MEMBERS WORKING FOR MEMBERS!


BOMA MEMBERS REPRESENT

  • Office Buildings
  • Government Facilities
  • Medical Buildings
  • Financial Institutions
  • Regional/National Retail Properties
  • Regional/National Hospitality Facilities
  • Institutional/Educational Facilities
  • Industrial Properties
 

MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS

  • Professional designations
  • Outstanding educational opportunities
  • Informative lunch meetings on industry related topics
  • Networking
  • Industry elated legislative information
  • Advertising opportunities
  • Access to top vendors and property management professionals

BOMA'S PRIMARY GOALS

  • Assist owners and managers in becoming expert professionals through education and information sharing.
  • To represent the needs of the membership to government officials.
  • To provide network for members to share experiences and knowledge.
  • To increase professionalism through education - designations, programs, classes, seminars and lunches.
 

CURRENT ADVOCACY ISSUES

  • Terrorism Insurance Coverage
  • Telecommunications - Forced Building Entry
  • High Speed Rail
  • Electricity Utility Deregulation
  • Americans with Disabilities Act
  • Mold
  • Sustainability
  • Energy Conservation
  • Codes and Standards
  • Indoor Air Quality

EDUCATION/INFORMATION

  • RPA/SMT/SMA/FMA Professional designations through BOMI
  • Seminars on relevant topics
  • Luncheon Programs on local issues
  • Publications - Access Only to Members
  • Access to Information
 

BOMA PUBLICATIONS/COMMUNICATIONS

  • Local Quarterly Newsletter
  • BOMA/International
  • Provides updates on current legislative and regulatory issues and BOMA's activities on Capitol Hill.
  • Provides Code Updates
  • Local Membership Directory
  • International Membership Directory @ www.boma.org
  • Experience Exchange Report

EVENTS AND NETWORKING ACTIVITIES

  • Luncheons
  • Committee Meetings
  • Trade
  • Seminars and Classes
  • Regional Meetings
  • National Meetings and Conventions
  • Golf Tournament
  • Clay Shoot
  • Knight at the Ballpark
  • Building Tours
  • Social Nights
  • Speed Networking
 

NETWORKING OPPORTUNITIES WITH BOMA

  • Events and Activities including Speed Networking, Golf Tournament, Knight at the Ballpark, Luncheons.
  • Committee Membership
  • Advertisements on BOMA Website
  • Sponsorship of a Luncheon or Seminar
  • Speak at a Luncheon
  • Sponsor or Contribute to an Event

THE RESULTS

  • Form new personal and business relationships
  • Increase your business
  • Learn about your industry
  • Make a difference in your community
   
 

Not sure if BOMA is right for you? 

10 Reasons to Join BOMA


Have you ever wondered why one should belong to BOMA? Perhaps you are not aware of the benefits that membership offers. 
If you ever need justification as to why one might belong, then consider this:

1) NETWORKING - Meet your peers/meet your next boss/meet your next employee/Find out what is happening in the market.
Don't work in a vacuum.  Unless you get out of your office and meet others in the industry, you minimize your potential.  Knowing what is happening in the market and who is who in the industry is essential for professional growth.
2) VALIDATION - Did you handle a situation correctly/How would someone else have handled it/sharing horror stories.
Regardless of how long you have been in business, sharing information is vital to be a top performer.  One of the great things about this industry is no matter how long you have managed property, you can't possibly know everything there is to know. There are so many facets to property management, no one person can be an expert on everything.  And with the continual advancement in technology, every facet of the industry gets more and more complicated.  This is true whether you are discussing how you handled a situation with another manger to gain validation on the way you handled it - or whether you are sharing information with someone else to prevent them from making the same mistake.
3) EDUCATION - Earn an industry recognized designation thru BOMI/take a BOMA seminar/Learning something new at lunch/Trade shows/Audio conferences/Boot Camps/On-line Seminars, Continuing education.
Don't be stagnant.  Learn something new from one of the many education avenues available through BOMA and BOMI.  Not only is it easy; it is fun.  You know the old saying" if you aren't growing; you are dying".
4) ADVOCACY - Time extension of old buildings to comply with fire escape routes due to economic hardship on owners in NC/Depreciation/Terrorism Insurance.
The legislative aspect is one of the most important things that BOMA does for us.  BOMA International has full time employees working in Washington on legislative issues such as terrorism insurance, depreciation, and codes.  These are all things that affect us in our every day management.  There are also opportunities to work on legislative issues in the local area.
5) RECOGNITION - Earn industry recognition by earning a TOBY or MOY
You work hard every day.  Be recognized for your achievements as the Member of the Year: Or Submit one of your buildings for a TOBY award.  Things you put together in a TOBY submission is information you need to know about your building anyway.  A submission will gain you great brownie points with your clients.  Winning a local TOBY is exciting; going on to Regional is an achievement; proceeding to International is quite an honor.
6) MARKETING - Getting your name out helps your company and helps you.
The more involved in the industry you get, the more doors seem to open up to you.  You and your company are taken more seriously and given more opportunities because people know you are serious about the industry.  By getting involved in a national committee you can help change the face of the industry.
7) GIVING BACK TO THE INDUSTRY - Be a mentor to new folks within the industry.
Just as you have gained from being involved in industry organizations, it is important to give back to the industry.  There are various means to get involved, whether through committee involvement or as a mentor in a particular area in which others may not have as much experience.
8) STANDARDS AND RESEARCH - "Standard BOMA Method of Measurement"/Let your buildings help set the standards for income/expenses for Experience Exchange Report/Compensation/Compensation Survey.
When was the last time you picked up an office building lease that didn't refer to the "Standard BOMA Method of Measurement for Office Buildings"?  What reports do you use for benchmarking? How do you measure your salary level? BOMA has an incredible program to gather information to continue to "raise the bar" within the industry.  Participate in the research and utilize the results as tools to assist you in processes such as budgeting and hiring among others.
9) PUBLICATIONS - ADA, How to Develop a MOB, BOMA's Guide to Security and Emergency Planning, Standard BOMA Method of Measurement - Go online to see what is available.
The number of resources available through BOMA are limitless.  Go on-line to see what publications are available.  Discounts are available to members.  Information is available from A to Z, including telecommunication or legalese.  Check it out and make your job easier.
10) Be a part of something big
Look on-line at www.boma.org for the benefits/very inexpensive/we all benefit.