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The Outstanding Building of the Year (TOBY┬«) Award is the commercial real estate industry’s highest recognition honoring excellence in commercial building management and operations in specific categories of building type or size. Whether winning at the local, regional and/or international level of the competition, you gain the opportunity to showcase your buildings strengths and gain recognition for best-in-class operations and management with the most prestigious and comprehensive award of its kind in the commercial real estate industry.  Judging is based on criteria that includes community impact, tenant and employee relations programs, energy management, accessibility, emergency evacuation procedures, building personnel training programs and overall excellence. Building inspections are conducted by a team of industry experts. 



CALL FOR ENTRIES

Have you always wanted to elevate your building with the prestige and excitement that comes with winning a TOBY (The Outstanding Building of the Year) Award?  The competition begins with the BOMA Indiana awards. For an opportunity to win a BOMA International TOBY Award, a property first must earn a BOMA 360 designation and win both local and regional competitions. 

UTILIZATION OF THE PORTAL IS REQUIRED AT THE LOCAL LEVEL IN ORDER TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR REGIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL!

BOMA 360 is no longer required at the Local level (although we strongly encourage you adopt it at the Local level), but is required before a Local winner is able to submit for Regional. In order to be eligible for Regional, BOMA 360 applications must be completed and approved no later than January 15th.  We suggest submitting no later than December 20, 2023.


There is no cost to enter the BOMA Indiana TOBY Awards.  Fees for the 360 designation and regional entry fees can be found in the links below.


CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE 360 DESIGNATION

GET STARTED

The TOBY Competition Starts Here in Indiana:

  • Call for North Central Region Judges Starts December 2023
  • 360 Applicant Deadline:  January 15, 2024 (Submit by December 20, 2023)
  • Local Submittal Deadline is January 12th, 2024
  • Local Judging Starts January 22nd, 2024
  • Regional Judging Starts February 1st, 2024
  • Local TOBY Winners Announced February 9th, 2024
  • Regional Deadline March 31st, 2024
  • Energy Star Data Must Be Shared with BOMA International by March 31, 2024
  • North Central Regional Winners Announced Early April 2024
  • All Regional Winners Submitted to BOMA International for Competition by April 5th, 2024
  • International Judging May 2 - May 20, 2024
  • TOBY Awards Banquet in Philadelphia, PA in July 2024

Why Enter TOBY?

Retain Tenants - The #1 reason to enter the TOBY contest! Tenants are price conscious and rent is a primary factor when leasing space, but plenty of other issues influence their choice. How they feel about the property - quality and pride of place - counts for a lot. Tenants enjoy being in a building that is recognized as "one of the best." Just going for a TOBY means you're going for the gold - in more ways than one!

Property Recognition - Think your property could be the best in the industry? Get recognized for it! There are a variety of categories from which to choose to enter your property. 

Acknowledge Your Team - Pride of ownership and great performance should be recognized. If the management team on a project is the best, then show it! The process of entering builds teamwork and cooperation with service providers and employees who work every day to make a property stand out.

Accolades for Owners - Like everyone, owners and property management companies want to feel great about the business they are in. Nothing feels greater than being awarded the best in the business! 

WHERE DO I FIT?

  • Historical Building
  • Corporate Facility
  • Industrial
  • Renovated Building
  • Mixed-Use
  • Medical Office Building
  • Life Sciences Building – NEW!
  • Retail – Enclosed – It’s BACK!
  • Retail – Open Air – It’s BACK!
  • Suburban Office Park - Mid-Rise
  • Suburban Office Park - Low-Rise
  • Under 100,000 sq. ft.
  • Between 100,000 and 249,999 sq. ft.
  • Between 250,000 and 499,999 sq. ft.
  • Between 500,000 and 1,000,000 sq. ft.
  • More than 1,000,000 sq. ft

Learn more about the categories

HOW AM I JUDGED?

Local judges will score you on the following:

  • Building Description

  • Building Standards

  • Competition Photographs

  • Community Impact

  • Tenant Relations/Communications

  • Energy Conservation

  • Environmental, Regulatory, Sustainability, Waste

  • Emergency Preparedness/Life Safety

  • Training for Building Personnel

  • Overall Management Practices

Contact Us

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20th Floor

Indianapolis, IN 46204

Call:  (317) 632-4104

admin@bomaindy.org

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