BOMA Facts

Dear BOMA New York Members,

I recently returned from the annual BOMA International Conference and Expo. The rotating event took place in Salt Lake City and was attended by thousands of BOMA members from around the world. The energy was contagious and the content was informative and invigorating. Topics included proptech, data management, tenant amenities, congestion pricing, waste franchising and long-term energy plans. The three day event concluded with a gala dinner to present 17 commercial properties with The Outstanding Building of the Year (TOBY) Awards.

I’m proud to announce that two New York City owner/manager teams each brought home a TOBY Award. The Hearst Tower won Best Corporate Facility – Owned by the Hearst Corporation and Managed by Tishman Speyer Properties. 280 Park Avenue won Best Renovated Building – Owned by Vornado Realty Trust and SL Green Realty Corp, Managed by CBRE, Inc. This achievement marks the second time in history that BOMA NY won two international TOBYs. These local organizations, together with the other International TOBY winners lead the commercial real estate industry with excellence. I look forward to a new round of BOMA NY Pinnacle winners in February 2020. There is still time to nominate your building, as the deadline was extended to July 12, 2019.

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. We have a few opportunities to join the board in 2020. Please contact Bobbi McGowan ( in the BOMA NY office to learn more about these amazing opportunities.

I look forward to seeing everyone at the upcoming Golf Classic and hope that you take advantage of the many programs we have scheduled throughout the rest of the summer.


Hani J. Salama, PE, LEED-AP
Chair & CEO of BOMA New York


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. 

New York State and New York City Law require that employers must conduct anti-sexual harassment training for all employees on an annual basis. The 2019 anti-sexual harassment training must be done by July 5th. The following online training will satisfy both the New York State and New York City requirements.

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 July 12, 2019. Please send completed forms to Ami Shah at

Click here to view nomination form.

We have a few opportunities to join the BOMA NY Board of Directors. Connect with other leading executives and make a difference in the commercial real estate industry.

Secretary* (January 1, 2020 – December 31, 2020)

Three (3) Director positions (January 1, 2020 – December 31, 2022)
Contact Committee Chair Peter DiCapua at
*Must be a BOMA NY Principal Member

Allied Membership Director (January 1, 2020 – December 31, 2022)
Contact Committee Chair John Mari at

Professional Membership Director (January 1, 2020 – December 31, 2022)
Contact Committee Chair John Leitner at

One of the most valuable and exciting aspects of your BOMA New York membership is the opportunity to affect change via one of our numerous committees. Collaborate with top industry executives and lead by example. Jump start your career and join a committee today.

Nominate an organization that makes NYC great for all. The Civic Betterment Award honors organizations that make New York a better place to live, work and play. Previous winners include Women in Need, The Kids for Kids Foundation and Liberty Park at WTC. Nominations are due by September 20, 2019.

Become a part of a growing family. BOMA New York is now recruiting committed, industry experienced professionals for Faculty Positions focused on teaching Certification & Designation programs to emerging professionals, based on the BOMI International model. Help us in molding the future professionals of the Commercial Real Estate Industry. For more information, please direct all inquiries to Becky Perez – Director, Professional Development & Administration at

Established in 1988, BOMA NY has awarded close to 300 scholarships, towards a BOMI designation to students enrolled in BOMA NY educational programs. The deadline to submit your application for this year’s scholarships is July 30, 2019. The Scholarships will be awarded at the BOMA NY Annual Holiday Luncheon in December.


The City has been looking to develop a commercial waste zone program (commonly referred to as waste franchising), whereby the City would be divided into zones, and each zone would only be serviced by a small number of waste haulers. Each building or business in each district would only be allowed to hire one of those several companies for their waste management needs.

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Thousands of BOMA members from around the globe congregated in Salt Lake City, UT to see the latest innovative products and services designed to make commercial buildings run more efficiently and improve tenant occupancy. Three days of power networking and forward thinking education concluded with a gala, where BOMA presented 17 properties with an International TOBY Award. Real Estate Weekly reported the NYC success story here.

Presented by Jarrett Huddleston, Principal of CANY – The hour long program included a comprehensive review of the NYC Façade Inspection and Safety Program, analyzing the shift to include protection of building occupants and a look at façade ordinances nationwide.

The electricity marketplace in New York, like much of the country, is in a state of flux. The rules, policies and goals keep changing, while utilities try to determine their path forward. Please read the article about the recent Lunch & Learn and team of presenters from Trystate Mechanical and Donnelly Mechanical to impart their collective wisdom on the existing model for electricity consumption, alternative energy solutions and what to expect as NYC migrates away from fossil fuels. NYREJ reports.


Congratulations to Hearst Tower for winning the Best Corporate Facility International TOBY Award – Owned by the Hearst Corporation and Managed by Tishman Speyer Properties.

Congratulations to 280 Park Avenue for winning the Best Renovated Building International TOBY Award – Owned by Vornado Realty Trust and SL Green Realty Corp., Managed by CBRE, Inc.

Congratulations to Diaz Architect & Associates for winning a Lucy G. Moses Award from The New York Landmarks Conservancy for their work at 2 Park Avenue.

Congratulations to Imperial Dade on the acquisition of Strauss Paper Company.


July 8-10, 2019
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location: BOMA New York, 1 Penn Plaza, Suite 2205, New York, NY

Ensuring workplace and employee health and safety are issues at the center stage of today's property industry. As a property professional, this course will help you develop and manage proactive environmental/occupational health and safety programs, comply with regulatory standards and guidelines, and assess when to obtain technical assistance.

July 9, 2019
9:00 AM – 7:30 PM
Location: Edgewood Country Club

The Annual Golf Classic at Edgewood Country Club is Sold Out.  Tickets to the dinner are still available.

Shotgun Tee Time is at 11:30 a.m.  The format will be Team Scramble. Cocktails will be followed by an Awards Dinner at 5:30pm. Raffle tickets can be purchased in advance and collected at registration desk.

July 11 - Aug 15, 2019
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location:  BOMA New York, 1 Penn Plaza, Suite 2205, New York, NY

This course will provide you with a foundation in the basic principles of law and risk management, helping you deal with every day legal and risk issues surrounding your business. In addition to addressing leasing and conveyance, the course covers important issues on torts, contracts, employer/employee relations, property rights, and environmental law.

July 16, 2019
9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Location: BOMA New York, 1 Penn Plaza, Suite 2205, New York, NY

Info session presented by Conrad Engineers. Review the basics and simple metrics to learn all about Central Plants, DX Units, Split Systems, Variable Air Valves and Cooling Towers. Learn how to integrate typical charges for supplemental units and after hours AC into a commercial lease. Review Energy Efficiency Plans, to be prepared for the Climate Mobilization Act and Green New Deal. This is an ideal program for Real Estate Brokers and Emerging Leaders, or those who need a refresher course in the basics.

August 5-7, 2019
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location: BOMA New York, 1 Penn Plaza, Suite 2205, New York, NY

This course will help you develop the skills and knowledge critical to the successful execution of any facilities project. A case study woven throughout the course's textbook presents real world examples of proper planning and selecting a project team, as well as the importance of flexibility, follow through, and attention to detail.

August 21, 2019
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location:  BOMA New York, 1 Penn Plaza, Suite 2205, New York, NY

Are you ready to advance your career with a LEED credential? You have to start with the LEED GA. This proven full-day workshop is for you! The LEED Green Associate credential is designed for professionals who want to demonstrate green building knowledge of eco-friendly design, construction, and operations. Per the USGBC: LEED Green Associates have a documented, up-to-date understanding of the most current green building principles and practices, and are committed to their professional future.

To register, plesae email Becky Perez at

August 23, 2019
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Location: BOMA New York, 1 Penn Plaza, Suite 2205, New York, NY

This course helps you understand the impact that ethical behavior can have on your professional performance and your property’s bottom line. By working through difficult ethical dilemmas, you’ll develop the confidence to follow through, even when facing adversity.

August 26-28, 2019
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Location: BOMA New York, 1 Penn Plaza, Suite 2205, New York, NY

Through this course you will learn to take charge of real estate investments in order to maximize the value of a property. You will develop knowledge about basic financial concepts as they relate to real estate, including valuation, analysis, taxation, depreciation, and life-cycle costing. Similarly, you will learn to evaluate real estate investments and to develop budgets that estimate net operating income.

Our annual Rooftop Mixer at 230 Fifth Avenue is one of the most memorable evenings of the year. It’s an opportunity to close out the summer with industry friends, good food, fun drinks and amazing views. Save the date – Sept 18th, 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm.


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.