The Outstanding Building of the Year (TOBY®) Awards is the most prestigious and comprehensive program of its kind in the commercial real estate industry recognizing quality in commercial buildings and rewarding excellence in building management.
Established by the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) International, The Outstanding Building of the Year (TOBY) Awards were developed in 1985 to honor and recognize the quality in office building operations and award excellence in office building management. During the competition, all facets of a building's operations are thoroughly evaluated. Buildings are judged on everything from community involvement and site management to environmental policies and procedures.
After a win at the local level, buildings move on to the Pacific Southwest Region to compete against other buildings for the honor of competing at the International level.
TOBY FAQ: Click here for details.
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Registration for TOBY Competition
Step 1: TOBY competition registration deadline is Friday, 10/29/2021. Click here to complete the registration survey.
Step 2: You will be invoiced for the $425 Registration Fee upon receipt of completed survey.
Step 3: 2021 TOBY Competition Portal opens 8/12/2021 and online written submissions due by 5:00 p.m. (PST) on 12/17/2021.
Step 4: 2021 TOBY in-person building inspections will be held between 1/10/2022 and 1/21/2022.
Pricing: $425 per property
Recently BOMA International held a workshop titled 2021 TOBY Season: TOBY in a Changing World/Applying for a TOBY & Best Practices where they provided advice, tips and best practices on how to take home a TOBY in 2021. The Awards Committee has made several changes to the 2021 TOBY guidelines (amid COVID-19) to make navigating TOBY easier and safer. This webinar discussed current changes along with how to write a winning TOBY application. Click here to watch the webinar. In response to all questions posted during webinar, please see attached Q&A sheet as a reference.
Under 100,000 Square Feet
100,000–249,000 Square Feet
250,000–499,000 Square Feet
500,000–1 Million Square Feet
Over 1 Million Square Feet
Suburban Office Park: Low Rise (1-5 stories)
Suburban Office Park: Mid-Rise (6-10 stories)
Industrial Office Building
Medical Office Building
2020 TOBY Award Winning Buildings Announced at Bay Area Awards Celebration on Feb. 11, 2021.
500,000 - 1 Million Sq. Ft. Category
333 Bush Street | Tishman Speyer
250,000 - 499,999 Sq. Ft. Category
100 First Street | Kilroy Realty Corporation
Suburban Office Park (Low-Rise) Category
The Exchange at Larkspur Landing | Jamestown Urban Management/Jamestown, L.P.