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.

Congrats to our 2014 TOBY Winners!

Eight outstanding entrants vied for the awards this year, and the winning management teams were honored on June 12th at an industry dinner at the Fairmont Washington, DC.  Approximately 250 commercial property management professionals attended the event.  Scroll down to see our 2014 local winners (on left)!

Also, congratulations to two buildings which received an Honorable Mention: Washington Harbour in Washington, DC, managed by MRP Real Estate Services Group, LLC, and Dulles View in Herndon, VA, managed by CBRE.

In addition, a first-annual Commercial Engineer of the Year Award was presented to Chris Guay, Chief Engineer, Transwestern. Finalists for this new award included  Henry Asante, Chief Operating Engineer, Cassidy Turley; Robert Boyll, Senior Chief Building Engineer, Washington Real Estate Investment Trust; and Kevin Parks, Assistant Chief Engineer, Brookfield Office Properties.

Questions about the award process? Please contact Pam Oeler at 202.296.3390 or email Pam at Special thanks to our 2014 TOBY Award sponsors (listed below on the right).

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

TOBY Experience Winners 2010


Akridge Team - Carroll Square
100,000 – 249,999 Square Foot Building Category
Carroll Square
in Washington, DC, managed by
Akridge – Grand Local Winner

(received the highest score in the competition)

Boston Properties Team - 2200 Pennsylvania Avenue
250,000 – 499,999 Square Foot Building Category
2200 Pennsylvania Avenue
in Washington, DC, managed by
Boston Properties

Washington Real Estate Investment Trust Team - 2000 M Street
Earth Building Category
2000 M Street
in Washington, DC, managed by
Washington Real Estate Investment Trust

Washington Real Estate Investment Trust Team - 6110 Executive Boulevard
Renovated Building Category
6110 Executive Boulevard
in Rockville, MD, managed by
Washington Real Estate Investment Trust

Paramount Group, Inc. Team - Waterview
500,000 – 1 Million Square Foot Building Category
in Arlington, VA, managed by
Paramount Group, Inc.

And congratulations to Washington Harbour in Washington, DC, managed by MRP Real Estate Services Group, LLC, and Dulles View in Herndon, VA, managed by CBRE, for receiving a 2014 Honorable Mention.


Cassidy Turley Team - Chevy Chase Pavilion
Renovated Category
Chevy Chase Pavilion
Cassidy Turley

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