The Outstanding Building of the Year (TOBY®) Awards is the most prestigious and comprehensive program of its kind in the commercial real estate industry recognizing quality in commercial real estate buildings and rewarding excellence in building management.
During the competition, all facets of a building’s operations are thoroughly evaluated. Entries are judged on everything from community involvement to environmental and sustainability management.
TOBY® winners are recognized in specific categories of building size or type. Judging is based on building standards, community impact, tenant relations, energy conservation, environmental, regulatory and sustainability, emergency preparedness & security standards and the training of building personnel.
*New for 2023 – TOBY Awards are only given to properties carrying a BOMA 360 distinction. (See below)
Key Dates for this year’s awards cycle.
Now it’s even easier to ensure your building achieves the ultimate success. *This year, TOBY Awards are only given to properties carrying a BOMA 360 distinction—the most comprehensive and holistic evaluation of operational and management practices. Now you have two opportunities to highlight overall excellence for community impact, emergency preparedness, sustainability, health and wellness and additional performance metrics for both commercial and industrial buildings.
Before entering the TOBY competition, applying for the BOMA 360 designation serves as the first step in ensuring your building has achieved the minimum level of operational best practices. A new universal recognition platform has been created to simplify the process to help shape high performance buildings by providing an opportunity to educate property management professionals, reinforce team building relationships, and increase asset value and tenant retention on a global basis.
The BOMA 360 and TOBY applications have been consolidated into BOMA International’s new 360/TOBY portal where applicants will have access to both applications all in one place. Applicants will have an opportunity to see areas where they can improve before entering the TOBY competition and have a stronger application as well as work on both applications at the same time.
For more information on BOMA 360 visit the BOMA Recognition platform https://recognition.boma.org/
* Does not apply to Retail and Public Assembly categories currently
National TOBY® Awards Criteria & Entry Requirements
Winners at the local level will receive an invitation to enter into the BOMA Canada National Awards along with a registration form, directly from BOMA Canada. Once qualified, national applicants are provided access to the BOMA International’s online awards portal where they can upload their entries. The online system is also used for judging at the national level.
- 2023 National TOBY Awards Entry Requirements – Office Building Categories
- 2023 National TOBY Awards Criteria & Entry Requirements – Public Assembly
- 2023 National TOBY Awards Criteria & Entry Requirements – Renovated Category
- 2023 National TOBY Awards Criteria & Entry Requirements – Retail Categories
- 2023 National TOBY Awards Criteria & Entry Requirements – Industrial Category
- 2023 National TOBY Awards Criteria & Entry Requirements – Mixed-Use Category
International TOBY® Awards Criteria & Entry Requirements