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The Outstanding Building of the Year (TOBY®) Awards

The Outstanding Building of the Year (TOBY®) Award is one of the most prestigious and comprehensive programs of its kind in the commercial real estate industry recognizing quality in buildings and rewarding excellence in building management.

During the competitions, all facets of a building's operations are thoroughly evaluated. Buildings are judged on everything from community involvement and site management to environmental and "green" policies and procedures.


Kathleen Goddard
TOBY Committee Chair
HPI Real Estate Services

Farrah Gotto
TOBY Committee Vice Chair
Vanderbilt Office Properties

Levels of Competition

The competition consists of three levels. The competition begins at the BOMA local association level, winning entries advance from there to the regional level and, finally, regional winners advance to the international level. The international TOBY Awards will be presented at the BOMA International Conference each year.


Local Due Date

Local Submissions are due by 11/15/19 for the 2020 cycle.


TOBY Categories

Additionally, BOMA has invested in making quality improvements to the TOBY portal and has extended its use to the local BOMA associations with the ability to judge submissions online. These improvements have resulted in ensuring that locals have the tools to streamline the process and uphold the integrity of the program. In order to maintain the quality of the program and continue to make improvements, the fees for 2019 have been increased. This is the first program increase in over 10 years.

Fees are as follows:

Local submission fee (admin fee): $50.00
Regional submission fee: $325.00*

*Plus any other fees designated by the region.


Helpful Documents

Benefits of Winning TOBY
BOMA 360 vs. TOBY Comparison


Forms and Judging Sheets


Past BOMA Austin Award Winners

Lakewood on the Park
Category: Suburban Office Park (Low-Rise)
Arboretum Plaza I and II
Category: Suburban Office Park (Mid-Rise)
Frost Bank Tower
Category: 1 Million Square Feet

Bridgepoint Square
Category: Suburban Office Park (Low-Rise)
Whole Foods Market
Category: 100,000 - 249,999 Square Feet

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