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BOMA’s Multi-Unit Residential Building Measurement Standard Receives ANSI Accreditation

June 16, 2010


(WASHINGTON—June 16, 2010)The Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) International has announced that its Multi-Unit Residential Buildings: Standard Methods of Measurement (ANSI/BOMA Z65.4-2010) has been accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). Three other titles in BOMA’s suite of measurement standards were also recently accredited by ANSI, including Office Buildings: Standard Methods of Measurement (ANSI/BOMA Z65.1-2010), Industrial Buildings: Standard Methods of Measurement (ANSI/BOMA Z65.2–2009) and Gross Areas of a Building: Standard Methods of Measurement (ANSI/BOMA Z65.3-2009).

Thenew measurement standard provides a uniform methodology for computing, communicating and comparing the measurement of multi-unit residential buildings. The Standard was developed through the collaborative efforts of four leading industry associations: BOMA International, the Institute of Real Estate Management, the National Association of Home Builders and the National Multi Housing Council.

The new standard is designed to meet the needs of architects, appraisers, space planners, interior designers, engineers, property owners and managers, leasing professionals, asset managers and others associated with multi-unit residential buildings.

The standard offers two measurement methods, a Gross Method and a Net Method, and allows for the measurement of individual units as well as for the aggregate area of a building. It also features step-by-step procedures for calculating measurement and includes a Measurement Concepts section providing further clarification of terms. Full-color illustrations, worksheets and 36 definitions of measurement terms, hyperlinked in a downloadable format, make it easy to understand and apply.

“BOMA worked with a team of leading groups to develop a standard that would simplify the measurement of multi-unit residential buildings; we are pleased it is now ANSI accredited,” remarked BOMA International Chair James A. Peck, RPA, FMA, senior director of asset services, CB Richard Ellis. “BOMA now has a comprehensive suite of standards for different asset types, providing clarity and guidance for an array of industry professionals.”

BOMA’s Retail Buildings standard is under development and scheduled to be released in mid-June.

Learn more about BOMA’s measurement standards.


About BOMA International
The Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) International is an international federation of more than 100 local associations and affiliated organizations. Founded in 1907, its 17,000-plus members own or manage more than nine billion square feet of commercial properties. BOMA International’s mission is to enhance the human, intellectual and physical assets of the commercial real estate industry through advocacy, education, research, standards and information. On the Web at

Lindsay Tiffany
Manager of Media Relations
BOMA International