toby The Outstanding Building of the Year

Awarding Excellence in Commercial Building Management

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BOMA/Metro Detroit Regional Level TOBY Competition Submission Information

Schedule of Events    

Regional judging will take place from March 11 – 22, 2019. Regional winners will be announced in mid-April 2019.

Call For Judges
All interested judges reply to Sarah Kuester, by Friday, February 8, 2019.

Entry Infomation
Deadline for entry: Friday, March 1, 2019. You must have won at the LOCAL Level to enter.
$50 data-submission fee
$325 entry fee must be paid in order to submit a building for consideration in the regional and international competitions
EnergyStar data must be benchmarked and shared with BOMA International by March 31
More information on registering your building         

2019 Entry Requirements All Office (All Other) INDUSTRIAL


General Information

The Outstanding Building of the Year "TOBY" Award is the most prestigious and comprehensive program of its kind in the commercial real estate industry, recognizing quality in office buildings and awarding excellence in office building management. All facets of a building's operations are thoroughly evaluated during the judging process, including tenant relations programs, community involvement, emergency preparedness, and security standards and continuing education for building personnel. Floor plans, site plans, and photographs round out the portfolio, providing an extensive examination of the building by the judges.

The competition consists of three levels of judging: the first level of competition is held at the local level by local BOMA associations, winning entries then advance to the regional level, and finally, regional winners advance to the International level.

TOBY winners are the best of the best in office management. Are you ready to showcase your office management excellence?

When your building wins a TOBY Award, you will:

  • Receive local and national press coverage, recognition, and exposure in trade publications, business journals, and newspapers.
  • Garner recognition for your management company and building from your colleagues and other industry professionals.
  • Earn the privilege of using Local and/or BOMA International's official logo on your business cards, letterhead, etc.
  • Have an outstanding tenant retention and recruitment manual in the form of your completed TOBY portfolio.

A total of 14 awards may be presented in the following categories:

  • Under 100,000 Square Feet
  • 100,000 – 249,999 Square Feet
  • 250,000 – 499,999 Square Feet
  • 500,000 - 1 Million Square Feet
  • Over 1 Million Square Feet
  • Renovated Building
  • Historical Building
  • Corporate Facility
  • Medical Office Building
  • Suburban Office Park – Low-Rise (1-5 stories)
  • Suburban Office Park – Mid-Rise (6-10 stories)
  • Industrial Office Park
  • Earth
  • Retail