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The Outstanding Building of the Year (TOBY®) Awards is the most prestigious and comprehensive program of its kind in the commercial real estate industry recognizing quality in commercial buildings and rewarding excellence in building management.

Established by the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) International, The Outstanding Building of the Year (TOBY) Awards were developed in 1985 to honor and recognize the quality in office building operations and award excellence in office building management. During the competition, all facets of a building's operations are thoroughly evaluated. Buildings are judged on everything from community involvement and site management to environmental policies and procedures.

The TOBY Awards bring together members of BOMA New Jersey celebrate our great properties here. After a win at the local level, buildings move on to the BOMA Middle Atlantic Region to compete against other buildings for the honor of competing at the BOMA International level.


Building Judging Tours are anticipated to be held IN JULY 2022.

• You may nominate your own building or any other building in the State of New Jersey.

• At least 50% of a building’s space must be used as office space to be considered except Industrial and Retail categories.

• The building must be occupied for at least one full year from the date of occupancy of the first tenant by June 1, 2021 with a minimum of 12 months of operations.

• All buildings must be at least 50% occupied (physical occupancy)

• Each building may enter only one category.

• The building may not have won in the same category at the International level during the past 5 years or in another category during the past 3 years.

• All U.S. Entrants are required to be Energy Star® benchmarked



1. Suburban Office Park (*Low-Rise)

*Up to 5 Stories High, View category details

2. Suburban Office Park (*Mid-Rise)

*Between 6 -10 Stories High, View category details

Office Building Categories:

3. Under 100,000 SF

4. 100,000 - 249,999 SF

5. 250,000 - 499,999 SF

6. 500,000 - 1 Million SF

7. Over 1 Million SF

8. Corporate Facility

9. Medical Office Building

10. Historical Building

11. Earth

12. Industrial Office Building(s)

13. Mixed Use Building(s)

14. Renovated Building



(Square Footage, Suburban, Corporate)

• Under 100,000 Square Feet

• 100,000–249,000 Square Feet

• 250,000–499,000 Square Feet

• 500,000–1 Million Square Feet

• Over 1 Million Square Feet

• Suburban Office Park: Low Rise (1-5 stories)

• Suburban Office Park: Mid-Rise Suburban 

• Office Park: Low Rise (1-5 stories)

• Suburban Office Park: Mid-Rise (6-10 stories)

• Corporate Facility


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Need a Coaching Session? 

Sometimes, the best way to work through the process is to talk to someone who can offer guidance and answer questions.  Contact to setup a virtual meeting with one of our TOBY Award winning members.


   Please direct competition questions to:

Pat Hanley, BOMA-NJ BAE

c. 973-477-7625  


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(973) 696-2914

P.O. Box 7250, North Arlington, NJ 07031

The Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) International is a federation of 93 BOMA U.S. associations, BOMA Canada and its 11 regional associations and 13 BOMA international affiliates. Founded in 1907, BOMA represents the owners and managers of all commercial property types including nearly 10 billion square feet of U.S. office space that supports 3.7 million jobs and contributes $205 billion to the U.S. GDP. Its mission is to advance the interests of the entire commercial real estate industry through advocacy, education, research, standards and information. BOMA/New Jersey has been federated with BOMA International since 1974. Find BOMA International online at

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