In 2019, we had several federal legislative victories on key priority issues. Working with the Coalition to Insure Against Terrorism (CIAT), BOMA’s influence enabled the passage of terrorism risk insurance re-authorization (TRIA) providing stability in the insurance market. Another long-standing priority for BOMA, reenacting the Commercial Building Energy Efficient Tax Deduction (179D), finally came to fruition with a retroactive extension through 2021.

While these are important victories that are the product of years of hard work and education, there is always more work to be done. We need to continue to educate and inform lawmakers about the commercial real estate industry and the issues our members face every day. To learn more about how to become an advocate for your industry, please contact Government Affairs & PAC Manager, Meg Novak at

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.

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.

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.

BOMA 2020 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 2020 Office Market Study.