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Bisnow Features Harsch's 450 Sutter Building as "Truly Outstanding Building"
March 21, 2016
Bisnow's Jerry Liu featured "6 Truly Outstanding Buildings," including Harsch Investment Properties' 450 Sutter Building in San Francisco, CA. The Union Square landmark won its second consecutive local TOBY (The Outstanding Building of the Year) Award from BOMA International this year. The medical office building also won the Pacific Southwest Regional TOBY last year.

The 450 Sutter Building was designed by architect Timothy Pfleuger, who integrated Mayan symbolism into its ornate Art Deco design. Pfleuger chose the Mayan culture as his influence to distinguish the building from the European Greco-Roman designs that were popular when the building opened in 1929. Harold Schnitzer, the late Founder and Chairman of Harsch Investment Properties, acquired the building in 1963. Harold's son, Harsch President Jordan D. Schnitzer, is proud to build upon 450 Sutter's legacy by continually investing in and modernizing the building. In 2010, Harsch completed a 3-year restoration project on the building's exterior facade, one of the largest building restorations in San Francisco history.

With 265,000 square feet of total office space, 450 Sutter has 185 tenants. Liu writes, "Management emphasizes a long-term investment and ownership approach, with an aim to keep tenants for decades. There are four multi-generational tenants who have used the building since the 1930s."

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