History of the TOBY Awards

  • TOBY: The Outstanding Building of the Year
    • Formerly called -The Office Building of the Year, “TOBY” Awards was created in 1985 by BOMA International to recognize excellence in the office building industry
  • The first International TOBY competition consisted of 23 regional entries in only four categories
    • There are now 14 categories, which includes the Earth Category
  • Since its introduction in 1985, involvement in the TOBY Awards Program has more than tripled.
    • The June 2012 BOMA International awards ceremony consisted of over 84 entries from all eight regions and international

Annual Awards Dinner



Comeback Building of the Year - Times Union Center

Renovated Building of the Year - The News Apartments

New Building of the Year - Pioneer Bank Headquarters 

Principal Member of the Year - Kevin Quinn, BBL Companies

Allied Member of the Year - Lisa Despart, AWCplus

Corporation of the Year - Carrow Real Estate Services

Engineer of the Year - David Garretson, First Columbia


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