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What are the TOBY Awards

The Outstanding Building of the Year (TOBY) Awards are the most prestigious and comprehensive programs of their kind in the commercial real estate industry. The program recognizes outstanding performance in buildings and rewards excellence in building management. Buildings can enter in a category based on size or other classification such as Suburban Low and Mid-Rise, Corporate, Medical, Industrial, Retail, Renovated, and Earth.

Testimonials from TOBY Winners

"Participating in the TOBY’s is a competitive, fun way to show off all that your building has to offer and recognizes the dedication to excellence of the entire management team. It is also a fantastic opportunity to create a ‘living’ reference manual for your building. We originally participated in 2007 and continue to reference our TOBY submission to this day!"

-Kip Linse | Executive Director | Corporate Services
Facilities & Services, Chief Administrative Office, USAA

“By entering your building in the TOBY program, you are able to enhance the team camaraderie……this entire process brings the entire staff together for a rewarding and important, high profile competition. As well, it brings your vendors into the mix allowing them to be part of the team in providing a spectacular end result to be judged. It is such a rewarding feeling when all the hard work and preparation that goes into the process results in a WIN….for the team, the owner, and our vendor partners”.

-Mary Anne Lanoue, RPA | Senior General Manager
Northridge Property Management


How TOBY Works

There is no doubt the TOBY Awards Gala is a night to remember. But there is a lot that happens to get to the point where we celebrate all of the hard work that goes into running award-worthy buildings. It all starts with our property management teams and their buildings.

While you are preparing your building to be judged for competition, teams of BOMA Greater Phoenix volunteer-judges are assembled. Judging teams are made up of 3 or more property managers and service providers. The team is always led by a Property Manager. Each team-member is screened for potential conflicts of interest before judging categories are assigned. Each team member must judge all buildings within a category for his or her scoring to count.

Starting in late August or Early September, each team leader will contact the property manager entrants to schedule a convenient time for a building tour. During the site visit, each member of the team independently rates your building in a variety of building management areas. The members will tally a final total, provide comments, and return their score sheets to the Team Leader. The Judging Co-Chair collects all score sheets, records the scoring and rankings for each building category to determine the winner. The winners are closely-held until the announcement at the TOBY Gala.

Entering Your Building

Entering your building is easy. Just use the links below to understand the requirements and submit your entry.

Want to be better prepared? Attend the Property Manager TOBY Workshop to learn how to prepare for judging and gain an edge! This fantastic learning opportunity will be scheduled soon-

 You do NOT have to enter your building to attend. However, you must be a BOMA member (or apply for membership to be approved before you can enter)manage commercial properties in the Phoenix Metro area to receive this free training.

 

The 2017 BOMA Greater Phoenix TOBY application is now ONLINE!

 
 click graphic or below for online application form

 

 

To increase participation at the Regional and International levels, the local competition follows TOBY guidelines as set forth by BOMA International.

 

To view the TOBY Building requirements, click here 

TOBY Tip: Review the Judges forms and Inspections sheets for your category. Find them on the Judging Information page.


 

 



 General Awards Criteria

1.  Individuals submitting a nomination must be a member in good standing of BOMA Greater Phoenix.

2.  Individual receiving award must be a member in good standing of BOMA Greater Phoenix, except that, for Building Engineer of the Year, the nominee does not have to be a member.  For a Building Engineer to be eligible to receive an award, the property he/she oversees must be entered into the TOBY competition for the current year in which the applicant is nominated.

3.  Submissions must be entered online using the online Individual nomination form.  Please explain items in detail that would help support nominees qualifications. Submitter’s writing skill is not a factor in judging the nominee

VIEW CATEGORY DESCRIPTIONS HERE!

Congratulations to our 2016 TOBY Award Winners!

The 2016 BOMA Greater Phoenix The Outstanding Building of the Year (TOBY) awards were presented on Nov. 4 at the Arizona Biltmore, which are among the highest honors bestowed by the association.

 The annual association awards recognize quality of buildings and excellence in building management. 

 Buildings are judged on all facets of building operations including community involvement, site management, “green” policies and management procedures. 

500,000 - 1 MILLION SQUARE FEET CATEGORY

BUILDING NAME:Renaissance Square
ADDRESS: 50 N. Central Ave.,
Phoenix, AZ 85004
OWNER: Hines
ARCHITECT: Emery, Roth & Sons, Inc.
MANAGEMENT COMPANY: Hines
PROPERTY MANAGER: Steve Hamel

250,000 - 499,999 SQUARE FEET CATEGORY

BUILDING NAME:Anchor Centre
ADDRESS: 2201 E. Camelback Road,
Phoenix AZ 85016
OWNER: KBS
ARCHITECT: Phoenix Design One
MANAGEMENT COMPANY: CBRE
PROPERTY MANAGER: Julie Martens

100,000 - 249,000 SQUARE FEET CATEGORY

BUILDING NAME:Raintree Corporate
Center III

ADDRESS: 8800 E. Raintree Drive,
Scottsdale AZ 85260
OWNER: Raintree Venture Owner, LLC, an
affliliate of Equus Capital Partners, LTD
ARCHITECT: Patrick Hayes Architecture
MANAGEMENT COMPANY: CBRE
PROPERTY MANAGER: Logan Mather

UNDER 100,000 SQUARE FEET CATEGORY

BUILDING NAME:Vintage Point
ADDRESS: 2633 E. Indian School Road,
Phoenix AZ 85016
OWNER: Vintage Point Condominium
Assoc
MANAGEMENT COMPANY: Victoria
Properties
PROPERTY MANAGER: Traci Cheadle

EARTH CATEGORY

BUILDING NAME:Max at Kierland
ADDRESS: 16220 N. Scottsdale Road,
Scottsdale AZ 85254
OWNER: Artis REIT
ARCHITECT: Keating Khang Architects
MANAGEMENT COMPANY: Axus
Management
PROPERTY MANAGER: Meg Gibbons

HISTORICAL CATEGORY

BUILDING NAME:Luhrs City Center
ADDRESS: 11-45 W. Jefferson St.,
Phoenix AZ 85003
OWNER: Invesco
ARCHITECT: Trost & Trost
MANAGEMENT COMPANY: Lincoln Property
Company
PROPERTY MANAGER: Jessica Allen

INDUSTRIAL OFFICE PARK CATEGORY

BUILDING NAME: Coldwater Depot
ADDRESS: 1100 N. 127th Ave.,
Avondale AZ 85323
OWNER: J & J Coldwater - Lake
Washington Partners
ARCHITECT: Butler Design Group
MANAGEMENT COMPANY: Cushman
Wakefield
PROPERTY MANAGER: Patti Farina

 

SUBURBAN OFFICE LOW-RISE

BUILDING NAME:PetSmart HQ
ADDRESS: 19601 N. 27th Ave.,
Phoenix AZ 85027
OWNER: Cole PM Phoenix AZ, LLC
ARCHITECT: DFDG
MANAGEMENT COMPANY: Vereit, Inc
PROPERTY MANAGER: Sofia Tobar

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