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Columbia Property Trust’s 5 Houston Center Receives Regional TOBY Award from BOMA

April 15, 2015 12:00 AM

ATLANTA--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Columbia Property Trust, Inc. (NYSE:CXP) is pleased to announce that its premier property in downtown Houston, 5 Houston Center, has been honored as the Southwest Regional winner of The Outstanding Building of the Year® (TOBY) Award from the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) in the 500,000 to 1 million square foot category. The property, which became eligible for the regional award by winning in its same category at the local level, will now go on to compete at the international level at the 2015 BOMA National Conference.

BOMA’s TOBY Award recognizes building quality and rewards excellence in building management, and is considered to be the most prestigious and comprehensive program of its kind in the commercial real estate industry. BOMA also earlier recognized 5 Houston Center as a BOMA 360 Performance Building, a designation that benchmarks and recognizes commercial properties that demonstrate best practices in building operations and management, making the property one of nine in Columbia’s portfolio to have been recognized in the program to date. In addition, 5 Houston Center has received LEED® Gold certification in the USGBC’s rating program for Existing Buildings: Operations & Maintenance (EBOM) and has received the EPA’s ENERGY STAR certification continuously since 2005.

“We are very proud of this exceptional property and the 5 Houston team, led by Kelly Wheeler, whose work has merited this recognition in BOMA’s prestigious TOBY awards program,” said Nelson Mills, president and CEO of Columbia Property Trust.

About Columbia Property Trust

One of the nation’s largest office REITs, Columbia Property Trust invests in high-quality commercial office properties in primary markets nationwide and has achieved an investment-grade rating from both Moody’s and Standard & Poor’s rating services. As of February 12, 2015, Columbia Property Trust’s portfolio consisted of 38 office properties and one hotel, which included 55 operational buildings and comprised approximately 16.6 million square feet located in 15 U.S. metropolitan statistical areas (MSAs). For information about Columbia Property Trust, visit

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Columbia Property Trust, Inc.
Rachel Williams, 404-465-2240

Source: Columbia Property Trust, Inc.

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