BOMA GTB News: August 2017 Print

President's Message

We are all deeply saddened by the news that Mike Biddle, BOMA GTB 2007-08 Past President, recipient of the Lifetime Honorary Member of BOMA Greater Tampa Bay Award and most of all FRIEND to all he knew, passed away on July 26th. He will be greatly missed by all who had the pleasure to know him.

All prospective and current students in the BOMI education program are invited to attend the Education Committee’s 'Reach New Heights' Luncheon on Friday, August 11th from 11:30-1pm at Tampa City Center’s Building Conference Room, 201 North Franklin Street, Suite 2870, Tampa, FL 33602. Sign up today:

Please join us for the Yuengling Brewery Tour on Wednesday, August 23rd from 4:30-6:30pm. After a tour of the facility, we’ll enjoy hors d’oeuvres, beer tastings and a silent auction. All proceeds benefit BOMAPAC, which is BOMA International’s political action committee. It enables BOMA International’s advocacy team to raise money to re-elect political candidates for federal office who know, understand and support policies that affect commercial real estate.

Excitement is building for the The Outstanding Building of the Year (aka TOBY) Awards Banquet on November 2nd at the Florida Aquarium. We are accepting entries now for buildings of all types to compete for the prestigious award at the local level and to go on to represent Greater Tampa Bay at the Southern Region TOBY Awards next Spring. We need robust competition to challenge the old guard (yes, that’s me!), so please sign up to enter yours today:

Many of us are knee-deep in budget season and as you prepare your annual budgets, don’t forget the wealth of comparable expense information contained in the Experience Exchange Report for our market. Download the market data to prove to your owners that your buildings are performing well within their competitive set here:

While on the topic of annual budgets, remember to budget for yours and your staff’s education that BOMA Greater Tampa Bay and BOMI are here to facilitate for you. As Mahatma Gandhi aptly observed: “Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.” Here’s to a lifetime of learning for all of us.




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Welcome New Members

Chris Chiellini - ASI Landscape Maintenance, Inc.
Ricardo Durand - Matorero LLC 
Bob Kelly - GLE Associates
Christopher Long - CBRE
Lily Salkoff - Pure Air Controls 
Jenn Strode - ConServ




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Brewery Tour & PAC Silent Auction


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BOMI 'Reach New Heights' Luncheon



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Green Apple Day, September 30th


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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 Keynote 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: ATI Restoration, Bay Area DKI, Harvard Maintenance, Inc., ISS Mechanical, Keys Claims Consultants, KWA Engineers LLC, Landscape Maintenance Professionals, Inc., Landwise Horticultural Services, Inc., Lowe's Commercial Painting, Painters on Demand, Pure Air Control Services, Sherwin Williams

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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Kilowatt Crackdown



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It's Budget Season - Use the EER!

It's Budget Season - Use BOMA's EER!



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