TOBY Awards

The Office Building of the Year (TOBY) Award is one of the most prestigious and comprehensive programs of its kind in the commercial real estate industry. The objective of the TOBY awards is to recognize excellence in building management, operational efficiency, tenant retention, emergency planning and community impact.

The competition begins with the local BOMA Columbus awards. Typical schedule for the program is application are due by July 1st, judging takes place in September and winners are announced and celebrated in December at the award banquet and gala to be held December 7, 2017.

Local Columbus winners go on to compete in a regional competition.  Columbus is located in the "North Central Region" of Illinois, Michigan, Indiana, Ohio and Kentucky.  To enter the regional competition, a very detailed overview of the building must be submitted electronically via BOMA International's website.  Deadline to submit your regional application is typically by the first of March. Regional winners are announced in April and go on to compete in the international competition. 

The BOMA International TOBY Awards are given annually at the BOMA International summer conference.  The 2018 awards will be held in San Antonio next June.

Buildings may enter in the following categories:

  • Under 100, 000 Square Feet
  • 100,000 - 249,000 Square Feet
  • 250,000 - 499,000 Square Feet
  • 500,000 - 1 Million Square Feet
  • Over 1 Million Square Feet
  • Renovated Building
  • Historical Building
  • Corporate Facility
  • Public Assembly-New category that includes Government Buildings, Arenas and other public space.
  • Medical Office Building
  • Suburban Office Park - Mid- Rise (1-5 stories)
  • Suburban Office Park - Mid- Rise (6-10 stories)
  • Industrial Office Park
  • Earth
  • Retail

 

To access a description of each category and for general rules, please see the  Local Toby Application for 2016/2017 . Registration for the 2017 - 2018 TOBY Awards are open now.  Deadline to enter the local competition is June 30, 2017 Please contact the BOMA Columbus office at info@bomacolumbus.org or 614.221.2849 ext. 3186. 

2016/2017 Results

For the third year in a row Town Center won on the local level and the regional level.  Unfortunately they did not win on the International level this year but it is still an outstanding achievement and recognition for the management team! 

2015/2016 Results

Again this year Town Center won on the local level and the regional level.  Property Manager Megan Revoldt was present at the BOMA International competition held in DC June 28th.  Congratulations to Megan, her team and Continental Realty on a second regional win!    

2014/2015 Results

In June 2015 BOMA Columbus had two winners from our region go on to compete in the BOMA International competition.  They were Nationwide Corporate Realty in the over 1 million sq. ft. category and Town Center in the 100,000 to 249,000 sq, ft, category.  Although BOMA Columbus did not come home with a win this year we are quite honored to have two buildings in this prestigious competition. 

We congratulate Holly Lo, Property Manager of Nationwide and Megan Revoldt, Property Manager of Town Center for all their efforts to get to this level of competition.  They have assembled very skilled management teams and can be very proud of their buildings.  This is Holly's third time to be on the International stage and Megan's first. 

Please view photos from the BOMA International TOBY Awards event in the Photo Gallery section of this site.