Each year, BOMA San Diego presents The Outstanding Building of the Year Awards (TOBY), the most prestigious and coveted awards in the commercial real estate industry. The TOBY Awards honor buildings that demonstrate excellence in overall building operations and management. All facets of a building’s operations and programs are thoroughly evaluated, including building management, operational efficiency, tenant retention, emergency planning and community impact.
“BOMA San Diego encourages both property managers and service providers to nominate buildings that they feel illustrate superiority and quality in both operations and service,” said Audrey Doherty, executive director of BOMA San Diego. “From a marketing perspective, TOBY Award-winning buildings are attractive to prospective tenants and on the property management level, an award is also great for team building and career growth.”
The TOBY Awards were created by BOMA in 1985 to salute excellence in the office building industry. Twenty nine years later, it remains the most prominent and comprehensive program of its kind in commercial real estate, recognizing quality in office buildings and awarding excellence in office building management.
Since its inception, the TOBY Awards have grown from a modest beginning into a notable program at the local association, regional conference and international levels.
The award categories are: 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; historical buildings; corporate facilities; renovated buildings; government buildings; suburban office parks; industrial office parks; medical office buildings; retail and Earth Award.
Involvement in the TOBY program has more than tripled from its introduction and hundreds of BOMA member buildings from around the world have participated in the program.
One winner from each local competition advances to the eight regional competitions.
The winners of the regional contest will advance to the BOMA International TOBY Award competition which will be held at the Every Building Conference & Expo in Orlando, Fla.
To nominate a San Diego office building, please complete the TOBY nomination form at bomasd.org by May 14. For more information on the TOBY Awards, contact BOMA San Diego at (619) 243-1817.