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November 2018: Awards, Advocacy Recap, Snapshot

Tuesday, November 20, 2018   (0 Comments)
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November 20 //BOMA November e-Newsletter

2018 Awards and Recognition Lunch and Advocacy Update: Recap

Welcome to this month's special edition of the BOMA eNewsletter. In this edition, you'll find a quick recap of what's going on with Advocacy at the Local, State and Federal level. We will also thank our 2018 sponsors, show you who was honored as a BOMA Hero, recognize the 2018 BOMI Graduates and reveal the TOBY Local Winners. We've also summarized the achievements we had this year with our 2018 Snapshot. Scroll down for more!



2018 BOMA Seattle King County Snapshot

See what BOMA Seattle King County has accomplished in 2018 for Membership, Advocacy, Professional Development and Business Networking! Click on the link below to see our infographic.

2018 BOMA Seattle King County Snapshot

All of this would not have been possible without your membership and continued participation and support. Thank you for a wonderful year and we look forward to what 2019 will bring!


Participate in the New Seattle Commercial Property Directory!

Article contributed by Tony Koski.

The Seattle Commercial Property Directory will be published in early spring of 2019.

Tony Koski will be calling on Building Owners and Property Managers in the next couple weeks to discuss participation. As most of you know, there is a printed version and is online at http://seattlecommercialpropertydirectory.com. Your buildings get highlighted and listed on the map side and leasing information is on the back. This has been a valuable and popular resource tool for over 15 years. They are displayed on office walls and carried in briefcases across this city and also used in some out-of-state offices.


Make sure you don’t miss this opportunity to be a part of the New Seattle Commercial Property Directory.To discuss participation or order copies of the current “Map” please call Tony Koski at 206-369-1538 or email at tonykoskimedia@gmail.com.



Advocacy Update: Local, State & Federal

On Monday, November 12th, Catherine Stanford, Mary Bingham and Rod Kauffman delivered an update concerning advocacy issues at the Local, State and Federal level. Below were some of the points covered:

Local - Catherine Stanford
- Property Taxes and Fees
Waterfront Local Improvement District Assessments: Seattle
- Waterfront Park LID Assessments: Seattle
- Regulations
Seismic Upgrades to Unreinforced Masonry (URM) Buildings - Seattle
- Mandatory Seismic Upgrades URM-Seattle
BOMA is engaged in the latest policy discussion regarding these retrofits, including an assessment of the costs to the property owner; other operational and financial factors, including tenant relocation, loss of rent
- Operations, Transportation, Public Safety, Response to Homelessness
Public Safety Task Force: Impact of Criminal Activity - All of King County

State - Mary Bingham
- Oppose attempts to change existing “Dual Agency” laws and regulation
- Oppose attempts to permit local jurisdictions the ability to impose a sales tax on leases and rents
- Support the existing prohibition against rent control in Washington State
- If new carbon taxes are enacted ensure significant revenues are directed to incentive programs to reduce carbon

Federal - Rod Kauffman
- ADA Lawsuit Reform
- Infrastructure Investment
- Preserving ENERGY STAR®
- Energy and Environment

For more information, please contact Catherine Stanford.

//Sustaining Partners

Thank You to Our 2018 Sustaining Sponsors

Thank you to our 2018 Sustaining Partners! The contributions these companies bring to BOMA greatly impact our ability to be financially strong as well as allow us to bring fun networking events and robust educational offerings to our members. We appreciate your dedication and support to BOMA!

Platinum Sustaining Partners
Essity Professional Hygiene
GDI Services LP
MacDonald-Miller Facility Solutions
Paul Davis Restoration
Shearer Painting
Whitman Global Carpet & Floor Care

Gold Sustaining Partners

Able Services
Allied Universal

Georgia Pacific
OAC Services, Inc.
Pacific Lamp & Supply Company
Pinchiff Mechanical LLC
Servpro of Edmonds
Waxie Sanitary Supply

Silver Sustaining Partners

Duro-Last Roofing, Inc.
Evolution Architecture, LLC
Fischer Restoration
RDH Building Science Inc.
Siemens Industry Building Technologies, Inc.

U.S. Security Associates
Whirlwind Clean & Green
Wrench, Inc.


If you're interested in becoming a 2018 Sustaining Partner, please contact Cori Taniguchi.


Congratulations to our 2018 BOMI Program Graduates

Education is a huge part of BOMA and throughout the year, we offer classes that can be put toward a designation or certificate.

BOMI designation and certifications are recognized industry-wide and the courses and programs offered have been proven to reduce operating expenses, increase overall efficiency and enhance individual performance, adding value to any organization. Registration is now open for 2019 classes.

The following students are our 2018 BOMI Program Graduates:

Ariane Caruso
, Kemper Development, RPA
Devon Chadderton, DCT Industrial, RPA
Shahryar Nadjm, The Highridge Corporation, RPA
Kaoru Nukui, Henbart LLC, RPA
Amanda Swope, Davis Partners, Inc., RPA

Congratulations to our Graduates!


Thank You For Donating Your Space to BOMA!

As our educational programming and networking events grow, so does our need for space to hold our classes and events. We would like to thank the following companies for donating their space for BOMA Education and Events in 2018!

Met Park, managed by Avison Young
Webbski Lodge,
provided by Margaret Webb and Family
Two Union,
managed by Washington Holdings
800 Fifth Avenue,
managed by Hines
1201 Third,
managed by Wright Runstad
Lincoln Square South Collaboration Center,
managed by Kemper Development
8th + Olive Conference Room,
managed by Unico Properties
US Bank Centre Conference Room,
managed by CBRE

We are tremendously grateful for your continued support. You help make our education and events successful and we couldn’t do it without you!

If you are interested in providing your space for an education or networking event, please contact Christine Miclat.

Thank You to Our Instructors

Thank you to the instructors that have given their time to teach a course or seminar this year. We know your time is valuable and we appreciate you!

Earl Wayman, RPA - Foundations of Real Estate Management
Tom Wallin, RPA, CPM, CCIM -Foundations of Real Estate Management
Coleen Spratt- Foundations of Real Estate Management
Dave Vranizan- Foundations of Real Estate Management
Pat Clark, RPA, CCIM - Asset Management/Real Estate Investment & Finance
Andrew Gabel, CPM, RPA, SCSM, CRE- Core Curriculum
John Temoyan - Environmental Health and Safety Issues/Ethics is Good Business

//TOBY Awards

Congratulations to Our 2019 Local TOBY Winners

2019 Local TOBY Winners

The Outstanding Building of the Year Award is the most prestigious recognition and honors the best of the best in the commercial real estate industry recognizing quality in buildings and rewarding excellence in building management.It recognizes and rewards not only how a building is run and maintained but also recognizes all the hard work people have put into the building.

At the Local level of the TOBY competition, buildings undergo a building inspection and must score at least 70% to move on to the Regional competition.

Congratulations to our Local Winners:

Smith Tower

Category: Historical Building
Managed by: Unico Properties LLC
Owned by: UPI Smith Tower LLC

Civica Commons LLC
Category: 250,000-499,999 SF
Managed by: Unico Properties LLC
Owned by: AEW Capital Management, L.P - UNICO

West 8th
Category: 500,000-1 Million SF
Managed by: CBRE, Inc.
Owned by: RAR2 - West 8th LLC

1201 Third
Category: Over 1 Million SF
Managed by: Wright Runstad & Company
Owned by: MetLife & New York State Common Retirement Fund

Congratulations again to our 2019 LOCAL TOBY Winners! Good luck at the REGIONAL Competition!

Thank You to Our TOBY Judges

The TOBY’s success comes from partnerships developed at all levels and judges are an integral part of the program. We had a number of volunteers judge our local entries, giving them the opportunity for a back of the house tour of a spectacular building while receiving greater insight into our industry.

Thank you to the following for your time and participation!
Nancy Anderson, Unico Properties
Annette Bagan,
Addie Calkin,
Unico Properties
Natalie Gordon,
Hudson Pacific Properties
Patrick Hennessy,
Bradley Kolodzaike,
Oliver Kruaprasert,
Jessica Lynes,
Hudson Pacific Properties
Denice Montgomery,
Unico Properties
Jeff Myrter,
Wright Runstad & Company
Megan Osenbrock
, Unico Properties


Congratulations to our 2018 BOMA Hero Recipients

The BOMA Hero Awards recognize the members of our organization that have displayed hard work, dedication and were real standouts among our membership. Click here for their full descriptions.

Congratulations to our 2018 BOMA Heroes
Michele Konrad, U.S. Security Associates
Travis Brittingham, CBRE, Inc.
Peter Marshall, Western Specialty Contractors
Brandon Gardiner, CBRE, Inc.

President's Award Recipient
Mary Bingham, Clise Properties

Chairman's Award Recipient
Angela Merculief, Skotdal Real Estate

2018 Golden Dumpster & Platinum Dumpster Winners

2018 Golden Dumpster Winners

The Golden Dumpster and Platinum Dumpster competition is sponsored by Recology Cleanscapes, BOMA Seattle King County and Seattle Public Utilities. This award recognizes Seattle buildings for their significant achievements in the areas of waste reduction, recycling and composting.

Congratulations to the 2018 Golden Dumpster Winners:
800 5th Ave, CBRE
Seattle Union Station, CBRE
Day 1, Hines
Doppler + Meeting Center, Hines
Abraham Lincoln Building, CBRE

This year, we also announced our Platinum Dumpster award winner. Only previous Golden Dumpster Award winners were eligible to apply. The Platinum Dumpster winnershowed meaningful improvements in waste reduction, tenant education, composting and recycling since initially winning the Golden Dumpster award!

Congratulations to the 2018 Platinum Dumpster Winner:
West 8th, CBRE

Congratulations to all the 2018 Golden Dumpster Winners!

//Holiday Party

Join Us at the New Columbia Center Sky View Observatory!

Celebrate with us at the 2018 BOMA Holiday Party on Tuesday, December 11, 2018, at the top of the Columbia Center Building. Join us for a fun evening of networking and celebration at the new Sky View Observatory! It will be a relaxed atmosphere where you can mingle with great company, reminisce on highlights of the past year and enjoy drinks and dinner while overlooking the city from the 73rd Floor. We encourage spouses and significant others to join in on this special night. Register them at member price. Dress is cocktail attire/business casual.

Sponsorship opportunities still available - please contact Cori Taniguchi.

Date: Tuesday, December 11, 2018
Time: 4:30PM - 7:30PM
Location: 700 4th Ave, 73rd Floor, Seattle, WA 98104
Cost: $115

Be welcomed with a glass of champagne courtesy of:

Thank you to our Major Sponsors:


Ryther Tree

Thank you to everyone that took a tag from the Ryther Tree!

A few reminders:

- Presents should not be wrapped but they should be labeled with the # on the tag.
If you see some gift wrap that you cannot resist, our staff and our families love to wrap presents themselves. We would greatly appreciate rolls of wrapping paper, gift bags, tissue paper, and gift labels if you would like to donate supplies.
- Please provide a gift receipt or online order numbers in case there are any issues.
- This year we also are asking for gift cards. Gift cards help with ongoing needs of the children in residential treatment. They grow and thrive while they are here and so often need new clothing and shoes throughout the year. We shop at JC Penney, Old Navy, Fred Meyer, Gymboree, Target, Ross, Payless Shoes, Marshalls/TJ Maxx, Burlington Coat Factory, Footlocker, Amazon, Costco and DSW Shoes.

Please bring your unwrapped gift to the BOMA office before December 6th or to the BOMA Holiday Party on December 11th. For questions, please contact the BOMA office at 206-622-8924.

Your participation and extreme generosity are greatly appreciated!


//Membership Resources

2014-2016 Energy Benchmarking Report is Available Now

A recent report released by the City of Seattle's Office of Sustainability and Environment reveals that Seattle's benchmarked buildings are reducing greenhouse gas emissions, saving money and improving performance. Highlights of the report include a reduction in energy use by 3.7% and decreased total carbon emissions by nearly 5% in buildings that benchmark.

Seattle's Energy Benchmarking ordinance requires owners of commercial and multifamily buildings 20,000 sq. ft. and larger to track their energy performance and report it annually to the City of Seattle. While benchmarked buildings have reduced emissions and saved energy, the City's building boom means more savings are needed to meet the City's ambitious climate goals.

For questions, please contact energybenchmarking@seattle.gov.


Building Tune-Ups Deadlines

Now is the Time for Tune-Ups!

March 1, 2019, is the deadline for completing a Tune-Up for buildings 200,000 square feet or greater. Send completed workbooks no later than March 1 to BuildingTuneUps@seattle.govand remember that all required corrective actionsmustbe implemented and verified by the time you submit.

The City of Seattle strongly encourages you to plan well in advance of the March 1 deadline as the building assessment, corrective actions, and verification can take several months to complete.

To help with the process, the City of Seattle and NEEC are offering Tune-Up Specialist training sessions at the Smart Buildings Center on either Wednesday,November 28th orWednesday, December 5thfrom8:00 AM-12:30 PM. Please note, thistraining is tailored to those who have NOT attended a Tune-Up Accelerator training session.Please register for the11/28 eventor the12/5 event.

Keep planning ahead! For buildings sizes between 100,000 sq. ft. and 199,999 sq. ft., the alternative compliance deadline is April 1, 2019.Alternative compliance requests should be emailed toBuildingTuneUps@seattle.gov.

ELEVATE - A Celebration of Women in the Commercial Real Estate Industry

The Registry has partnered with CREW Seattle to produce ELEVATE, a celebration of women in the commercial real estate industry. The event will honor companies and exemplary women who are making a positive impact in today’s real estate industry.

EVENT DATE: Thursday, November 29, 2018
3:30-4:30 pm: Registration and Pre-Event Networking
4:30-6:00 pm: Keynote and Awards
6:00-7:30 pm: Post Event Cocktail Party
Four Seasons Seattle
99 Union Street
Seattle, WA 98101

BOMA members are eligible for a discount. Enter the following
Comp Code at checkout for $20 off of the ticket prices: elevatebomaseattle

Purchase Tickets

//Questions About Anything You See Here?

Christine Miclat
Director of Marketing, Education and Communications
206-622-8924 X106

Cori Taniguchi
Director of Membership
206-622-8924 X103



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