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Dear BOMA New York Members,

We are honored to announce that the Republican candidate for Governor of New York, Marc Molinaro will be the keynote speaker at our Annual Conference & Leadership Breakfast on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 from 8:00AM to 10:00AM at Club 101. In addition, BOMA New York will announce its 2019 Officers and Board of Directors at this event. Registration will be open in the following weeks.

Other upcoming events that we are excited about include the September 12th Annual Membership Event as well as the Mock Disaster Simulation Seminar on September 27th. Chances are that while you read this, an unexpected disaster is causing a commercial property owner/management team stress and confusion. Is the team prepared to handle it? Will they be able to recover? Emergency & Preparedness Planning has never been more critical to the safety and security of facilities than today, regardless of their size, location or industry. However, creating, maintaining and exercising such a plan remains a low priority. This session has been designed to put you in the throes of a real-life disaster situation, as it unfolds. You will make the critical decisions any building owner/management team will have to make - and deal with the consequences of those decisions! After you've finished, you'll understand the importance of planning in advance for a disaster or other business disruption.

As the summer is nearing to a close, we are pleased to share updates on several recent successful BOMA New York activities. Our membership is the foundation of our success, and your participation is a true testament to the strength of the organization and our future growth. Recently, BOMA New York launched two new membership categories to elevate your success. Allied and Professional Members are now able to apply for one additional local membership for a discounted rate of $650. The discounted rate includes a ticket to our Annual Membership Event on September 12th.  Another category recently launched was the Emerging Leaders membership for individuals that are 35 years of age and under, employed by Allied and Professional Firms. I urge all members to take advantage of these opportunities. For details on benefits and other information, please contact Ami Shah at

BOMA New York has also launched an Asset Management Committee chaired by Dom Rauccio of Hines. The first meeting was held on Thursday, August 16 and I am pleased to say we had a great turnout. The goal of the Asset Management Committee is to enhance asset value by connecting property and asset managers through education and networking. The Committee will provide a forum to discuss topics and issues related to commercial real estate asset management.

Our members at BOMA New York are the driving force of our organization and represent countless facets of our industry. We look forward to propelling our important issues forward, connecting and cultivating new partnerships and working together as we close out a successful season.

Ronald S. Zeccardi
President of BOMA New York

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 board member to help you get to know them better. This month, we sat down with Bridget Cunningham of Vornado Office Management, LLC. Let’s read what Bridget had to share.

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BOMA International Survey for Strategic Long-Range Plan – For Allied and Professional Members Only!!!

BOMA International is dedicated to continually assessing the needs of its members in order to provide you with the most valuable and relevant offerings, programs and services, and drive member engagement. To help in these efforts, BOMA International is conducting a membership survey to determine how best they can serve you in 2018 and beyond. Your participation will help shape the future of BOMA—and make commercial real estate’s best association even better!


The survey takes approximately 20 minutes to complete. If you are interrupted while taking the survey, you can always pick up where you left off if you use the same computer with cookies enabled. The survey will close August 28th.

BOMA International’s Conference & Expo took place from June 23-26 in San Antonio, Texas. Property professionals from around the world, including BOMA New York, gathered together for the best-in-class education, networking and solutions to enhance asset performance. Next year’s conference will take place in Salt Lake City on June 22-25, 2019. BOMA International recently released its 2018 Experience Exchange Reports, which shows that benchmarking your commercial property against others in this online database can save you up to three percent each year on operating expenses. Additionally, BOMA International recognized the representatives who earned BOMA 360 designation at this year’s conference. Learn more about the BOMA 360 program HERE and don’t forget to submit your application for the third quarter by Friday, September 7, 2018.

This month, BOMA New York is kicking off it’s 15 for 12 membership drive. The initiative offers new members 15 months of BOMA New York and BOMA International membership for the discounted rate of one year’s membership. The purpose of this initiative is to increase the number of new BOMA members in the Greater New York City area.

New members who join under the “15 for 12” initiative will remain active members through December 31, 2019. Apply by September 6th to take advantage of this promotion.

For applications, membership benefits, and more information on the various levels of membership, please visit

BOMA New York’s Mentorship Program was created to assist members who are new to the commercial property management industry, mainly Emerging Leaders, to benefit from a mentoring relationship. To apply as a mentee, you must be a BOMA New York Emerging Leader, who is under 35 years of age and has 5 years or less experience in commercial property management. For more information and the mentee application, click HERE. Mentors may either be a current or recently retired employee of a BOMA New York member company. For more information or how to apply to become a mentor click HERE.

All applications and resumes must be sent to Ami Shah at

BOMA New York is pleased to introduce our new Asset Management Committee! The Asset Management Committee will create opportunities to better serve the New York commercial real estate asset management community through education, information and networking. The committee will provide a forum to discuss topics related to commercial real estate asset management and will be responsible for the development of programs and services intended to inform asset managers, property managers and others about asset management function within commercial real estate.

“I am pleased to Chair the Asset Management Committee at its inception,” said Domenic Rauccio of Hines. “This forum will be incredibly beneficial to the industry; discussing various topics related to commercial real estate asset management, as well as providing a network and support base for those to discuss industry-wide issues.” To join the committee, please email Roberta McGowan, Executive Director, at


First and foremost, we are gearing up for the Annual Conference and Leadership Breakfast on October 17th at Club 101. So far, we have secured the participation of a keynote speaker, Marc Molinaro, Republican candidate for Governor of New York. Check him out HERE.Keep your eyes out for the invitation to sponsor and/or attend the event, coming soon.

Many of you are aware that there was a major steam pipe explosion at Fifth Avenue and 21st Street that impacted buildings for a number of surrounding blocks. In response, BOMA New Your put on its government affairs hat and jumped onto calls with OEM and other partners to track issues and to stay abreast of the City’s and Con Edison’s response to the emergency. We worked with these partners to help a BOMA/NY member get into their building to secure it prior to a major weather event and the hosing down of the building as part of the remediation effort. Should you ever have an issue with a City agency, please call BOMA New York and we will do our best to help you solve it.

In Case You Missed It

On June 21, 2018, BOMA New York hosted an exclusive tour of the iconic MetLife Building. The tour was led by Mark Landstrom, Senior Property Manager of Tishman Speyer, starting off with a visit to the building mechanical plant and finishing off with breathtaking views of the rooftops. Participants learned about the challenges of running a 3 million square-foot building at the top of Grand Central Terminal. We ended the tour at the Beer Bar for networking, beverages and appetizers.

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BOMA New York hosted another successful seminar, “Stop the Cooling Tower Violation Madness” on July 18, 2018 at Club 101 in New York City. The Seminar featured speakers, Steven Serrano, Chief Executive Officer of New York Cooling Towers Inspection and Services and Thomas Layden, Principal of EBS Consulting Group, LLC. The Seminar provided awareness on high rates of Legionella across the country, insight on meeting cooling tower requirements and how to utilize a free and self-auditing compliance mobile app. In case you missed it, BOMA New York Member, Benjamin Losi, wrote an in-depth article on the Seminar. Click HERE to read the article.

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Archetype Consultants, Inc.

Location: 230 Fifth Avenue, 20th Floor
Date: Wednesday, September 12, 2018
Time: 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Join BOMA New York for one of the most anticipated events of the year: our Annual Membership Event. The evening will consist of cocktails, great food, and socializing with the industry’s best. This event is hosted by our Allied & Professional Members and is free to all BOMA New York members. Please note, non-member vendors and service providers cannot attend this event. Don’t forget to sponsor a door prize for $200 and receive recognition on marketing material and event signage.

Click HERE to Register

Location: 650 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10019
Date: Thursday, September 20, 2018
Time: 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM

BOMA New York is hosting our September Lunch and Learn at a new location. Join us for lunch as we discuss PoE (Power Over Ethernet) Lighting and how this new technology is quickly moving forward in the Commercial Real Estate industry. Speakers Dario Gristina, Chairman & CEO, CPL Group USA Inc. and Mitchell Bloomberg, Principal, International Lights, Inc. will discuss the future of lighting and how this new technology compares to more traditional lighting. Seating is limited, and you will receive 1 CPD point per hour.

Click HERE to Register

Location: Club 101, 101 Park Avenue, New York, NY, 10178
Date: Thursday, September 27, 2018
Time: 8:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Join BOMA New York for an interactive seminar on emergency and preparedness planning. This session has been designed to put you in a real-life disaster situation, as it unfolds. You will make the critical decisions any building owner/management team would have to make - and deal with the consequences of those decisions! After you've finished, you'll understand the importance of planning in advance for a disaster or other business disruption. Speaker Bob Mellinger, Founder and President of Attainium Corporation will take us through this mock disaster simulation and provide tips on how to improve your crisis communication and decision-making skills. Bring your team of 6 or more and receive a discounted rate of $75 per person.

Click HERE to Register


Location: Club 101, 101 Park Avenue, New York, NY, 10178
Date: Wednesday, October 17, 2018
Time: 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM

Join us for BOMA New York’s Annual Conference & Leadership Breakfast on Wednesday, October 17, 2018. We are pleased to announce that the Republican candidate for Governor of New York, Marc Molinaro, will be the keynote speaker. In addition to hosting a special speaker, we will be announcing our 2019 Officers and Board of Directors. We look forward to seeing you there.

More details on registration to follow.


Congratulations to BOMA New York Member Collins Building Services, celebrating 30 years in business this year. Joe Collins joined BOMA New York in September 1989; shortly after forming his company three decades ago. Joe made a commitment to each client to provide the highest quality service, and have every employee at every level, deliver on those commitments every day. Today that founding vision is carried out across the greater New York area by each of the 2,800 members of Collins Building Services, one committed team member at a time. BOMA New York extends congratulations to Joe Collins and everyone at Collins Building Services on celebrating 30 years in business and your continued support of the programs and services provided by BOMA New York. We’re happy to be part of your journey to success!

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