Bedrock’s Chrysler House Honored for Highest Standards of Excellence
Written by Robin Schwartz
Chrysler House, one of downtown Detroit’s historic gems located at 719 Griswold Street, has received a prestigious and highly sought after BOMA 360 Performance designation from the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) International. The 23-story office tower, owned and operated by Bedrock Real Estate Services, joins an elite group of properties judged by industry experts to be managed to the highest standards of excellence. Only nine Michigan buildings have achieved this exceptional status including one other Bedrock property, the M@dison Building at 1555 Broadway Street in downtown Detroit, which received a BOMA 360 Performance designation in 2014.
“We are incredibly proud to accept this honor for the second straight year,” said Tamara Knapp, Bedrock’s Chief Operating Officer. “Our hardworking, dedicated team is committed to best-in-class service and superb property management practices. Each achievement only drives us to keep setting the bar even higher to create the best environment for our tenants and visitors.”
To earn this distinction, Chrysler House was evaluated in the following six categories: Building Operations and Management, Safety/Security/Risk Management, Training and Education of Building Personnel, Energy Management, Environmental/Sustainability Performance, and Tenant Relations and Community Involvement. Buildings must satisfy the requirements in all six areas to be recognized.
“The BOMA 360 Performance program takes a holistic approach to evaluating a building’s operation and management and benchmarks a building’s performance against industry standards,” explained BOMA International Chair Joseph F. Markling. “The program comes at a critical time, as building owners and managers are looking to differentiate themselves in a demanding market.”
Located in downtown Detroit’s vibrant urban core, Chrysler House was built in 1912 by Dime Savings Bank. The building was designed in the Neo-classical style by Daniel Burnham, the famous Chicago-born architect whose works are known across the globe. Bedrock Real Estate Services, the real estate arm of Dan Gilbert’s family of companies, purchased the building in August 2011. The following year, Chrysler Group LLC, which manufactures some of the world’s most recognizable vehicles, moved into several floors and provided the current name.
“Chrysler House is a first class, high rise office building. Its processes and procedures make it a standout property in Detroit,” says John Guardiola, Bedrock’s VP of Engineering and Sustainability. “I have seen firsthand how our property management team leaders embrace high standards and encourage their teams to achieve goals that set them apart in the industry. Earning the BOMA 360 Performance designation two years in a row is a remarkable honor!”
Major Chrysler House tenants include: Chrysler Group LLC, Quicken Loans, Fathead, In-House Realty, BodyPartChart, Rock Connections, Metro-West Appraisal, Metro Consulting, Reliance One, Detroit Blight Authority, Communication Associates, dPOP!, UHY LLP, Huffington Post Detroit, and Dime Store restaurant. Click HERE to see the complete Detroit engagement timeline and tenant list.
Bedrock will formally accept the award during BOMA’s international convention in Los Angeles in June.
Bedrock Property Management team; (left to right) Veronica Rickett, Jermel Wilson, Ann Coleman, Jacarey Crocker, Diana Pollex, Eric Wecker, Yolanda Fairley, Anjela Coburn, Casimer Daniewski, Tangernekia Hannah, John Guardiola, and Chris Pattenaude.