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June 2018

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Posted by: Christine Miclat
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June 2018 e-Newsletter

Welcome to this month's edition of the BOMA eNewsletter. This special edition covers the highlights of our annual Golf Tournament, this year's BOMA International Conference & Expo in San Antonio, TX and other events that have wrapped up our Spring/Summer. It's packed with news you can use! Scroll all the way down for the latest in upcoming events and education.


Seattle Makes a Trip to San Antonio!

On June 23-26, thousands of property managers, vendors and local BOMA representatives from around the world attended this year's BOMA International Conference & Expo in San Antonio Texas. Over 30 BOMA Seattle King County members showed up to the conference to represent our local. This year's conference included education sessions, special interest group meetingsandthe International TOBY Awards.

This year, one of the strategic goals of BOMA Seattle King County is to recruit and grow new and existing talent by leveraging our Emerging Professionals group. In an effort to move toward that goal, BOMA Seattle King County partially funded an Emerging Professional, to attend the Conference.Travis Brittingham from CBREattended informational sessions and meetings, explored the tradeshow expo and made connections with other EPs from other parts of the country. He was even selected to win $500! Read more about Travis' experiencehere.

Highlights from the Conference:
-Day One: America's First Twins Share the Importance of Community; Coleman Scholarship Recipients Experience BOMA 2018
-Day Two: Trials and Triumphs for Women in Commercial Real Estate; Attracting the Next Generation of Talent
-Day Three: The Amenities That Tenants Really Want: A Night of Celebration at the TOBY

For more photos from the conference, please clickhere.

//Emerging Professionals

Travis Brittingham - My BOMA International Conference Experience

Overall, this experience in being my first attended BOMA Conference (or any conference for that matter) was all positives and I look forward to opportunities down the road to continue to be involved. The sessions proved to be informative, educational and diverse in the topics covered and provided invaluable information and tidbits that I am able to now take back with me and apply at properties currently under my management and those down the pipeline.

Beyond the educational series, the opportunity to network and connect with industry professionals from across the nation was amazing. The number of contacts I have made and actually kept in touch with since the end of the conference surpasses my expectations. One of the big topics and room for improvements we discussed at the EP Committee was information and knowledge sharing. What better way to start than to expand our connections?!!

Exploring the city and spending quality time with the BOMA crew and the Seattle group was something I cherished. We see and communicate with each other so much in a “work environment” and it was really nice to break away from that a bit and get to know everyone on a more personal level. We are lucky to be surrounded by such a supportive and successful group!

One lasting memory I will never forget: Running through the streets wearing flip flops in 95-degree weather in a mad dash attempt to claim $500 cash only to arrive 7 minutes too late. A random raffle drawing that Rod said and I quote “In all my years of attending these conferences, not once has a name been called from our Seattle group. And Travis, I can promise you, it will never happen again.” Well, Rod, that sure is a bummer and I’m going to test my luck to prove you wrong next year in Salt Lake City😊.

A big thank you to everyone at BOMA Seattle for selecting me to represent the Emerging Professional sponsorship for 2018. It was a true honor to receive and I hope my representation provided value to this year's initiatives.

Travis Brittingham

//Past Events

BOMA Golf Tournament: Thank You To Everyone That Participated!

OnMonday, June 11th, BOMA held its Annual Golf Tournament at The Golf Club at Newcastle. With over 288 golfers and over 60 sponsors, this was BOMA's largest event so far this year! Thank you to all who participated. This tournament was a success because of all of you!

A huge thank you to our volunteers at the Golf Tournament! In the morning, our volunteers helped check in golfers and sponsors while greeting everyone as they arrived. During the tournament, they checked on sponsors out on the course and helped choose the winners for the "Las Vegas" theme. They also played a huge part in checking everyone in at dinner registration in the evening. We couldn't have done it without you!

A huge thank you to our wonderful volunteers:

  • Jan Bishop,WPS Disaster Management Solutions
  • Johnnie Brister,Har-Bro Emergency Service
  • Rob France,Wrench, Inc.
  • Beverly Grant Glassey,Time Equipment Company
  • Lisa Hanses,Amento Group
  • Kyle Hepper,Gateway Construction Services
  • Kristen Howard,Hines
  • Hayley Hughes,JLL
  • Katrina Olson,Hines
  • Megan Osenbrock,Unico Properties LLC
  • Logan Schalk,Preferred Roof Services, Inc.
  • Kelli Thode,Paul Davis Restoration

Thank you to all of our Golf Tournament sponsors!
See who won Best Las Vegas Themed Tent/Booth!
View the rest of the Golf Photos here.


Congratulations to our Regional TOBY Winners

Linda Hoffner and Melissa Ames, Unico Properties LLC

Meagan Johnson and Jenae Wilczynski
Kilroy Realty Corporation

Kim Ospina, Sean Moore, Ross Beckley, and Holly Lyles
LBA Realty, LLC

There are 3 levels to this competition: Local, Regional and International. We just finished up the Regional portion and during our June 25th General meeting, we announced the winners that will be moving on to the International TOBY Awards in San Antonio, TX on June 26, 2018.


The following buildings will be moving on to the International Competition to represent BOMA Seattle King County and the Pacific Northwest Region:

550 Kirkland Way
Category:Under 100,000 sq. ft.
Managed By:Unico Properties LLC
Owned By:Continental Plaza LLC, Unico PropertiesandLaird Norton Joint Venture
Portside Industrial Building
Category:Industrial Office Building
Managed By:LBA Realty
Owned By:LBA RV - Company IV, LP
Key Center
Category:250,000-499,999 sq. ft.
Managed By:Kilroy Realty Corporation
Owned By:Kilroy Realty
Congratulations to our Regional TOBY Winners! This is a huge accomplishment!

Update: The Pacific Northwest Region did not take home any trophies at the International Competition but we hope to make a big splash next year!


Visit Our Resource Center for Past Presentations

Did you know that you can access videos and presentations in our Resource Center? If you missed a lunch and learn or wanted to see if the slides are available, visit theResourcessection of our website to see a list of past presentations and documents.

If you don't see what you're looking for, contactChristine Miclat.

//Member Programs

Home Depot: BOMA Members Earn 2% Annual Rebate

The Home Depot now offers a national rebate incentive program for BOMA members. Enroll in the program and receive a2% annual rebateon all qualifying pre-tax purchases (a qualifying purchase is any pre-tax purchase on a registered account) of thousands of product in paint, janitorial, flooring, plumbing, electrical and more, plus other special savings and services, such as dedicated support, delivery, competitive pricing and volume discounts. There is no cost to enroll. Annual purchases must total a minimum of $25,000 to qualify.

The current rebate period runs March 1, 2018,through February 28, 2019. You can enroll at any time; however, the sooner you enroll the sooner you start earning your rebates. Rebates are distributed annually at the end of the end of the rebate period.

Enrollment is now open, and you must enroll to participate.Click here for more information and how to enroll.

BOMA 360 Performance Program

The BOMA 360 Performance Programsets the standard worldwide for operational best practices in the commercial real estate industry. For building owners and managers who want to help their properties stand out from the crowd, there is no clearer mark of excellence than achieving the BOMA 360 designation.

Earning the prestigious BOMA 360 label demonstrates that a building is outperforming the competition across all areas of operations and management. It also translates into measurable savings and operational efficiencies, as well as higher levels of tenant satisfaction.

As the BOMA 360 program continues to expand around the globe, more and more properties are reaping the substantial benefits and significant return on investment that the designation offers, an unmistakable edge in an increasingly competitive marketplace.

Does your building have what it takes to earn the BOMA 360 designation?Click here to apply and find out.

Thank You To Those that Participated in This Year's EER Survey

Thank you to everyone that submitted an Experience Exchange Report Survey this year! The data is currently being compiled and we will announce who won the $200 Amazon gift card this month. Keep an eye out for the announcement!

For more information about the EER or how to subscribe to get the data, please clickhere.

//Upcoming Courses & Seminars

BOMI Course: Real Estate Investment & FinanceClick here for info and registration
Tuesday, September 4, 1PM-6PM
Seminar: Core Curriculum 2017-18 - Current Issues in WA Commercial Real EstateClick here for info and registration
Thursday, September 6, 8:30AM-11:30AM
Engineer Skills Hour: Prepare Your Building for Compliance with New OSHA RulesClick here for info and registration
Wednesday, September 12, 12PM-1PM
BOMA Foundations of Real EstateClick here for info and registration
Thursday, September 13, 12PM-5:30PM

For a complete list of 2018 BOMA Education,click here.

//Upcoming Networking & Events

BOMA Oktoberfest
Keep an eye out for upcoming emails and sponsorship opportunities!
September General MeetingClick here for info and registration
Monday, September 24, 11:30AM-1:15PM

For a complete list of 2018 Events,click here.

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