2023 TOBY Competition Important information
HOW TO GET STARTED?
(please note that these dates are subject to change)
August 17, 2022: Virtual Informational Session
October 14, 2022: Deadline to submit local entry form and fee
November 23, 2022: Online submission due
December 6-10, 2022: In-person building tours/inspections occur
December 13-23, 2022: Online judging occurs
February 2023: Local TOBY winners announced during 2022 Best of BOMA Gala
February 2023: Regional TOBY submissions due
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.
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.
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