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September 2018

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Posted by: Christine Miclat
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Welcome to this month's edition of the BOMA eNewsletter. It's packed with news you can use!

Back To BOMA
Fall has arrived and events & education at BOMA are in full swing! Get back into the BOMA groove by getting involved. Whether that means joining a committee, sponsoring, taking a class or attending an event, this month's e-newsletter has something for everyone. Also, get to know our Member Spotlight highlight and see what else is going on within the BOMA community.

Scroll all the way down for the latest in upcoming events and education.


Member Spotlight Video: Earl Wayman

Get to know the BOMA Education Committee Chair
This month's Member Spotlight features Earl Wayman from Kidder Mathews. Click on the image above to find out where Earl's favorite place to travel is, what his first job was, and the best advice that was ever given to him.

Who would you like to see featured next? EmailChristine Miclatwith your nominees.


BOMA Oktoberfest
Join us for networking, brews, and appetizers in a relaxed trade show environment. Oktoberfest will be held at 800 Fifth in Seattle – 4th floor. There is no cost for Principal Members (Property Owners, Asset Managers, Property Managers, Assistant Property Managers, Tenant Coordinators, Building Engineers, and other support staff) to attend. Click the icon below to watch highlights from last year's Oktoberfest!

Principal Members only, Industry Partners must sponsor to attend.

Date:Wednesday, October 10, 2018
Time:3:00PM - 6:00PM
Location:800 Fifth Avenue - 4th Floor, Seattle, WA 98104
Cost:FREE for BOMA Principal Members

Those who pre-register and check in at the event will automatically be entered into a drawing for the chance to win an Amazon.com gift card at $500, $400, $300 $200 and $100 amounts!

If you haven't already,register today!

Thank you to our Major Sponsor:

Thank You To Our Venue Sponsor:

For questions, please contactCori Taniguchi.

BOMA Mentor Program
The BOMA Mentor program is in its 6thyear. The program started with a small, dedicated group of 10 mentors and 10 mentees and has grown each year. Last year the program was at its largest with over 60 BOMA members participating in the program.

What we have learned from the Mentor programs is that mentees learn from mentors and vice versa. Each of us has a unique set of skills, unique strengthsandweaknesses, differing levels of experience depending on the task at hand and the ability to teach others and learn new things. Sharing information and ideas and discussing challenges in an environment of trust has helped individuals grow.

The goal of the Mentor program is to build knowledge, foster learning and connect people within the industry. If you would like to be either a Mentor or Mentee pleaseturn in an applicationtoday andregister for the launch party. The Launch Party for the 2018-2019 year will be on October 17that West 8thin Seattle. Please pass the word along and we hope to see you there!

In their own words:

“Daisy Casillas and I have had lots of opportunities to meet up. We are meeting more frequently than once a month and enjoy it that way. It seems there is always plenty to talk about. We continue to be a marvelous fit, feeding off from each other and enjoying the “getting to know you” part. I have witnessed her growth in the industry in the few short months we have been matched up. She is a very bright and professional businesswoman … the sky is the limit for her! It’s been a real treat to mentor her.” - Cindy Duncan, Senior Property Manager at Prologis

//TOBY Awards

2019 TOBY Awards - Call for Entries

We invite you to enter the 2019 TOBY contest and begin the process that could result in international recognition for your outstanding building and management team! Consider entering your building (or buildings) and perhaps we will be celebrating with you next June at the International Conference in Salt Lake City, UT!

Submit Your Building to the Local Competition Here

2019 Contest Schedule and Timeline
2019 TOBY Entry Requirements – requirement forms are now broken down by category. Go to theTOBY pageunder Program Materials to view

Please note that only the entry form and registration fee are due by than October 19, 2018. The judging will take place in early November. It is our goal to provide the Pacific Northwest an entrant in all 16 categories on the International level in order to accurately portray the splendor that encompasses the buildings throughout our region. This year, binders won't be necessary since the entire process will be done online. More information will be sent to those that submit an entry form.

Want to be a TOBY Judge?
Submit a Local Judging Formhere.

For questions or more information, please contactChristine Miclat

//Get Involved

Join a Committee
If you're looking for a way to get involved with BOMA, consider joining a committee! Share ideas, best practices and contribute in a way that helps you and other BOMA members maximize membership benefits. The following are a list of open committees:

Code/Utility Committee9:30am– 4thTuesday of every odd #’d month – BOMA Office (Chair: JoeMalaspino)
Code/Utility Committee represents BOMA membership interests with respect to building code issues locally and at the state level. Code/Utility Committee promotes BOMA’s representation on the Seattle Building Code Advisory Board, State Code Advisory Board, Seattle Fire Code Advisory Board and Seattle King County Plumbing Appeals Board. Watchdogs land use issues and maintains a working relationship with DPD. The committee participates in electric rate policy with Seattle City Light and Puget Sound Energy to help promote and coordinate conservation efforts with power refuge and recycling and maintain a working relationship with SCL and PSE.

Education Committee9:00am– 3rdWednesday of every month – BOMA Office (Chair: Earl Wayman)
The Education Committee coordinates classes that help Real Estate Professionals gain their Real Property Administrator, Facilities Maintenance Administrator, and System Maintenance Administrator certifications and designations. The committee develops continuing education seminars each year relevant to the commercial property professional for which clock hours are earned. The Education Committee promotes Building Engineer skills training, markets education classes & seminars, and promotes sustainability and energy efficiency education.

Gov. & Industry Affairs Committee9:00am– 2ndThursday of every month – BOMA Office (Chair: Mary Bingham)
The Advocacy Committee has a strong representation of member interests with respect to legislation and regulation. There is regular evaluation of legislative priorities at the state and local level, alsocontinuationof BOMA's leadership of WREC (Washington Real Estate Coalition). Advocacy Committee coordination of advocacy efforts and liaison with BOMA's Lobbyist has developed relationships and access to elected officials and provides them with industry information and issues at the state and local level.

IndustryPartners Committee10:30am– 2ndWednesday of every month – BOMA Office (Chair: Kelli Thode)
The Industry Partner Committee helps with the production of BOMA's major events including the BOMA golf tournament, the Oktoberfest Trade Show, and the Holiday Party. Inadditionthe committee educates BOMA members on the vast resources that are available to them and helps new BOMA members understand the benefits of membership.

MembershipCommittee10:00am– 1stThursday of every month –BOMA Office (Chair: Beverly Grant & Jackie Roethel)
The Membership committeepromotes BOMA's public relations and public profile. The committee promotes membership and growth and helps to develop marketing & membership communication, and membership programs.

SuburbanCities Committee8:30am– 1st Wednesday of every month –Bellevue (Chair: Mark Jackson)
BOMA’s Suburban Cities Committee brings together BOMA members who have common interests in commercial real estate issues affecting the suburban cities of King County, outside of Seattle. The committee monitors andrespondsto city and county government proposed actions including permit fees, assessments, building codes and regulations, land use, real estate taxation, utilities, transportationandeconomic development. The committee also works to build relationships with suburban city leaders, mayor’s council membersandstaff. The committee coordinates their efforts with BOMA’s Advocacy Committee.

If you're interested in joining a committee or have questions, please contact the BOMA office at 206-622-8924.

//Get Social

Follow Us on Instagram: @bomaseattle

We're now on Instagram! Follow us (@bomaseattle) for more content and updates!

//Community Outreach

The Sophia Way - Our Community Outreach Partner and How You Can Help

The mission of The Sophia Way is to help end homelessness for adult women in King County by providing shelter, life skills training, social servicesandsupportive permanent housing, offering a path to stable independent living. With an average age of 55 years old, 40% of its clients have a disability, 15% are chronically homeless and 29% have zero income. BOMA and its member firms will support The Sophia Way by providing financial assistance and helping with facility needs, suppliesandequipment.

BOMA is committed to serving those in need in our community. Since 2010, BOMA and its members contributed over $200,000 in financial resources, facility improvement servicesandsupplies to the Downtown Emergency Service Center (DESC) and the Bellevue Men’s Shelter. BOMA recognizes the overwhelming challenge of homelessness in our region and is focusing its efforts toward organizations that help people without shelter in King County.

How to Donate in 3 Easy Steps:
1. Visitwww.bomaseattle.org
2. Go to Get Involved > Community Outreach
3. Click on Donate Today

For questions, please contact the BOMA office at 206-622-8924.


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.

ELEVATE - 1st Annual Awards Gala brought to you by CREW Seattle and The Registry

ELEVATE is the 1st annual awards gala honoring diversity and women's leadership in commercial real estate brought to you by The Registry and CREW Seattle. The event will be a celebration of women in the commercial real estate industry. It will honor employers that have implemented programs promoting greater diversity in the workplace, and it will also shine a special light on exemplary women and men, and stand-out CREW members who are making a positive impact in today’s industry. #commercialrealestate

Do you know a leader, influencer or rising star incommercialreal estate?Nominate them here- it only takes a minute. Then join us on Nov 29th for Elevate at Four Seasons Seattle.

For questions, please contactHeather Bosanac.

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