Security & Emergency Preparedness

BOMA International’s Pandemic Guide

The scale and severity of the COVID-19 pandemic caught many unprepared and presented a daunting, fast-moving challenge to commercial real estate professionals. Using guidance from leading experts and lessons learned from across the industry, BOMA International has created Managing Through Pandemics: Preparing Your Buildings, Tenants and Staff, a guidebook covering every aspect of managing a commercial building through a global health crisis. Click here to download your free copy.

BOMA International’s Civil Unrest Guide

An extraordinary year holds the unfortunate potential to become even more challenging as a string of competing crises in the United States threatens to coalesce around the 2020 election. Political instability–intensified by the convergence of an economic recession, social turmoil, and the historic COVID-19 pandemic–has led to predictions of sustained civil unrest and possible violence. While the commercial real estate sector is accustomed to preparing for a variety of emergencies, the current landscape calls for heightened vigilance and preparations to minimize potential disruptions and protect the safety of individuals and properties. Click here to download your free copy.

BOMA International’s Coronavirus Resource Center

BOMA International continues to monitor the latest COVID-19 developments, and resources are being posted regularly to These resources include webinar recordings, relevant articles and links to helpful documents, websites and expert analysis.

Members should refer to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO) for up-to-the minute updates and best practices.

BOMA International’s Preparedness Committee works and collaborates with industry leaders on ways to improve emergency preparedness and increase building resilience. The committee serves as a resource to ensure members have the best tools to respond appropriately and recover quickly from emergency situations, natural disasters and other building security issues.

Issues >>

Click here for more information about BOMA's stances on some of the most important issues affecting commercial real estate.

Federal Preparedness Resources >>

BOMA International works with a number of federal partners to ensure that our members have access to the most up to date information to keep their buildings and systems secure. Below are links to organizations and programs, which can be of assistance.

CRE Industry Preparedness Resources >>

A safe building is a well-run building. Keeping and building occupants safe is a key priority for property professionals. This section includes resources and considerations to prepare for potential threats to your building. Use the resources in this section as a supplement for a thoughtfully crafted emergency preparedness plan.