Mr. Anderson has been with Siemens for four years assisting his customers to
meet their building automation and energy management goals for their facilities.
His presentation explores best practices, interoperability, integration of
multiple systems, energy monitoring and control,
Jack Day, Chief Elevator Inspector, State of Washington, discusses Elevator
Maintenance Control Program (MCP). This presentation is to help educate the
building owner on what their responsibilities are when it comes to maintenance
and testing of their conveyance according to state rules, laws and policy.
Energy Efficiency projects are a smart way to make sound improvements -
especially when Tacoma Power offers to evaluate the project and provide
financial incentives. Peter Meyer, Commercial-Industrial Conservation Manager at
Tacoma Power, outlined opportunities to partner in conservation. Erin French,
Senior Property Manager for Kidder Mathews, shared her experience completing
projects and securing attractive financial incentives from Tacoma Power.
Presenter Jeff Parsons shares tips on how to better prepare for any disaster as well as a solid plan to
protect your family, employees, homes and businesses and make recovery a little
easier. The presentation explores the
Emergency Management Division's website.
Parsons has participated in numerous emergency operations center emergency
activations in support of earthquakes, volcanoes, floods, fires and storms. He
has also participated in numerous emergency preparedness exercises in support of
the US DOE Hanford facility, Columbia Generating Station Nuclear Reactor,
Umatilla Army Chemical Depot, Top Off II, and Blue Cascades I, II and III
Regional Interdependencies Exercises. He coordinated the implementing articles
of the Pacific Northwest Emergency Management Arrangement (PNEMA) between
Alaska, British Columbia, Idaho, Oregon, Washington, and the Yukon Territory. He
is currently coordinating a business emergency re-entry pass system that will be
used throughout the state during emergencies and disasters.
The State of Washington and the City of Seattle have recently passed regulations
requiring buildings to be benchmarked using the Energy Star Portfolio Manager
tool. This presentation will focus on how to comply with these regulations and
how to use the requirements to help assess and make meaningful changes to
properties. Dave's experience includes energy modeling and working extensively
with clients, architects, consultants, general contractors, sub-contractors and
suppliers to ensure projects achieve the highest degree of sustainability
The Pacific Northwest has some of the highest water and sewer rates in the
country, and in this challenging economy we all must find ways to conserve
energy and reduce expenses. A simple water audit using certified Green Plumbers®
standards, can identify opportunities to lower your operating costs. Andi will
also be sharing information and rebate offers from Tacoma Water.
After finishing college in southern California, Michael Lee spent over 12 years
as part of a unique entrepreneurial start up that took him to all 50 states in
America, four continents, and three trips to the White House where his team met
the President on more than one occasion. He developed creative recruiting and
hiring practices and brings that expertise to his tenure as franchise owner of
Express Employment Professionals and Specialized Recruiting Group in Seattle
where he has been since 2005. He is an active member of the Greater
Seattle Chamber of Commerce, Board Member of the Belltown Business Association,
and regularly volunteers his time helping kids build character for success in
Meeting: September 28, 2011 View the September 2011 Membership Meeting presentation from speaker Glen
"Sustainable Real Estate Management: 30 Things in 30 minutes". The pdf
version of his PowerPoint presentation is about making it a best practice to
perform and operate in a sustainable manor while concentrating on the “Low
Hanging Fruit” concept of property management. Glen Bachman,CPM/RPA/SCSM,
is VP Retail Operations for the Bellevue Collection,
Kemper Development Co.
> View the Presentation [38 pages, pdf]
Victor Ramos is the Army MILCON Program Manager for Seattle District and is
heavily involved with the planning and implementation of this effort at JBLM. He
has worked with the Corps of Engineers for over 18 years. Victor has a extensive
background in mechanical engineering. The Construction Program at Joint Base Lewis McChord, JBLM has experienced
record years and is expected to continue this trend for at least the next two
years. As the Construction Agent for JBLM, the Corps of Engineers is responsible
for executing the Military Construction Program at Joint Base Lewis/McChord (JBLM).
I will provide an overview of the type of facilities we are building, discuss
how we are getting this work accomplished, and provide a layout by region of
what we expect to construct in the next two years at JBLM.
Meeting: March 2010 "2010: A Year of Change"
Presented by Dick Anderson
As each organization is re-defining itself and restructuring, changes is
sometimes difficult. This session will give you some ideas on how to
successfully implement change in your organization.
Dick Anderson is President/CEO of Edge Learning Institute with headquarters in
Tacoma, Washington. His website is:
http://edgelearning.com. Edge is a professional development firm dedicated to
assisting organizations in achieving greater levels of productivity, succeeding
at changing cultures and accomplishing strategic plans. Besides being a
compelling speaker and educator, Mr. Anderson draws from three decades of
management and change experience. His fresh, creative, humorous style makes for
enjoyable listening. He has keynoted hundreds of conferences and conventions and
presented to over half a million people since 1973.
People can go to his website for upcoming program information.
Edge Learning Institute
2209 N. Pearl, Suite 100
Tacoma, WA 98406-2529
Toll-Free Phone: 1-800-858-1484
>> Map & Directions
>> See Meeting "Flash"
Everett, Seattle, Tacoma Activate water shortage response plans: Region's customers advised to carefully manage water use
[July 27, 2015] Historic low river levels - combined with record-setting hot
and dry weather that have significantly increased the demand for water - have
led Everett, Seattle and Tacoma to implement the first stage of their water
shortage response plans.
The three cities are all activating their response plans as a precautionary
measure and have joined together to ensure that the entire region is ready
for a potential water shortage.
Experience Exchange Report (EER) Surveys Are Now Open
[January 21, 2015] Both the 2015 Office EER Survey and the new 2015 Industrial EER Survey
are available as of January 20.
BOMA International has a great EER Toolkit to help you in your promotional efforts. To access the EER Toolkit, log into the
BOMA website, go to
myBOMA, click on Local Assn Marketing Toolkits on the left navigation, and open the EER Marketing Toolkit folder in Document Library. Here’s what you’ll find:
a) Full page, ½ page, and ¼ page print ads (in various file formats) for use in your newsletters—in color and black and white!
b) Tile ads for display on your website
c) Luncheon Flier (in PDF format)
d) 7 Reasons to Submit (also good as a handout at luncheons or education events)
e) Luncheon speech blurb (6 quick sentences to remind members that they should submit data)—insert in your local president’s announcements!
f) Talking points (for presentations where you have time for more than 6 sentences!)
And best of all:
g) Tips for Increasing Submissions (a compilation of great ideas from fellow BAEs).
There are a few other documents there to help members who are preparing to submit, including:
a) “Before You Begin” (a quick guide to what they’ll need to gather before starting)
b) EER FAQs
c) EER Fact Sheet
Please check back often as we will add additional materials to the Toolkit soon. If there’s any other resource that you’d like to have, but don’t find in the Toolkit, let us know; we’ll gladly create it for you.
> ERR Website
> View Archived ERR Webinar
Who's Who In The Commercial Real Estate Industry Available
[November 10, 2014] BOMA International's 2015 Who's Who In The
Commercial Real Estate Industry membership directory is now available. The
digital edition makes searching for specific members, companies and
advertisers as easy as clicking a few buttons. In seconds, you can quickly
find targeted information about BOMA International members.
Give it a
Here is what you will find inside...
BOMA International Committees
Calendar of Events
Buyers' Guide of Building Products and Services - National Associates Member
BOMA International U.S. Members
BOMA International Affiliated Associations
We hope you enjoy this exclusive member benefit!
Governor's Proposed Budget Imposes an Additional 1.8% Tax on Lease Income
[April 6, 2013] BOMA needs your help defeating the proposed 1.8% B & O tax on
rental/lease income. On March 28, the Governor's 2013 - 2015 Budget was
released. It included a repeal of the B&O tax exemption for long-term income (30
days or more) derived from rentals of commercial real estate.
Under current law, income from long-term property rental is not taxed by the
state, both for commercial and residential property, except income from granting
a license to use real estate, for example, renting hotel rooms for fewer than 30
days or leasing space in a building.
Olympia Day 2013 Recap!
[March 11, 2013] Thank you to everyone that attended our BOMA Olympia Day! The
day saw us examine key legislative issues such as economic recovery and
taxation, transportation and sustainability. Click below to read an overview of
the work done this year.
> View Olympia Day 2013 Recap
Luminous Egress Markings: BOMA wins huge victory for
Owners, Managers and Tenants
[December 4, 2012] Friday, November 9, the WA State Building Code Council (SBCC),
voted NOT TO INCLUDE the retroactive Luminous Egress Markings for existing
hi-rise buildings built to the egress code at the time of construction in their
code adoption recommendations to the Washington State legislature.
Therefore, the requirement will not be considered for at least the next
three-year Fire Code cycle in Washington State and based on Friday's SBCC Board
action this proposal may not be raised again. Please note that local
jurisdictions can still require this in local codes, but are unlikely to do so.
Based on several bids and test installations the cost of retroactive
installation of the ridge material would average at least $0.35 sf and as high
as $0.50 sf.
If you own or manage a high-rise building in WA State your BOMA dues are
typically $0.01 sf. One cent invested in BOMA's advocacy efforts on your behalf
has saved Owners, Managers and Tenants at least 35 times your annual BOMA dues
by defeating this unnecessary regulation for existing buildings.
BOMA Holiday Fundraiser Charity
[December 4, 2012] Thank you to all who donated food, toys and cash benefiting
USOPSA!! Our BOMA members and their companies have
donated at least $575 as well as delivered 25 bags of food items, and
$200 worth of toy items. Your donations will be greatly appreciated by a needy
family this year! Questions? Contact Jose Diaz or
Jane Hughes. Also, visit
USOPSA raised more than $12,250 cash and thousands of pounds of food and
donations during a two-day drive on Dec. 2 & 3, 2011.
> Click here for more info! [pdf] > Holiday Fundraiser Gallery
Need Education in a Hurry? Check out BOMA International’s Upcoming Webinars and
[August 3, 2012] BOMA International’s Webinars are a great way to get education
when you want it and to earn Continuing Professional Development (CPD) credits.
They qualify for CPD credits for the renewal of industry designations including
RPA, FMA, CPM, ARM, and SMA/SMT. All webinars are recorded and available
on-demand, so you can watch and learn at your convenience. All registrants
receive an email with instructions on how to obtain a certificate of completion
once you’ve completed a Webinar, which you can then submit for credit.
Embark on Fundraiser for Olive Crest Families in Need [December
14, 2011] BOMA South Puget Sound held a fundraiser through November-December
2011. The Holiday
charity/fundraiser was for
Olive Crest Pacific Northwest to help foster families.
Olive Crest is
dedicated to Preventing child abuse, to Treating and Educating at-risk children
and to Preserving the family. The BOMA membership was split into four teams. Each team
took on a foster family and raised
money for that family. The team that raised the most money under their family's
The fundraiser-2nded December 14 during the BOMA SPS Holiday Luncheon at the
Tacoma Gold and Country Club. The winning team received tickets to the
Hockey night in February.
Team A: $980
Team Caring Angels: $1375
Team Christmas Givers: $850
Team D: $1135
BOMA Donation to the Salvation Army Food Bank [March 7, 2011] Lt. Colonel Doug O'Brien, Northwest Divisional
Commander of the Salvation Army, thanks BOMA South Puget Sound for their support
and gift of $1,064 on December 31. BOMA SPS donated all proceeds from the
Holiday Social and Silent Auction to the
Salvation Army Tacoma Food Bank. The funds help provide basic food and
shelter, utility and rent assistance, after school and senior citizen programs
and domestic violence shelters.
> View Letter [pdf]
[February 24, 2011] The sixth annual
BetterBricks Awards honored a total of 14 building professionals from a
variety of fields February 17. Among those recognized with an award were BOMA
Flood Plain Regulations Impacting Real Estate [February 4, 2011] High Priority Message: If you own or manage real
estate in or near the Green River Valley or near western Washington rivers:
There are pending changes that will drastically impact your ability and cost to:
1. Rebuild your property after a flood
2. Alter your property after a flood
3. Develop your property in the flood plain regardless of a flood
4. Redevelop your property in these areas
Your support is needed to help collectively represent the interests of real
estate owners and managers – the window of opportunity to impact new regulations
is closing quickly. Please make time to attend the meeting and read all
Where: Renton City Hall (1055 S. Grady Way, Renton) 7th floor conference room
When: February 17th (Thursday) 8:00 to 9:30 AM
Meeting’s agenda will cover:
1. The scope of the problem and how it affects you
2. Possible immediate legal action
3. Financial support needed toward a legal defense fund to help protect and
preserve property rights and development options and to help shape fair
regulatory changes (This is the key element of the meeting and a plan of action
will be outlined following a presentation on the reason for the need)
“Three Flood Zone Impact Scenarios” to learn how FEMA’s and NMFS’s proposed
land use standards will impact you. Remember, even if your property never
floods, FEMA’s and NMFS’s proposed development standards will govern your
property’s future use.
Get Free Experience Exchange Report® for 2011 [January 14, 2011] Receive a free expense performance comparison on
how your building compares to other comparable buildings in your market.
Any office building can provide 2010 year-end income and expense data-unaudited
data is acceptable.
BOMA membership is NOT required. Step-by-step features allow you to complete the
online form quickly and easily! Submitting data is absolutely free-and as easy
as 1-2-3. Learn how at:
> Read details in our "Flash"
Kilowatt Crackdown and Tacoma Area Buildings – Free
Scoping Studies [December 11, 2010] The Kilowatt Crackdown is now open to NEW
buildings that missed the original sign-up period. Registering now will give
properties access to FREE scoping studies and FREE Energy Star
This is a great follow-up to those who have attended the Best of BEEP or Energy
Star workshops. If you missed out on the initial registration window, now
is the time to get your building in the contest. There are over 100 area office
buildings participating, including a couple in the Tacoma area. (NOTE: Buildings
registering now will only be eligible for prizes and recognition in the Spring
of 2012, not the upcoming awards in 2011.)
Research Project looking for Participants for Field
Analysis of Boiler Performances The Portland Energy
Conservation, Inc. (PECI) is working in conjunction with the
California Energy Commission
to research the effectiveness of four commercial boiler related energy
efficiency measures. The results of this study will be used to update future
revisions of the Energy Code, in particular Title 24.
four measures we are investigating include:
1. Electronic parallel positioning
2. Electronic parallel positioning with O2 trim control
3. VFD on the combustion fan
4. Flue damper
We are trying to locate facilities that have any one of these measures in place,
or are planning on installing any of these measures. We would like to perform
field analysis of boiler performance with and without the use of the measure to
determine the boiler efficiency improvement, fuel use reduction, and payback of
the installed equipment. The testing will be non-intrusive and at no expense to
the building owner, and a detailed report of the results would be available
following the analysis.
Benefits of participation include the quantification of energy savings from the
installed measure and the information we gather from this work will be used to
ensure cost effective and energy efficient measures are implemented into future
BOMA’s New Suite of Standards: Five Standards, One Low
almost 100 years, BOMA International has set the standard for measuring
buildings. In 1915 BOMA published the first office floor measurement standard
…and the rest is history. Today, BOMA International is the secretariat of a
suite of measurement standards covering a broad range of commercial and
residential building types.
The bundle includes:
Office Buildings: Standard Methods of Measurement
(ANSI/BOMA Z65.1 – 2010)
Industrial Buildings: Standard Methods of Measurement
(ANSI/BOMA Z65.2 – 2009)
Gross Areas of a Building: Standard Methods of Measurement
(ANSI/BOMA Z65.3 – 2009)
Multi-Unit Residential Buildings: Standard Methods of Measurement
(ANSI/BOMA Z65.4 – 2010)
Retail Buildings: Standard Method of Measurement
(ANSI/BOMA Z65.5 – 2010)
Who benefits from BOMA Standards? A cross section of real estate professionals: building owners and managers,
facility managers, architects, space planners, interior designers, engineers,
leasing professionals, asset managers, appraisers, assessors brokers, general
contractors and many more.
LeMay - America's Car Museum" Newsletter
During the April 2009 Membership meeting presentation by LeMay, there was interest in
some of the content in LeMay's May Newsletter. The newsletter can be viewed from
website or by downloading the
Newsletter PDF document.
The Experience Exchange Report EER 2009
[November 2008] Among the many things your membership dues funds is the
industry’s best operating income and expense research, The Experience Exchange
Report (EER). In 2009, the industry’s best benchmarking tool will get even
better! The EER will move entirely online, allowing you to access commercial
office building income and expense data through a dynamic, Web-based platform.
The new online EER will allow you to customize your search for data, export it
to PDF and other user-friendly tools to make budgeting easy, and allow you to
The 2009 EER survey will launch in January 2009 and be open through March 2009.
Once again, the survey will be conducted entirely online at
www.boma.org/2009EERsurvey. Submission of data is absolutely free! 2009
respondents receive a complimentary Expense Performance Comparison, which
highlights how the respondent building compares to its peers, but also have the
opportunity to purchase access to the new online EER reports at discounted
For more information about the EER, please visit
2012 BOMA Convention Comes to Seattle
[August 1, 2008] We are excited to announce that the 2012 BOMA International Annual Convention and Office Building Show will be held in Seattle June 24th - 26th!! Please mark your calendars!
2009 Olympia Day Rescheduled
[May 6, 2008] BOMA Leaders in Government Affairs - Heads Up:
Olympia Day has been rescheduled for Tuesday, February 17, 2009 we have the Columbia Room reserved. This was to avoid conflicts with the BOMA International Winter Business Meeting and to secure the Columbia Room. The session starts in January and ends in April (105 days) this will put us approximately 5 weeks into a 13 week session
The 2008 BOMA of Washington Position Paper on Legislative
and Regulatory Interests
[October 25, 2007] B&O Tax Clarification Reimbursable Wages On-site Personnel
Support, Building Engineer’s Single Licensing through Labor and Industries,
Contractor Registration through Labor and Industries and No Split Roll Taxation.
>> learn more [pdf] and previous year
previous year [pdf]
Texas BOMA affiliates are suing the state over "Forced
This is quite well-publicized. Going to the Supreme Court at a cost of about
$1.4 million. BOMA of Houston is short about $20,000 in legal fees and seeking
companies that feel strongly to donate to their cause. Contact is John Cogdill
at (713) 225- 0565.
New Law Amending RCW 19.28.191
After much discussion and pressure from numerous groups, the Legislature has
passed an amendment to RCW 19.28.191, known as the "Electrical Licensing" law.
This affects all property managers and staff doing any electrical work on their
clients' buildings. (This does NOT affect owners working on their own
Although it is not as strict as originally written, the amendment does NOT make
concessions that BOMA and other commercial building industry groups were asking
for. Stay tuned for more on this during this session.
BOMA South Puget Sound Trends
A Publication of Building Owners and Managers of South Puget Sound. BOMA Trends
ceased production in 2004. Association Management has archived digital copies