New England Managing Principal Carolyn Sidor and members of the Property Management team for South Street Landing in Providence, Rhode Island earned awards at the Building Owner and Managers Association’s TOBY award ceremony last week.
Carolyn Sidor, was honored as the BOMA Boston Industry Leader of the Year. She has served in a variety of roles in her 30-year career in commercial real estate, starting with BOMA and the Greater Boston Real Estate Board (GBREB), and then moving on to local, regional and national roles in brokerage firms.
Carolyn currently leads Cushman & Wakefield’s efforts in New England to develop creative and holistic real estate solutions for the firm’s investor and occupier clients, managing a team of more than 180 professionals in Boston, Hartford, CT and Manchester, NH.
South Street Landing won the Building of the Year award in the Historical Building category.
The property, managed by Property Manager David Konetski, is the result of a full gut-level renovation of the long vacant former South Street power station, which had sat vacant for more than two decades after being decommissioned in the 1990s.
In 2011-2012, it was listed on the Providence Preservation Society’s Most Endangered Properties list.
The $220 million renovation has transformed the interior into a modern open space while preserving much of the plant’s unique historical features, such as its interior brick walls and the large concrete dynamo block, which held the plant’s original power turbines.
The rebirth of the property was undertaken in a public-private partnership with Brown University and officials from the State of Rhode Island and City of Providence.
South Street Landing will now advance to the Regional level of BOMA’s TOBY competition.