BOMA GTB News: May 2017 Print

President's Message

A big shout out to BOMA Georgia, who hosted the Southern Region Conference from April 6-9th in Atlanta and did a fabulous job of bringing us a variety of education to help us build our local associations and further our industry knowledge.  Highlights of the conference included:

  •          A Panel Discussion on Medical Office and Industrial property management, the fastest-growing sectors in our industry

  •          An excellent presentation analyzing leadership and communication across generational divides

  •          A TOBY Awards Gala replete with a quintet from the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

  •          A Trade Show featuring southeastern Allied Members educating us on their products and services

If you missed it, mark your calendar now to attend the BOMA International Conference in Nashville from June 24-27th for unsurpassed education, product sourcing and networking.

Thank you to the Sustainability Committee for organizing a Beach Clean-up on Earth Day.  We all remarked that Picnic Island was much cleaner than during last year’s event, so kudos to everyone for their effort and the public awareness that such events impact!

This week is your last chance to sign up for our annual Golf Tournament at East Lake Woodlands Country Club on May 22nd.  A few sponsorships are still available, as well. It promises to be a great day of fun and networking!

You won’t want to miss our May membership meeting when we’ll be touring the City of Tampa Emergency Operations Center (not to be confused with the Hillsborough County EOC!) on Wednesday, May 24th.  Look forward to seeing you there.

As Sr. Thomas Watson said, “To be successful, you have to have your heart in your business, and your business in your heart.”  We greatly appreciate all of our members who put their heart and soul into BOMA Greater Tampa Bay!




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Welcome New Members

Seth Goldberg - Blue Sky Cleaning 
Tim Kliethermes - Ultimate Medical Academy 
Chad Madrid - Parking Lot Services
Karen Morgan - Cushman & Wakefield 
Amy Olson - Harvard Maintenance 
Robert Sutton - Sutton Properties 
Charlie White - Servpro of Tarpon/West Tampa



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Monthly Luncheon

Monthly Luncheon with Tour of the City of Tampa Emergency Operations Center
May 24, 2017  11:30 AM - 1:30 PM  $40 Members/$50 Non-Members 
City of Tampa Emergency Operations Center: 9450 E. Columbus Drive Tampa, FL 33619

The City of Tampa's Emergency Operations Center (EOC) is a centralized location to coordinate city activities during a emergency or special event.  The primary purpose is to support our first responders and coordinate departmental resources to ensure those impacted are being best served by city, county, state, and federal resources.  Depending upon the type, size, and severity of the incident, EOC Operations will include Law Enforcement, Fire Rescue, Hazardous Materials, Public Health, Energy, and Communications. Additional departments may be involved as the need dictates. 




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Dali Museum Building Tour

Join us at the Dali Museum for a back of the house tour!

Dali Museum Tour with the Sustainability Committee

Wed, May 10, 2017 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The Dali Museum
1 Dali Blvd
St Petersburg, FL 33701

$31 per person - Register at

The tour will be a private led tour through the museum and facilities.  The museum is currently working on their LEED Certification so this should be a very interesting and informative tour as well as the great artwork that will be seen.  Please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to the scheduled tour time.  Upon arrival, once all members have arrived we will check in at the Members & Guest Services Desk directly inside the front of the entrance of the museum.  There is a $10.00 parking fee for parking in the museum lot.  The Dali follows international standards for gallery climate: 68-72 degrees Fahrenheit, with approximately 50% humidity – so please plan to dress accordingly.

Don’t miss this great opportunity to tour this specialty use building!




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27th Annual Golf Classic

BOMA’s Annual Golf Tournament is the best networking opportunity in the industry. The 2016 Golf Tournament hosted over 115 of Tampa Bay’s property managers, building owners, suppliers and guests! Limited to 100 players – first come, first served! East Lake Woodlands Country Club, 1055 East Woodlands Parkway Oldsmar, FL 34677

A day of golf includes the following:

  • 18 Holes of Golf
  • Continental Breakfast and Lunch
  • Free Beverages (including beer) on the course
  • Cash Prizes
  • Raffle Drawing and Goodie Bag

All sponsorships include the opportunity to provide a giveaway in the goodie bag!

Super Packages are sold at $25 each if not included in your sponsorship, you receive the following items:

  • 2 mulligans
  • 6 raffle drawing
  • Putting contest


Register online at or download the attached golf flyer for more information.



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2017 Education Schedule

2017 BOMI Education Schedule

Please note: Dates are subject to change.

BOMA Greater Tampa Bay is thrilled to be offering a full palate of on site education in Tampa for our members this year.  BOMI students earning designations and certificates can now add this option to their online courses and learn alongside your peers.  Please see the below schedule of 2017 offerings. Click here to complete the Enrollment Form(s) to begin the registration process.





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Earth Day Beach Clean Up Recap

Thank you to all of our volunteers from our Beach Clean Up on Earth Day with the Sustainability Committee! We had 25 volunteers and picked up a few hundred lbs of trash!


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Engineer's Breakfast

More information & registration:




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Government Affairs Update

The BOMA GTB Government Affairs Committee works closely with BOMA Florida to track bills and pending legislation that affect commercial real estate.  Occasionally BOMA Florida will identify a specific bill or piece of legislation that it strongly supports or strongly objects to, and it issues a “Call to Action” to the local associations to contact their legislators to urge them to vote for or against a particular item.  Last month, BOMA Florida had two such Calls to Action: one relating to building codes and one relating to sales tax on commercial rent.  We asked our local members to click on the link in the email, which allowed members to plug in their zip code and be linked directly to their legislators with a message asking them to support or vote against the issues.  It took all of about 30 seconds to complete, and we are pleased to say that your efforts are working!  We have received word from BOMA Florida that these emails and communications are having their intended effect on the Florida Legislature.  BOMA Florida and our local GA Committee will be providing updates on these items soon, so look for that in the near future.  In the meantime, whenever you receive a “Call to Action” from us, please take a moment and lend your support to the cause.  Your voice matters, and when we combine our collective voices, things really happen!



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BOMA Int'l Conference Earlybird Registration Extended to May 15!

You Belong Here.

Early-Bird Registration Deadline Extended to May 15!

Your job requires you to stay ahead of the curve, and that’s why we’re hitting up your inbox one last time to remind you to save big and score major benefits by registering before May 15 for the 2017 BOMA International Annual Conference & Expo.

There are many unknowns in the U.S. and the world economy right now, but one thing is certain—there’ll be even more surprises in the coming months. How can property owners and managers best prepare for what’s ahead?

This year, BOMA’s education program is packed with data-backed solutions – providing you with insights into navigating the unknown and preparing you for the many new opportunities and possible challenges that lie ahead.

Join us for:

The Early Bird deadline has been extended.

Register today and save $100 – but hurry, time runs out May 15.




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Career Day - 2017 International Conference

BOMA International is pleased to host a special Career Day on Monday, June 26 at the 2017 BOMA Annual Conference & Expo in Nashville, TN, where college students and veterans transitioning out of military service can experience first-hand what commercial real estate can offer as a rewarding career choice.

Participants will be assigned a mentor to accompany them throughout the day, making introductions to industry practitioners, answering questions and providing guidance throughout the day's activities.

We are looking for knowledgeable Mentors and/or Presenters for Career DayPlease email if you are interested. Below is the tentative schedule of events for the day.



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Save the Date: Education Expo & Annual Meeting


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