Awards & Recognition

The members of BOMA/Suburban Chicago are extremely dedicated to their profession in the commercial real estate industry and to the association. To honor their achievements throughout their career and their commitment to BOMA, we offer several ways to recognize our members.

Team Recognition

Property Managers know that they cannot manage their properties by themselves. It takes an entire team to seamlessly operate their buildings. The best way to celebrate their demonstrated teamwork is through applying for The Outstanding Building of the Year (TOBY) Awards. These annual awards are the most prestigious and comprehensive program of its kind in the commercial real estate industry. During the competitions, all facets of a building’s operations are thoroughly evaluated. Competitors are recognized on three levels - Local, Regional, and culminating with the International award ceremony held at the BOMA International EXPO each year in June. The application process for the local TOBY Awards begins in the summer of each year. Local winners are announced in November. The Regional competition starts in January with winners announced in spring. Regional winners automatically advance to the International competition.

Find out more about the TOBY Awards Program. 

Individual Recognition

Members are encouraged to nominate other members of the association for their dedication and commitment to BOMA. Annually, our members are invited to submit names of members who have helped make BOMA/Suburban Chicago a more effective organization through their participation, contributions, and involvement. All award recipients must be members in good standing. The Awards Committee will review nominations and select the award recipients, who will then be announced at the Holiday & Awards Lunch.

Individual Award Criteria

Regular/Associate Member of the Year

  • Involvement with committees
  • Participation at BOMA functions
  • Guidance given to property and facility professionals
  • Sharing and exchanging ideas for the benefit of the association


Engineer of the Year

  • Participation in BOMI International courses and other professional training
  • Attendance at BOMA Engineer’s Lunches or other networking events
  • Contribution to sustainable, energy saving projects at their property
  • Participation in BOMA seminars


Developing Leader of the Year

  • Involved in Developing Leaders events and projects
  • Encourages peer growth through networking
  • Demonstrates leadership
  • Generates new ideas for the continued development of the association


Lifetime Achievement Award

  • Established history of exceptional work (resume, LinkedIn)
  • Made a long lasting contribution to BOMA
  • Exhibits leadership and provides mentoring in the real estate industry
  • 20+ years of real estate industry experience and 10+ years of BOMA membership
  • Personal integrity
  • Demonstrates a desire to bring new people into the association or desire to enhance the association
  • Proof of consistent effort to go above and beyond

Find out more
 about the Individual Award recognition. 



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

Phone: (847) 995-0970
Fax: (847) 995-0971
boma@bomasuburbanchicago.com




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