Federal Advocacy

BOMA Past Presidents Dave Johnson, Lynn Berger, and Craig Eney on Capitol HillBOMA International's work on the national 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