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2023 BOMA/Chicago Local TOBY Award Applications Due September 21

Wednesday, September 21, 2022


TAKE HOME A TOBY IN 2023: TOBY Application Season Open Now through September 21
Since 2010, 19 Chicago buildings have won the International TOBY Award. In June 2022, two BOMA/Chicago buildings brought home an International TOBY Award. Our Chicago buildings are truly the best of the best who continue to win at the International level and we encourage you to apply for the 2023 TOBY! To view all TOBY winners from 2010 to 2022, please visit this webpage.

If you are applying for a 2023 TOBY, your first step is to contact Jaclynne Madden at Please let Jaclynne know as soon as possible that your building will be applying so that she can tell you about important and brand-new changes for this TOBY season. You must also have the BOMA 360 designation in order to apply for TOBY and Jaclynne will walk you through these details. Please also read through the 2023 TOBY Application Process and the TOBY Best Practices/FAQ documents.

Is your building our next winner? Will your building take home this prestigious award in 2023?
Call for applications! The 2023 local TOBY award application season is now open. Please review the 2023 Entry Requirements (listed below), which outline the 14 different categories in which you may apply (you can only apply in one of the 14 categories).

Applications must be submitted on the online portal and will be due by 5PM CST on September 21. Please visit our website for all important information regarding the 2023 TOBY season and to download all relevant documents.

To win the International TOBY award, you must first apply and win on the local and regional levels. You are more TOBY-ready than you think! And that is why we encourage you to apply for the local 2023 TOBY. This is your chance to showcase your expertise and excellence in property management.

What are the 2023 TOBY Categories?
The categories you can apply for are:

  • Under 100,000 Square Feet
  • 100,000 to 249,999 Square Feet
  • 250,000 to 499,999 Square Feet
  • 500,000 to 1 Million Square Feet
  • Over 1 Million Square Feet
  • Suburban Office Park (Low-Rise)
  • Suburban Office Park (High-Rise)
  • Mixed-Use Buildings
  • Earth
  • Renovated Buildings
  • Corporate Facility
  • Historical Buildings
  • Medical Office Buildings
  • Industrial Buildings

How can I get started and apply for the 2023 TOBY?

Please email Jaclynne Madden ASAP to confirm the (1) Building you plan to enter for the TOBY Award and (2) Category the building will enter.

Please read through the following documents if you are interested in applying or will apply for a local TOBY award:

How can our team prepare for the TOBY inspection and when will inspections be held?
Inspections will be held in-person at your building between October 10 and November 11. You will be assigned your inspection date in early October. Once you begin the application process, we will communicate more detailed information about the inspections.

What are the TOBY fees and how do I officially register my building for the 2023 season?
To enter the local TOBY awards competition, you must first pay the $300 entry fee directly to BOMA/Chicago. To pay this fee (via credit card or invoice), please log into the BOMA/Chicago website and then click here. You must pay the $300 fee to BOMA/Chicago before you submit your application.

How can I learn more about the TOBY program and what is involved?
We encourage you to watch the three below webinars about the TOBY program. In these webinars, you will hear from TOBY judges, applicants and winners. Best practices regarding the written applications and inspections are discussed in these webinars.

Have questions?
If you have any TOBY questions, please contact Jaclynne Madden by calling 312-870-9608 or via email at

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