The commercial real estate industry honored 16 properties with The Outstanding Building of the Year (TOBY) Award at the first-ever virtual awards ceremony hosted by the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) International. Four of those awards went to BOMA 360 Performance Program-designated properties located in Chicago.
In the Medical Office Building category, the winner was the Baylor Scott & White Charles A. Sammons Cancer Center in Dallas. The BOMA 360 Performance Program-designated building is owned and managed by Physicians Realty Trust.
Las Cimas II & III in Austin won the Suburban Office Park Low-Rise award. The BOMA 360 Performance Program-designated building is owned by Las Cimas Owners, LP and managed by Cushman & Wakefield.
The TOBY Awards are the commercial real estate industry’s highest recognition honoring excellence in building management and operations in 16 categories of building type or size. The 2020 competition featured 78 buildings from eight BOMA International regions. These buildings first won a TOBY Award from their BOMA local association and then went on to compete and win at the regional level.
Judging is based on criteria that includes community impact, tenant and employee relations programs, energy management, accessibility, emergency evacuation procedures, building personnel training programs and overall quality indicators. A team of industry experts also conducted comprehensive building inspections.