Andre Wiggins, GM of The Richard J. Daley Center, Wins BOMA Property Manager of The Year
Chicago, IL | February 12, 2021
MB Real Estate (MBRE) is pleased to announce that our own Andre Wiggins, senior vice president and general manager of Chicago’s Richard J. Daley Center, is a Gold Circle Award winner. At the all-digital BOMA/Chicago 2020 TOBY/Gold Circle Awards Gala on Thursday, February 4, Andre won the Gold Circle Award in the Property Management Professional of the Year category. In addition to Andre’s Gold Circle win, Patrick Arlowski, director of security at MBRE-managed 1 North Dearborn, and Mark Szewczyk, vice president of operations at MBRE-managed Michigan Plaza, were Gold Circle finalists, and the Richard J. Daley Center was a TOBY finalist.
“This well-deserved award will come as no surprise to those who have watched Andre’s hard work over the years,” said Suzanne Hendrick, executive vice president and director of Asset Management for MB Real Estate. “The bustling Richard J. Daley Center, which is home to the Cook County Circuit Courts, has many unique challenges that Andre tackles with both professionalism and great leadership.”
As general manager, Andre ensures the building’s safety for tenants, visitors, and building staff. During the 10 years Andre has been at the Daley Center, he has initiated several projects that have reduced costs and helped drive revenue. Andre also oversees the coordination of an extensive list of events inside the building and outside on the Daley Center’s expansive plaza. In addition to those duties, Andre facilitates workshops that encourage minority business participation at the building and volunteers with several organizations.
The Richard J. Daley Center, owned by the Public Building Commission of Chicago, was built in 1965 and is one of America’s largest courthouses. The building’s plaza contains the Daley Plaza Fountain, Eternal Flame Monument, and a 50-foot-tall sculpture by Pablo Picasso. With 1,593,714 square feet of space, the Richard J. Daley Center and plaza host over 300 public events a year and hosts 25,000 to 30,000 visitors per day. The Chicago Christkindlmarket Market, which attracts one million visitors every holiday, has taken place at the Daley Center Plaza since its inception.