Dear BOMA New York Members,
To begin this month’s newsletter, I would like to take a moment to reflect on our history at BOMA New York.
BOMA New York has come a long way since its founding in 1967. Today, BOMA New York serves more than 700 members, with representation from building owners, professional management firms, architects, engineers, systems consultants, construction services, elevator maintenance services, cleaning services, and many more. Since our founding, our members have played an integral role in shaping the organization to become what it is today – a powerful, passionate group of professionals that strive to make a difference in the commercial real estate industry.
As you may know, 2017 is a special year for BOMA New York. This year, we are celebrating our 50th Anniversary. To commemorate this milestone, we will be hosting a 50th Anniversary celebration on Tuesday, October 24, at The Mandarin Oriental, located at 80 Columbus Circle in New York City. I encourage you to save the date and join me in celebration of our organization’s great successes.
Thank you for your support and enthusiasm through the years, and I look forward to continuing the legacy and success of this outstanding organization.
James R. Kleeman, RPA
President of BOMA/NY
Get to Know Your Board
Welcome to the “Get to Know Your Board” section of the monthly newsletter. Each month, we interview and feature a different board member to help you get to know them better. Last month, we interviewed BOMA New York Treasurer Hani Salama. This week, we sat down with BOMA New York Secretary Matt Duthie. Let’s read what Matt had to say.
Do you know of an organization that has made major contributions towards improving New York City? Recognize their commitment to civic engagement by nominating them for BOMA New York’s Civic Betterment Award!
Established in 1998, the BOMA New York Scholarship Program provides assistance to students enrolled in BOMA New York educational programs. With 226 scholarships already awarded, this scholarship assists working BOMA New York members in financing a maximum of seven BOMI courses towards the completion of one BOMI designation.
Odds are, your building is in a Business Improvement District (BID), a not-for-profit set up by the city, and run by boards made up of building owners and other neighborhood merchants and residents, to provide a wide range of services to New York neighborhoods.
BOMA urges you to write you members of Congress to protect ENERGY STAR. President Trump has proposed eliminating the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) program in the FY 2018 budget. Congress is currently considering an appropriations bill that will directly impact ENERGY STAR. Your voice is needed.
During July and August, the City Council tends to slow down in terms of holding regular hearings on legislation, but of course policy issues continue to happen and proposed legislation continues to be negotiated, and of course matters can arise at the State or Federal levels.
In Case You Missed It
July 10, 2017
Several BOMA New York members attended “Ethics is Good Business,” a BOMI International course required for RPA and FMA designation programs. The course was instructed by Diane Fields, RPA/FMA LEED AP, BD C, Portfolio Manager at Empire State Realty Trust, and held at the BOMA New York office, One Penn Plaza, 22nd Floor, in New York City.
July 26, 2017
This week, BOMA New York hosted an exclusive, full-day workshop on the LEED v4 and the LEED Green Associate credential, designed for professionals who want to demonstrate green building knowledge of eco-friendly design, construction and operations. This preparatory course was led by Charlie Cichetti, WELL AP, LEED AP BD , ID C, O M, ND, Homes at the BOMA New York office, One Penn Plaza, 22nd Floor, in New York City
September 13, 2017
Attention, BOMA/NY members: our Annual Membership Event is here! We will be hosting the BOMA New York Annual Membership Event on Wednesday, September 13, 2017, at 230 Fifth Avenue, 20th Floor.
October 24, 2017
This year, BOMA New York is excited to celebrate its 50th anniversary. Join us on Tuesday, October 24, 2017, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., at The Mandarin Oriental, located at 80 Columbus Circle in New York City.
The following individuals were voted in as BOMA New York members at our June Board Meeting. Please join us in welcoming them to the BOMA New York community.
If you have a candidate for membership, please contact Ami Shah, Director of Membership and Special Events, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please visit us at bomany.org for information on the difference a BOMA New York membership makes.