WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- More than 150 members of Westchester’s commercial real estate industry were on hand May 19 for the 25th Annual Hall of Honor Awards Dinner of the Building Owners and Managers Association of Westchester (BOMA) held May 19 at Abigail Kirsch at Tappan Hill in Tarrytown.
The 2016 Hall of Honor Award, which is given to those who support and encourage economic growth in Westchester County, was presented to Keystone Property Group and EF Education First.
Keystone Property Group acquires, develops, leases and manages real estate, working with office, flex and industrial spaces in major markets throughout the United States. Keystone’s portfolio of five office properties in Westchester includes 555, 565 and 570 Taxter Road, outside Elmsford and the Talleyrand Office Park at 200 and 220 White Plains Road in Tarrytown. Accepting the award for Keystone Property Group was Richard Gottlieb, senior vice President and operating partner.
EF Education First has had a presence in Westchester for decades through educational tours, cultural exchanges and academic degree programs. EF acquired the former Marymount College campus in Tarrytown and redeveloped it into an EF International Language Center. In 2014, EF acquired the 97-acre former IBM Research Facility in Thornwood and redeveloped the campus into an EF Academy International Boarding School. Accepting the award for EF Education First were Headmaster Brian Mahoney and Executive Director Philip Johnson.
The BOMA President’s Award, which is given to an individual or institution that has made a significant and positive long-term contribution to the wellbeing of the community, was presented to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. LLS, which has its national headquarters at Reckson Executive Park in Rye Brook, is the largest voluntary health organization dedicated to funding research, finding cures and ensuring access to treatments for blood cancer patients. Accepting the award for LLS was Rosemarie Loffredo, executive vice president, chief administrative officer and chief financial officer.