2017 TOBY Entry Categories

Corporate Facility*


All buildings must be a single-use facility at least 50% occupied by the corporate entity—includes government agencies and private enterprises.





All buildings with at least 50% office area where the building and building management team preserve and enhance the internal and external environment through green and sustainable programs.


Government Building*



All buildings must be government-owned and at least 50% occupied by government entities; local, state, provincial, or federal.


Historical Building*



All buildings must be at least 50 years old with original design maintained. This category includes all sizes of buildings meeting the age criterion. The building must retain its historic physical integrity, which means the site must be relatively undisturbed. Renovations to the original framework is acceptable.


Industrial Office Building(s)*



All buildings, comprising a total project, to include any single building industrial properties, one to two stories in height, with more than 5% and less than 50% office area. Building(s) must have a loading dock, roll-up or sliding rear door(s) for loading, with no common lobby or corridors except for restroom vestibules and utility or fire equipment access.


Medical Office Building*



All buildings must be at least 75% medical use, and at least 50% of the dedicated medical use space must be for private physician or hospital employed physician offices. The building can be located on or off a hospital campus, and its tenancy can be comprised of 50% hospital uses or ancillary services, (such as imaging, physical therapy, rehabilitation clinics, prosthetics, pharmacy clinics and the like) provided by the hospital, including employed or aligned physician offices, ambulatory surgery centers, clinical labs (such as catheterization labs). Patient stays must be less than 24-hours (but could occur within any 24 hour period.

Mixed-Use Category* NEW!

All properties will have minimum of 10% Office in a planned integration of at least three components that are a mix of Retail, Entertainment, Residential, Hotel, Recreation or Other Functions. Each component will be at a minimum of 10% of the total property. The property can be one or more buildings managed by the same company. It is pedestrian-oriented and contains elements of a live-work-play environment. It maximizes space usage, has amentities and architectural features that tends to mitigate traffice and sprawl.

Public Assembly Buildings*


All buildings must be publicly accessible and support multiple uses. The multiple use character of these buildings may influence the building's utility use, opening hours and tenant or occupant relations. These buildings may be part of a larger portfolio. This category includes: stand-alone areanas, amphitheaters, auditoriums, art galleries, churches, hotels, convention centers, exhibit halls, courthouses, stadiums, university building(s) and other buildings that are publicly accessible. This category allows for entry restrictions based on ticketed or multi-tenant/occupant areas. When a building fits a different TOBY category, it should be entered in that category.


Renovated Building*















All Building(s) must be at least 15 years old, have maintained a minimum of 50% occupancy during the renovation process for all building(s) and 3 or more projects must be completed in each building when submitting multiple buildings. If entry is a single building, a minimum of 5 projects are necessary. Renovation can encompass:

(1) Rehabilitation (the restoration of a property to satisfactory condition without changing the plan, form, or style of a structure);

(2) Modernization (taking corrective measures to bring a property into conformity with changes in style, whether exterior or interior. It requires replacing parts of the structure or mechanical equipment with modern replacements of the same kind but not including capital additions); and

(3) Remodeling (changing the plan, form or style of a structure to correct functional or economic deficiencies). In order to be eligible, a minimum of five of the following work projects must be completed by January 2014 and the building must enter the TOBY program within 5 years following substantial completion of the last renovation projects to be eligible for this category.

1. New roof, re-roof or green roof
2. New boilers/HVAC /Central Plant
3. Cleaning/Painting/New design of existing building envelope
4. New electrical system
5. New fire panel/sprinkler system
6. Modernization of elevators which can include mechanicals, ADA compliance and interior cabs refurbishment
7. New security systems can include card access, cameras, console, fire panel etc.
8. Renovation of main lobby that includes 3 or more of the following items: floors, walls, entry doors, signage, security desk etc.
9. Renovation of restrooms that includes 4 or more of the following items: sinks, counter tops, toilet, urinals, floors, walls, lighting, faucets, flushometers, stale partitions etc
10. Installation of new windows

Category Description



A group of retail and other commercial establishments, either enclosed or open air, managed by one company. The entry must be managed as a single property, one to multiple levels in height with a minimum of 50 percent occupancy. The anchor ratio must be at least 25 percent and the property must contain at least one anchor retailer (Grocery, Fashion, Department Store, etc.). The entry may consist of neighborhood centers (30,000 – 150,000 sq. ft.), community centers (100,000 – 400,000 sq. ft.), power centers (250,000 – 600,000 sq. ft.), regional shopping centers (400,000 – 800,000 sq. ft.) or super regional shopping centers (800,000 plus sq. ft.). No minimum office area is required.


Suburban Office Park (Low-Rise)*



Two or more buildings with the tallest building being no higher than 5 stories; all buildings must occupy a land greater than 5 acres and are located outside of the central business district.


Suburban Office Park (Mid-Rise)*



Two or more buildings with 1 building that is 6 to 10 stories in height, all buildings must occupy land greater than 5 acres and are located outside of the central business district.

NOTE: If a suburban office park is comprised of both low- and mid-rise buildings, the entry must submit under the Mid-Rise category.


-Under 100,000 Square Feet*

-100,000 - 249,999 Square Feet

-250,000 499,999 Square Feet

-500,000 1 Million Square Feet

-Over 1 Million Square Feet


All buildings with at least 50% office area are eligible.

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