Advocacy

BOMA International's advocacy team has achieved many successes so far in 2018, continuing to positively impact the commercial real estate industry and protect our members' livelihood. We gained huge headway in ADA Lawsuit reform with the passage of H.R. 620, the ADA Education & Reform Act. BOMA International's president, Henry Chamberlain, testified before Congress on the importance of the Energy Efficient Commercial Building Tax Deduction (179D). And in June, Congress kept the ENERGY STAR® program fully funded in the FY 19 budget.

While these are important victories that are the product of years of hard work and education, there is always more work to be done. We need to continue to educate and inform lawmakers about the commercial real estate industry and the issues our members face every day. To learn more about how to become an advocate for your industry, please contact Government Affairs & PAC Manager, Meg Novak at mnovak@boma.org.

2018 Legislative Priorities »

BOMA International advocates on behalf of the commercial real estate industry on Capitol Hill, in states across the country and in federal agencies. BOMA furthers the industry’s legislative and regulatory agendas by actively working with lawmakers and government officials to advance issues most important to its members, including ADA Lawsuit Reform , Infrastructure Investment , and Preserving ENERGY STAR®.

State & Local »

BOMA International’s advocacy team works in close coordination with BOMA’s state and local associations to protect the interests of the industry and share the latest information from across the country.

Industry Defense Fund »

BOMA International's member-driven Industry Defense Fund is instrumental in giving a voice to the commercial real estate industry and helping achieve critical advocacy successes. Its purpose is to ensure that adequate funds are available at the federal, state and local levels for wide-ranging advocacy issues that may impact BOMA members.

BOMAPAC »

BOMAPAC is BOMA International’s political action committee. It enables BOMA International’s advocacy team to raise money to re-elect political candidates for federal office who know, understand and support policies that affect commercial real estate.

Security & Emergency Preparedness »

Building owners and managers must develop or update a comprehensive emergency preparedness plan for each building based on reasonable threat analyses to prepare for future emergencies and to provide a safe working environment for their tenants. BOMA's Preparedness Committee connects members with experts in the field to drive discussion and action before emergency situations arise.

Legislative Action Center »

Use BOMA's legislative action center to find your member of Congress and engage with them about BOMA's top priorities for the year.

The Water & Waste (W2) Challenge »

The W2 Challenge is a two-year initiative to support commercial real estate practitioners in benchmarking water and waste consumption and associated costs, and implementing best practices to improve performance.

Economic Impact Study »

Want to know the economic contributions from the commercial real estate industry has on the U.S. and on your local association market and state? Then turn to the latest edition of BOMA’s in-depth economic impact report, Where America Goes to Work: The Contribution of Office Building Operations to the Economy .

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