TOBY Awards Program


The Outstanding Building of the Year (TOBY) awards are the most prestigious and comprehensive program of their kind in the commercial real estate industry. These annual awards recognize exceptional tenant services, and reward excellence in building management and operations. Buildings are entered into one of fourteen available categories and all facets of a Building’s operations are thoroughly evaluated by a team of judges representing Owners, Property Managers, Engineering, and Service Providers. Buildings are judged on everything from community involvement and site management to environmental and sustainable policies.


Below are the 14 categories that get awarded with the TOBY Awards:

  • Historical Building
  • Corporate Facility
  • Office Building (industrial)
  • Renovated Building
  • Mixed-Use
  • Medical Office Building
  • Mid Rise, Award for Suburban Office Park
  • Low-Rise, Award for Suburban Office Park
  • Retail
  • 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.


The competition consists of three levels, beginning at the BOMA local association level. Winning entries at the local level advance to the regional level and, ultimately regional winners advance to the international level.
Each year, BOMA Philadelphia begins accepting entries in April, with entry remaining open until portfolio deadlines in June. The judging process includes review of all entries, including building tours, and occurs through July and August. The entries scoring highest in each category are recognized at the TOBY Awards Ceremony held in September.



  • Enhance your professional skills and knowledge, earn recognition and esteem from peers
  • Showcase your strengths and unique brand attributes of your building and organization
  • Identify and improve your building operational excellence


Your building has the opportunity to enter to compete in TWELVE diverse categories, such as Green Practices, Curb Appeal (City and Suburban!), Community Impact and more. Please see the attached Best of the Best document for more information on each category.

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“We are proud to be considered and selected as a winner in our building category considering the quality of buildings being evaluated. Our pride was magnified, and we are humbled, at being selected as the Best of the Best for the Philadelphia area for this year. As a building owner / operator our occupants and tenants appreciate the level of service and amenities offered and recognize the value added.”

Federal Reserve Bank Building of Philadelphia | James Faust
GRAND TOBY Winner | 500,000 - 999,999 SF Category Winner | 2018

"Winning a prestigious BOMA TOBY or Best of the Best Award is a true token of achievement. It is an honor to be recognized by the industry for explementary building operations, services and management.The entire building community, from our staff members, management and leasing teams, and owners, take immense pride in these accomplishments."

ONE Liberty Place | Cory Gunselman
TOBY Winner | Over 1 Million SF Building Category | 2017
BOTB Winner | Infrastructure, Lobby - City, Tenant  Amenity - City, Tenant Relations | 2018

"Being selected as a finalist by the TOBY Committee in your building's category is a true compliment to your building and its operation. Winning the TOBY in your category is the highest award given in our industry. Owners will realize the level of operational excellence in your building, while marketing and leasing can use your accomplishment as a sales tool."

123 South Broad Street | Frank Rosati 
TOBY Winner | Retail Category | 2013 & 2014