The Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) International honored Shanghai Tower with the inaugural BOMA International Global Innovation Award at the 2019 BOMA International Conference & Expo on June 25 in Salt Lake City. Shanghai Tower was celebrated for its iconic place in the world of commercial real estate and its role as a global leader in the industry.
The BOMA International Global Innovation Award recognizes properties that represent significant advancements within the commercial real estate industry. Shanghai Tower was honored for exemplifying substantial innovation in the areas of sustainability, social responsibility, training, operations and management practices. The award was presented during the conference’s annual awards banquet to representatives from Shanghai Tower’s management company, Shanghai Tower Business CBRE Property Management Company Limited, and its owner, Shanghai Tower Construction & Development Co., Ltd.
The skyscraper, located in the Pudong district of Shanghai, is the tallest building in China and the second-tallest in the world. More than 1,000 people support the operations of the 128-story building and contribute to the mission of managing a high-quality asset at the highest standard. The manifestation of this mission is apparent in Shanghai Tower’s features, which include the building’s own wind turbine system and the world’s fastest elevator. Shanghai Tower also was designated as a BOMA 360 Performance Program building in 2018.
“I can’t think of a more deserving property than Shanghai Tower to receive BOMA International’s inaugural Global Innovation Award,” remarked 2018-2019 BOMA International Chair Brian D. Cappelli, BOMA Fellow, RPA, vice president of Asset Management for GBX Group LLC. “From an outstanding property team to innovative smart building technology to old-fashioned teamwork, Shanghai Tower is the epitome of building management excellence.”
The BOMA International Global Innovation Award serves as a testament to Shanghai Tower’s word-class operations, towering influence and global leadership in the world of commercial real estate.