The Outstanding Building of the Year Awards (TOBY) 2013-2014

TOBY Awards

TOBY - "The Outstanding Building of the Year"- is recognized as the most prestigious, annual award program in the commercial real estate industry. Established by BOMA International in 1984, the TOBY awards process includes a rigorous review of all facets of the building’s operation and management.

Plan to join your AOBA colleagues at the TOBY Awards Celebration Dinner on June 12, 6:30 to 9:30pm at the Fairmont Washington, DC. This elegant evening event will celebrate excellence in commercial property management. All nominees and winners will be recognized, and a new award for the Commercial Engineer of the Year will be presented. Our distinguished MC’s for the evening are Joan Berman, Senior Vice President, Vornado/Charles E. Smith, and Doug Anderson, President, Bisnow. Watch for your printed invitation to this celebratory evening. Register online or just call 202.296.3390 to RSVP. Dress is cocktail attire.

Please check out the NEW Commercial Engineer of the Year Award nomination form, which is due April 30th. This Award will be presented at the 2014 TOBY Awards celebration.
Questions about the award process? Please contact Pam Oeler at 202.296.3390 or email Pam at

Congrats to our 2013 winners (listed below on the left) and special thanks to our 2014 TOBY Award sponsors (listed below on the right).

To view a new video featuring the TOBY Grand Winners from the past 12 years, click here. Also, check out the TOBY Awards video below, and peruse an interview with a local TOBY winner.

TOBY Experience Winners 2010


455 Massachusetts Avenue
100,000 – 249,999 Square Foot Building Category
455 Massachusetts Avenue
in Washington, DC, managed by
Cassidy Turley – Grand Local Winner
(received the highest score in the awards program)

1999 K Street
250,000 – 499,999 Square Foot Building Category
1999 K Street
in Washington, DC, managed by
Vornado/Charles E. Smith

1220 19th Street
Earth Building Category
1220 19th Street
in Washington, DC, managed by
Washington Real Estate Investment Trust

Chevy Chase Pavilion
Renovated Building Category
Chevy Chase Pavilion
in Washington, DC, managed by
Cassidy Turley

Woodland Point
Corporate Facility Building Category
Woodland Point
in Washington, DC, managed by
Lincoln Property Company

And congrats to Patriots Plaza I in Washington, DC, managed by CBRE, and Waterview Office Tower in Arlington, VA, managed by Paramount Group, for receiving a 2013 Honorable Mention.


1625 Eye Street
250,000 – 499,999 Square Foot Category
1625 Eye Street
Brookfield Office Properties

The TOBY Awards process allows commercial property managers the opportunity to: provide your leasing team with added value; offer extraordinary on-the-job training for your office building’s committed and talented management team; further strengthen your building’s team through a professional competition that’s recognized globally, and provide great PR visibility for you and your building.

TOBY Documents

2014 TOBY Sponsors

Gold Sponsors

Capitol Concierge


Paramount Group

Silver Sponsors

Pepco Energy Services, Inc.

Constellation New Energy

Building Maintenance Services

Seminar Sponsor

  • Akridge

Bronze Sponsors

  • Brookfield Office Properties
  • CBMC Capital Building Maintenance Corp.
  • Cassidy Turley
  • Classic Concierge, Inc.
  • Derick Associates, Inc.
  • Duke Realty Corporation
  • Healthy Buildings
  • Jones Lang LaSalle Americas, Inc.
  • PMM Companies
  • Premier Plantscapes, LLC
  • Red Coats, Inc.
  • Total Quality Building Services


  • Boston Properties
  • Flynn Architectural Finishes, Inc.
  • LSR Refinishing, Inc.
  • Manders Decorating Company, Inc.
  • Stuart Dean Company, Inc.


  • Avery Elevator Corporation
  • Toepfer Construction Company
  • The Tower Companies