Dear BOMA New York Members,
This year’s Annual Conference & Leadership Breakfast was held on October 17, 2018. Marc Molinaro, Republican candidate for Governor of New York, addressed issues related to his plans for improving New York City and New York State. He will face off against the sitting Governor, Andrew Cuomo, who won the September 13th Democratic primary. Kathryn Garcia, Commissioner of the Department of Sanitation also spoke, presenting the Department’s plans for establishing a commercial waste plan using mapped zones. These discussions allowed BOMA NY members and guests to gain early insight into future government decisions. In addition to the 2018 Officer and Directors, Peter DiCapua, past president of BOMA New York announced the newly elected 2019 Directors.
President, Ronald S. Zeccardi, The Moinian Group
Vice-President, Hani J. Salama, PE/LEED AP, Capital Properties
Treasurer, Matthew J. Duthie, RPA, Newmark Knight Frank
Secretary, Cynthia M. Boyea, RPA, CPM, CCIM, Paramount Group, Inc.
Laura Belt Ponomarev, RPA, FMA, The 58-64 40th Street Corp., Inc.
Sharon Hart, Cushman & Wakefield, Inc.
Nickolas Hayden, LEED GA, JLL
Kevin Hoey, L & L Holding Company, LLC
Michelle Landon, Oxford Properties Group
Alex Trotta, CPA, MS, CBRE, Inc.
We are looking forward to one of BOMA New York’s signature events of the year, the 2019 Pinnacle Awards, recognizing excellence in the industry and among BOMA NY members. The event will be held on February 28, 2019 at Chelsea Piers and will feature a new category: Engineer of the Year. We look forward to recognizing the amazing achievements of our nominees at this year’s event. A full list of nominees can be found HERE.
I would like to thank you all for your continued support of BOMA New York and best wishes for the upcoming holiday season.
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 Patrick Dolan of The Durst Organization. Let’s read what Patrick had to share.
Hurricane Florence left considerable devastation in its wake, particularly in the Carolinas where historic flooding will necessitate a long-term recovery effort. The BOMA community has consistently gone above and beyond in meeting the needs of affected communities in the wake of natural disasters—volunteering its time, available space and resources. If you believe you may have access to an appropriate facility for the American Red Cross's needs, contact BOMA International Manager of Government Affairs & PAC Meg Novak at email@example.com.
BOMA International Chair Brian Cappelli, BOMA Fellow, RPA and President Henry Chamberlain attended The Real Estate Roundtable’s fall meeting in Washington, D.C. Senior real estate executives, industry leaders and a bipartisan group of key lawmakers and policymakers gathered to discuss issues that affect U.S. real estate. Read a full recap on The Real Estate Roundtable website.
A decade ago, the idea of a building being hacked may have seemed like science fiction. Today, as technology has allowed commercial properties to operate more smoothly and efficiently, it also has left them vulnerable to cyberattacks—attacks that can cause physical damage. Learn more about how to protect your building from a cyberattack in the latest issue of BOMA Magazine.
BOMA International’s Nominating Committee is seeking candidates for the positions of vice chair and secretary/treasurer, as well as seven members, including one associate member, of the Executive Committee to the Board of Governors. Contact BOMA International Director of Executive Services Luci Vallejo at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. The application deadline is December 21.
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 35 years or under and/or 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 email@example.com.
Commercial Rent Control Bill Hearing:
On Tuesday, October 22nd, the New York City Council’s Committee on Small Business heard Introduction Number 737-A, a bill that attempts to provide protections against large rent increases for commercial tenants when they renew leases. The following will tell you about the bill, our position on it, some takeaways from the hearing and our next steps.
As stated, the intention of 737-A is to protect commercial tenants from large rent increases that can displace businesses. Although the true intention is to protect “mom and pop shops” and other unique or iconic small businesses, as it is currently written, it would apply to every leased space in the City. In short, the proposed bill would entitle current tenants to a lease renewal offer of up to ten years. If the owner and tenant cannot agree to terms, the negotiation would go to outside mediation. If mediation fails, an arbitrator is brought in who can impose binding lease conditions. There are other important aspects of the proposal, but this is what is at its core.
In Case You Missed It
BOMA New York hosted its 2018 Annual Membership Event for all members and member firm employees on September 12, 2018 at 230 Fifth Avenue Rooftop. The event included cocktails and socializing with the industry’s most distinguished individuals. The late summer evening also included spectacular views of the City skyline. Event raffle sponsors included Captivate LLC, Collins Building Services Inc., Donnelly Mechanical Corporation, Environmental Building Solutions LLC, KM Associates of NY, NYC Cooling Tower Inspections & Services LLC and Pritchard Industries Inc.
PoE Lighting: The Future of Lighting
On September 20, 2018, BOMA New York members attended the September Lunch and Learn at 650 Fifth Avenue to discuss PoE (Power Over Ethernet) lighting. PoE lighting is quickly moving forward in the Commercial Real Estate industry and there’s a substantial amount of interest in the future of lighting. PoE Lighting is a relatively new technology that is poised to completely change the way lighting systems are designed and deployed in commercial, institutional and residential real estate applications. Topics at the event included what PoE lighting is, how PoE lighting compares against standard lighting, the benefits of PoE lighting and the its cost. The event featured speakers Dario Gristina, Chairman & CEO of CPL Group USA Inc. and Mitchell Bloomberg, Principal of International Lights, Inc.
The Disaster Experience: A Mock Disaster Simulation
On September 27, 2018 BOMA New York hosted its September Seminar at Club 101. Every day, commercial property owners and management teams face unexpected disasters. However, creating a plan to address these emergencies remains a low priority for many companies. BOMA New York’s September Seminar aimed to convince them of the importance of emergency preparedness for their properties with this important discussion. The event included an interactive seminar where attendees were thrown into a real-life disaster situation. This experience required participants to make critical decisions and improve their crisis communication and decision-making skills.
Building Owners & Managers Association of Greater New York (BOMA NY), its members and guests filled Club 101 on October 17, 2018 for its Annual Conference & Leadership Breakfast in Manhattan. Ronald S. Zeccardi, current president of BOMA NY and Director of Property Management at The Moinian Group welcomed the morning crowd and introduced Peter DiCapua, past president to announce the 2019 elected officers. Soon after the formalities, Mr. Zeccardi introduced Marc Molinaro, the 2018 Republican nominee for Governor of New York.
Making Sure VFDs Continue to Save You Money
On October 18, 2018, BOMA New York hosted its monthly Lunch and Learn at One Penn Plaza on how to save money with Variable Frequency Drives (VFDs). Speaker Bob Pusateri, Director of Business Development of Electronic Drives and Controls, Inc. spoke about methods that building owners can use to reduce energy costs and the benefits of using VFDs. Additional topics included the expense of VFDs and elements to become aware of such as the proper cleaning and tightening techniques.
Location: One Penn Plaza, Suite 2205, New York, NY 10119
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