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Building Owners and Managers Association International

BOMA International and BOMI International Expand Areas of Collaboration

February 11, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

(Washington, D.C. – February 11, 2016) The Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) International and BOMI International, the Independent Institute for Property and Facility Management Education, announced their collaboration on several new initiatives including an asset management certificate program to be offered at the BOMA International Conference & Expo, exploring international distribution of education offerings including courses leading to the commercial property management professional RPA® designation, enhancing joint outreach to commercial real estate company training directors, and facilitating joint events between the respective boards of directors of both organizations.

“We have found growing synergy between our education offerings and see opportunities to collaborate with BOMI International in ways that provide impactful education and training for today’s and tomorrow’s workforces,” said Kent Gibson, BOMA International Chair.

”BOMA International represents a significant segment of the markets we serve and we recognize the opportunities that joint collaboration between our organizations can provide to the industry and professionals we both serve, “said Dave Fagone, BOMI International Chair. “Training, development and education of the incoming and next generation of property and facility management professionals is critical to the success of our industry.”

The first collaboration, an asset management certificate program, “The Business of Buildings: The Property Manager’s Guide to Asset Management” will be offered at BOMA’s June conference.  This six-hour course focuses on the fundamentals of asset management to help property managers better understand the asset management function. Following the conference, BOMA and BOMI will modify the program for future use by BOMA local associations, conferences and potentially online instruction. In response to requests from BOMA’s affiliated organizations outside of North America, BOMA and BOMI International are pursuing an agreement to jointly offer their training abroad. From timely, topical education provided by BOMA to foundational education provided by BOMI International, they will seek to match their offerings to international market needs.

Together they continue to seek ways to anticipate and target the future training needs for the commercial real estate industry and to develop offerings to match a rapidly evolving marketplace. BOMA and BOMI International are committed to at least annually meeting with training directors to determine professional development needs, as well as convening their leadership groups together to brainstorm and partner where beneficial. Based on that outreach, they will identify areas where collaboration creates the most value in addition to their individual offerings.

About BOMA International
The Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) International is a federation of 91 BOMA U.S. associations and 18 international affiliates. Founded in 1907, BOMA represents the owners and managers of all commercial property types including nearly 10.4 billion square feet of U.S. office space that supports 1.8 million jobs and contributes $227.6 billion to the U.S. GDP. Its mission is to advance a vibrant commercial real estate industry through advocacy, influence and knowledge.​​  Learn more at www.boma.org.

About BOMI International
BOMI International, a nonprofit educational organization founded in 1970, provides critical education and expertise to personnel with property, facility, and building systems management responsibilities. More than 27,000 industry professionals hold one or more BOMI International designations, and over 90,000 property and facility management professionals have turned to BOMI International’s courses, certificate programs, and industry-standard designations to meet their continuing education, professional development, and staff training needs. Learn more at www.bomi.org.

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