TOBY (The Outstanding Building of the Year) Award is the most prestigious and
comprehensive program of its kind in the commercial real estate industry. All facets of
the building’s operations are thoroughly evaluated during the judging process, including
tenant relations programs, community involvement, emergency preparedness and
security standards, and continuing education for building personnel. Floor plans and
photographs round out the portfolio, providing an extensive examination of the building
by the judges.
The competition consists of three levels of judging. The first level is conducted by the
local BOMA association: winning entries then advance to the Regional level; and finally,
Regional winners advance to the International level.
Regional winners are announced each April and then advance to the International
level. International winners will be announced by BOMA International during their 2021 International Conference and EXPO, July 18-21, 2021.
BOMA/Suburban Chicago's TOBY Resources
2021 Program Timeline - Know the important dates during this year's contest.
16-Week Road Map to Success - Follow a guided plan and get weekly notifications to stay on track.
Official 2021 TOBY Award Requirements
Please access the 2021 TOBY Award Requirements on the BOMA International Website.
The Awards AND Recognition Committee
Anne Persaud, RPA, Chair, Millbrook Properties
Maggie Amaya, RPA, FMA, Vice Chair, JLL
Suzanne Boryscka, RPA, Board Liaison, Lincoln Property Company
Jennifer Cook, Allegiant Fire Protection, LLC
Terri Jones, LEED GA, Gasaway Maintenance Company
Sonia Patterson, Colliers International
Tammy Reed, RPA, Lincoln Property Company
Heather Smith, RPA, Free Market Ventures
Marc Schumer, Titan Security Group
Jeffrey Wingert, RPA, Cushman & Wakefield
Questions? Contact Linda Hallberg or call the BOMA/Suburban Chicago office at
2021 Local AND
North Central Region
Industrial Building Category
Butterfield 4000, Aurora
Managed by Duke Realty
Renovated Building Category
400 Skokie, Northbrook
Managed by Ameritus, LLC
100,000 to 249,999 Square Feet Category
Managed by NAI Hiffman
Our best to all three buildings as they advance to the 2021
International TOBY Competition!