BOMA WEIGHS IN ON GSA'S DRAFT LEASE CRITERIA (9/22/16)
Last week, BOMA International submitted comments to the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) Green Building Advisory Committee’s Green Leasing Task Group on their Draft Green Lease Criteria and Sample Lease Language. The task group’s goal is to create recommendations for model green leasing provisions for GSA’s public commercial office needs. These leasing provisions may ultimately impact the leasing requirements for any U.S. property professionals who manage properties for federal tenants.
The task force currently does not include any building owners, property managers or leasing experts. In its comments, BOMA strongly recommended that qualified property professionals be added to the process, and that the provisions developed should be cost-effective and feasible in all the markets where GSA leases space. BOMA International will continue to work with GSA on all of its draft model leasing guidelines to ensure that they are in line with the current realities of the commercial office marketplace.