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2018 TOBY Program Dates

  • Local TOBY Awards Entry Submission Deadline: August 15, 2017
  • Call for Judges: August 18, 2017
  • Judges Workshop: September 7, 2017
  • Local Judging : September 12, 13 & 14, 2017
  • Local TOBY Winners Announced: Annual Awards Extravaganza: December 1, 2017
  • Local Winners Workshop: December 7, 2017
  • Regional Submission Deadline: TBD
  • International Submission Deadline: April 6, 2018
     

Now Seeking Entrants for the 2018 TOBY Awards

Build your team and get recognition your outstanding property deserves with TOBY! Our improved entry process makes it easier than ever to compete. Local entrants need only to submit a brief online questionnaire along with a $75 registration fee, and provide a tour for local judges in September. That's it - no more books, lengthy online submissions or hours of compiling data. Enter your property below by August 15! For questions, contact us.

Want to know what it takes to win a TOBY? Download the 2018 TOBY Entrant Requirements below. Read about two brand-new categories, Mixed Use and Public Assembly, and new guidelines that give you a chance to compete in a category where your building will shine.

Congratulations to Our 2017 International TOBY Award Winners

The Outstanding Building of the Year International winners were honored at the 2017 BOMA International Conference on Tuesday, June 27 in Nashville, TN. Houston BOMA is proud to announce two members were leaders in their categories and brought home International TOBY awards! Congratulations to our winners:

Corporate Facility: HESS Tower

Owner: HT Houston Portfolio, LP
 
Managed by: CBRE
 
Property Manager: Janet Shipley, CPM

 

Renovated: One Shell Plaza

Owner: Busycon Properties, LLC
 
Managed by: Hines
 
Property Manager: Sarah Sutton

Congratulations to Our 2017 Regional TOBY Award Winners

The Regional Outstanding Building of the Year winners were honored at the 2017 Southwest Regional Conference on Saturday, April 1. We are proud to announce Houston swept the competition, bringing home five awards! Congratulations to our winners:

Over 1 Million square feet: 1100 Louisiana
Owner: Fantome Tower LP

Managed by: Hines

Property Manager: Kelly McNeill


250,000 - 499,999 square feet: BBVA Compass Plaza

Owner: Masaveu Post Oak Houston

Managed by: Stream Realty

Property Manager: Michael Kent, CCIM, CPM

 
Medical Office Building: Memorial Hermann Southeast Plaza 2

 Owner: HCP Ventures V, LLC

Managed by: CBRE

Property Manager: Sherry Farrow

 

Corporate Facility: HESS Tower

Owner: HT Houston Portfolio, LP

Managed by: CBRE

Property Manager: Janet Shipley, CPM

 

Renovated: One Shell Plaza

Owner: Busycon Properties, LLC

Managed by: Hines

Property Manager: Sarah Sutton


We wish these Regional TOBY winners best of luck as they advance to compete in International TOBY Competition! Winners will be announced at the BOMA International Conference & Expo on June 27, 2017 in Nashville, Tennessee. 


Congratulations to Our 2017 TOBY Award Winners

The Outstanding Buildings of the Year have been named by Houston BOMA and were honored at the 2016 Annual Awards Extravaganza on Friday, December 2. We're proud to recognize the winners and congratulate them on their success!


Over 1 Million square feet: 1100 Louisiana

Owner: Fantome Tower LP
 Managed by: Hines
Property Manager: Kelly McNeill

500,000 - 999,999 square feet: Towers at Westchase
Owner: Franklin Street Properties
Managed by: Stream Realty
Property Manager: Anessa Sillman


250,000 - 499,999 square feet: BBVA Compass Plaza
Owner: Corporacion Masaveu
Managed by: Stream Realty
Property Manager: Michael Kent


Medical Office Building: Memorial Hermann Southeast Plaza 2
Owner: HCP Ventures V, LLC
Managed by: CBRE
Property Manager: Sherry Farrow



Corporate Facility: HESS Tower
Owner: HT Houston Portfolio, LP
Managed by: CBRE
Property Manager: Janet Shipley


 
Renovated: One Shell Plaza 
Owner: Busycon Properties, LLC
Managed by: Hines
Property Manager: Sarah Sutton


 



Congratulations to Our 2016 
International
TOBY Award Winners!

Two of Houston's very own Outstanding Buildings of the Year took home the top awards in their categories at the 2016 International TOBY Awards on Tuesday, June 28, 2016. We're proud to recognize our two newest International TOBY winners and congratulate them on their success!

  • 500,000 - 999,999 square feet: BG Group Place. Manager: Amy Wagner, Hines Interests. Owner: BG Holdco, LLC.
  • Earth Award: 717 Texas Avenue. Manager: Sara Del Aguila, Hines. Owner: Block 59 LP
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    2016 International TOBY Winner 717 Texas



    2016 International TOBY Winner BG Group Place


     

     2016 TOBY Winners Videos



     

     

    250,000 - 499,999 SF Category: BBVA Compass Plaza 

     
    Over 1 Million SF Category: Pennzoil Place 

    Renovated Category: The Bellevue 

    500,000 - 999,999 SF Category: BG Group Place

    Historical Category: Esperson
     
    Retail Category: Vintage Park Shopping Village
     

    Earth Category: 717 Texas


     



    About the TOBY Awards

    It's a New Day for TOBY in Houston!

    Houston BOMA has revised its TOBY program to respond to the challenges of today's property managers. Not only have we made competing less cumbersome, but we are placing increased emphasis on our Houston winners. Here's what's new:
    • A simple only entry form and a building tour are the requirements for the local competition
    • If you are the successful entry in your category, preparing a portfolio for the regional and international competitions is optional.
    The TOBY Award

    The Outstanding Building of the Year (TOBY) Awards are the most prestigious and comprehensive programs of their kind in the commercial real estate industry. The program recognizes outstanding performance in buildings and rewards excellence in building management. Buildings can enter in a category based on size or other classifications such as Suburban Low and Mid-Rise, Corporate, Medical, Industrial, Retail, Renovated, and Earth.

    How TOBY Works

    There is a lot that happens before we celebrate all of the hard work that goes into running award-worthy buildings. It all starts with our property management teams and their buildings.

    While you are preparing your building to be judged for competition, teams of Houston BOMA volunteer-judges are assembled. Judging teams are made up of 3 or more property managers and service providers. The team is always led by a property manager. Each team-member is screened for potential conflicts of interest before judging categories are assigned. Each team member must judge all buildings within a category for his or her scoring to count.

    Each team leader will contact the property manager entrants to schedule a convenient time for a building tour. During the site visit, each member of the team independently rates your building in a variety of building management areas. The members will tally a final total, provide comments, and return their score sheets to the Team Leader. The TOBY Chairperson collects all score sheets, records the scoring and rankings for each building category to determine the winner. The winners are closely-held until the announcement at the Annual Awards Extravaganza.
     
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