Volunteer to Judge

Every one walks away a better commercial real estate professional after judging a TOBY.

Our judges observe the inside workings and best practices of building operations in their specific categories. Whether you are a property manager, assistant property manager, building engineer, or a service provider, judging a TOBY will make you a more insightful and resourceful which supports our mission to promote the industry excellence that adds value to commercial real estate assets.

Approximately 40 judges are needed to evaluate various commercial properties that enter the TOBY competition. Volunteers are trained to assess all facets of a building’s operations includng Life Safety, Security, Risk Management, Training and Education, Energy, Environmental Sustainability, Tenant Relations and Community Involvement.

Judges must be a BOMA member and attend one of the two training sessions each year, regardless of whether or not you have attended training in the past. Each session will start with a broad overview and current updates for all judges. The session will continue with a more in-depth session for professionals with 3 years or less experience.

Judging teams will be lead by an experienced Property Manager to judge specific categories. Team Leaders will receive specific training and will not have to attend the general training sessions. If you are interested in being a team leader, please contact Bunnie Willis, RPA or Tricia Foreman 


Two judges training dates will be available. You must register for one of these sessions in order to volunteer to judge.  


We are also hosting a Team Leader Training on August 13th at Seasons 52 in Boca Raton from 4:30 – 6:30 for ONLY Property Managers who would like to lead the judging process for one of the teams of judges. If you want to be a Team Leader, please sign up and you do not have to attend one of these two training sessions.


2020 dates to be announced.


Frequently Asked Questions

Do I have to attend both training sessions?  No, they are both the same, so only one training is needed.

What if I have judged before?  Even if you've judged before, you must attend.

How many days will judging take?  It depends on how many buildings are entered into the category you are judging. It may be a few hours or it may take two days.

Can I select what category I judge?  We will do our best to accommodate your request.

Can I hand out cards or tell the property manager how much they need my services or products?  No.

What if I am entering my building, should I judge or attend the training? It is very useful to gain insight and see how other Property Managers manage their buildings. This is a fantastic opportunity to pick up invaluable tips that you can implement into the day-to-day management of your building...or apply in your quest for a TOBY!   



Contact our Judging Sub-Chairs.

Bunnie Willis, RPA 
Patrinely Group, LLC

Future Leadership Council
Tricia Foreman 
Stiles Property Management