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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.


TOBY Awards Information

TOBY Awards Important Dates - Mark Your Calendar!

January 21, 2019 Call for Regional Committee Members
February 15 - 25, 2019 Call for Regional Judges
February 22, 2019 TOBY Book Due to Southwest Region/International
March 15, 2019 TOBY Book Online Judging
March 4, 2019 Regional Recommendations for International Judges Due
March 29, 2019 All Building's EnergyStar Data must be shared with BOMA International
April 5, 2019 All Regional Winners Submitted to BOMA Int'l for International Competition
April 6, 2019 Southwest Region TOBY Awards Banquet & Ceremony in NW Arkansas
April 15, 2019 International TOBY Judging
May 10, 2019 All International TOBY Nominees Announced
June 25, 2019 International TOBY Awards Banquet & Ceremony in Salt Lake City, UT


2019 TOBY Requirements are Now Available

The 2019 TOBY Toolkit is now available on the Awards Committee team sites. To simplify the requirements, each of the building categories have been broken out into separate documents based on the portfolio specifications and requirements. This change will make it easier for your entrants to understand the requirements and expectations of submitting for TOBY.


TOBY Requirements

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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