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) Award is the most prestigious and comprehensive program in the commercial real estate industry recognizing quality in buildings and rewarding excellence in building management.

Established by the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) International, The Outstanding Building of the Year “TOBY" Award was 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 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.

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

The Awards Committee will schedule experienced TOBY judges to 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. There is no commitment required to have your building prejudged or to attend a TOBY workshop. Schedule your date today!

San Francisco Buildings                 East Bay Buildings

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
Mixed Use (NEW)
Public Assembly (NEW)

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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