BOMA Facts

Dear BOMA New York Members,

I’m proud to report a record breaking first quarter of the year.  Highlights include - the monthly Lunch and Learn program has sold out in January and February – the recent 48th Annual Pinnacle Awards at Pier Sixty hosted nearly 900 professionals as we celebrated the industry’s best – and we recently enjoyed an exclusive and captivating tour of Grand Central Terminal. Recently, we released the 2019 Partnership Packet exclusive for BOMA NY members. We encourage your company to participate and reserve your seats in advance for all 2019 events.

Don’t miss out on multiple opportunities to advance your career in commercial real estate.  We have a great curriculum of BOMI six-week and accelerated courses, as well as a popular Green and Wellness program throughout 2019.

The BOMA NY Codes and Regulations/Government Affairs Committee advocate on behalf of the CRE industry to ensure that the power of our collective voice is heard.  Some of the items to pay attention to include – The New York City Department of Sanitation continues to mature its commercial waste franchising program – The city and state continue to wrestle with its goals to minimize greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions – Now that the Federal government is in full operation, we expect to hear from the EPA regarding the new Energy Star rating system and how it correlates to efficient commercial buildings in New York City.

BOMA NY and its Board of Directors are committed to BOMA NY’s mission.  From networking to educational programs and from advocacy to special cause issues – BOMA NY is there, adding value every day.  Thank you for your continued engagement and collaboration.  It is you and all BOMA NY members that nurture professional excellence and are an integral part of our continued success.

I hope to see you at the next BOMA NY event.

Hani J. Salama, PE, LEED-AP
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 Sharon Hart, Account Director with Cushman & Wakefield.  Let’s read what Sharon had to share.


The Home Depot offers BOMA members an exclusive annual rebate program. Receive a 2% annual rebate on all qualifying in-store and online pre-tax purchases, plus extra services and savings. There is no cost to enroll. Annual purchases must total a minimum of $25,000 to qualify for the rebate. So, what are you waiting for? Start earning money on your company’s Home Depot purchases now. Be sure to enter the program code BOMA when you register.

Learn how to get started in this video.

The 2019-2020 rebate year began March 1, 2019.  Click here to enroll. 

BOMA New York is stepping up its game and are actively looking at our valued members to partner with us and collaborate so that we can consistently deliver results for all of us and our industry.  The Partnership Program is mutually beneficial.  For more information, please contact Bobbi McGowan at

BOMA New York is pleased to announce we are now accepting nominations for the 2020 Pinnacle Awards. To compete in the Pinnacle Awards, the owner or management company of the nominated building must be a BOMA New York member in good standing. All individuals competing for the Outstanding Local Member or Manager of the Year award must be a BOMA New York member of record in good standing.

All nominations must be received by June 28, 2019. Please send completed forms to Ami Shah at

Click here to view nomination form.


The New York City Department of Sanitation (DSNY) recently launched their efforts to create and implement commercial waste zones (often referred to as commercial waste franchising). They are fast-tracking the environmental review process, cutting it close to the regulatory mandated bare minimum time to review and comment on their documents.  The following is some background to help understand this rare and strategic move.

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In Case You Missed It

Raj Goel, founder of Brainlink International, addressed the sold out room about a myriad of different types of cyber threats to be aware of. He shared real-time case studies and best practices to both educate and to be better prepared. 

Click here to read all about it.

Christopher Cayten of CodeGreen Solutions addressed a sold out crowd at the BOMA New York Lunch and Learn to help attendees and all commercial properties throughout Greater New York prepare for the Greener, Greater Building Plan (Local Law 88).  Is your building ready for 2025?

Click here to read all about it.

We had another successful Pinnacle Awards at Pier Sixty, selling out to a record-breaking attendance of almost 900 top real estate professionals and celebrating New York City’s premier buildings and individuals. A special thank you to our platinum sponsor of the night, SL Green Realty Corporation.

Click here to read all about the winners.

Click here to view photos from the event.

Click here for a video recap.

Click here to view all sponsors.

BOMA NY received an exclusive tour of Grand Central Terminal, guided by two docents from The Municipal Art Society of NYC, who kindly provided all attendees on the tour with a headset for an uninterrupted experience throughout the world renowned travel hub. Boasting with historical richness and architectural greatness, the guides led two groups through a 75 minute tour of the Manhattan landmark.


March 15, 2019
8:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Location: Club 101, 101 Park Avenue, New York NY

This Seminar will review best practices to accommodate new and existing co-working and event-oriented tenants, with a focus on visitor management, security, HVAC, elevator systems, common area maintenance and building enmities. The star studded panel includes both tenants and landlords.

Click here to register

March 21, 2019
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Location:  BOMA New York, 1 Penn Plaza, Suite 2205, New York, NY

There are over 2,000,000 induction units in New York City.  This Lunch & Learn will review perimeter induction and the VAV solution, learning how to reduce total energy cost by 80% and after hour heating and air conditioning by 75%.

Click here to register.

March 25, 2019
5:30PM – 10:00PM
Location: Rossini’s Restaurant, 108 East 38th Street, New York, NY

Our inaugural event has a new twist.  The commercial real estate industry continues to evolve, creating safe and healthy environment for everyone to enjoy.  Join us as we embrace tradition, adapt change inaugurate a new style at Rossini’s Italian Restaurant.

Click here to register.

April 4, 2019
6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Location: SECOND, 849 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY

BOMA New York will be the host City for this year’s BOMA Middle Atlantic Regional Conference (MAC). Guests will gather at the newly renovated SECOND, overlooking Avenue of the Americas for the TOBY Dinner. The dinner will include an open-bar reception, dinner and awards ceremony honoring the Regional TOBY Award Winners. Join us as we route on our local regional winners: 1515 Broadway (Earthy Award) - Hearst Tower (Corporate Facility) - 280 Park Avenue (Renovated Building).

For more information on the TOBY Dinner registration and sponsorship opportunities click HERE. If you have any questions, please contact Bobbi McGowan at


All BOMA New York members were issued dues renewal invoices in October 2018 as well as November & December 2018. Reminder emails went out in January and February 2019. If you have not renewed your dues yet, please contact Ami Shah, Director of Membership & Special Events at Remember, the deadline to renew your dues is Friday, March 29, 2019.

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

If you have a candidate for membership, please contact Ami Shah, our Director of Membership and Special Events at And visit us at for information on the difference a BOMA New York membership makes.

Congratulations to BOMA New York Member Franklin Square Contractors, celebrating 100 years in business this year. Rich Singer joined BOMA New York in 1992.  We sat down with Rich to discuss his company and the role BOMA NY served in its success.  Here's what Rich had to say.

Hoffmann Architects, an architecture and engineering firm specializing in the rehabilitation of building exteriors, is pleased to welcome Lisa A. Deneau as Business Development Manager for the greater New York City area as well as promotion of members of the New York technical staff: Tai Mahmuti, PE; Amanda Miller, AIA; and Richard Off, AIA.


Richard Imperatore, President/Co-Owner of Brookbridge Consulting Services, Inc. passed away on January 24, 2019 in Port Washington, New York. Richard was a valued member and highly regarded professional, who was well-respected by all. We extend our deepest condolences to his family, colleagues and loved ones.

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