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.

The Bay Area TOBY Awards bring together members of BOMA San Francisco and BOMA Oakland/East Bay to celebrate our great properties here in Northern California. 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

TOBY Requirements: 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 Oakland/East Bay and BOMA SF have these resources available.  For BOMA Oakland/East Bay properties, please contact Kelly Lynch, and for SF properties, please contact Glenn Good,  For any additional competition questions, please contact Lucinda Alipio at

Registration for TOBY Competition 
This year's competition is being managed by BOMA San Francisco. 

Step 1:  Click here to complete TOBY Competition Registration Survey.

Step 2:  You will be invoiced for the $425 Registration Fee upon receipt of completed survey.

Step 3:  2020 TOBY Competition Portal opens 9/3/2019 and closes 11/30/2019.

Please direct competition registration questions to BOMA SF's Manager, Events & Education Sylwia Preis at for assistance.  Please direct competition questions to Lucinda Alipio at

Pricing: $425 per property


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)
Corporate Facility
Earth Building
Historical Building
Industrial Office Building
Medical Office Building
Renovated Building
Mixed-Use (New)
Public Assembly (New)

BOMA 360 / TOBY Building Comparison