BOMA GTB News: July 2017 Print

President's Message

Many of us are just back from BOMA International in Nashville this week and bleeding BOMA blue after four days of energizing education sessions, informative International Committee updates, the largest trade show in recent history and networking with other local associations to deepen ties and gather ideas for our local.  What a worthwhile investment of time and energy! 

We kicked off our new Industrial Committee this year to better meet the needs of our industrial managers and on June 30th the committee hosted its first event:  Industrial 101.  This interactive panel discussion with four industry experts from owners to leasing agents highlighted the differences with office management and the unique attributes needed by great industrial property managers.  Kudos to the Industrial Committee for putting together such a successful program with over 20 attendees.

Please join us on July 26th at the University Club for our monthly membership meeting featuring renowned leadership consultant, Cynthia Mills.  No matter where you are on your career path, leadership skills can always be honed to be sure you’re consistently putting your best foot forward.

Safe travels on your summer vacations and look forward to seeing you soon.




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Welcome New Members

Christian Arnold - EE&G
Nikole Miller - Cushman & Wakefield

Savannah Olinger - NGKF
Dan Sullivan - Servpro Tarpon/West Tampa



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Monthly Luncheon

Monthly Luncheon with Guest Speaker Cynthia Mills
July 26, 2017  11:30 AM - 1:30 PM  $40 Members/$50 Non-Members 
University Club of Tampa: 201 N. Franklin St., 38th Floor Suite 3800 Tampa, FL 33602


Cynthia Mills is the Founder, President & CEO of The Leaders’ Haven, a consultancy partnering with clients as a business strategist, board consultant, executive and career coach, succession planning and change management guide, leadership development catalyst, speaker, and facilitator for small and family-owned businesses, corporations, associations, not-for-profits, NGOs, and faith-based communities.

The Leaders’ Haven’s clients are leaders in the business, industry, finance, service, co-op, education, philanthropy, energy, healthcare, legal, environmental, real estate, retail, agriculture, senior living, publishing, media, transportation, construction, safety, club manager, and faith sectors. An award-winning national and international CEO, Cynthia partners with future seekers, change masters, high performers, corporate culture architects, committed & developing leaders, best practice designers, and believers in succession planning to exceed expectations.



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New Member Orientation

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Brewery Tour & PAC Silent Auction


More information coming soon!


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Save the Date: Education Expo & Annual Meeting

Commercial Real Estate Professionals:
 $40 includes continental breakfast with Exhibitors, Lunch, Educational Seminars, Exhibitor Expo and Reception. Our Luncheon Kaynote Speaker is Jane Castor, Retired Tampa Police Chief, Castor Consulting, LLC.

Seminar Speakers:

  • Daniel Foster, Tampa Client Development Manager, ISS Mechanical

  • Michael Furnari, Territory Sales Manager, Haworth

  • Bruce H. Hall, SMA, Group Engineering Manager, Cousins Properties

  • Melissa Lane, Senior Vice President, Cushman & Wakefield

  • Christopher Mattson, Building Controls Engineer, Control Systems Specialists, Inc. (CSSI)

Exhibitor Expo:
 $375 per table, includes a 6 foot table with table cloth, 2 exhibitor entries and exhibitor information in program. (Limit 30 Companies) Registration is OPEN NOW! Register at

$70 of your exhibitor cost goes towards the BOMA Scholarship Fund. One person will walk away with a scholarship raffle prize!

Thank you to our Exhibitors who have signed up: American Technologies Inc., Bay Area DKI, ISS Mechanical, KWA Engineers LLC, Landscape Maintenance Professionals Inc., Landwise Horticultural Services, Inc., Lowes Commercial Painting

We have 1  $300 Program Sponsorship left! Please register online if interested and email your logo to once you have paid.

Morning Break Sponsor:

Lanyard Sponsor:



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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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Save the Date for the TOBY Awards!

SAVE THE DATE! The 2017-2018 TOBY Awards will be held on November 2, 2017 at 6pm at the Mosaic Center, a spectacular new addition to The Florida Aquarium boasting beautiful views of Harbor Island and the Channelside District.  We encourage all Property Managers to enter a building, or two, and take advantage of this great opportunity to garner recognition for all the hard work you and your staff put into keeping your buildings in top condition. This year’s event introduces two new categories providing more opportunities to showcase your properties, and more chances to bring back the trophy! Please visit the BOMA GTB website and click on the TOBY tab under EVENTS for all of the details as well as sponsorship opportunities. If you are unsure about entering your property or have questions, please contact Carol Dunn, or Leigh Kendall, We would be happy to walk you through the process! Click here to learn more about the building entrance process.


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The BOMA W2 Water and Waste Challenge

The W2 Water and Waste Challenge is a two-year initiative to encourage commercial real estate practitioners to benchmark water and waste consumption and associated costs, and to implement common practices to improve water performance and reduce waste. With the support of a generous grant from Yardi, and in partnership with the BOMA Local Associations, BOMA International is proud to launch this Challenge that highlights and expands the sustainability efforts of the commercial real estate industry. The program will run from January 1, 2018 to December 31, 2019, and participants will be eligible for recognition for their leadership from BOMA International.  Year 1 will establish a baseline and Year 2 will promote performance improvements.

Why Participate?

Participation in W2 will allow you to:

  • Better understand and track how your building consumes water and manages waste
  • Compare your performance to your peers
  • Identify opportunities for improvement
  • Receive training and guidance on how to improve water and waste management practices
  • Reduce operating costs
  • Earn recognition for being an industry leader in benchmarking and performance improvements

Who Can Participate?

Any commercial real estate practitioner can participate who:

  • Owns and/or operates one or more buildings
  • Benchmarks consumption and cost data for water usage and waste tracking in ENERGY STAR® Portfolio Manager®
  • Shares buildings with BOMA International via ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager

How Do I Participate?

  • Sign up before January 1, 2018.
  • Share your buildings with the BOMA ENERGY STAR® Portfolio Manager®account.
  • Enter water and waste consumption and cost data into Portfolio Manager at least quarterly.

Become a part of the W2 Challenge and JOIN TODAY!

What Recognition Can I Earn?

  • All participants will be recognized for accepting the Challenge at the BOMA International Winter Business Meeting in January 2018.
  • Buildings and portfolios that show any improvement in water and/or waste performance will receive recognition at a future BOMA International Conference & Expo.
  • Selected success stories will be featured in BOMA publications.
  • Participants are encouraged to use the Challenge logo and related materials to publicize their participation.

Contact Information

For further information, please contact Ken Rosenfeld, BOMA International’s Director of State and Local Affairs, at






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Elevator Update from FL DPBR

Please find attached the latest edition of the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation’s Elevator News for your reference.  Note that you can sign up to receive these updates directly from the DBPR using the link on page 1.

In This Issue

  • Application Changes
  • Direct Supervision
  • Navigating the Inspection Report
  • Hot Topic Q&A – CE Certificates
  • Division Going Digital
  • ASME A17.1-2013
  • I Am Here to Help
  • Upcoming Meetings & Important Dates




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Green Apple Day, September 30th

For the past several years BOMA GTB has teamed up with the USGBC Florida to provide a learning experience for children at a local elementary school. Many city kids have no idea where their food comes from. The BOMA Sustainablilty Committee organizes these events and gets the grade schoolers involved in composting, raised gardening and rainwater collection.

The committee would like to invite BOMA members to join us on Saturday morning, September 30 at Cross Bayou Elementary School in Pinellas Park. We will have more information about this exciting event coming next month. Save the Date! Below is a photo gallery from last year's Green Apple Day.



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Industrial 101 Seminar

Our first ever Industrial 101 class was a success! Thanks to Tampa Bay Trane for hosting us and providing breakfast. Our newly formed Industrial Committee did a great job in planning this informative panel discussion.

Brenda Crisp, CBRE
Anne Kupperman, JLL
Scott Kelly, CBRE
Lisa Ross, Avison Young

Steffanie Harris, Cushman & Wakefield



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