Working with the BOMA local associations, BOMA International continues to push forward on a state and federal legislative, regulatory and codes agenda that will lead to positive outcomes for the commercial real estate sector and the built environment. The Advocacy Department covers a wide array of priority issues, including energy and sustainability, tax and finance, workforce development, and emergency preparedness. Current initiatives include legislation to address difficult capital markets, a carbon challenge to demonstrate the industry's environmental commitment, and programs to support the next generation of property professionals. Explore this page to learn more about the exciting efforts underway to advance commercial real estate, and contact the Advocacy staff to join the effort or ask any questions.

Federal Advocacy »

BOMA International’s federal advocacy team provides Members of Congress with insight and expertise about the issues that impact the commercial real estate industry. The scope of BOMA’s federal work primarily focuses on supporting local associations by lobbying Congress about issues related to sustainability, tax and finance, and workforce development.

State and Local Advocacy »

BOMA International’s advocacy team works in close coordination with BOMA’s state and local associations to protect the interests of the industry and share the latest information from across the country.

Policy Briefs Series »

BOMA International is constantly working to keep members up to date on pressing policy issues across the industry. In doing so, our advocacy department releases policy briefs, which are an excellent resource to those interested in both new and unexplored areas of policy, or old issues that are being rehashed.  

BOMA 2022 Office Market Study »

Want to know the economic contributions from the commercial real estate industry has on the U.S. and on your local association market and state? Then turn to the latest edition of BOMA’s in-depth BOMA 2022 Office Market Study.

Building Codes »

BOMA Building Codes

BOMA International continues to be a major contributor to building codes development as the only national commercial real estate association with an active building codes advocacy program. BOMA’s codes team, in partnership with state and local BOMA Codes Committees, works to ensure that the interests of commercial real estate are represented from building codes development to implementation.

Industry Defense Fund »

BOMA International's member-driven Industry Defense Fund is instrumental in giving a voice to the commercial real estate industry and helping achieve critical advocacy successes. Its purpose is to ensure that adequate funds are available at the federal, state and local levels for wide-ranging advocacy issues that impact BOMA members.


BOMAPAC is BOMA International’s political action committee. It enables BOMA International’s advocacy team to raise money to re-elect political candidates for federal office who know, understand and support policies that affect commercial real estate. Donate today!

Security & Emergency Preparedness »

Building owners and managers must develop or update a comprehensive emergency preparedness plan for each building based on reasonable threat analyses to prepare for future emergencies and to provide a safe working environment for their tenants. BOMA's Preparedness Committee connects members with experts in the field to drive discussion and action before emergency situations arise.

Legislative Action Center »

Use BOMA's legislative action center   to find your member of Congress and engage with them about BOMA's top priorities for the year.

The Water & Waste (W2) Challenge »

The W2 Challenge is a two-year initiative to support commercial real estate practitioners in benchmarking water and waste consumption and associated costs, and implementing best practices to improve performance.