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The Outstanding Building of the Year (TOBY) Awards

 

An Outstanding Building of the Year (TOBY) Award from BOMA is the most prestigious recognition that building operators can achieve in commercial real estate. It’s the one competition in the Los Angeles area that honors outstanding commercial office buildings and excellence in building management. All facets of a building’s operations are involved, including its tenant relations program, amenities package, and community involvement, emergency evacuation procedures, building standards, accessibility and overall exceptional service. There are plenty of reasons to enter, but the main benefits to your property are:

  • Tenant Attraction and Retention
  • Property Recognition
  • Acknowledging Your Management Team
  • Accolades for Owners

 

Award Categories and Entry Requirements

Past TOBY Award Winners 

How to Enter Your Building into the TOBYs

TOBY Workshops

We offer TOBY Workshops during March, April, May, and November of every year. This is a great opportunity for you and your team to learn more about the TOBY program. View the calendar to register for an upcoming workshop.

BOMA 360

Participation in the TOBY program gives participants a head start on becoming a BOMA 360 Building. The BOMA 360 Performance Program sets the standard worldwide for operational best practices in the commercial real estate industry.

Participants in the TOBY awards program receive points on the BOMA 360 application. TOBY participants at the regional level will be recognized as having achieved the minimum points required in as many of 6 of the 6 sections of the BOMA 360 application and regional winners will receive a discount on BOMA 360 application fees. This waiver and discount are valid up to one year after the TOBY award is earned. Learn more about how to gain a distinct competitive advantage.

2021 TOBY Submission deadline: Friday, August 20, 2021.

The Outstanding Building of the Year (TOBY) award from BOMA/GLA is the most prestigious award in commercial real estate. It’s the one competition in the Los Angeles area that honors outstanding commercial office buildings & excellence in building management. All facets of a building’s operations are involved, including its tenant relations program, amenities package, community involvement, emergency evacuation procedures, building standards, accessibility & exceptional service.

Submission Deadline: Friday, August 20, 2021 | TOBY Virtual Tour Date: Wednesday, September 1, 2021

ENERGY STAR REQUIREMENTS:

All entrants with the exception of Industrial, Retail, Mixed Use Category, and Public Assembly buildings will be required to be ENERGY STAR ® benchmarked. Each Entrant must complete the following: (1) provide a copy of the current year Statement of Energy Performance printed from ENERGY STAR ® and (2) share their data with BOMA International in the ENERGY STAR online portfolio manager. When sharing data with BOMA International, search using the user-name: bomabeep. The account name will display as International, BOMA. Then add this username to your contacts and connect before you share the data.

BUILDING ENTRY REQUIREMENTS:

Please prepare the following items for submission by Friday, August 20, 2021. Access to upload files will be given upon receipt of your entry form and payment. If you have any questions, please contact [email protected].

  • Copy of current year Statement of Energy Performance printed from Energy Star
  • A one-paragraph description of your property in Microsoft WORD, 50 words maximum
  • Exterior Building photograph in high resolution
  • Management team group photo in high resolution
  • A Microsoft WORD document containing:
  1. Owner Name
  2. Official Building Name
  3. Management Company Name
  4. General Manager/Senior Property Manager/Property Manager Name(s)
  5. Year Built
  6. Year Renovated (if applicable)
  7. Architect
  8. Square Feet

• PUEBLO ONLY: A one paragraph description & photo of your community involvement