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Virtual TOBY Workshop: Are You Ready To Enter Your Building? - 3/6

Topgolf FUN-raiser - 3/6 SOLD OUT

Reverse Tradeshow - 3/14

Spring Golf - 4/5

Magic Castle - 4/18

CRE Summit and Showcase - 5/22

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Whether you're unveiling a new promotion, celebrating a noteworthy development in your building, or have constructive feedback for BOMA/GLA, we're eager to hear from you! Your updates and insights matter to us. Kindly submit your news or feedback through the form below.

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Explore the Online Learning Center

Discover BOMA/GLA's Online Learning Center – your portal to industry education. Delve into a variety of subjects including building management, sustainability, and security technology. The OLC is a great resource included in your membership so don't hesitate to take advantage.

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I'm excited to share some significant updates with you this month, highlighting recent developments in our industry and association.

In case you missed it, BOMA International and BOMI International have merged, aligning management and governance structures to enhance workforce development and education programs. BOMI International will now function as BOMA International’s nonprofit arm, in addition to the BOMA Foundation.

In addition to being part of the BOMA International Federation, we are also proud to be a part of BOMA California, who represents all eight metropolitan BOMA local associations in the state. BOMA California serves as our legislative advocate in Sacramento, addressing member concerns at the statewide level.

This year, BOMA Cal is sponsoring two bills, detailed in the CRE Goes on Offense article below. As we continue tackling issues of importance to our members, please remember that your engagement in grassroots advocacy is essential as we work towards positive legislative outcomes. Together, we can shape policies that benefit our industry and communities.

Through our affiliation with BOMA Cal, we're also active members of CBPA, the California Business Properties Association. CBPA is the designated legislative advocate for ICSC, the California Chapters of the Commercial Real Estate Development Association (NAIOP), the Building Owners and Managers Association of California (BOMA Cal), the Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA), the Association of Commercial Real Estate – Northern and Southern California (ACRE), and AIR CRE. Visit to learn more and get involved.

Every other year, CBPA honors the industry’s best at the Commercial Real Estate Industry Awards Dinner. This is an excellent opportunity to recognize excellence within the industry and celebrate the achievements of your peers. Submit your nominations before April 30, 2024.

As a reminder, your involvement in our association is crucial. Let's continue working together to drive positive change and ensure the ongoing success of our industry.

~ Michele Ware

Were You There?

IRS Demolition Yard Tour

A huge thank you to Interior Removal Specialist Inc. for hosting a tour of their demolition site and special thanks to Richard Ludt for guiding us. Tour attendees had the opportunity to learn more about IRS Demo's operations and commitment to sustainability. From innovative recycling methods to eco-friendly deconstruction techniques, every aspect showed the importance of responsible environmental practices in the demolition industry. Additionally, participating in this event helped LEED certification holders earn valuable continuing education credits.

A big thank you to everyone who attended this experience!

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Community Corner

Building Skills Partnership - Citizenship and Civic Engagement Program

BSP’s Citizenship and Civic Engagement program supports janitorial workers in their journey to becoming naturalized citizens. In the fall of 2023, BSP hosted a celebration highlighting the hard work of their recent program participants. Since the launch of BSP's Citizenship and Civic Engagement Program, over 4,000 workers have been served.  

If your building is interested in offering BSP programs, email Shannon Cain at [email protected].

Support The People Concern

Join The People Concern for their 61st Annual Fundraising Gala on May 9th, 2024. There are many sponsorships available to support the people and programs that are making strides to eradicate homelessness.  


The Gala will honor Steven M. Hilton and will be held at the Skirball Cultural Center. Secure your sponsorship today and join us for their largest fundraiser of the year.

If you have questions about the gala, reach out to Kate Berman at [email protected].

Interested in scheduling a team-building activity with The People Concern? Click here to see the options.

Member Spotlight

Nelson Algaze

Owner and CEO, SAA Interiors + Architecture

How long have you been a BOMA/GLA member?

I have been an active BOMA member for over 20 years.

Why did you join BOMA/GLA?

I felt that the group had a perspective on the real estate business that I wanted to learn more about.

What’s your favorite part of being a BOMA/GLA member?

I have enjoyed being actively involved with the codes committee. It allows me to learn and influence policies that matter to our industry.

Who inspires you?

The commitment of the people that I work with every day inspires me to be a better leader.

What is the first ever concert you attended?

The Beatles at Shea Stadium 1964. I had no idea what to expect!

Favorite place to vacation?

I have had the opportunity to visit many places around the country and the world. My favorite was our trip to Africa. I felt the possibilities and opportunities were boundless.

What advice would you give to someone new in the industry?

Always be curious and learn as much as you can. There is so much to absorb and to continue to learn. Learning is a never-ending task and that's why it is so much fun!

Member Testimonial

“I've been a member of BOMA/GLA now for about 15 years. It's proven very valuable in that I've had an opportunity to tap into a network of practitioners with major experiences to enhance my skills and raise my professional profile. It's worth investing the time at the beginning and through your career because it's a good foundation as well as a good source of continued education.

For instance, I was part of a committee during the global outbreak of coronavirus. Together on calls with a group of our peers, we were all trying to figure out the impact on the industry, how everybody was doing in terms of best practices, and learning new workplace social distancing procedures. Being able to help each other do that was a huge benefit. 

The ability to reach out to expertise and peers, no matter what - no matter when, has been a big part of why I continued to be with BOMA for all these years.”

William Yomba

Brookfield Properties

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Emerging Leaders Networking Group

The Emerging Leaders Networking Group met for their first Happy Hour of the year at Mother Tongue Restaurant.

This networking community is specially designed for up-and-coming professionals. Emerging talents can collaborate, learn, and expand their professional networks while paving the way for personal growth and career advancement! Click here to find out more.

Save More with Home Depot

The Home Depot has partnered with BOMA to save you time and money. Our free loyalty program gives you access to the supplies you need, competitive pricing, expanded assortment of products, convenient delivery options, and dedicated support. Sign up for a Pro Xtra membership to receive a 2% annual rebate on all qualifying pre-tax purchases.


Explore the Buyer's Guide

With all the recent heavy rains in Los Angeles, some buildings may require water damage repair. The Buyer's Guide is here to assist you with finding reliable water damage restoration services.

Use the search tools to help you discover a selection of trusted vendors who meet the highest industry standards.

Check Out the Buyer's Guide

Upcoming Events

Spring Golf Sponsorships
Magic Castle Sponsorships

2024 TOBY Awards

Calling all Buildings: Enter for a Chance at a TOBY Award

An Outstanding Building of the Year (TOBY) Award from BOMA is the most prestigious recognition that building operators can achieve in commercial real estate. Winning an award is a great way to bring recognition to both your building and your team! Winners are presented their award at the annual Awards Gala.

Click here to learn more about the TOBY Awards. Register for the upcoming Virtual Toby Workshop to learn more about the process of entering your building.

Enter Your Building

What's Happening in Advocacy

BOMA/GLA Heads to Washington

BOMA/GLA went to Washington, D.C., earlier this year to attend the BOMA International Winter Business Meeting and National Issues Conference with other BOMAs from around the world. This event gives people in our business a chance to meet each other and learn about issues affecting BOMAs worldwide.

On the final day, we took our advocacy to Capitol Hill. One of the most important bills we discussed was H.R. 1491, the Small Business Energy Loan Enhancement Act, and how it would affect our business. Our Board Chair, Gary Hansel, led the discussion.

If H.R. 1491 were passed, more funding would be available for our members to successfully create new energy efficiency projects for their buildings.

By giving national problems a local spin, we help our lawmakers understand how their actions affect our industry. Tell Congress to pass H.R. 1491 by sending a direct letter to your representatives here.

CRE Goes on Offense

Our new lobbyist in the state capitol is wasting no time getting started! He has put forward two time-saving (and money-saving) bills. 


The first is Assembly Bill 2433, which would address permit delays by allowing applicants to hire a third-party inspector or plan checker if the project sits for longer than 30 days for a plan check or five days for an inspection.Read the fact sheet.


The second is Assembly Bill 3196, which would improve legal efficiencies in commercial eviction. The bill would set a defined schedule for demurrer hearings and prevent using these hearings as a delay tactic. Read the fact sheet.


Both bills will face opposition from other interest groups, and we need your help to support them. Express your support for AB 2433 by contacting Assemblymember Sharon Quirk-Silva and to support AB 3196, contact Assemblymember Stephanie Nugyen

BOMA on the Frontline - Featured Articles

Rain, Rain, (Won't) Go Away

Two weeks after a powerful storm hit the region, Los Angeles faces a new round of heavy rain. The super-saturated region faces an increased risk of flooding and mudslides that could impact day-to-day operations.


Interim Police Chief Selected for LAPD

The city has selected an interim chief after the announcement last month of Chief Michael Moore stepping down as Chief of LAPD. 


Thank You to Our 2024 Annual Partners

Thank you to our Annual Partners who generously support the mission, vision, work and members of BOMA/GLA. Your continued investment is appreciated.

If you are interested in becoming an annual partner, please Click Here to see the benefits and company exposure. Contact [email protected] to take advantage of the benefits.

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