Five Reasons Why You Should Be A BOMA Member
1. Build your professional network
BOMA member events provide terrific networking opportunities, and the BOMA network provides you with direct access to the most prominent members of the commercial real estate sector.
BOMA will generally host 10 member luncheons throughout the year, featuring presentations by top industry professionals, business and political leaders. Luncheon presentations highlight new commercial and institutional projects, industry trends, downtown revitalization efforts, and proposed government legislation affecting commercial real estate.
In addition to BOMA luncheons, member events include the annual Manitoba Building Expo, BOMA Poker Tournament, BOMA Spring Golf Day, BOMA Golf Classic, BOMA Summer Mixer, and numerous building tours and social events.
With a host of events and more than 300 Principal and Allied member representatives, BOMA provides many opportunities to its members to build and grow relationships with key decision makers in the industry.
2. Support and encourage advocacy on behalf of the CRE Industry
BOMA’s mission is to actively represent our members on matters that impact the ownership and management of commercial properties. BOMA’s advocacy efforts at the municipal, provincial, and federal government levels underline the importance of commercial real estate to the economy.
With the combined efforts of local BOMA associations, BOMA Canada, and BOMA International, we continue to maintain our position as the strong and credible voice for commercial real estate.
3. Obtain a first-rate industry education
BOMA is proud to offer its members a series of specialized seminars, workshops, and designation programs related to the commercial real estate sector.
As the leader in commercial property education for over 30 years, the Building Owners and Managers Institute (BOMI) provides you with the opportunity to earn designations in one or more of the following programs: the Real Property Administrator (RPA) for property managers, the Facilities Management Administrator (FMA) for facilities professionals; the System Maintenance Technician (SMT) for systems personnel; and the Systems Maintenance Administrator (SMA) for systems supervisors. BOMA strives to maintain high standards of professionalism in the industry; and encourages continuing education among its membership.
In addition to our monthly BOMA Industry Breakfasts, BOMA also delivers the Building Operator Certification course, in partnership with the Canadian Institute for Energy Training (CIET).
4. Access the latest industry information
Knowledge is power, and BOMA understands the value of keeping you informed. Through several BOMA publications and guides made available, including the BOMA Member Directory, BOMA Commercial Building Directory, BOMA INSIDER Magazine and the monthly BOMA E-News, our members remain up-to-date on key issues affecting the commercial buildings sector.
With access to comprehensive, industry-wide research reports and data, BOMA helps you better understand the market in order to compete on a local, regional, and national level.
5. Participate in the recognition of excellence
BOMA’s Awards of Excellence Program allows you to recognize your organization each year through categories that include the EARTH, TOBY (The Outstanding Building of the Year), PINNACLE Award for Outstanding Customer Service, and Building Operator of the Year Awards. In addition to receiving local recognition, qualifying organizations have the opportunity to receive national acclaim at BOMEX, Canada’s premier conference and exhibition for commercial real estate industry professionals.
The BOMA BEST® certification program allows your firm to distinguish itself as a champion of the environment. The leading environmental certification for commercial buildings in Canada, BOMA BEST® recognizes the efforts made to reduce your building’s carbon footprint, and positions your organization as a leader in energy and environmental performance.
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