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 are announced each April and then advance to the International
level. International winners will be announced by BOMA International to conclude their 2024 International Conference and EXPO.

If your TOBY entered building wins at the Local competition level, your building must have a BOMA 360 Designation to move on to the Regional TOBY competition. Check out the BOMA 360 information here.

BOMA/Suburban Chicago's TOBY Resources

Please access the 2024 TOBY Award Requirements on the BOMA International Website.

Deadline to submit buildings in BOMA/Suburban Chicago's local 2024 TOBY Entry program will be mid-September 2023. Please contact the BOMA/Suburban Chicago office about TOBY deadlines and process.

The Awards AND Recognition Committee
Tammy Reed, RPA, Sovereign Partners
Maggie Amaya, RPA, FMA, Vice Chair, JLL
Anne Persaud, RPA, Board Liaison, Millbrook Real Estate
Suzanne Boryscka, RPA, Lincoln Property Company
Jennifer Cook, M&J Asphalt Paving Co., Inc.
Terri Jones, LEED GA, Gasaway Maintenance Company
Sonia Patterson, Colliers International
Marc Schumer, Titan Security Group

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

2022 Regional TOBY 

Award Winner

Over 1 Million Square Feet Category

Kemper Lakes Business Center, Lake Zurich

Managed by Lincoln Property Company Commercial, Inc.

Our best to Kemper Lakes Business Center in the 2022 International TOBY Competition! 


2022 Local TOBY 

Award Winner

100,000 to 249,999 Square Foot Category

909 Davis Street, Evanston

Managed by NAI Hiffman

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

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


BOMA/Suburban Chicago is
federated with 

BOMA International

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