Bill Toland, Robin Juron, Harold Campbell at Board of Governors Meeting
BOMA Winter Business Conference
On January 31, 2016 BOMA NJ members Harold Campbell (Centerpoint Properties), Robin Ann Juron (Bergman Realty) and Bill Toland (Federal Business Centers) attended the 2016 WINTER BUSINESS MEETING & NATIONAL ISSUES CONFERENCE. BOMA International’s Board of Governors, the BOMA Regions and all committees and task forces met during the event. The National Issues Conference included an update on key subjects affecting commercial real estate before Congress, as well as insiders' tips on meeting with members of Congress and legislative staff.
The conference is one of BOMA's best opportunities to review critical legislative issues and to communicate real estate's message in a unified fashion to Congress. Real estate's concerns are presented by BOMA members, speaking as citizens, talking directly to elected officials.
Some of the takeaways as stated by the attendees from the meeting are listed below:
Emergency Preparedness: The resiliency of our building design as it relates to severe weather stress deserves recognition and financial reward. Look to learn more about proposed BOMA policy as it relates to Building Resiliency.
Industrial EER (Experience and Exchange Report): Your data matters and it doesn’t hurt to provide it, it helps. Bill Toland and Harold Campbell test drove the data entry process. The EER data is great for benchmarking and putting together a new budget.
Government Affairs: We spoke with House and Senate members and they told us “we’re the experts” and “talk straight to your representative”. We can address our needs directly.
Awards: The TOBY Committee is working hard at making the existing program even better. You will soon see changes in the portal and tweaks and updates in the submission processes.
Membership: BOMA International has prepared graphics and statistics on the value of your membership check out the one piece flyer on ROI on the website. There were also intense discussions on the new dues calculation proposal and we are working very hard to not allow them to affect you locally. In closing our International Chair Kent Gibson reminded us of his BOMA trinity, BOMA provides Value Protection, Value Enhancement and Value Creation.
MAC: BOMA Philadelphia reported on the education, networking events TOBY program that will take place at the regional conference April 13th to 15th at the Westin, Philadelphia.
BOMA International Expo: This year’s conference will be held at the Gaylord, at the National Harbor, Washington, DC. This is only a short ride! Please remember to check out the website for the list of events, education tracts and tradeshow dates. Reminder: There are one day, no cost, and registrations available.
We are BOMA, it’s was great spending time with BOMA partners and please put the MAC (Mid Atlantic Conference) gathering in Philadelphia scheduled for April 13-15 on your calendar. Like Henry Chamberlain BOMA International President, let’s explore BOMA’s place in the broader universe of the association world. That begins here at the Building Owners and Managers Association of NJ.