Menkes honoured with National BOMA Awards

September 15, 2022

The Company was presented with National Earth and TOBY Awards, further confirmation of its commitment to excellence in commercial real estate.

TORONTO, ON (Sept.15, 2022) - Menkes Developments Ltd (Menkes) is pleased to share that it was recognized with two prestigious awards at this year’s Building Owners and Managers (BOMA) National Exhibition Conference gala held in Charlottetown, PEI.

Menkes’ Class AAA landmark office tower 25 York Street was honoured with the  BOMA Canada Earth Award. As an award-winning 786,000 square-foot building, 25 York Street has previously earned the highest BOMA BEST certification score and Canada’s first-ever Fitwel certification for an office building, this additional accolade further positions the property as a leader in sustainable best practices.

“Menkes has set the bar extremely high when it comes to operational standards,” says Gregory Brent, Vice President, Property Management. “We always aim to exceed these standards as well as industry benchmarks. This award now positions us as a national leader in sustainability, and we couldn’t be prouder of this achievement.”

In line with Menkes’ commitment to sustainability, the Company is proud to share that Kennedy Matheson Industrial Complex, a 500,000 square foot, 3-building, industrial complex in Mississauga, was recognized with The Outstanding Building of the Year (TOBY) Award, a major feat for the industrial sector and property. This award recognizes buildings that demonstrate a commitment to reducing their environmental impact and make significant efforts to conserve energy. All facets of a building’s operations are thoroughly evaluated including community impact, tenant relations, energy conservation, environmental, regulatory and sustainability standards, and for the training of building personnel.

“We are proud to be recognized by BOMA with a National TOBY Award”, said Zelka Vazdar, Vice President Property Management, for Menkes’ Suburban Portfolio. “We have worked hard to set a new standard amongst industrial buildings by implementing practices that go above and beyond, such as annual plumbing and water audits, annual air quality testing, tenant satisfaction surveys, ENERGY STAR benchmarking, extensive LED lighting retrofits, and extremely water-efficient irrigation systems. We are pleased to see our hard work pay off and to be recognized as a leader in the industry.”

About Menkes Developments Ltd.
Menkes Developments Ltd. is an award-winning, fully integrated real estate company involved in the construction, ownership and management of office, industrial, retail and residential properties. Founded in 1954, the company is one of the largest private developers in Canada, with a primary focus in the Greater Toronto Area. Menkes is known for its innovative, multi-disciplinary approach, superior design, and its expertise in large-scale mixed-used developments. The Company is regarded as one of the most trusted builders in Toronto, with a strong reputation for quality and customer service excellence. Past projects include the Four Seasons Hotel & Residences in Bloor-Yorkville, 25 York Street (Telus Harbour), and the two million square foot Harbour Plaza/One York commercial retail complex located in the South Core Financial District. For more information about Menkes, please visit and follow @MenkesLife.