TOBY INFORMATION 



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 Requirements: 

  1. Property must have a BOMA 360 Designation to compete. Click here for BOMA 360 application. Q3 application deadline is 9/30/22.
  2. Review TOBY Entry Requirements to ensure prerequisites met, and select category in which to compete.
    1. Office Requirements 
    2. Earth Requirements 
    3. Industrial Requirements 
    4. Mixed Use Requirements 
    5. Renovated Requirements 
  3. Click here for Building Inspection Form. 
  4. Click here for TOBY Verification Form
  5. Click here for TOBY Verification Form Earth. 

TOBY FAQ: Click here for details.

Need a Coaching Session?  Sometimes, the best way to work through the process is to talk to someone who can offer guidance and answer questions.  BOMA SF has these resources available. Please contact Cortney Shadel at cortney.shadel@transwestern.com.

Registration for TOBY Competition (2022)

Step 1: Register to compete by Friday, 10/28/2022.   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: Online written submissions due by 5:00 p.m. (PST) on 12/9/2022. Click here to access the online portal (https://recognition.boma.org/).

Step 4:  2022 TOBY in-person building inspections will be held between 1/3/2023 and 1/17/2023.

Pricing: $425 per property

Please direct questions regarding TOBY registration or invoicing to Tory Brubaker at toryb@boma.com for assistance. 

Please direct TOBY competition questions to Cortney Shadel at Cortney.Shadel@transwestern.com.

CATEGORIES

Under 100,000 Square Feet
100,000–249,999 Square Feet
250,000–499,999 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)
Corporate Facility
Earth Building
Historical Building
Industrial Office Building
Medical Office Building
Renovated Building
Mixed-Use

2021 Local TOBY Award Winning Buildings (all 4 winners advanced to International competition held in June 2022.)

TOBY Category:         Historical Building
Building Name:           Bay Area Metro Center
Building Owner:          Bay Area Headquarters Authority
Building Manager:       Cushman & Wakefield

TOBY Category:         250,000 – 499,999 Square Feet
Building Name:           100 Pine Street
Building Owner:          100 Pine Owner, L.L.C.
Building Manager:       Rockhill Management, L.L.C.

TOBY Category:         500,000 – 1 Million Square Feet
Building Name:           Post Montgomery Center
Building Owner:          Post Montgomery Associates
Building Manager:       Jones Lang LaSalle Americas, Inc.

TOBY Category:         Over 1 Million Square Feet
Building Name:           Salesforce Tower
Building Owner:          Boston Properties
Building Manager:       Boston Properties

2020 Local TOBY Award Winning Buildings 

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.