2021 TOBY Competition

TOBY Timeline:

July 1, 2020 - TOBY Online Submission portal opens or 2021 TOBY Cycle
September 18, 2020 -
Local TOBY Submission Forms due to BOMA Greater Minneapolis
November 25, 2020 -
Online local submissions due
December, 2020 -
Building tours (exact dates TBD)
February 18, 2021 - Local TOBY winners announced during Best of BOMA Gala
March 5, 2021 -
Regional Recommendations for International Judges Due
March 19, 2021 -
Midwest Northern Regional Submissions Due
March 31, 2021 -
All building's EnergyStar data must be shared with BOMA International
April 2, 2021 -
Member  of the Year bios and photos due to BOMA International
April 16, 2021 -
All Regional winners submitted to BOMA International for International Competition
May 3,  2021 -
International judging begins
May 21, 2021 -
International judging ends
June 18, 2021 -
All TOBY Nominees announced
July 21, 2021 -
International TOBY Awards in Boston, MA

2021 Competitors
Colonial Warehouse - The Excelsior Group
TractorWorks - City Center Real Estate Services
100,000-249,999 SF CATEGORY
Norman Pointe 1 - Piedmont Office Realty Trust
The Nordic - Cushman & Wakefield
250,000-499,999 SF CATEGORY
3701 Wayzata - CBRE
7700 France - Frauenshuh
Crescent Ridge Corporate Center I - Cushman & Wakefield
LaSalle Plaza - Zeller
U.S. Bancorp Center - Piedmont Office Realty Trust
Fifth Street Towers - Zeller
Wells Fargo Center - Hines

TOBY 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.

Earth Building: 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.

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 historical physical integrity, which means the site must be relatively undisturbed. Renovations to the original framework are acceptable.

Industrial Office Building: 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. 

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. Patient stays must be less than 24-hours (but could occur within any 24-hour period).

Mixed-Use Building: 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. 

Public Assembly Building: All buildings must be publicly accessible and support multiple uses. These buildings may be part of a larger portfolio. This category includes: stand-alone arenas, amphitheaters, auditoriums, art galleries, churches, hotels, convention centers, exhibit halls, courthouses, stadiums, university building(s) and other buildings that are publicly accessible. 

Renovated Building: Buildings must be at least 15 years old, have maintained a minimum of 50% occupancy (physical 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. 

Retail Building: 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 within a minimum of 50% occupancy. The anchor ratio must be at least 25% and the property must contain at least one anchor retailer. 

Suburban Office Park (Low-Rise): Two or more buildings managed by the same management company with the tallest building being no higher than 5 stories; all buildings must occupy land greater than 5 acres and are located outside of the central business district or the downtown core area. 

Suburban Office Park (Mid-Rise): Two or more buildings managed by the same management company with one building that is 6-10 stories in height, all buildings must occupy land greater than 5 acres and are located outside of the central business district or the downtown core area. NOTE: if a suburban office park is comprised of both low and mid-rise buildings, the entry must submit under the Mid-Rise category.

Office Building Square Footage Categories:
Under 100,000 Sq. Ft. Building
100,000 - 249,999 Sq. Ft. Building
250,000 - 499,999 Sq. Ft. Building
500,000 - 1 Million Sq. Ft. Building
Over 1 Million Sq. Ft. Building

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