The Outstanding Building of the Year (TOBY)
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 BOMA Oakland/East Bay TOBY Awards celebrate our great properties here in the East Bay. 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.
Registration for TOBY Competition
Register online on the BOMA Oakland/East Bay website. In our online system, you can pay the $475 entrance fee, which includes $425 to local BOMA plus the $50 admin fee for the online portal registration to BOMA International. Register by October 29, 2021. The 2022 TOBY Competition Portal opens 9/7/2021 and closes 12/17/2021 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.
Pricing: $475 per property
2022 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)
Industrial Office Building
Medical Office Building
* Paused at the International Level for 2022
Is Your Building TOBY Ready? Sign up for a coaching session.
The Awards volunteers will schedule experienced TOBY judges to tour the property. This one on one coaching 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 schedule a session or to attend a TOBY workshop. Schedule your date today!