BOMA Knowledge Center

Welcome to the BOMA Knowledge Center, a searchable repository of all content created by BOMA International. This expansive resource library houses hundreds of articles, research reports, policy briefs, videos and more, all conveniently located in a single online platform. Use the categories listed below to filter content by topic, search specific keywords in the search bar above or keep scrolling to browse our most popular content.

Advocacy & Building Codes | BOMA News & Leadership | Economy | Healthcare Real Estate |
Industrial Real Estate | Legal Considerations | Office Sector | Operations & Management | Preparedness | Professional Development | Sustainability & Energy Management | Technology |
Tenant Experience | Wellness

What's Trending: Top Articles, Resources and Videos

Life Sciences Real Estate Sees Hot Demand

Healthcare Real Estate

Life Sciences Real Estate Sees Hot Demand

March 31, 2021 | By Patricia Kirk

Mapping of the human genome and subsequent advances in biotechnology, along a push to cure costly diseases, have driven hot demand for life science real estate for more than a decade. But the push for COVID-19 vaccine development and medications to treat victims of the pandemic has heated up this real estate sector even more, boosting public and private funding for biomedical research and increasing research activity and demand for lab space.

Read More

Office Sector

BOMA International Deep Dives

February 28, 2021 | By BOMA International

Fasten your snorkel and get ready for an in-depth exploration of the latest trends and issues important to today’s commercial real estate industry. BOMA International is pleased to announce the launch of its all-new BOMA Deep Dive series, aimed at providing property professionals with an unparalleled, comprehensive perspective on today’s priority topics. Available exclusively to BOMA members, BOMA Deep Dives offer the expert insights and context you need to navigate the ever-evolving commercial real estate landscape. Consider this your personal invitation to go beyond the surface and discover answers to questions you didn’t even know you had. We’re going where the nitty-gritty meets the heart of the matter and then some. That’s a BOMA Deep Dive.

Read More

Professional Development

A Long Way to Go

January 8, 2021 | By Wendy Mann, CAE

CREW Network’s latest benchmark study finds diversity, equity and inclusion progress stalled.

Read More

Technology

Technology Can Build Tenant Confidence

December 8, 2020 | By Liz Wolf

People are slowly returning to their offices. Property managers can ease the transition by choosing the right technology tools to ensure tenant safety, comfort and confidence.

Read More

Professional Development  

Stormy Waters, Steady Ship: Leadership in Times of Crisis

October 19, 2020 | By John Salustri

All times of challenge—no matter their nature—come with two basic leadership truths. First, they demand all hands on deck. Whether the crisis is regional, such as hurricanes or wildfires, or global, such as a pandemic, everyone on the property management team has to row together. And therein lies the second truth about leadership. You can’t row together without a qualified team. Leadership in times of calm or chaos is as much about those being led as the ability of the leader to inspire.

Read More

Wellness

How Healthy Buildings Can Help in the Fight Against COVID-19

September 2, 2020 | By Liz Wolf

By utilizing information about how the coronavirus is transmitted, property professionals can anticipate occupant needs and identify new operational best practices. Learn how these best practices can help building owners and property professionals reduce the risk of COVID-19 and ease tenants’ anxiety about returning to the workplace.

Read More

Preparedness

Frequently Asked Questions: COVID-19 Vaccines and Mitigation Measures

March 18, 2021 | By Karli Lubin, Esq.

Since the start of the pandemic, landlords and property managers have been working with tenants to create a safe and healthy environment for building occupants. As more and more people have access to the vaccine, more employees are returning to office buildings. While COVID-19 vaccines are encouraging for employers currently struggling to balance worker safety with a desire to return to the workplace, their slow rollout has prompted a number of complex concerns. Below are some of the most pressing questions landlords, property managers and tenants face on how to handle vaccinations in the workplace.

Read More

Wellness and Office Sector  

Healthy Buildings in the Age of COVID-19

February 17, 2021 | By John Salustri

If you think a healthy environment is defined in this age of COVID-19 as plexiglass dividers and hand sanitizers, your assumptions fall short of the mark. An overarching health and safety protocol transcends the accumulation of product to encompass a holistic approach to both mind and body—and not just before a vaccine is widely available, but well beyond.

Read More

Office Sector

Survey Says: The Office Remains a Driver of Business Success

December 17, 2020 | By John Salustri

To paraphrase Mark Twain, the death of the office has been greatly exaggerated. New research confirms that, despite the havoc wreaked this year on the sector by the pandemic, the office remains a key ingredient of business success, and the role of property managers remains critical.

Read More

Tenant Experience

Just Released: BOMA International COVID-19 Impact Study

December 1, 2020 | By BOMA International

While COVID-19 continues to be a disruptive force for the office sector and its tenants, the perceived value of the office as a key ingredient of business success remains strong. That is one of the major takeaways of the BOMA International COVID-19 Commercial Real Estate Impact Study, a groundbreaking study of more than 3,000 U.S. commercial office space decision-makers commissioned by BOMA International, underwritten by global real estate software company Yardi and developed by Brightline Strategies, a leading real estate research and advisory services firm. The study provides a clear indication of the pandemic’s broader transformational effects on commercial real estate and how tenant attitudes towards the in-person work environment have shifted.

Read More

Healthcare Real Estate

Baylor Scott & White Charles A. Sammons Cancer Center: Thriving With BOMA

October 30, 2020 | By Caroline Pomilla

Stretching across nearly five acres on the Baylor University Medical Center (BUMC) campus in Dallas is the Baylor Scott & White Charles A. Sammons Cancer Center—the largest outpatient cancer center in North Texas. Owned and managed by Physicians Realty Trust, the nearly half-a-million-square-foot property has an even larger reputation for exceeding occupant expectations.

Read More

Professional Development

Millennials Have Major Issues—Generalizations Are the First of Them

November 13, 2019 | By Caroline Pomilla

Millennials have been the subject of articles and water cooler conversations for years. But, are millennials—and now Gen Zers—really that different from the generations of workers that preceded them? Discover the challenges and opportunities the “next” generation of property professionals is experiencing.

Read More

Office Sector

Is the Office the Great Equalizer?

March 17, 2021 | By Liz Wolf

As a result of the pandemic, many have been thrown into a year-long, work-from-home experiment. What quickly became clear is that not all home work setups are created equal, and while working from home may be going smoothly for those with dedicated workspaces, gigabit Internet and ergonomic office furniture, others struggle working at kitchen tables with spotty Wi-Fi and distracting roommates. These circumstances have led many to recognize the equalizing role of the in-person office, where workers have equal access to the tools—and relationships—they need to succeed.

Read More

Office Sector

Schaumburg Corporate Center: Where Tenants Connect

January 15, 2021 | By Caroline Pomilla

How do you make a one million-square-foot property feel like home? Just ask the Glenstar property management team at Schaumburg Corporate Center; they leverage the principles of the BOMA 360 Performance Program to make the office complex feel like home—even in the age of social distancing.

Read More

Office Sector

Flex Spaces Take a Lead Position in the Post-COVID Normal

December 17, 2020 | By Ben Munn

30 percent of all office space will be flexible by 2030—and large corporate occupiers wil lbe driving much of the demand.

Read More

Getting Back to Work 2.0

October 23, 2020

Earlier this year, BOMA International assembled a task force to publish a guidance document that would help commercial building professionals prepare for occupant re-entry amid COVID-19. Due to the evolving nature of the pandemic and its continued impact on the commercial real estate industry, the task force reassembled this fall to re-examine the original guidance and develop updated operational and safety recommendations. Getting Back to Work 2.0: Building Re-Entry Best Practices in a COVID-19 Reality replaces the original guidance document released in May and is a framework for developing, updating and executing individual property or portfolio plans and responding to increasing expectations for buildings and workplaces. All sections of the original document have been significantly edited and updated to include new information and suggested best practices for consideration.

Download

Operations and Management  

Manage Your Time and Be Happier for It

October 1, 2020 | By Murray S. Greene, BOMA Fellow, CPM, RPA, SMA

From understanding how the systems in a building work to financial know-how to legal knowledge to tenant relations and more, commercial property managers must be exceptionally well-rounded. Having these skills is one thing; making sure they are actually used effectively is another.

Read More

Advertisement