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 or Tricia Foreman.

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

Judges Training #1

Thursday, August 16 |  8:30 AM – 11 AM
AutoNation Building
200 SW 1st Ave, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

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Judges Training #2

Wednesday, August 22 |  2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Crown Center Executive Suites
1451 W. Cypress Creek Road, Suite 300 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

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Frequently Asked Questions

No, they are both the same, so only one training is needed.

Even if you’ve judged before, you must attend.

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.

We will do our best to accommodate your request but will take into account any conflicts of interest.

Quite simply: No.

Please understand that this is not the time or place to promote your business, regardless of how much you believe a Property Manager needs your services. It is considered bad form and in many cases, you will offend the Property Manager making it harder for you in the long run.

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!