The Outstanding Building of the Year (TOBY)

The TOBY Mission: Recognizing excellence in building management, operational efficiency, tenant retention, emergency planning and community impact.

The Outstanding Building of the Year (TOBY) Awards are the most prestigious and comprehensive programs of their kind in the commercial real estate industry recognizing quality in buildings and rewarding excellence in building management.

Click here to apply for the TOBY Awards

Established by the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) International, a distinguished award 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 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.

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 coveted honor of moving on to International.

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"My involvement in The Office Building of the Year Awards (TOBY) program began as an entrant in the Government Building Category.  The endeavor was challenging but it “stretched” the team that I lead to limits never known before and more importantly brought us even closer together. Winning the local as well as regional awards was one of the most exciting experiences of my professional career. It reaffirmed that hard work and excellence win the day.  Due to the experience, I became a TOBY Judge; serving over ten (10) years. The experience has been very rewarding. Working with industry peers and evaluating assets not only for their beauty but operational excellence has allowed me to grow even further as a professional as well as give something back to the industry that I love."

-Glenn Good, CPM, RPA, FMA, LEED Green Associate, Sr. Real Estate Manager, CBRE, Inc. 

"The TOBY Entrant Workshop gave Kilroy Realty our roadmap to submitting a successful TOBY application for 303 Second Street. Andrea and Karen injected a lot of enthusiasm into the process, providing specifics as to what elements of the application that could not be overlooked and what to really focus on. The workshop should be a prerequisite for any applicant who is serious about winning the TOBY."

- Justin Sacco, Asset Manager, Kilroy Realty

Is Your Building TOBY Ready? Sign up for a pre-judging session.

The TOBY Team will schedule experienced TOBY judges who will tour the property. This ‘pre-judge” team will offer suggestions, provide helpful insight and answer questions to assist you and your management team in preparing for the TOBY competition. Schedule your date today!

San Francisco Buildings                 East Bay Buildings

NOTE: Members of the pre-judge team will not participate as judges for this year’s competition.

Click here to apply for the TOBY Awards


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
Government Building
Historical Building
Industrial Office Building
Medical Office Building
Renovated Building

BOMA 360 / TOBY Building Comparison

Program Materials

Judging Sheet- Earth
Earth Buidling Inspection Sheet
Industrial Building Inspection Sheet
Retail Building Inspection Sheet
TOBY Inspection Verification Form

Judging Sheet- Other Categories
Inspection Sheet - Other Categories



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