BOMA Facts

Dear BOMA New York Members,

It’s an honor to address my colleagues and fellow members.  The greatest decision I made for my career in commercial real estate was to join BOMA New York in March of 1989.  Today, it is my honor and privilege to serve as the new Chair of BOMA New York for the next couple of years.

I am committed to being an influential voice of reason and am dedicated to our mission of providing comprehensive education, networking opportunities, and advocacy for our trade – the three cornerstones that nurture, strengthen and lead the commercial real estate industry.

Along with my fellow Officers, board members and exceptional staff, we will develop a strategic plan to cultivate new members.  We will meet with prospective members, including owners, as well as product and service providers to help them understand the value proposition of BOMA New York.

BOMA New York is ready to partner with you.  From the Pinnacles to the annual golf events, and from the signature Monthly Forums to the innovative programs for Emerging Leaders and scholarship opportunities for all members – BOMA New York is the association to be a part of.

If you are looking to further your career by joining one of the many BOMA New York committees, or by becoming an instructor for the BOMI RPA & FMA Designation program, please let me know.  I welcome your email anytime and you can email me directly at

I encourage each of you to take full advantage of your BOMA New York membership to learn, connect and participate in the continued growth of our industry.

Thank you to the many corporate sponsors that support BOMA New York throughout the year.  I look forward to doing great things together.

Matt Duthie
BOMA New York

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Property Manager, One World Trade Center
The Durst Organization

Vice Chair
BOMA New York


It is with a heavy heart that we inform you of the passing of Andy Diamond on January 1, 2022.

Andy was a dear friend of the real estate and insurance community and a dedicated member of Maxons/First OnSite for the past 15 years.  He served on the BOMA New York Preparedness Committee and was an active supporter of our Association!

He was an extremely loving father, amazing husband, doting grandfather and a hugely talented salesperson.

Andy always put others first, had a passion as a very skilled fisherman and was devoted to his loving family.

Angus Systems Group

BOMA New York is responsible for being a leading voice on behalf of the CRE industry, and a committed resource to the media.  Since the last issue of BOMA FACTS, please see the following news stories that featured BOMA New York, its leadership and membership.

NYREJ – January 11, 2022
Identifying Fire Protection Equipment In Your Building

Real Estate Weekly – December 28, 2021
BOMA New York Seminar – Living with Covid

BISNOW –  December 15, 2021
Former White House Covid Director On How Data-Sharing And Transparency Could Get People Back To The Office

ConnectCRE – December 12, 2021
BOMA NY Presents Civic Betterment Award to Tunnel to Towers Foundation


As we wait for the new Council and Mayor to get fully up and running, we are working closely with allies and Con Edison on an issue that is of great importance to many BOMA New York members: How will the use of district steam impact Local Law 97 results?

Con Edison has recently stated on the record that they plan to decarbonize steam production by 2050, with ongoing incremental improvements between then and now. They are slated to release a long-range plan spelling out how they will do that in the first quarter of 2022. That plan will include a comment period, which will enable us and our allies to further shape the plan.

The issue at hand is how will steam usage for heating be translated into emissions in the future. As of now, it looks as though electricity conversion to greenhouse gas emissions will assume that the State and City will meet their goals of greening the grid. That would mean major emissions reductions down the road, even if buildings do little in terms of retrofits, as those goals are quite ambitious. As of yet, there is no similar approach to steam.

This leaves building owners and managers in buildings using district steam in a real bind. Fully electrifying large office buildings is, at best, massively expensive, both in terms of added infrastructure and lost rental space taken up by that infrastructure. Clean steam, and/or a guarantee that future emissions coefficients (used to convert to emissions) will reflect Con Edison’s ambitious goals, would largely solve this problem. Without that guarantee, owners would have to decide very soon if they should electrify or just prepare to pay the fines.

We are working very closely with our allies to raise these issues with both Con Edison and other regulators, and other interest groups, such as the environmental community, to work out a solution that will allow steam to stay in the mix moving forward.

It is worth noting that by far the largest user of district steam is the City of New York itself. So, they too should be vested in solving this problem. There is no scenario, to our knowledge, where they could electrify all those buildings. Consequently, their emissions will stay high if Con Edison misses its goals, and/or they will be left as one of a few steam users, and that would be something that we would all have to pay for.


KAITLIN KILIAN was recently promoted to Senior Associate, Property Operations at Paramount Group.

Kaitlin recently began her career in Property Management after a 4-year career in marketing and events in the Real Estate and Construction industry. She joined Paramount Group in August 2020 as Associate of Property Operations at 1301 Avenue of the Americas. Most recently, Kaitlin was promoted to Sr. Associate at 1633 Broadway where she works directly with the Property Manager. Kaitlin is a member of BOMA New York and is Co-Chair of the Emerging Leaders Committee.


Update & Get Featured - If you are a BOMA New York Member and have moved to a new location or changed employers, please contact Ami Shah to update your Membership Record.

Archetype Consultants, Inc.

Have you heard the news?  The Home Depot Pro has added a new program exclusively for BOMA members!  In addition to the Home Depot Pro rebate program you know and love, which offers members a 2% rebate on retail purchases, you now have a new option to get thousands of discounted cleaning, maintenance and repair products delivered right to you!

1.  The Home Depot Pro Rebate Program
For Retail Purchases

BOMA members receive a 2% annual rebate on all qualifying in-store and pre-tax purchases of thousands of products you need to get the job done. Take advantage of volume pricing, enjoy exclusive offers and rewards, track purchases and instantly authorize employee in-store purchases with Text2Confirm Authorization.  There’s no cost to enroll, and BOMA members have earned an average of $4 million+ in rebates each year.  Minimum annual spend of $10,000 required to earn rebate.

Enroll Now! Be sure to use the program code BOMA when you register.

2.  NEW: The Home Depot Pro Institutional Discount Program
For Wholesale Purchases
The Home Depot Pro Institutional, the wholesale distribution division of The Home Depot, offers the convenient delivery of more than 250,000 commercial products right to your door or local will-call pickup location! BOMA members benefit from a tiered discounted pricing program; free next-day delivery; house accounts with Pro credit line and customizable invoicing options; workflow approval functionality; and robust spend reporting and visibility.

Ready to start taking advantage of these new perks and savings opportunities?
Get Started Here!

BOMA New York emailed all members their 2022 Membership Dues renewal invoices.  If you have not received yours, please be sure to reach out to Ami Shah at  Payment for Membership Dues Invoices are to be received no later than Tuesday March 1, 2022.

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.

Showcase your brand to BOMA New York members and the commercial real estate industry leaders with our member engagement opportunities and grow your business in 2022! CLICK HERE

Are you a seasoned executive looking for ways to be promoted to BOMA New York members and thousands of CRE professionals?  Would you like to heighten your market presence as in an industry influencer and be featured in the media?

Look no further and apply to present at a BOMA NY Monthly Forum; the signature monthly event held every third Thursday of the month.  The Monthly Forum serves as a value-add information session for property managers, asset managers, and many CRE service professionals across New York City.  Contact Becky Perez today at

What's your next step on the path to career success? A BOMI designation!

With a BOMI RPA and/or FMA designation, you'll be more effective and practicing the skills--and achieving the results--every owner wants, from reducing operating expenses and increasing overall efficiency, to enhancing the performance of you and your team.

BOMA New York is part of your team, providing scholarships for those who need to get ahead.

To see if you qualify and how you'll benefit, click on the links below for our brochure and application form.
·         Scholarship Application
·         Scholarship Brochure

If you have any additional questions in regards to the Scholarship Program, please email Becky Perez at

For New Students, please review the New Student package links below for more information on the BOMI RPA/FMA Designation Program(s), and additional information on BOMI
·         New Student Package - RPA/FMA Designation Programs
·         BOMI International
Please NOTE: To qualify, you must work for a BOMA NY Member Firm.



Emerging Leaders Webinar
Vertical Transportation
Feb 16th

February Monthly Forum
How to Build an Action-Based ESG Program
Feb 23rd at 1PM

Emerging Leaders Building Tour
March 3rd

March Monthly Forum
Local Law 126
March 24th

Energy Action Day
April 14th

Middle Atlantic Regional Conference
Albany, NY
April 27th-28th


BOMA established the Building Owners and Managers Institute (BOMI) in 1970 to fill a perceived gap in property management education, developing the well-respected Real Property Administrator (RPA), Facilities Management Administrator (FMA), Systems Maintenance Technician (SMT) and Systems Maintenance Administrator (SMA) programs, which have graduated thousands of career professionals over the years.

The following is the academic schedule through April 2022.  Click to Register for any of the below events – HERE.

Design, Operation & Maintenance of Bldg Systems, Part II
6-Week Evening Courses
Feb 15th – March 22nd

Real Estate Investment & Finance
6-Week Evening Courses
Feb 24th – March 31st

Ethics is Good Business
1-Day Accelerated Course
Feb 28th

Budgeting & Accounting
6-Week Evening Courses
March 2nd – April 6th

Design, Operation & Maintenance of Bldg Systems, Part I
4-Week Saturday Courses
March 12th – April 2nd

Fundamentals of Facilities Management
6-Week Evening Courses
March 7th – April 11th

Environmental Health & Safety Issues
6-Week Evening Courses
April 5th – May 10th

Law & Risk Management
4-Week Saturday Courses
April 9th – April 30th

Design, Operation & Maintenance of Bldg Systems, Part II
3-Week Accelerated Courses
April 20th – May 4th

Real Estate Investment & Finance
3-Week Accelerated Courses
April 21st – May 5th


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

If you are a BOMA New York Member and have moved to a new location or changed employers, please contact Ami Shah to update your Membership Record.

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.