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BOMA Vlog Issue 4

BOMA's National Issues Conference Kicks Off Busy Advocacy Year for CRE

A new year brings a new session of Congress. In 2014, lawmakers on Capitol Hill will be deliberating a number of important issues that directly affect the commercial real estate industry. These include the 15-year leasehold depreciation provision, which Congress allowed to expire last year; the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act (TRIA), which is set to expire at the end of 2014; and tax reform. Now more than ever, BOMA’s advocacy efforts are needed to ensure Congress does not unduly burden commercial real estate.

Our latest vlog features two members of BOMA International’s advocacy team, Karen Penafiel, Vice President of Advocacy, Codes and Standards, and Jason Todd, Director of Federal Affairs, who discuss why BOMA members are the best weapons in our advocacy arsenal.


We look forward to seeing many of you at the 2014 Winter Business Meeting and National Issues Conference next month. In the meantime, watch your mailbox for the January/February issue of BOMA Magazine, which will feature BOMA’s pullout advocacy guide for 2014, containing highlights of BOMA’s federal, local and codes priorities. I also encourage you to visit the Industry Issues page of the BOMA International website for the latest advocacy information and resources. The more you get involved with advocacy issues, the stronger the commercial real estate industry becomes.

Best regards,


Henry H. Chamberlain, APR, FASAE, CAE
President and COO
BOMA International