BOMA Facts

Dear BOMA New York Members, 

As many of you know, we had the pleasure of celebrating our grand 50th anniversary last week! Can you believe it? Fifty years!

The celebration was a tremendous success and was made possible by all the hard work and dedication of our leadership, esteemed members and sponsors. We were joined by 13 BOMA New York former presidents, public officials, and our members and guests. We hope to keep the momentum going and aspire to celebrate another 50 years with even more accomplishments!

Additionally, I’m proud to acknowledge that our new website is up and running! The website is such an essential tool in learning about BOMA New York events, sponsorships, members and more! We also launched our BOMA New York Instagram and Snapchat last week!

Next month, we have our annual conference and leadership breakfast on November 2nd. You can learn more about it in our upcoming events section of this newsletter. I encourage you all to attend and I hope to see you there!

BOMA New York is gearing up for another big event as well, our 2018 Pinnacle Awards! Although the awards will be held on February 22, 2018, the committee has begun soliciting advertisements for the Pinnacle Guide Book and sponsorships. We are asking for your support by considering a congratulatory message to the nominees or taking a sponsorship. Let’s make the 2018 Pinnacle Awards another success. You can find more information about this event below, in the upcoming events section.   

Thank you and I look forward to seeing you at a BOMA New York event soon.



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. This month, we sat down with Michael Spagnola, with L&L Holdings. Let's read what Michael had to say.


In September for Climate Week, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced sweeping plans to reduce fossil fuel use, and therefore emissions, from existing buildings' heating and cooling systems. The plan lacked details, but those were to come in the form of draft legislation that was supposed to be introduced as early as October and passed by the end of the year.


New Website Launch

We've been talking about it for a while, and our new website is finally LIVE! Please visit us at! The newly design website was a part of our long-range plan and it's first accomplishment. The newly designed website boasts a smoother interface and a better user experience. Check it out and let us know what you think. Email us at to share your feedback.

Tech Bytes Launch

Earlier this month, our technology committee launched a new tech series, Tech Bytes. The goal of the programming series is to inform, educate, and showcase the latest technological tools and advances helping building owners and property managers. The first programming event, a live demonstration from FST Biometrics, is scheduled for next month!

Stay connected with BOMA New York by following us on all of our social media platforms. We use social media to post photos from our events, share industry related content and keep our members informed! Don't fall behind, catch up with BOMA New York here:





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At BOMA New York, our members are at the heart of our organization. We offer a wide variety of committees, which give our members the tools they need to positively influence the commercial real estate and property management industry, as well as the success and longevity of BOMA New York. Our committees help to enhance leadership skills and offer authentic networking opportunities. We encourage you to take full advantage of your membership by getting involved and joining a committee.

Joining a committee requires attendance at committee meetings and active participation on various initiatives. More information on each of our committees is included HERE. Consider joining a committee today!

BOMA International just released the newest version of its office standard, BOMA 2017 for Office Buildings: Standard Methods of Measurement (ANSI/BOMA Z65.1—2017). The new office standard features many new enhancements to address the changing office building landscape, including:

1. An easy-to-follow, step-by-step layout rewritten in simplified language with helpful hints, additional illustrations and an expanded Glossary of Terms;

2. Best practice guidance developed following the publication of the 2010 Office Standard to address ambiguities and inconsistences;

3. Fully compatible with the International Property Measurement Standard for Office Buildings; and

4. Methodology to address tenant amenities, such as rooftop terraces, balconies and covered galleries.


To learn more about what's new in BOMA 2017 Office Standard, download the Fact Sheet​​.

For more information and to order a copy of BOMA 2017 for Office Buildings, go to

Metropolis Group, Inc.
In Case You Missed It

Our 50th anniversary celebration was truly a night for the books! This event hosted hundreds of people filled with great food and networking with industry professionals! The Empire State Building event lit up BOMA Blue in our honor. Click HERE to view photos from the evening’s event.


On Thursday, Oct. 19, we hosted our monthly Lunch & Learn titled the Art of Managing Construction Risks. We had the pleasure of hearing from Greenberg Traurig's National Construction Law Practice Co-Chair Robert Epstein. The event identified four primary risk areas (cost overruns, defects, failures, nonconformities, differing site conditions, and delay) on construction projects and examined how owners can minimize these risks to achieve a successful project. We thank everyone that attended and our speaker Robert Epstein. Click HERE to view photos from the Lunch and Learn.

On Tuesday, Oct. 24, we hosted our LEED Demand Response Lunch & Learn. The lunch event counted for one hour of LEED CE as the presenter walked through the new LEED EB v4 credits available (up to three points) for Demand Response, and included an update on LEED and Energy Star progress for New York City buildings. The event also included tips on how to handle the new LEED v2 and New York City Demand Response programs.

Archetype Consultants, Inc.

Date: November 2, 2017

Location: Club 101

Time: 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM

Date: November 10, 2017

Location: 330 West 34th Street (Amenity Center, Lobby)

Time: 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM

Date: November 16, 2017

Location: BOMA New York Office

Time: 11:30 PM – 1:00 PM

Date: December 8, 2017

Location: Grand Hyatt New York

Time: 11:30 AM; 2:00 PM

Date: February 22, 2018

Location: Chelsea Piers

Time: 5:30 PM – 10:00 PM


Please join us in welcoming our new members to the BOMA New York community.