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Volunteer for 2017 - 2018 Committees

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Volunteers are the driving force behind BOMA International. Your association’s strength and stature are a direct result of the commitment of those who volunteer to serve their colleagues and the entire commercial real estate industry. Why not take your involvement—and your career—to a higher level?

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Contact:
Luci Vallejo
Director, Executive Services
lvallejo@boma.org

NEW VOLUNTEER POSITIONS ARE AVAILABLE IN THE FOLLOWING AREAS:

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 Government Affairs Committee

 

The Government Affairs Committee develops policy positions on federal advocacy issues for consideration by BOMA International’s Executive Committee and Board of Governors. 

The committee also sets priorities, identifies emerging issues and provides guidance to BOMA

International’s advocacy staff in working with policymakers to ensure that public policy treats commercial real estate fairly.

Membership is open. Voting membership is limited.

For more information or to get involved, contact John Bryant or Emily Naden.

 

 Tax and Finance Task Force

 

The Tax and Finance Task Force of the Government Affairs Committee was created to prioritize and guide BOMA International’s federal advocacy efforts on issues of tax and finance to best serve the commercial real estate industry in front of lawmakers, federal agencies and other oversight bodies.​

Membership is open.

For more information or to get involved, contact Emily Naden.

 

 Energy and Environment Committee

 

The Energy and Environment Committee works with BOMA International's advocacy staff to recommend policy positions on energy and environmental issues, such as national energy policy and sustainability.  It also serves as an education and discussion forum for members to exchange information on developments in energy and environmental issues at the national, state and local level.​

Membership is open.

For more information or to get involved, contact John Bryant.

 

 State Government Affairs Committee

 

The State and Local Government Affairs Committee works to enhance advocacy efforts through the exchange of information on developments affecting the industry at the state and local level and via BOMA's advocacy staff.  This allows BOMA state and local associations to effectively advocate on their issues.​

Membership is open.

For more information or to get involved, contact Ken Rosenfeld.

 

 BOMAPAC Council

 

The BOMAPAC Council oversees BOMA International’s political action committee, which supports BOMA’s ability to represent the needs of its members before officials elected to federal office.  Council members advise staff on fundraising activities and disbursement of funds to members of Congress and promote the PAC to the BOMA local leadership and members.

Members are appointed.

For more information or to get involved, contact Meg Novak.

 

 Industry Defense Fund Oversight Committee

 

The IDF Oversight Committee acts on all requests for assistance with the financing of advocacy or legal challenges at the federal, state and local levels.  The committee ensures that recipients of IDF disbursements continue to meet the criteria for funding and follow through on providing an applicable work product to the BOMA membership. ​

 

Members are appointed.


For more information or to get involved, contact Ken Rosenfeld.

 

 Building Codes & Voluntary Standards Committee

 

The Building Codes and Voluntary Standards Committee maintains BOMA’s position as the leading commercial real estate organization on codes and standards issues.  The committee provides guidance to BOMA’s advocacy staff and educates the membership on codes and standards developments.  The committee also directs BOMA’s advocacy efforts in the adoption of the International Codes at the state and local level, provides guidance to local associations working with local building code officials and plays an active role on standards writing committees.​

Membership is open.

For more information or to get involved, contact John Bryant.

 

 Preparedness Committee

 

The BOMA International Preparedness Committee identifies and disseminates information that will benefit commercial real estate on emergency preparedness, building security and related issues.  In addition, the group provides guidance and/or standards for responding to building operation issues and communicates a constructive, positive image of commercial real estate as a place to do business.​

Membership is open.

For more information or to get involved, contact Ken Rosenfeld or Meg Novak.

 

 Floor Measurement Standards Committee

 

The Floor Measurement Standards Committee is working to update the ANSI-accredited floor measurement standards to address the specific measurement needs of the varying types of occupancy including office, industrial, multi-unit residential, retail, mixed-use buildings and gross area, and to incorporate the International Property Measurement Standards into the BOMA floor measurement standards.  The committee also encourages adoption of the standards by owners and tenants, and it provides continuing guidance on the interpretation and application of the ANSI-accredited floor measurement standards.​

Membership is open.

For more information or to get involved, contact Lisa Prats or Tanner Johnston.

 

 Asset Management Council

 

The goal of the Asset Management Committee is to enhance asset value by connecting property and asset managers through education and networking. The Committee provides a forum to discuss topics and issues related to commercial real estate asset management. The Committee oversees the development of programs and services for asset managers and information for property managers and others who need to better understand the asset management function within commercial real estate. The Committee also seeks opportunities to better serve the asset management community through education, information and networking.​

Membership is open.

For more information or to get involved, contact Patricia Areno.

 

 Awards Committee

 

The Awards Committee recognizes excellence in building management and operations through the presentation of The Outstanding Building of the Year® (TOBY®). The committee strives to promote these awards programs to the entire BOMA membership, the commercial real estate industry and the general public.​ 

Membership is open with limits to representatives per region.

For more information or to get involved, contact Anita Smith.​

 

 BOMA Association Executives Council Officers

 

The BOMA Association Executives (BAE) Council provides a forum for the free exchange of experience and opinions among members through discussion, study and publications. Council members work together to promote the arts and science of association management and to educate the members, local affiliated associations, BOMA International, BOMI and other organizations on the unique characteristics of being a local BAE. Through its meetings and conferences for the mutual improvement and education of members, the council develops and encourages the practice of high standards of personal and professional conduct among individuals serving as a BAE. The BAE Council acts as spokesman for its members and as an advocate for the BAEs.

Members are elected or appointed.

For more information or to get involved, contact Anita Smith.

 

 Education Advisory Council

 

BOMA’s Education Advisory Council is an appointed group charged with advancing and advocating for BOMA International’s education program.  As the principal advisory body for the program, the EAC provides member input and guidance on existing and new products/programs, content experts, program models, research and evaluation/review.​

Members are appointed.

For more information or to get involved, contact Amy Chisholm.

 

 Industrial Committee

 

BOMA’s lndustrial Committee provides a forum to discuss topics and issues related to operating and managing industrial properties and initiates and oversees the development of programs and services for owners and managers of these properties. The Committee develops strategies to grow BOMA membership within this sector and seeks opportunities to better serve the industrial portfolio owners and managers through education, information and networking.

Membership is open.

For more information or to get involved, contact Patricia Areno.

 

 Technology Committee

 

The committee’s goal is to assist in understanding the value and impact of emerging technologies, the Internet of Things (IoT), new software and hardware, apps, sensors and cybersecurity. It will do so by gathering information, providing education and training and publishing its findings.

Membership is open.

For more information or to get involved, contact Deidre Schexnayder or Liz Monaghan.

 

 Local Education Services Forum

 

The Local Education Services Forum promotes the exchange of ideas and best practices in industry education and training among local BOMA associations.  The LESF also provides a forum for communicating market information, member needs and program suggestions to BOMA International.​

Membership open to all BAE’s and Local Association staff.

For more information or to get involved, contact Catie Leard.

 

 Medical Office Buildings & Healthcare Real Estate Committee

 

BOMA’s Medical Office Buildings and Healthcare Real Estate Committee focuses on healthcare real estate development, leasing and management.  The committee spearheads the planning of BOMA’s highly regarded Medical Office Buildings and Healthcare Real Estate Conference, held annually, and works to provide better MOB performance benchmarks.

Membership open to members in medical real estate.

For more information or to get involved, contact Amy Chisholm or Mary de la Fe.

 

 National Associate Member Committee

 

The National Associate Member (NAM) Committee provides guidance and assistance to BOMA International from the associate member perspective.  The NAM Committee provides leadership and direction on such things as marketing BOMA International Expo; promoting NAM participation on all BOMA committees, task forces and SIGs; providing opportunities for NAMs to be recognized and rewarded for their participation and support; developing and conducting education programs for NAMs; and providing forums for NAMs to express their ideas and concerns to BOMA staff, leadership and other audiences.​

Membership is open to all National Associate members.

For more information or to get involved, contact Deidre Schexnayder or Anita Smith.

 

 Research Committee

 

The Research Committee works to advance the BOMA International strategic plan in a variety of ways.  It identifies and assembles relevant reference and research materials; through the annual compilation of the Office and Industrial EERs produces performance benchmarking data and provides marketplace recognition to our industry; through such mechanism as the Tenant Densification Checklist,  it provides market place trends and niche research; and through the publication of the bi-annual Economic Impact Study, provides our industry with the data we need to effectively advocate on behalf of our industry with policy makers at all levels.  The committee also provides a forum to discuss topics and issues related to operating and managing commercial properties and promotes and highlights industry best practices.

Membership is open.

For more information or to get involved, contact Joanne Arnold​.​​ ​

 

 Membership Development Committee

 

The Membership Development Committee works in conjunction with BOMA locals and their membership committees to foster innovative and best practice approaches for membership growth.  It is led at the highest levels of BOMA International to reflect the fact that membership is the lifeblood of the association.

Membership is Open.

For more information or to get involved, contact Deidre Schexnayder or Anita Smith.

 

 National Advisory Council

 

BOMA’s National Advisory Council is an exclusive network of senior commercial real estate professionals. The NAC is focused on discussing the most pressing issues impacting companies with large regional, national, and international portfolios, while acting as a leadership sounding board for BOMA. Council members are drawn from the nation's largest companies that develop, own or manage commercial real estate representing skill sets in every discipline of real estate ownership and management. The members come together twice a year to share perspectives, advance policy recommendations, and learn from each other. It is a combination of intense business networking, and valuable social time that benefits​

Membership is by invitation only.

For more information or to get involved, contact Patricia Areno or Henry Chamberlain.

 

 Emerging Professionals Committee

 

The Emerging Professionals Committee is geared toward BOMA members who are starting out their career in commercial real estate and want to grow professionally. The EPC provides input and guidance on creating a membership environment that is appealing, challenging and rewarding to a diverse an ever-changing workforce, as well as educating emerging professionals on the value of BOMA. The EPC also focuses on career development and networking opportunities.​

Open to members with less than 5 years of industry experience.

For more information or to get involved, contact Catie Leard.

 

 Government Buildings SIG

 

The Government Buildings SIG focuses on issues impacting public properties across North America, while also promoting educational events and networking opportunities related to government structures.  Its members include government building representatives from federal, provincial, state, county and local levels, as well as private sector colleagues with an interest in the field.​

Membership is open.

For more information or to get involved, contact Deidre Schexnayder.

 

 Regional Leadership Networking Group

 

The Regional Leadership Networking Group creates continuity within each Region’s leadership and provides a resource of information that the Regional leaders can turn to when they are seeking best practices.​

Membership is open.

For more information or to get involved, contact Deidre Schexnayder.

 

 Nominating Committee

 

The Nominating Committee identifies and selects a qualified slate of officer and Executive Committee candidates for recommendation to the Board of Governors at its Annual Meeting.

Members are appointed.


For more information or to get involved, contact Luci Vallejo.

 

 Audit Committee

 

The Audit Committee reviews the annual audit report submitted by the independent auditors and submits comments and recommendations to the Finance Committee.  It also reviews the implementation of approved Finance Committee recommendations related to the audit and management letter and reviews the ongoing performance of internal controls and financial reporting.​

Members are appointed/elected.

For more information or to get involved, contact Faides Zilemba.

 

 Finance Committee

 

The Finance Committee makes a continuous study of the association's fiscal affairs, reports recommendations to the Executive Committee and Board of Governors, seeks to improve the financial stability and growth of the organization and its reserve position, and prepares an annual budget to be presented to the Board of Governors.​

Members are appointed/elected.

For more information or to get involved, contact Faides Zilemba.

 

 BOMA Fellows

 

The BOMA International Fellows Program, launched in 2011, is among BOMA International’s highest honors. It recognizes and honors BOMA members for exemplary and sustained contributions to the industry, their profession, the community and BOMA at all levels, and is a call to continued leadership and service. The honorees will use the “BOMA Fellow” credential after their name and will be called upon to serve BOMA in a variety of capacities. These may include teaching, authoring articles, mentoring new members or young professionals, identifying future BOMA leaders, serving as thought leaders to identify future trends, etc. Candidates for BOMA Fellows must be nominated by a BOMA member and complete a rigorous application process. Successful candidates are selected by sitting BOMA Fellows.

Members are appointed/elected.

For more information or to get involved, contact Patricia Areno.

 

 Office Building Show, LLC Board

 

This appointed Board, which includes representatives from BOMA International and Buildings/Stamats, oversees the management and operations of the BOMA International Expo conducted each year by BOMA and BUILDINGS in conjunction with BOMA’s annual conference.​

​​​Members are appointed.

For more information or to get involved, contact Amy Chisholm.

 

 International Council

 

The International Council consists of BOMA members and Affiliated organizations located outside of the United States that meet to facilitate interactions between the members and International Affiliates for sharing of products, information and best practices.​

Membership is open to members of the International Affiliates and International Members-at-Large.

For more information or to get involved, contact Lisa Prats.

 

 360 Performance Program Council

 

The principal functions of the 360 Performance Council are to: 1) review application information and confer the BOMA 360 Performance designations, and 2) provide administrative oversight for the program with the assistance of the BOMA International staff and in compliance with the BOMA 360 Performance Program Operation and Building Designation Procedures.  All final decisions regarding the operation of the BOMA 360 Performance Program shall be the sole responsibility of the Council.​

Members are appointed.

For more information or to get involved, contact Lisa Prats, Joel Corley or Tanner Johnston.