TOBY Awards

This award recognizes excellence in commercial building management on the local level.  The entry process begins in January; awards are presented at the Commercial Awards Celebration dinner in June.

What's TOBY All About?

Now in its 35th year, the Outstanding Building of the Year "TOBY" Award is the most prestigious and comprehensive program of its kind in the commercial real estate industry! It recognizes and rewards excellence in office building management.  Watch for 2019 documents and nomination deadlines coming soon!

How Does the Award Process Work?

The competition consists of three levels of judging. Local BOMA Associations hold the first level of the competition. Winning entrants then advance to the regional level, and finally, regional winners advance to the international level. International winners are recognized at BOMA International's Every Building Conference & Expo in June each year.   Have questions about the award process? Please contact Annabel Bendz at 202.296.3390 ext. 763 or email

What Aspects of a Building Are Evaluated?

All facets of a building's operations are thouroughly evaluated during the on-site building inspection and on-line portfolio judging. These include such areas as tenant relations programs, community involvement, emergency evacuation procedures, sustainability programs, preventive maintenance schedules, security issues, policy and procedures manuals and continuing education for building personnel. 

What Types of Documents Are Submitted for Review?

Floor plans and photographs complete the regional portfolio, fulfilling an in-depth review of each TOBY entry. Each entry showcases outstanding property teams throughout the Washington area.
Local, Regional and International TOBY 2019 Guidelines and Deadlines:

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2018 TOBY Sponsor Reservation Form       
2018 Sponsor Benefits List 

TOBY Documents

2018 TOBY Sponsors

Gold Sponsors

Capitol Concierge 


TOBY Awards 2018 Silver Sponsors

Floral Sponsor |Blake Real Estate, Inc. Seminar Sponsor | Akridge |
Bronze Sponsors | Brookfield | The CBMC Group | Classic Concierge, Inc. | Derick Associates, Inc. | Healthy Buildings | JLL | Total Quality Building Services 
Patron Sponsors | Boston Properties | Flynn Architectural Finishes, Inc. | MRP Realty | Stuart Dean Company, Inc.

2018 Washington Metro Local TOBY Award Recipients

Fairview Park, managed by CBRE, Inc.
One Metro Center, managed by Lincoln Property Company
(100,000 – 249,999 Sq Ft Building) 1800 K Street, NW, managed by Transwestern - Local Winner
(250,000 – 499,999 Sq Ft Building Category) *Wisconsin Place, managed by Boston Properties  - Grand Local Winner

2017 Washington Metro Local TOBY Award Recipients

100,000 – 249,999 Square Foot Building: Center for Strategic & International Studies, managed by CBRE
250,000 – 499,999 Square Foot Building: Crystal Gateway North, managed by Vornado/Charles E. Smith
Over 1 Million Square Feet: GRAND LOCAL TOBY Winner: U.S. Department of Transportation, managed by The JBG Companies
Renovated Building: Silverline Center, managed by Washington REIT
Historical Building: 1101 17th Street, managed by Vornado/ Charles E. Smith

View photos from the 2017 TOBY Award Celebration

2016 Washington Metro Local Award Category Winners:

*Suburban Office Park, Low-Rise: Atlantic Corporate Park – Managed by First Potomac Realty Trust, LP --Grand Local Winner
(100,000 – 249,999 Sq Ft Building) 1750 H Street – Managed by First Potomac Realty Trust, LP
(250,000 – 499,999 Sq FT Building) 800 17th Street – Managed by JLL 
Renovated Building: Bethesda Crossing – Managed by MRP Realty 

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