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We’re delighted to announce that Mike Van Patten, Oxford’s Director of Commercial Property Management, was honored by BOMA Detroit last week as their most recent TOBY Award-winning Property Manager of the Year!
BOMA – the Building Association and Managers Association – is the leading organization worldwide for advocacy, education, research, and information relating to commercial real estate, especially the office sector. Our local Detroit chapter’s TOBY Awards (named for “The Outstanding Building of the Year) are conferred annually to recognize the best-of-the-best people and commercial buildings in the southeastern Michigan area. Mike’s recognition as Property Manager of the Year is a huge accolade and very well-deserved.
Mike has been part of the Oxford CREW for over seven years since his earning is bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan, and leads a team of real estate professionals managing 65 properties totaling 2.6 million square feet (fourteenth on Crain’s Detroit Business’ most recent list of the largest nonresidential property management companies in the area). In his seven years with Oxford, he’s helped expand service offerings to include Facilities Management and Receivership, and grown the organization’s work in third-party management. Mike has been active with BOMA throughout his career, attending his first course almost a decade ago and earning his RPA and FMA designations in the meantime. Mike now has over ten years in the commercial real estate industry under his belt, and oversees the care of some of Ann Arbor’s most iconic buildings, including historic Nickels Arcade and the towering 777 Building in the city’s Southside neighborhood.
Mike loves to see those around him succeed, and so leading and developing his team are top priorities. Unprompted positive feedback about his direct reports are always the highlight of his day! Mike also enjoys taking on challenges, which the ever-changing field of Commercial Property Management always provides – like leading Oxford’s Green Council, participating in DEI initiatives, and working toward positive organizational change.
We couldn’t be prouder of Mike and this tremendous recognition. Thank you Mike, for all you do, and congratulations!