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May 2017

Friday, May 19, 2017   (0 Comments)
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May 19 //BOMA Seattle King County eNews

Women in Action Event - Thank You To Those That Participated

On May 10th, we held our first annual Women in Action Event highlighting Strategies to Energize Your Career. With over 150 people in attendance, women and men alike gathered to hear from our panelists and moderator about their path to success and how they balance work and life. It was a fun evening filled with laughs and inspiring stories that left many who attended energized. Thank you to all that attended and we hope that next year's event will be just as successful!

Thank you to our Panelists:
Scotta Ashcraft, Senior Vice President, CBRE
Robin Layton, Owner, Robin Layton Photography
Coleen Spratt, Director of Real Estate Management Services, Colliers International

Thank you to our Moderator:
Allison Delong, Director of Property Management, Tishman Speyer

Thank you to our Major Sponsors:
Botanical Designs

Thank you to our Contributing Sponsors:

Colliers International
Washington Holdings
BuildPulse, Inc.
Evolution Architecture
MacDonald-Miller Facility Solutions
Pacifica Law Group
Precor Commercial Fitness

A special thanks to our Venue Sponsor:
Hudson Pacific Properties

A special thanks to our Stage Furniture Sponsor:
CORT Furniture Rental


Women in Action Event Photos

Thank you to Tony Koski from Centrifugal Maps for taking photos during the event. Check out the photos from BOMA's First Annual Women in Action: Strategies to Energize Your Career here.

For more BOMA event photos, please click here.

//Emerging Professionals

Emerging Professionals Presents the April General Meeting: Behind the Scenes

Article written and contributed by the BOMA Emerging Professionals Committee

Often the Emerging Professionals committee at BOMA Seattle King County gets the reputation of being the "fun group,” with just the fun events. Conversely, we are faced with being the next generation of commercial real estate professionals and as a result, are always looking to discover what the future of our industry will look like. In January, Rod Kauffman (BOMA Seattle King County President) approached us to see if we would be interested in organizing the April General Meeting and with this mindset in the forefront, we decided moments later this was something we should definitely tackle.

Our main goal planning the event was to keep that "fun” reputation while presenting something cutting edge, but interesting to anyone attending. Read the full article>>

//Get Involved

Social Media in Commercial Real Estate

BOMA is looking to offer a seminar in the Spring about Social Media and how it's used in commercial real estate and we're looking to pick your brains. If you are involved with social media for your building or property or work with someone in your company that does, please contact Christine Miclat.

Golden Dumpster Awards - Now Accepting Applications

Recipients of the 2016 Golden Dumpster Award - Photo Courtesy of Tony Koski

Article contributed by Elizabeth Szorad, Recology CleanScapes

It’s that golden time of the year again!

Applications are now being accepted for the 2017 Golden Dumpster Award! Three or more buildings will be recognized for their significant achievements in the areas of waste reduction, recycling and composting. To learn more about the application process, best practices tips and deadlines, visit www.recologycleanscapes.com/seattle.  

Congratulations to last year’s Golden Dumpster Award winners:
  • Seattle Municipal Tower, CBRE
  • 818 Stewart Street, Schnitzer West, LLC
  • Columbia Center, Urban Renaissance Group
  • 4th & Madison, Hines  
NEW: This year we are launching the PLATINUM DUMPSTER on June 1st – only previous Golden Dumpster winners are eligible to apply! We will award only ONE Platinum award to a building that has shown meaningful improvements in waste reduction, tenant education, composting and recycling since initially winning the Golden Dumpster award. To apply please visit www.recologycleanscapes.com/seattle

Go for gold or platinum this year! Applications are due September 1, 2017. If you have any questions, please email Recology at educationoutreach@recology.com

The Golden Dumpster and Platinum Dumpster competition is sponsored by Recology Cleanscapes, BOMA Seattle King County and Seattle Public Utilities. All BOMA – member property managers in Seattle are eligible and encouraged to apply. 


2017 Demand Changes for Seattle City Light Network Customers

Article contributed by Seattle City Light

Downtown Seattle is booming and Seattle City Light is working to meet the needs of business customers. With burgeoning infrastructure requirements, City Light’s Downtown Network implemented changes to peak demand charges this year. The impact of these changes upon billing depends on customer energy consumption patterns; those with high load factors (a constant load of the kind seen in hotels and data centers) will see smaller increases than those with low load factors (use that varies a great deal). Read the full article >>

2017 Powerful Business Energy Conference

Contributed by Seattle City Light

Powerful Business will provide ways to save energy and money for commercial building owners and managers, building operations and engineering staff, architects, engineers and property developers. This year's conference includes sessions on energy efficiency topics, special speakers, breakfast, lunch and reception. 

Date: Thursday, May 25, 2017
Time: 8AM-5PM
Location: Lynwood Convention Center

Powerful Business Energy Conference Flyer and Technical Program

To register please contact the Electric League at (425) 646-4727 or register online at electricleague.net.

Knox Box Burglary Update- City of Seattle

Article contributed by City of Seattle

Dear Building Owner or Property Manager,

As we communicated with you last July, the Seattle Fire Department (SFD) and the Seattle Police Department (SPD) have been working together on a burglary investigation involving the use of Knox Box building entrance keys. Both SFD and SPD knew from the outset that all SFD Knox Box keys were accounted for. After months of investigation, we write to inform you that Seattle Police were successful in identifying and arresting four suspects in connection with the burglaries. As a result of this investigation, we learned that the burglars gained access to buildings by manufacturing keys to the Knox Boxes and removing the master to the buildings' front entrance. 

Read the full letter>>

//Member Resources

Earn Cash Back From Home Depot

The Home Depot now offers a national rebate incentive program for BOMA members. Enroll in the program and receive a 2% annual rebate on all qualifying pre-tax purchases (a qualifying purchase is any pre-tax purchase on a registered account). There is no cost to enroll. You can register any form of payment accepted by The Home Depot, including checking accounts, credit cards, debit cards and The Home Depot accounts. Annual purchases must total a minimum of $25,000 to qualify for the rebate. More information>>

//Networking & Events

BOMA Golf at Newcastle SOLD OUT
Monday, June 12, 9AM-7:30PM
June General Meeting Click for info and registration
Monday, June 19, 11:30AM-1:15PM

To view the Events Calendar, click here.

//Upcoming Courses & Seminars

BEEP Training: Finding & Implementing Energy Efficiency Opportunities Click for more info and registration
Thursday, June 1, 8AM-12PM
BOMI Course - Budgeting and Accounting Click for more info and registration
Thursdays, August 24 - September 28, 12PM-5PM 
Engineer Skills Hour: It's Too Hot/Cold in Here! Tools For Addressing Occupant Complaints Click for more info and registration
Wednesday, September 13, 12PM-1PM
BOMI Course - Design, Operation & Maintenance of Bldg Systems Pt 2 Click for more info and registration
Thursdays, October 5 - November 9, 12PM-5PM
BOMI Course - Ethics is Good Business Click for more info and registration
Wednesday, November 1, 9AM-3PM


For the complete list of 2017 BOMA Education, click here.

//Member Resources

BOMA Experience Exchange Report Click for more information
BOMA 360: Deadline June 2nd Click for more information

//Questions About Anything You See Here? 

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

Cori Taniguchi
Director of Member Services
206-622-8924 X103

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