Balanced Membership Program

BOMA Greater Tampa Bay implemented a Balanced Membership Program in 2014. This program will seek to achieve a 50-50 ratio of Principal to Allied members in our local association. We are encouraged that this program will further engage our members as important attendees, committee members, and partners of BOMA.

BOMA Greater Tampa Bay continually evaluates the delivery of our mission, feedback from our members, our alignment with BOMA International best practices, and the return on investment of membership through our executive director, committees, and board of directors. One of our top priorities is the balance of membership between our Principal and Allied categories, with the goal of increasing Principal memberships. We have tracked the success and trials of many other locals throughout the United States who have implemented a Balance Membership 50/50 policy, providing for a balanced membership between Principal and Allied categories.

Balance Membership - 50/50 Program: The 50/50 Program follows the Category Mix model, which identifies a number of Allied members to establish a 50/50 framework. This model will be factor-driven based on the number of Principal members to maintain a 50/50 ratio. The maximum number of Allied members will be based on the total number of market participants in the Tampa Bay area.

Required Participation: The 50/50 Program requires attendance, participation, or sponsorship for continued Allied membership. Allied members are required to attend at least half of the scheduled events per year; or to actively participate in a BOMA committee attending at least seventy five percent of committee meetings or events; or to be an annual Platinum or Gold level sponsor of the local. Failure to participate in these manners would relinquish the Allied membership position.

Principal Ticket: Direct and immediate admittance of an Allied member into our membership can be achieved by linking their application to the application of a NEW Principal member to our chapter. Any potential Allied members who is responsible for bringing on a Principal member will be able to join at the same time.

Waiting List Protocol: The application for membership is on the BOMA Greater Tampa Bay website. Once the application is submitted the potential member will be place on the waiting list. The executive director and Membership Committee will be charged to continually maintain and monitor the list, and welcome new Allied members as our ratio allows.