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Building Owners and Managers Association International

State & Local Issues

Now more than ever, state legislatures and city halls are poised to impact the commercial real estate industry.  Increasingly, "hot" issues spread across numerous legislatures simultaneously.  BOMA International’s advocacy team works in close coordination with BOMA’s state and local associations to protect commercial real estate’s interests before state and local governments.

BOMA International encourages all members to subscribe to its State and Local Issues Forum Listserv, which is a great venue to exchange valuable information on state and local government issues affecting the commercial real estate industry throughout the country.  

To subscribe to the listserv, or for any assistance with advocacy issues, please contact Ken Rosenfeld, BOMA International’s Director of State and Local Affairs, at

Local Spotlight: Olympia Day 2017

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BOMA members from across Washington State gathered at the state capitol to meet in small groups with more than 50 elected officials on issues important to the local commercial real estate industry. Members met with their lawmakers to talk about BOMA’s legislative priorities and the contribution commercial real estate makes to our state and local economies. Read more Olympia Day 2017 highlights. ​



State Capitol Day 2017

A strong advocacy program is built on relationships with the individuals who make and enforce laws impacting our industry. State Capitol Day 2017 is a time for local associations to participate in reaching out to state legislators and other state government officials.
BOMA local associations play a critical role in developing relationships with state government officials. Please remember that it is not necessary to host a major event, such as a legislative reception, to participate. And in addition to visiting the capitol building, inviting a state public official to speak at a monthly meeting is another effective way to reach out.
Members can access the State Capitol Day toolkit and find information and tips that will help organize your event.  Please contact us for more information or any assistance with planning, strategy or messaging.

State & Local Resources