The Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) of Greater Phoenix has named a Hines employee the Building Engineer of the Year. Robert Bonilla’s peers nominated him for the honor. “This award is a direct reflection of the respect that Robert has gained among his colleagues in the Phoenix market and in the industry,” said Chris Anderson, managing director of Hines. “Robert’s tireless efforts as a leader in energy reduction and sustainability make him an invaluable asset to Hines.”
Bonilla is the general engineering manager at Renaissance Square. Since Hines acquired the property in 2007, Bonilla has led Renaissance Square to six consecutive ENERGY STAR® certifications, as well as a LEED® Gold certification. In 2013, the property won BOMA of Greater Phoenix’s Kilowatt Krackdown award for having the highest reduction in kilowatt hours (kWH) year after year for a building over 500,000 square feet. Bonilla celebrated his 18th year at Hines this January.
Hines is a privately owned real estate firm involved in real estate investment, development and property management worldwide. The firm’s historical and current portfolio of projects that are underway, completed, acquired and managed for third parties includes 1,283 properties representing more than 516 million square feet of office, residential, mixed-use, industrial, hotel, medical and sports facilities, as well as large, master-planned communities and land developments. Currently, Hines manages 378 properties totaling 151.9 million square feet, which includes 84.3 million square feet for third parties. With offices in 111 cities in 18 countries, and controlled assets valued at approximately $25.2 billion, Hines is one of the largest real estate organizations in the world.