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Congratulations to Our 2018 Regional TOBY Award Winners

The Regional Outstanding Buildings of the Year were honored at the 2018 Southwest Regional Conference on Saturday, April 14, and two Houston buildings brought home awards! We're proud to recognize these winners and congratulate them on their success.

250,000 - 499,999 Square Feet: 1430 Enclave

Owner: Piedmont-1430 Enclave Parkway L.P.
Managed by: Piedmont Office Management
Property Manager: Chad Nusbaum 

 Suburban Office Park (Mid-Rise): CityWestPlace

 
Owner: Parkway Properties Inc.
Managed by: Parkway, Inc.
Property Manager: Chris Ball

Congratulations to Our 2018 Local TOBY Award Winners

Houston BOMA was proud to announce our 2018 The Outstanding Building of the Year winners at our Annual Awards Extravaganza on Friday, December 1, 2017. Congratulations to our winners!

Over 1 Million Square Feet - Marathon Oil Tower

Owned by: SPUS6 MOT, LLC
Managed by: CBRE, Inc.
Property Manager: Jessica Dixon

 

250,000 - 499,999 Square Feet - 1430 Enclave

Owned by: Piedmont-1430 Enclave Parkway L.P.
Managed by: Piedmont Office Management
Property Manager: Chad Nusbaum

 

Suburban Office Park (Mid-rise) - CityWestPlace

Owned by: Parkway Properties Inc.
Managed by: Parkway, Inc. 
Property Manager: Jannetta Key

 

 We wish these three local winners best of luck as they advance to regional competition! Winners will be announced at the Southwest Region Conference in Corpus Christi, Texas on April 14, 2018. 

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, 2017 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


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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