TOBY Resources

TOBY Intent to Enter Form
(Microsoft Word Document)

2019 TOBY Entry Requirements

Building Inspection Forms

These are the forms used by judges  during the building inspection portion of judging. This occurs after the application review. Proctors should review these forms with you to confirm any sections of the inspection form where a score does not apply. For example, if you don't have a cafeteria, that section is marked "N/A" and does not count against your percentage. All buildings must meet a minimum score of 70% to be eligible to compete.

Application Judging Forms

 

This is the form used as a guide to judge your online TOBY application. Judges will review each section of your application online and assign a score. Judges have been instructed to leave constructive comments related to their scores. This form mirrors the online judging form.

TOBY Inspection Verification Form

This form is used to certify that a property meets minimum requirements for building components to compete. This form is completed by the proctor and delivered to the entrant during the building tour. This is not the judging form.

BOMA Georgia 2019 TOBY Awards Program

Each year, BOMA Georgia presents TOBY (The Outstanding Building of the Year) Awards to some of Georgia’s top buildings. The TOBY Awards recognize excellence in building operations and management. The awards are presented annually at the TOBY and Association Awards Luncheon in February each year.

Building Entries represent the best in building operations and management across 16 categories. These include:

  • Corporate Facility
  • Earth
  • Public Assembly
  • Historical Building
  • Industrial Office Building
  • Medical Office Building
  • Renovated Building
  • Retail
  • Suburban Office Park (Low-Rise)
  • Suburban Office Park (Mid-Rise)
  • Under 100,000 Square Feet
  • 100,000-249,999 Square Feet
  • 250,000-499,999 Square Feet
  • 500,000 – 1 Million Square Feet
  • Over 1 Million Square Feet
  • Mixed-Use Category

 


Steps For Entrant

  1. Learn about 2019 TOBY Awards Program Entry Requirements. Then, download, complete and submit the Intent to Enter form at your earliest convenience (Deadline October 1, 2018) by email to BOMA Georgia Director of Communications and Technology Jacob Wilder. You must download this form and complete it on your own machine. You are not entered into competition until the Intent to Enter form is completed and returned and payment is received by the BOMA office. The deadline for this step is October 1, 2018. If you have questions, call (404) 475-9980 ext. 7.
     
  2. Pay online, or send a check or request invoice from BOMA Georgia for your $195 local TOBY entry fee by October 1, 2018. Email Marty Tomlinson with questions or to request invoice. If payment has not been received or an invoice has not been requested by October 1, 2018 your application will not be judged.
     
  3. Read carefully! Register your building and complete your application online at http://toby.boma.org by November 15, 2018 deadline. Note: Once local competition concludes at the TOBY and Association Awards Luncheon, your application will be released by BOMA International for your review and updating.

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  4. Send your competition photos via email (Dropbox, WeTransfer.com, etc.), jump drive or CD to Jacob Wilder by October 1, 2018. If submitting by CD or jump drive, mail it to BOMA Georgia, 5901-C Peachtree Dunwoody Road NE, Suite 300, Atlanta, GA 30328 or deliver in person to the BOMA Georgia office.
     
  5. Check your calendar and prepare! Additionally, you may want to review the building inspection forms in the left column for your category of competition. These forms are used to determine if your building meets BOMA International's minimum score of 70 to compete.

See the TOBY Resources section for entry requirements, application judging forms and building inspection forms for all property types.


Notes For Judges

TOBY judges are comprised of property managers, facility manager, engineers and property vendors and service providers. To be a TOBY Judge, you must first join the TOBY Judging Committee. Membership in BOMA Georgia is required. To join the committee, complete and return the committee sign-up form, or email TOBY Committee Liaison, Jacob Wilder

Next, you must attend a mandatory judging workshop. Once you have joined the TOBY Committee, you will be invited to the required workshop date below. Add it to your calendar! This workshop is required, no exceptions.

  • TOBY JUDGES WORKSHOP 1: Wednesday, October 24 from 10 until 11:30 a.m.
  • TOBY JUDGES WORKSHOP 2: Wednesday, October 30 from 8 until 9:30 a.m.

Check your calendars! TOBY Judges should be prepared to make the following time commitments:

  1. Attend the mandatory workshop date listed above.
  2. Be prepared to serve as a TOBY proctor (an impartial third party between the judging team and the property entrant). Proctors for 2019 TOBY competition will be selected by the TOBY Committee leadership, but requests to proctor will be considered.
  3. Be available for TOBY application judging occurring Monday, November 26, 2018-Friday, November 30, 2018. Application review and judging is self-paced, but application scores must be received by Friday, November 30, 2018.
  4. Be available for TOBY building inspection tours (building judging) occurring Monday, December 3, 2018-Friday, December 14, 2018. Your proctor will arrange a two-hour tour between the entrant and you and your fellow judges. Please allow three hours for travel.
  5. Be available, if needed, to participate in TOBY counseling starting on Monday, February 17, 2019. All winning and non-winning local entrants will receive an application review from selected TOBY judges and proctors that prepares them for next year’s competition or regional entry.

Please note that available judging slots are limited. The TOBY Committee Leadership attempts to place all workshop entrants on a judging team, but this is not guaranteed. Occasionally, unplaced judges are asked to fill in or participate in other portions of the TOBY Program.