The Outstanding Building of the Year (TOBY)


TOBY Judge Orientation

Whether you have been selected to be a judge this year, or if you've ever considered being a TOBY judge, don't miss the TOBY Judge Orientation on October 1st in the BOMA Office. The Awards & Recognition Committee will offer best practices  and tips to make the TOBY judging process a breeze during this Q&A session.

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Join the TOBY Road Map to Success! 

It's still not too late to enter TOBY. The 2020 TOBY Awards competition is currently underway and there's just one thing missing - YOUR ENTRY! 


BOMA/Suburban Chicago's Awards & Recognition Committee have made it easier than ever this year to enter the TOBY Awards. With the 16-Week TOBY Road Map to Success, entrants receive weekly email reminders to work on portions of their application and the TOBY requirements are broken down into smaller, more manageable tasks.


See how simple we've made it by checking out samples of past weekly emails reminders:

Week 1: Determine your Category and Eligibility

Week 2: Get Organized/Write a Building Description
Week 3: Begin Your Buildings Standards Section
Week 4: Continue Your Building Standards Section
Week 5: Take Competition and Awards Ceremony Photos
Week 6: Report on Community Impact
Week 7: Continue your Report on Community Impact

Week 8: Provide an Overview of your Tenant Relations

Week 9: Share your ENERGY STARĀ® and Energy Conservation Data

Week 10: Continue to Write your Energy Conservation Data

Week 11: Discuss your Environmental, Regulatory, and Sustainability Initiatives

Week 12: Describe your Waste Management Plan

Week 13: Describe your Emergency Preparedness/Life Safety Procedures 

Week 14: Describe Training for Building Personnel

Week 15: Proof All of your Work


You may submit the Entry Intent Form anytime between now and Friday, September 13. The deadline to submit your TOBY Application is Friday, September 20. The earlier you submit your Entry Intent Form, the sooner you will start to receive weekly email reminders.

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. 

2020 Planning Outline - Plan ahead by gathering required documentation. 

2020 Entry Intent Form - Secure your spot in the contest by submitting your entry form.

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

2020 Building Inspection Form (All Categories) 


The Awards & Recognition Committee

Anne Persaud, RPA, Chair, Millbrook Properties

Maggie Amaya, RPA, FMA, Vice Chair, JLL

Suzanne, Boryscka, RPA, Board Liaison, Lincoln Property Company

Jen Cook, Everest Snow Management

Terri Jones, Gasaway Maintenance Company

Dana Lusa, RPA, JLL

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 & Wakfield

Heather Woods, Staff, BOMA/Suburban Chicago


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


2018 Regional TOBY
Award Winners



In the Suburban Office Park – Mid-Rise
Category, the winner is:

Arboretum Lakes in Lisle
Managed by Millbrook Properties



In the 100,000 to 249,999 Sqaure Feet 
Category, the winner is:

Edens in Northbrook
Managed by NAI Hiffman



In the Suburban Office Park Low-Rise 

Category, the winner is:

Naperville Woods Office Center in Naperville
Managed by NAI Hiffman



In the 250,000-499,999 Square Feet
Category
, the winner is:

Windy Point II in Schaumburg
Managed by Piedmont Office Realty Trust



Congratulations to the 2018 Regional 
TOBY Award Winners! 




BOMA/Suburban Chicago
1515 E. Woodfield Rd, Suite 110
Schaumburg IL 60173

Phone: (847) 995-0970
Fax: (847) 995-0971
boma@bomasuburbanchicago.com




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