The Outstanding Building of the Year (TOBY)


TOBY (The Outstanding Building of the Year) Award is the most prestigious and
comprehensive program of its kind in the commercial real estate industry. All facets of
the 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 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 is conducted by the
local BOMA association: winning entries then advance to the Regional level; and finally,
Regional winners advance to the International level.

Regional winners will be announced in April 2020 and will advance to the International
level. International winners will be announced live on Tuesday, June 30, 2020 at the TOBY
Awards Program and Banquet during BOMA’s 2020 International Conference and EXPO in
Philadelphia, PA.

BOMA/Suburban Chicago's TOBY Resources

Best Practices & Quick Tips - Learn best practices from past winners and judges. 

2020 Program Timeline - Know the important dates during this year's contest.

16-Week Road Map to Success - Follow a guided plan and get weekly notifications to stay on track. 

FOCUS Article: What Your Should Know About the BOMA 360 Performance ProgramĀ® - Learn about the BOMA 360 program and how it compares to TOBY.

BOMA 360 vs TOBY Comparison Chart - See a side by side comparison of the BOMA 360 and TOBY requirements.

2020 Q&A Workshop Presentation - Review the presentation from the May 1st TOBY Q&A Workshop. 


Official 2020 TOBY Award Requirements By category
Office Building Categories (All Other)

Earth Category
Industrial Category
Public Assembly Mixed-Use Category
Renovated Category
Retail Category

A Special THANK YOU to the 2020 Local TOBY Judges
Maggie Amaya, RPA, FMA, JLL
Max Andrews, Matting by Design
Jennifer Cook, Landscape Concepts Management
Brendan Delaney, LEED AP O+M, JLL
Susan Houlihan, RPA, Colliers International
Terri Jones, LEED GA, Gasaway Maintenance Company
David Narey, CPM, Irgens
Tom Noonan, Millbrook Properties
Anne Persaud, RPA, Millbrook Properties
Tammy Reed, RPA, Lincoln Property Company
Marc Schuemer, Titan Security Group/Titan Electronics, Inc.


The Awards AND Recognition Committee
Anne Persaud, RPA, Chair, Millbrook Properties
Maggie Amaya, RPA, FMA, Vice Chair, JLL
Suzanne Boryscka, RPA, Board Liaison, Lincoln Property Company
Jennifer Cook, Landscape Concepts Management
Terri Jones, LEED GA, Gasaway Maintenance Company
Sonia Patterson, Colliers International
Marc Schuemer, Titan Security Group/Titan Electronics, Inc.
Tammy Reed, RPA, Lincoln Property Company
Heather Smith, RPA, Free Market Ventures
Jeffrey Wingert, RPA, Cushman & Wakefield


Questions? Contact Linda Hallberg or call the BOMA/Suburban Chicago office at
(847) 995-0970.


2020 TOBY 
Award Winners


Industrial Office Building category

the 2020 REGIONAL and LOCAL TOBY winner is

Butterfield 4000, Aurora
Managed by Duke Realty


Medical Office Building category

the 2020 Local TOBY winner is
The Graham Medical Office Building, Evanston
Managed by Colliers International


Corporate Facility category

the 2020 Local TOBY winner is

Highland Landmark V, Downers Grove
Managed by Cushman & Wakefield

Over 1 Million Square Feet category

the 2020 Local TOBY winner is

Schaumburg Corporate Center, Schaumburg
Managed by Glenstar


Congratulations to all 2020 
TOBY Award Winners! 




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Phone: (847) 995-0970
Fax: (847) 995-0971
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