BOMA Knowledge Center

Welcome to the BOMA Knowledge Center, a searchable repository of all content created by BOMA International. This expansive resource library houses hundreds of articles, research reports, policy briefs, videos and more, all conveniently located in a single online platform. Use the categories listed below to filter content by topic, search specific keywords in the search bar above or keep scrolling to browse our most popular content.

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Professional Development

Can Working From Home Bring Us Together?

May 7, 2020 | By Joe Markling

Most of us are now several weeks into working from home as a result of COVID-19. This situation is hardly typical; under normal circumstances, we would have had time to prepare for working remotely. Technology needs would have been evaluated, tested and, if necessary, adjusted. Children would be at daycare or school. And, of course, there wouldn’t be the stress, uncertainty and tragedy of a global pandemic. These circumstances have been a trial by fire for working from home, and many of us are finding we’ve missed heading into the office.

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Tenant Experience

Are You Filling the Need for Space on Demand?

April 7, 2020 | By John Salustri

As the coworking trend continues to grow, commercial property owners and operators are testing their flex-ability.

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Professional Development

Millennials Have Major Issues—Generalizations Are The First Of Them

November 13, 2019 | By Caroline Pomilla

Millennials have been the subject of articles and water cooler conversations for years. But, are millennials—and now Gen Zers—really that different from the generations of workers that preceded them? Discover the challenges and opportunities the “next” generation of property professionals is experiencing.

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Operations & Management

Unlocking Value in Class B and C Buildings

January 23, 2020 | By Caroline Pomilla

Class B and C office buildings traditionally have trailed their Class A counterparts in adopting energy efficiency strategies and green leasing provisions, but they are also the asset class with the most to gain from these measures, according to a new research report by BOMA International, RMI, ULI and Yardi. Offering a compelling business case and guidance for implementation success, the report can help Class B and C owners and operators unlock the hidden value in their properties. It’s not a treasure map—but it’s pretty close.

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Professional Development

An Anti-Burnout Guide to Property Management

January 19, 2020 | By Caroline Pomilla

Every morning, millions of people walk into clean, comfortable, efficient office buildings without a thought to how these spaces are operated. Behind the scenes are commercial real estate’s unsung heroes: property professionals who work hard so that building occupants never have to think twice about their surroundings. Even property professionals who love the variety and challenge of their jobs can find themselves getting burned out by workloads that sometimes require long hours and garner little acknowledgment.

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Economy

Taxing Industry Resources

April 7, 2020 | By Liz Wolf

As Ben Franklin once said, the only two certainties in life are death and taxes. While property professionals are more than accustomed to paying commercial property taxes, there’s a national trend of increased taxation on the commercial real estate industry as state and local governments try to make up budget shortfalls and seek additional funding for programs and services.

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Operations & Management

Designing for the Human Experience

January 30, 2020 | By Will Craig

As the nature of work becomes increasingly digital, modern tenants are looking to their physical surroundings for meaningful connections and stimulating experiences. Through an experiential design approach, property professionals can transform their buildings into memorable spaces.

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Tenant Experience

Mobile Amenities Boost the Tenant Experience

January 31, 2020 | By Patrick Kirk

In today’s experiential-focused work environment, building amenities are important to tenants seeking to attract talent. In response to this demand, many property owners are investing significant capital on shared space upgrades, including outdoor workspaces, lobby lounges, onsite cafés, coffee bars and fitness facilities.

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Tenant Experience

Welcome to the New Age of Corporate Fitness

January 23, 2020 | By John Salustri

Now that the holidays are over and fitness resolutions are in place, it’s time to reexamine the corporate fitness center. Leading-edge properties are now offering a range of amenities to help tenant accomplish their health goals, bringing about a wider understanding of what “wellness” might include.

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Advocacy & Building Codes

Closing Out a Banner Year for Industry Legislation

January 13, 2020 | By Emily Naden, LEED Green Associate

Thanks to BOMA International’s advocacy efforts, the end of 2019 saw the significant advancement of priority legislative items, including the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act (TRIA), qualified improvement property (QIP) and the Energy-Efficient Tax Deduction for Commercial Buildings, commonly referred to as 179D. Despite having a Congress known for delaying even the most bipartisan-friendly bills, 2019 shaped up to be a banner year for BOMA’s advocacy goals.

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Professional Development

Fast Track Your Career with the CMCP Certification

October 16, 2019 | By BOMA International

You’ve worked hard to establish yourself in a new career in commercial real estate. You’ve received great on-the-job training, and you’ve even started pursing professional development to enhance your knowledge. Now…how do you prove that you’re ready to take your career to the next level?

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Preparedness

BOMA International’s Coronavirus Resource Center

March 5, 2020 | By BOMA International

As global concern over the novel coronavirus (now known as COVID-19) increases, BOMA International is actively working to provide commercial real estate professionals with credible information on how to mitigate the potential health and business impacts. Based on information from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), BOMA International has released a series of guidance documents to help property professionals navigate this public health concern.

BOMA International will continue to monitor this issue as it develops, and resources will be posted regularly to www.boma.org/coronavirus. Members should refer to the CDC and World Health Organization (WHO) for up-to-the-minute updates and best practices.

Guidance Documents

Guidance Document #4
Getting Back to Work-Preparing
Buildings for
Re-Entry
Updated April 24, 2020

Guidance Document #3
Tenant FAQ
Updated March 25, 2020

Guidance Document #2
Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Preparedness Checklist
Updated March 4, 2020

Guidance Document #1
What You Need to Know:
Novel Coronavirus
Updated February 25, 2020


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Operations & Management

Denver Place Achieves Mile-High Success with BOMA 360

January 20, 2020 | By Tanner Johnston

Located in, as one might guess, Colorado’s capital, Denver Place is one of the largest commercial office properties in the state. Boasting multiple event spaces, two restaurants, a fitness center, a large bike store facility, a Montessori school and more, the property boasts nearly one million square feet of rentable space and covers two and a half acres of downtown Denver. The LBA Realty property team has to be exceptionally well-organized so every visitor to the massive property has a great experience.

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Advocacy & Building Codes

The Scooter Invasion Is Here

August 8, 2019 | By Ken Rosenfeld and Maria Balzer-Pisciotta

Virtually out of nowhere and literally overnight, electric scooters have appeared on downtown sidewalks in cities across the United States. As both the public and private sectors now scramble to determine how to handle the onslaught, the commercial real estate industry also is scrambling for answers. BOMA International’s advocacy staff is working hard to provide members with resources to tackle this issue.

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BOMA Magazine

Commercial Real Estate: Read All About It!

Have you checked out the January/February issue of BOMA Magazine? Our latest digital edition gives you access to more than a dozen industry-leading articles in a mobile-friendly format. So, whether you’re in between meetings, on your commute or even standing in line, you can take BOMA Magazine along with you. Check out the new issue, packed full of articles about everything from designing for the human experience to welcoming the new age of corporate fitness.

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