BOMA Oakland/East Bay is hosting this year's gala. Click above or below
to be connected to their registration site with all the details!
The Outstanding Building of the Year (TOBY) Award is the most prestigious and comprehensive program in the commercial real estate industry. The TOBY recognizes rewards 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 competing at the International level.
"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!
NOTE: Members of the pre-judge team will not participate as judges for this year’s competition.
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
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