Federal Advocacy

BOMA International's work on the BOMA Past Presidents Dave Johnson, Lynn Berger, and Craig Eney on Capitol Hillnational level has returned millions of dollars to commercial real estate building owners and managers. Our lobbying team in Washington, DC, in cooperation with the Government Affairs Committee, monitors and acts on many important issues on behalf of BOMA members, including the following: 

Energy and the Environment

  • Energy-Efficient Commercial
  • Buildings Tax Incentives
  • Enegy Use Data Acquisition
  • Mandatory Benchmarking
  • Water Efficiency and Storm Water Management

Tax and Financial Issues

  • Tax Reform
  • Carried Interest
  • Fire Sprinkler Tax Incentives
  • Foreign Investment in Real Property Act (FIRPTA)
  • Leasehold Depreciation
  • Roof Tax Incentives

Other Legislative Issues

  • Immigration
  • Labor Policies/Preserving a Democratic Workplace
  • Terrorism Risk Insurance
  • Metal Theft
  • Building Security and Emergency Preparedness
  • ADA Notice and Compliance

Codes and Standards

  • Energy Efficiency and GreenBuilding Codes
  • Accessibility Codes andStandards
  • Sprinkler Retrofits
  • Luminous Egress Markings


Codes and Standards Achievements

In 2013, BOMA International made efforts to preserve safe, achievable and cost-effective codes and standards. During the 2013 ICC International Codes cycle alone, BOMA International's representation helped to save the commercial real estate industry $2.50 per square foot for each U.S. existing building.  That is compelling evidence on the value of BOMA.  

Please view the 2014 BOMA Advocacy / Issues Report for more information about what BOMA does for its members and the commercial real estate industry. 

To visit the website to learn more about BOMA International's advocacy efforts, please click here.


Jan 28

BOMI International’s Budgeting and Accounting (Semester Length)

January 28, 2020 4:30 PM to April 28, 2020 6:30 PM

Harbor East

Feb 6

BOMA Baltimore Monthly Meeting - February 2020 - Trends in Office Design

February 06, 2020
5:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Cushman & Wakefield Office

Apr 14

Reverse Trade Show to Benefit BOMA PAC Maryland

April 14, 2020
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Martin's Valley Mansion