Now more than ever, state legislatures and regulatory agencies are poised to impact the commercial real estate industry. Increasingly, "hot" issues often take root in numerous legislatures simultaneously. State and local trends, whether motivated by public officials or private interests, play a larger role in advocacy programs across a wide spectrum of organizations.
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, please contact John Bryant, BOMA International’s Vice President of Advocacy, Codes and Standards, at email@example.com.
LOCAL SPOTLIGHT: OLYMPIA DAY 2017
BOMA members from across Washington State recently gathered at the state capitol to meet in small groups with more than 51 elected officials on issues important to the local commercial real estate industry. Members met with their district lawmakers in their offices and outside committee hearing rooms 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 and Local Issues
A strong advocacy program is built on relationships with those individuals who make and enforce laws impacting our industry. State Capitol Day 2017 is a time for your local association to participate with other BOMA local associations around the country in reaching out to state legislators and state government officials.
BOMA 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. Inviting a state public official to speak at a monthly meeting is another effective way to reach out - and it counts as a State Capitol Day event.
Members can access the State Capitol Day toolkit and find information and tips that will help organize your event. If you need more information or assistance please contact John Bryant, BOMA International’s Vice President of Advocacy, Codes and Standards, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
State & Local Resources