2019 TOBY Awards Celebration

BOMA 2019 TOBY Awards Celebration

The entry process has changed this year, be sure to look at the step by step instructions below on how to enter your building into the competition online.




The Outstanding Building of the Year (TOBY) Awards are the most prestigious and comprehensive programs of their kind in the commercial real estate industry recognizing quality in buildings and rewarding excellence in building management.

During the competitions, 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.

TOBY Requirements

 Judging Guidelines and Forms


TOBY Entry Categories

  • Corporate Facility
  • Earth
  • Historical Building
  • Industrial Office Building
  • Medical Office Building
  • Mixed-Use *New in 2017
  • Public Assembly *New in 2017
  • Renovated Building
  • Retail
  • Suburban Office Park (Low-Rise)
  • Suburban Office Park (Mid-Rise)
  • Under 100,000 Square Feet
  • 100,000-249,999 Square Feet
  • 250,000-499,999 Square Fee
  • 500,000 – 1 Million Square Feet
  • Over 1 Million Square Feet

Additionally, BOMA has invested in making quality improvements to the TOBY portal and has extended its use to the local BOMA associations with the ability to judge submissions online. These improvements have resulted in ensuring that locals have the tools to streamline the process and uphold the integrity of the program. In order to maintain the quality of the program and continue to make improvements, the fees for 2019 have been increased. This is the first program increase in over 10 years. 

Fees are as follows:

Local submission fee (admin fee): BOMA International $50.00, Denver Metro BOMA $250
Regional submission fee: $325.00* 

*Plus any other fees designated by the region.

There are three levels to the competition: Local, Regional and International. Buildings must complete and win at the local and then regional level to qualify for the International competition. TOBY International Awards are presented at the BOMA International Conference every June.


2019 Annual Partners: