A BOMA New York membership is vital to improved professional success and company performance. As the industry’s premier source for education, networking and advocacy on the local, state and national level, BOMA New York provides a tremendous return on your dues dollar.
The BOMA New York Community is responsible for 400,000,000 square feet and the safety and security of the three million office tenants who work in New York City every day—and so it is our duty to stay informed of every aspect of the profession. We owe that to our employers, our employees, our tenants and ourselves.
All members of BOMA New York are asked to abide by our Code of Professional Ethics and Conduct, which governs the professional behavior and activities of our membership.
Here are just a few reasons you should consider joining BOMA New York:
Advocacy BOMA New York monitors and lobbies pertinent legislative, regulatory and codes/standards issues at the local, state and national levels to protect its members’ interests. The association also takes an active role in the implementation of legislative policy. By joining BOMA New York, you’ll have an opportunity to join your industry colleagues on advocating for commercial real estate and property management issues affecting the work we do and the people we serve.
Education There are a variety of education opportunities to meet every budget and learning style, including Seminars, Lunch and Learns and BOMI Designation courses. Seminars provide a platform for industry professionals to learn, network and exchange ideas. They also provide an opportunity for industry professionals to discuss topics of interest in the property management field and to hear from the experts. Topics covered range from incorporating sustainability into building operations, tenant improvements and capital expense projects, relevant litigation, working with tenant in distress, and legal issues.
BOMI International offers professional development courses and programs for personnel with property, facility, or systems responsibilities. All courses may be applied toward one or more of their certificates or designation programs, making it easy to (1) start with a course, (2) earn a certificate, and (3) achieve your designation. Additionally, the courses are available in a variety of delivery options—instructor-led online, classroom, self-study, and onsite corporate instruction—making it convenient and flexible for professionals to achieve their desired education and for employers to train their staff.
News, Trends & Best Practices BOMA International produces a variety of publications that deliver the latest industry news, trends and best practices that drive value to members’ properties. Publications include: BOMA’s Experience Exchange Report (EER)®, the industry’s best benchmarking tool that helps evaluate operating expenses, develop asset management strategies, complete budgets and underwrite and analyze acquisition opportunities; the new Standard Methods of Measurement for gross area of buildings, retail facilities, and multi-unit residential buildings, which have joined the current BOMA International standards for measuring office and industrial buildings; e-newsletters and the BOMA Magazine to keep members up-to-date on government affairs, industry news and trends, event information and best practices that drive value to members’ properties; the industry’s first Green Lease Guide, which shows how to modify lease terms to maintain an energy efficient and sustainable building operation; and many more.
Industry Involvement As a member, you can join a committee that interests you locally. Joining a committee opens doors to networking, getting involved and building long-term relationships with industry colleagues locally and internationally. BOMA New York currently has ten committees including the Code & Regulations Committee, Energy & Sustainability Committee, Preparedness Committee, Membership Committee, Professional Development Committee, Pinnacle Awards Committee and the PropTech Committee. More information on each can be found, HERE.
Members are also able to attend the annual BOMA International Every Building Conference and Expo. This annual conference keeps attendees current on the latest operations, management best practices, products, high performance trends and building technology while networking with industry colleagues.
Recognition BOMA New York’s Local Pinnacle Awards and the Regional and International Outstanding Building of the Year (TOBY) Award are an opportunity for members to distinguish their company from the competition. It is bestowed as the highest mark of excellence for outstanding building management and is the most all-inclusive program in the commercial real estate industry.
Additionally, in 2009, BOMA International launched the BOMA 360 Performance Program to recognize commercial buildings that achieve best practices in building management and operations. This new program provides a valuable marketing tool in a competitive marketplace.
Other Members-Only Programs & Discounts
BOMA New York members exclusively receive local print directories as well as BOMA International’s Who’s Who in the Commercial Real Estate Industry directory.
BOMA New York members receive preferential discounts on all BOMA educational and social programs, conferences, publications and the BOMA 360 Performance Program.
BOMA New York members are eligible to compete for the prestigious Pinnacle and TOBY awards.
BOMA New York members can sponsor events, which give members the opportunity to directly market their company to their target audience.
Commercial real estate is a far-reaching industry. Get involved to see how BOMA New York represents your interest and open the door to tremendous personal and professional possibilities!
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