Awards and Recognition

BOMA’s awards and recognition program allows members to demonstrate their excellence in commercial building management. This is done through two programs:

The Outstanding Building of the Year Awards (TOBY)

The Office Building of the Year "TOBY" Award was created in 1985 to salute excellence in the office building industry. It remains the most prestigious and comprehensive program of its kind in commercial real estate, recognizing quality in office buildings and awarding excellence in office building management. TOBY has drawn attention to hundreds of office buildings across the United States and Canada, and to the owners, managers and architects who conceive, operate and design them.

There are three levels to the competition: Local, Regional and International. Buildings must complete and win at the local and then regional level to qualify for the International competition. 

BOMA 360 Performance Program

BOMA 360 is a commercial real estate designation developed by the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) International that recognizes all-around excellence in building operations and management. The program benchmarks building performance in six key areas: operations and management; security and safety; training and education; energy; environment and sustainability; and tenant relations. Since the program’s inception in 2009, approximately 2,000 commercial properties have achieved the BOMA 360 label.

Earning a BOMA 360 designation offers buildings tangible results, measured through higher tenant retention and satisfaction scores, higher rental rates and documented operations and management savings and efficiencies as reported in designee surveys. 

Applications accepted daily. The designation is conferred quarterly.

TOBY Awards

BOMA 360 Performance Program