Industry Defense Fund

BOMA International's member-driven Industry Defense Fund is instrumental in giving a voice to the commercial real estate industry 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 may impact BOMA members.  The IDF is administered by an oversight committee, and applications are accepted on a rolling basis.


The IDF fund supported BOMA/Denver in its campaign opposing the Denver Green Roof Ballot Initiative.  The measure would require green roofs for new construction as well as for existing buildings undergoing roof replacements.  This represents an unfunded mandate that would greatly increase commercial and residential costs, rather than providing incentives to support those who wish to build green roofs.  More information can be found at the Citizens for a Responsible Denver coalition website.



Ken Rosenfeld
Director of State and Local Affairs