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BOMA: Building Owners and Managers Association International



 In Memoriam


Bill Garland.pngIt is with deep sadness that we mark the passing of BOMA International 1997-1999 President W.S. (Bill) Garland on Tuesday, September 29, 2015.  Bill was President and owner of Daniels Associates, Inc., in Canada.  Prior to serving as President of BOMA International, he was President of BOMA Canada and President of BOMA/Toronto, which named him Member of the Year in 1990.  In 1993, he was presented with BOMA International’s prestigious President’s Award for Outstanding Service.​

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 Top News


Office Sector Expenses Outpace Income Growth

Abundant capital and improving occupancy rates have contributed to an environment conducive to rising operating expenses. And, as the data in BOMA International’s recently released 2015 Office Experience Exchange Report (Office EER) shows, this is exactly what has occurred in the commercial real estate marketplace.

An analysis of a specialized control sample of U.S. private-sector buildings that submitted both 2013 and 2014 data to the Office EER reveals that total operating expenses outpaced rental growth, increasing by an average of 6.1 percent or $0.49 per square foot (psf). This overall increase in expenses similarly impacted buildings regardless of whether they were located in downtown or suburban areas, though downtown buildings still tend to cost more to operate—an average of $0.80 psf. Among the property types included in the Office EER database, operating expenses rose most for general multitenant buildings, which reported an average increase of 6.8 percent, or $0.54 psf. Medical office buildings saw a smaller increase of 3.7 percent ($0.30 psf). Corporate facilities were best able to control expenses, reporting an average increase of only 1.1 percent ($0.09 psf).

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A full analysis of office sector trends illustrated by 2015 Office EER data can be found in the September/October 2015 issue of BOMA Magazine. Want more great insights specific to your building or market? Subscribe to the Office EER—and the new Industrial EERat




Life Cycle Costing for Preventive Maintenance Measures

Date: Thursday, October 22nd
Time: 2:00pm – 3:00pm Eastern

Building owners and managers who do not regularly perform preventive maintenance measures for buildings and equipment will see the life cycle of those assets slashed significantly. In fact, those who defer maintenance can count on paying several times more than the total repair cost in the future. 

This webinar will discuss solutions to proactively manage the growing list of maintenance needs that building owners and managers face today. Hear a discussion on best practices in performing regular facility assessments, as well as learn how to use Life Cycle Cost Data to plan and budget for future repairs, and predict how costs will escalate over time. Learn how to use the cost data to make a business case to others to tackle preventive maintenance needs to avoid future backlogs.

Key Takeaways:

  • Learn the benefits of predicting maintenance and repair costs by using life cycle cost data to reduce costs and risks.
  • Understand how technology allows owners to track and record maintenance.
  • Learn the benefits of regular assessments and how to adjust your program based on local market cost, age, and actual equipment and building condition. .
  • Hear how real-life findings are used to predict maintenance and replacement cost at various stages in the life cycle.
  • Hear how the implementation of a structured maintenance program resulted in overall reduced cost in real buildings.

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 Shape Your Budget with the Office EER


Budget season is the perfect time to subscribe to the 2015 Office Experience Exchange Report, the most comprehensiv​e benchmarking resource in the commercial real estate industry for the office sector.  


 BEEP 2.0 Now Available


BEEP Version 2.0 is a six-course series that provides the information, strategies and resources necessary to reduce energy and costs. Visit for full seminar descriptions and additional information. ​


 Nominate a Colleague


Do you know a BOMA member who is an outstanding leader in the association, the industry and the community? ​Nominations are now open for BOMA International’s Fellows Program.​


 Bring Your Building Full Circle


Kilroy Centre Del Mar, located in San Diego, already is enjoying the benefits of its BOMA 360 designation. Find out how your building can, too.