Liberty Property Trust
Media: Margo Hunt Winans
LIBERTY PROPERTY TRUST RECEIVES TWO TOBY AWARDS FROM JACKSONVILLE BOMA CHAPTER
JACKSONVILLE – March 18, 2009 - Liberty Property Trust (NYSE:LRY), the real estate investment trust that owns and manages nearly 2.5 million square feet of office and industrial properties in Jacksonville, today announced that it has received two TOBY Awards from the Jacksonville Chapter of the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA). Both awards recognize excellence in property management.
“Receiving the TOBY award for both a ‘Class A’ building and an entire park is an exceptional honor,” said Greg Letnaunchyn, senior property manager, Liberty Property Trust. “Our focus has been, and remains on, providing extraordinary work environments for our tenants. Our property management team works very hard every day to ensure that the quality of our properties and level of our service is what separates us from the competition.”
The first award, presented to Liberty for its Butler Plaza II building located at 4887 Belfort Road, was received in the office category for buildings under 100,000 square feet. Liberty received its second TOBY award for its Center Point Business Park for the industrial office park category.
The local BOMA chapter sponsors the annual award and criteria include all facets of a building's operations, including tenant relations, community involvement, emergency evacuation processes, continuing education for building personnel and overall exceptional service.
Both Liberty’s Butler Plaza II building and its Center Point Business Park are eligible to compete in BOMA’s regional competition.
About Butler Plaza
Conveniently located on the corner of J. Turner Butler Boulevard and Belfort Road, Butler Plaza is a three building master planned park featuring 240,000 total square feet of innovative contemporary design and top quality construction. The park offers complete accessibility to numerous major crossroads, immediate access to I-95, and is within close proximity to numerous restaurants, hotels, banks and shopping venues.
About Center Point Business Park
Center Point Business Park consists of twelve buildings totaling approximately 580,000 square feet. The park features numerous lakes with fountains, beautiful and well manicured landscaping, and is home to a number of national and regionally based tenants.
Center Point Business Park is a high quality office park located between Interstate 95 and Philips Highway, with exceptional visibility along I-95. The park is within minutes of J. Turner Butler Boulevard and is within close proximity to restaurants, banks, hotels, hospital and airport.
About Liberty Property Trust
Liberty Property Trust (NYSE:LRY), headquartered in Malvern, PA, is dedicated to enhancing people’s lives through extraordinary work environments. The real estate investment trust (REIT) serves customers in the United States and United Kingdom through the development, acquisition, ownership and management of superior office and industrial properties. Liberty's 75 million square foot portfolio offers exceptional locations and flexible design to more than 2,100 tenants at approximately 750 office, distribution and light manufacturing facilities. The company has received numerous recognitions for its leadership, customer service and commitment to the development of high performance green buildings and was recently recognized as the 2008 NAIOP (National Association of Industrial and Office Properties) Developer of the Year. For more information visit www.libertyproperty.com.