It’s only month #2 and already so many things have happened! We have had two official winters in Florida (and I really hope we are done with those), an extremely successful Winter Business Meeting in Washington D.C. and the Eagles beat the Patriots! (Sorry all you Patriot fans, but it’s about time!) February is looking to be just as busy with Tally Day on February 13th, the BOMI Budgeting and Accounting Class February 21st -23rd, and our luncheon on the 28th with the new Hillsborough County Sheriff, Chad Chronister.
On January 31st, myself, Denise Rue, Jose Hernandez, and Carla Markowitz headed to Capital Hill for extremely informative visits with Congressmen Dennis Ross, Charlie Crist, Gus Bilirakis and Congresswoman Kathy Castor. Here, we discussed the importance of an ADA Notice and Compliance period, safeguarding Energy Star, and increasing the support and federal investment in our nation’s infrastructure and the effect these have on commercial real estate. All offices were extremely responsive, and in fact, Bilirakis’ office has reached back out to inform us that the House budget does, in fact, include the continued support of the Energy Star program. BOMA continues to be an influence on the Hill and we are doing our part to increase the knowledge.
Additionally, the four of us, plus Past President, Sandy Ballestra, participated in several committee meetings including the Government Affairs where we listened to several other associations across the nation discuss different issues they are facing within their own cities and how it may affect others.
All in all, a very informative conference and geared us up for our upcoming Tally Day, Tuesday, February 13th. This is a chance for BOMA Greater Tampa Bay to meet with our local representatives. Please be sure to sign up and join us as we represent BOMA and commercial real estate in the Tampa Bay area.
Be sure to visit our website and take advantage of all that BOMA GTB is doing! Also, don’t forget to sign up for a scholarship towards a BOMI class. We are here to help you reach your potential! And this week is that all important Valentine’s Day, so don’t say you haven’t been warned!
Sara Wayson, CPM®, RPA®, CSM® - BOMA GTB President
MEET SHERIFF CHRONISTER
February 28 ~ University Club of Tampa
You won't want to miss the opportunity to hear new Hillsborough County Sheriff Chad Chronister discuss the happenings within the department and our county.
Sheriff Chronister is a veteran law enforcement officer who has served with the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office since 1992. He became the top law enforcement officer on September 30, 2017, upon his appointment by Governor Rick Scott. The Sheriff has a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice and a master’s degree in criminology from St. Leo University. He is also a graduate of the FBI National Academy's 260th Session.
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2018 BOMA GTB/BOMI Education Schedule
(Please note: Dates are subject to change)
BOMA Greater Tampa Bay is offering numerous "accelerated" classes in Tampa. Earn your designation or a certificate that can propel your career to the next level!
Please click here to see the entire 2018 class schedule.
BUDGETING & ACCOUNTING, February 21 - 23, 2018. CLICK HERE for more information and to register.
DESIGN OPERATIONS AND MAINTENANCE - PART II (Can be taken before Part I) - May 9 - 11, 2018 - CLICK HERE to learn more.
BOMA GTB & BOMI Scholarships
BOMA Greater Tampa Bay affords 3 scholarships per year, as does BOMI. That is a total of 6 scholarships a year. There's no excuse not to apply. The deadline to apply is March 30, 2018.
To learn more about BOMI designations and certifications, click here
ARE YOU AN "EMERGING PROFESSIONAL"?
Definition - An "Emerging Professional" is a Property Manager, Assistant Property Manager or Building Engineer who has been in the Commercial Real Estate Business less than 7 years. Must have at least one paid member from the Property Management firm.
Did you know that if you are "new to the industry", your first year of membership is FREE?
ATTENTION ALLIED MEMBERS
We are now in the 2nd month of the year. Please be aware of your attendance for 2018 and what our requirements are for renewals. Our NEW participation requirements for 2018 can be found online here. The short answer is you are required to attend 8 of the 13 membership meetings (including Golf, TOBY and Social events). Should you have any questions, please contact the Membership Committee co-chairs, Charles McArthur and Jose Hernandez.
BOLO - BE ON THE LOOKOUT! DUES ARE DUE
REMINDER - We have emailed 4 dues renewal notices to date. Please don't let your membership lapse. You can simply click on the link in the email and follow the prompts to renew. You can pay with a credit card or mail a check. March 15, 2018 is the last day to pay and retain your membership, so please don't delay.
Also, don't forget that the BOMA Greater Tampa Bay mailing address has changed. Let your accounting department know, too, please.
BOMA GTB ~ 7050 West Palmetto Park Road ~ Suite 15, PMB 668 ~ Boca Raton, FL 33433
ANOTHER WAY TO GET MORE ROI
Sponsorship opportunities available ... We have several levels of sponsorships that afford you free luncheons, 3 minutes of speaking time at a monthly event and listing on the homepage of our site. For more information, please go to the Member Area (upper right) of our website www.bomagtb.org, login and go to this link - Spaces are filling up fast, so don't be left out.
Welcome New Members
Terrance Eady, Sr. – Franklin Street
Steffanie Harris - Avistone
Glen Larkan – APHRO Holdings
Robert Leslie - PR Renovations & Pro Coatings, Inc.
Sara McFarland - Ligram Properties
Jeremy Ortiz – Southeast Centers
Scott Riccio – Homee on Demand
Joshua Troyer – Anti-Pesto Bug Killers
Steven Wallace – CBRE
Upcoming 2018 Events
ADVOCACY DAY IN TALLAHASSEE
Each year during legislative session, commercial real estate owners and managers travel to Tallahassee to spend a day at the Capitol to discuss BOMA’s stance on issues important to our industry. Having a strong showing from our members at the Capitol sends the message that BOMA is a robust association with the backing of a talented and involved membership.
CHANGE YOUR LATITUDE AND JOIN US IN PARADISE!
BOMA Southern Regional Conference ~ April 5-8, 2018
MARGARITAVILLE BEACH RESORT, HOLLYWOOD, FL
The annual Southern Region Conference attracts 300+ annual attendees from across the region who are seeking top-notch education and networking opportunities and participation in regional TOBY Awards competition. BOMA Ft. Lauderdale/Palm Beaches is the host local association.
Click on the picture below to view the conference video preveiw!
In the competitive world of commercial real estate, keeping on top of industry trends and insights is essential to business success. As an industry professional, you have a big opportunity to become a leader in your field. All it takes is one big moment when you make the right connection, discover the right solution or uncover the latest innovation that will take your property—and your profession—to the next level.
When it comes to choosing a professional conference this year, the choice is clear: Go big, go BOMA.
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SEE YOU IN SAN ANTONIO!