WELCOME TO BOMA MAC!
The Middle Atlantic Conference of BOMA assists Locals and their members maintain strong networks, advocates for the industry, provides educational opportunities and helps members succeed in the real estate industry.
Have you registered for BOMA International's Winter Business Meeting yet? If not, click here. Do today as this FREE virtual conference takes place January 25th-January 29th. The MAC Regional meeting will take place on Tuesday, January 25th at 10:30am. All MAC Members can participate in this meeting. There will be a board meeting beginning at 10:30am. Click here to view the agenda.
THANKS TO OUR 2020 WEBSITE SPONSORS
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Showcase your products and services here!
Click here to view the 2021 sponsorship form.
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In Loving Memory of J. Michael Coleman
Please read in completion for details on his upcoming Mass, a future Celebration of Life, areas where you may direct gifts in memory of Mike, and more details.
We continue to carry his family & loved ones in our hearts and prayers, and ask all of our members to do the same.
It is with the deepest sadness that we share news with that we have lost a dear friend, trusted colleague and true icon of BOMA. J. Michael Coleman passed away this morning following complications from a fall and related surgery. At this time, no details on arrangements, contributions or other family wishes are known.
As you know, the incomparable J. Michael Coleman spent more than 30 years with AlliedBarton (Allied Universal), retiring as the VP of Commercial Real Estate in 2017. He was a fixture of the industry, as well as a huge part of the heart & soul of BOMA Philadelphia. He considered BOMA to be his home, and all of us to be a part of his extended family.
His contributions to BOMA are countless, supporting BOMA International and local associations through sponsorships and leadership. He was in the inaugural class of BOMA Fellows, the highest honor awarded by BOMA International, and has served on the BOMA Foundation Board, BOMA Executive Committee, and in many other leadership roles. Locally, he began BOMA Philadelphia’s Safety & Security Committee, which continues to be one of our Association’s most integral and influential resources. This is a small sampling of Mike’s incredible devotion to protecting and advancing our community.
In 2014, BOMA Philadelphia introduced the J. Michael Coleman Member of the Year Award. This award is presented annually to an Associate or Regular listed member of BOMA Philadelphia who embodies the spirit of Mike’s generosity, dedication, knowledge and passion for BOMA and the commercial real estate industry.
Anyone who was fortunate enough to know Mike was touched by his kindness, his huge heart, his quick wit and his ability to listen and offer the best of advice. Our hearts are so heavy and to say that he will be missed is a tremendous understatement. We will forever be grateful for all that he meant to BOMA Philadelphia. Our sympathy, prayers and warmest wishes for peace & comfort are with his family and loved ones.
GETTING BACK TO WORK
Earlier this year, BOMA International assembled a task force to publish a guidance document that would help commercial building professionals prepare for occupant re-entry amid COVID-19. Due to the evolving nature of the pandemic and its continued impact on the commercial real estate industry, the task force reassembled this fall to re-examine the original guidance and develop updated operational and safety recommendations. Getting Back to Work 2.0: Building Re-Entry Best Practices in a COVID-19 Reality replaces the original guidance document released in May and is a framework for developing, updating and executing individual property or portfolio plans and responding to increasing expectations for buildings and workplaces. All sections of the original document have been significantly edited and updated to include new information and suggested best practices for consideration.
Click here to view this document.
While COVID-19 continues to be a disruptive force for the office sector and its tenants, the perceived value of the office as a key ingredient of business success remains strong. That is one of the major takeaways of the BOMA International COVID-19 Commercial Real Estate Impact Study, a groundbreaking study of more than 3,000 U.S. commercial office space decision-makers commissioned by BOMA International.
Written by global real estate software company Yardi and developed by Brightline Strategies, a leading real estate research and advisory services firm. The study provides a clear indication of the pandemic’s broader transformational effects on commercial real estate and how tenant attitudes towards the in-person work environment have shifted.
Visit BOMA International at boma.org to view more.
To view information on the inspections of properties for 2021, click here.
The portal is now open at BOMA International.
To learn more about entering your property into the 2021 TOBY judging,
Click here to view the changes and guidelines from the August 26th webinar on:
"Applying for a TOBY & Best Practices"
Earning a TOBY Award is a tremendous accomplishment. It recognizes excellence in property management, helps foster teamwork and sets the property apart from competition. The application process and work it takes to win a TOBY are tough, but the rewards more than outweigh the challenges.
Learn tips and best practices from the BOMA International Awards Committee so that you can prepare for the 2021 TOBY
BOMA International's 2021 Winter Business Meeting, scheduled to be held in Palm Springs, California, is going virtual! The meeting is open to all BOMA members, and with no registration fee or travel costs, it’s easier than ever to participate. Attendees will network with peers, exchange ideas to help shape the business of BOMA and gain meaningful insights from inspirational keynote speaker Sebastian Terry. Join us January 25-29 at a computer near you!
BOMA INTERNATIONAL 2021 CONFERENCE AND EXPO
JULY 18-21, 2021
Click here for additional information.
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE 2020
OUTSTANDING MEMBER OF THE YEAR
Trish Faidiga, RPA-HP, FMA
Advantage Building and Facility Services, LLC
Click here to read more about Trish
Accelerate Your Career
With just one year of experience and 30 hours of industry education, you can quality for the CMCP, commercial real estate’s first certification for early-industry career professionals. The groundbreaking program highlights your potential for future career growth by:
Just Announced: The BOMA Foundation has created a new scholarship to fund individuals pursuing the CMCP certification. Up to eight scholarships will be awarded per quarter. Applicants may use the scholarship to cover either the CMCP application/exam fee or the CMCP Exam Prep Course. Learn more and apply.
The Middle Atlantic Region, better known as MAC or the Middle Atlantic Conference, is comprised of 15 local associations with a combined membership in excess of 3500 members covering 11 states and the District of Columbia, including: Capital Region/Albany, Baltimore, Boston, Greater Buffalo, Greater Hartford, New Jersey, Central New York, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Long Island, New York, Rochester, Southern Connecticut, AOBA/BOMA Washington, D.C. and Westchester County, NY, as well as Members at Large.
The Middle Atlantic Conference meets at the BOMA International Winter Business Meeting and the BOMA International Every Building Conference and Expo, as well as holding its own annual meeting in the spring. The purpose of the annual meeting is to: create, develop and maintain cooperation among the owners of office, retail, industrial, loft and apartment buildings; promote the exchange of ideas and information; promote the general welfare of the industry; and groom the future leaders of BOMA International.
NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
to the new BOMA Fellows:
The individuals honored as BOMA Fellows have displayed exemplary and sustained contributions to the industry, their profession, the community and BOMA at all levels and have continually answered the call to leadership and service throughout their careers. The honorees will use the "BOMA Fellow" credential after their names and will be called upon to serve BOMA in a variety of capacities, including teaching, mentoring new members and young professionals, identifying future BOMA leaders, authoring articles and serving as thought leaders to address industry trends.
James R. Kleeman, RPA Deputy Director, World Trade Center Department, Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, New York, New York
Richard J. McClure Managing Director, Kennedy Wilson Properties, Philadelphia, PA
To Ryan Walsh for earning his CERTIFIED MANAGER OF COMMERCIAL PROPERTIES (CMCP) certification. Ryan is a member of BOMA Pittsburgh. Having the CMCP after your name communicates your ability to be an effective commercial property manager and validates your foundational knowledge in key areas of property management.