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.


Aug 27

BOMI International’s The Design, Operations & Maintenance of Building Systems, Part I

August 27, 2019 4:30 PM to December 10, 2019 6:30 PM

Harbor East

Nov 19

BOMA Baltimore Annual Meeting 2019

November 19, 2019
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

Royal Sonesta Harbor Court Baltimore

Nov 21

Community Service Committee's 2019 Annual Feast for the Holidays

November 21, 2019
4:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Moveable Feast

Dec 6

2019 BOMA Baltimore Holiday Party

December 06, 2019
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM

Horseshoe Casino (Guy Fieri's Restaurant)