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Building Owners and Managers Association International

Value-Driven Education Headlines the 2010 BOMA International Conference

April 26, 2010


(WASHINGTON—April 26, 2010) The Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) International will feature a comprehensive educational program at the 2010 BOMA International Conference & The Every Building Show® in Long Beach, California, June 27-29, focusing on strategies for optimizing performance and creating value in today’s challenging commercial real estate market. The program, featuring nearly 40 sessions built around five strategic tracks, will include sessions on high performing buildings, reducing operating costs, maintaining tenants and keeping top-notch management teams in place.

“It is our goal to ensure that our conference attendees walk away from these sessions with inspiring new ideas and strategies that will help them retain tenants, motivate their teams and add value to their assets and their companies,” commented BOMA International Chair James A. Peck, RPA, FMA, senior director of asset services, CB Richard Ellis. “In a distressed market, it is especially important to keep skills sharp through professional development. The program we have planned will keep industry professionals competitive and position them for success.”

The education tracks featured at the 2010 BOMA International Conference include:

Achieving High Asset Value in a Down Market is designed to equip property professionals with the creative tools, strategies and solutions to navigate the market and deliver high asset values.

  • Session spotlight: Attendees of session “Asset Performance: Improving Returns” will gain an understanding of how to develop and market space that is more responsive to present and future tenant needs.

Assessing Operational Efficiencies and Savings offers the latest metrics for evaluating the performance of sustainable buildings and strategies for making sure that green buildings deliver on their performance promises.

  • Session spotlight: Several leaders from the Empire State Building’s recent energy-efficiency retrofit project will present the session “Retrofitting the Empire State Building: Lessons Learned for Multi-Tenant Commercial Buildings,” which will explore the process, tools and several key lessons for retrofitting large multi-tenant commercial office buildings.

Tackling Today’s Leadership Challenges teaches attendees how to reel in new business, keep teams together and motivate them to out-perform the competition.

  • Session spotlight: In “Venturing Beyond Your Comfort Zone to Create Value,” panelist will address the process and actions needed to effectively break out of limiting roles and take advantage of opportunities to create value in the workplace.

Going for Gold: Leadership and Lessons from California takes a look at the opportunities and challenges that face California’s commercial real estate industry, a bellwether market. From mandatory energy benchmarking to bankruptcy law, attendees will get a glimpse into the issues and trends that may be imported around the country soon.

  • Session spotlight: In “Commercial Lease Work-Outs and Litigation in the New Economy” attendees will learn the new changes to federal bankruptcy laws and will gain the tools necessary to streamline the lease work-out process.

Equipping Building Engineers for Greater Operational Efficiency will provide a catalog of tools to help building engineers generate greater operational efficiency, understand code requirements and take advantage of new technologies and building systems—everything they need to make assets perform even better.

  • Session spotlight: “Facilitating your Facility Manager: Metrics and Methods for Managing Technical Teams” features an expert panel that will cover the challenges of managing technical teams for optimal building efficiency, how to bridge language gaps, key performance indicators, and what they wish they knew when they started.

For more information on the 2010 BOMA International Conference & The Every Building Show, visit


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 9 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
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BOMA International
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