Fiesta Warehousing & Distribution Co wins TOBY at
Southwest Regional Conference in Ft. Worth, TX
Lydia Fehr with CBRE wins the Industrial Category for the 2013-14 TOBY competition. The building will compete in June at the BOMA International conference in Orlando, FL. Congratulations to Lydia and the entire BOMA SA TOBY committee for all your hard work!
Budget and Plan for BOMA International’s 2014 Conferences
As you begin budgeting and planning for 2014, here is some cost information for BOMA International's major conferences.
Winter Business Meeting & National Issues Conference
February 2 – 5
Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill
$595 Registration Fee
$295 Additional Local Staff Fee
$295 Spouse Fee
Hotel = $289/night + 14.5% taxes
March 27-March 30
Worthington Renaissance Fort Worth Hotel
Ft. Worth, Texas
Hotel = $189/night + taxes
Medical Office Buildings & Healthcare Facilities Conference
April 30 – May 2
$795 Registration Fee
Hotel = $210/night + 17.75% taxes
Annual Conference – Orlando, FL
June 22 – 24
Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center
$725 Registration Fee
$395 Additional Local Staff
$150 Spouse Fee
$155 TOBY Ticket
Hotel = $229/night + 13% taxes
by Robert D. Miller, Yuniedth Midence Steen, and Gardner Pate
March 10, 2014
Over the past several months, we have been discussing the 2014 elections. On March 4, 2014, the Democratic and Republican parties held their primary elections. While a few races are headed to runoffs, and a few are headed for competitive general election contests, many races are, for the most part, done.
We saw several surprises in the primaries. As usually happens in elections, several incumbents lost their bids for re-election, while a few found themselves in a runoff, which will occur on May 27.
To read the analysis of the statewide races, click here.
In The News
ROI ON BOMA CODES VICTORIES
During the 2013 ICC code development cycle alone, BOMA’s representation was instrumental in helping save the commercial real estate industry an additional for each existing U.S. building, with an added $30,000 per building saved in annual fees and O&M costs.
BOMA’s efforts to defeat mandatory retroactive sprinkler system retrofits and compliance with current accessibility and fire code requirements in all existing buildings mean that BOMA members will be spared the $1 million to $4 million per existing building for installation costs associated with these defeated requirements.
Did You Know?
BOMA International is a founding member of the International Property Measurement Standards Coalition (IPMSC), a coalition of more than 30 organizations from around the world created to develop global standards for measuring property. The IPMSC Standard Setting Committee (SSC) released the draft of its first standard, IPMS for Offices, in January and is seeking public comment on the draft through April 7.