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.

Click here for the TOBY FAQs

Click here for the 2020 TOBY Requirements

Watch the 2020 Toby Webinar

BOMA International Webinar Q&A 

2020 Virtual Inspection Form & Info 

TOBY Competition Registration

TOBY Webinar 09082020

Toby Portal Link 


Registration for TOBY Competition 

This year's competition is being managed by BOMA Oakland/East Bay.  Register online on the BOMA Oakland/East Bay website.   In our online system, you can pay the $425 entrance fee.   Register by October 30, 2020.  The 2020 TOBY Competition Portal opens 9/8/2020 and closes 12/18/2020 for you to submit your application. 

Please direct competition registration questions to BOMA Oakland East Bay, Noelle Blanchard  for assistance.  Please direct competition questions to Kelly Lynch, BOMA OEB or Glenn Good, BOMA SF.

Pricing: $425 per property

2020 TOBY Competition Categories

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)

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

The Awards volunteers 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!

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