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Future-Proofing Your Property: Budgeting for PropTech Advancements in 2025 and Beyond - 7/23

2024 TOBY Entry Form - 7/26

Join the Back to School Drive with Building Skills Partnership | 7/29 - 8/2

BOMA on the Sea - 7/31

Common Area Maintenance (CAMS) Workshop - 8/7

Women in CRE (Commercial Real Estate) - 8/14

Boyz II Men : BOMA at the Bowl - 9/13

Job Fair: Careers in Commercial Real Estate - 9/19

Awards Gala - 10/17

Masters Golf Tournament - 11/18

Policy Briefings

Power Hours

Have Exciting News or Valuable Feedback? We Want to Know!

Whether you're unveiling a new promotion, celebrating a noteworthy development in your building, or have constructive feedback for BOMA/GLA, we're eager to hear from you! Your updates and insights matter to us. Kindly submit your news or feedback through the form below.

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Highlighting our 2023 BOMA/GLA Achievements

Discover the impact of your hard work in our 2023 Annual Report! Dive into the highlights of our collective accomplishments, showcasing how we've navigated challenges and fostered resilience and innovation within our industry.

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Happy Summer BOMA/GLA! Our commitment to fostering growth, protecting our industry, and providing valuable resources for our members remains as strong as ever. In this newsletter, you will find details about our new Career Fair, critical legislative updates, innovative tools for member engagement, and other news on what we’ve been up to.

We are excited to announce the launch of our new Career Fair, designed to attract and connect new talent to the commercial real estate industry. This initiative will provide a platform for networking, growth, and opportunity, helping our members find the best candidates to drive their businesses forward.  

We're also proud to introduce our new VoterVoice tool coming soon. This innovative platform empowers members to engage directly with policymakers, ensuring your voice is heard on critical issues affecting our industry. With VoterVoice, you can also stay informed about legislative developments and participate in advocacy campaigns.

In the coming weeks, be on the lookout for our updated Operating Benchmark Report. This report will break down average costs of building services like janitorial, landscaping, security, taxes, and insurance by region and building class. This information will help property managers compare their expenses with those of neighboring buildings and the Greater Los Angeles market. It's an essential tool for making informed decisions and staying ahead in our competitive industry.

Finally, if you’re attending the upcoming BOMA Conference in Philadelphia, be sure to join us for our Westcoast Mixer on Monday, July 15th at 4:00 pm. California brings the party, so let's celebrate with fellow BOMA locals from the Golden State during a lively happy hour.

Thank you for your continued support and engagement. Together, we are stronger and more resilient. Let's make the most of these opportunities and continue to thrive as a community.

~ Michele Ware

Community Corner

Support Education: How Your Building Can Contribute to the Back to School Drive

Partner with Building Skills Partnership and BOMA/GLA in our mission to equip under-resourced families with the school supplies they need for a successful school year.

Ways to Get Involved:

  1. Register Your Building: We are looking for 10 downtown buildings to join this initiative. Your participation will significantly aid in providing educational resources to families in need.
  2. Collect School Supplies: Motivate your tenants and staff to contribute items such as backpacks, notebooks, and pencils. Together, we can make a substantial difference.
  3. Donate Virtually: Not in the downtown area? No problem! Use our Amazon wish list to make virtual contributions. Your donations will be sent directly to our office for later distribution.

Important Dates:

  • Registration: Open now! REGISTER HERE.
  • Collection Period: July 29 - August 2
  • Pick-Up: August 5

By coming together, we can ensure children are well-prepared for the upcoming school year. Register your building today!


A Day with Heroes - Giving Back at Hope for Firefighters!

In June, Downtown Los Angeles came alive for the 27th annual Hope for Firefighters event! This celebration offered Angelenos a unique chance to meet our city's bravest heroes, eat delicious food, join in thrilling competitions, and make an impact on the community. Our members proudly supported this heartwarming fundraiser, benefiting the Los Angeles Firemen’s Relief Association’s Widows, Orphans & Disabled Firemen’s Fund. It was a day filled with joy, camaraderie, and a deep sense of gratitude for our fearless firefighters!

Member Spotlight

Say Hello to Nicole Ume: CBRE's Enthusiastic Associate Real Estate Manager

Why did you join BOMA/GLA?

To further immerse myself in the industry I want to build my career in and to take advantage of the ample resources and networking opportunities made available through BOMA.

What’s your favorite part of being a BOMA/GLA member?

My favorite part of BOMA is the networking opportunities and the informative sessions offered.

What career advice do you live by?

Always walk into a room with an open mind and take every opportunity to engage with someone to learn about who they are.

What's a personal or professional project are you working on right now?

I’m working on purchasing my first family home. Additionally, my sister and I have been raising money for our non-profit, SKNMUSE Therapy Fund, run by Dr. Uche, a licensed therapist in Philadelphia. Through our efforts, we sponsor therapy sessions for underrepresented kids. So far, we’ve helped over 100 children. These are projects near and dear to my heart, and I intend to nurture them to outlive my capacity.

Shane Caswell


Chief Executive Officer

From Networking to Success: Shane Caswell's Impactful Journey with BOMA/GLA

"BOMA/GLA is a terrific organization of property management professionals. We are honored to be a part of this organization and look forward to supporting BOMA/GLA members at upcoming events.

CERTIFIED Recycling • Waste Solutions currently provides consulting and management of waste services for many properties of BOMA/GLA members. We can assist many BOMA members by providing a thorough review of the property waste streams, developing an education program for the property to meet diversion requirements mandated by the state, and evaluating current service levels and billing.

The BOMA/GLA events we have participated in thus far have been excellent, such as the Reverse Trade Show and the 2024 Spring Golf Tournament.

The BOMA/GLA staff has provided solid support in onboarding us as a new member, and we look forward to participating in both events and committees in the coming months."

Annual Partner Spotlight

"At LAZ Parking we often say, it’s not what we do, it's the way we do it. We’re more than just the fastest growing and second largest parking company in the country, we believe that the work we do and how we treat people can really Make a Difference."

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Ensure We Stay Connected: Update Your Membership Information

Change is a part of life, and staying connected is more important than ever. Have you taken a moment to update the contact information for your membership recently?

Take a few moments to update your contact information.

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Boost Your Career and Community with Us

Volunteers are the driving force behind our association, bringing energy, diversity, and inclusivity to every aspect of BOMA/GLA. By getting involved, whether through short-term opportunities or ongoing committees, task forces, and board service, our members can contribute meaningfully to our community.

Why Volunteer with BOMA/GLA?

  • Make a Difference: Seize the unique chance to contribute to your community and see the impact of your efforts.
  • Insider Access: Get a behind-the-scenes look at our events and experience the excitement firsthand.
  • Expand Your Network: Connect with like-minded professionals and build lasting relationships.

Join us and help BOMA/GLA achieve our shared goals while enriching your own professional journey. Be a part of something bigger and volunteer today!

Volunteer Today

Upcoming Events

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📅 July Events

July Codes and Regulations Policy Briefing | July 11

West Coast Mixer at BOMA International Conference in Philly | July 15

Future-Proofing Your Property: Budgeting for PropTech Advancements in 2025 and Beyond | July 23

Northeast Power Hour: Wrangling High Construction Costs | July 23

2024 TOBY Entry Form July 26

Join the Back to School Drive with Building Skills Partnership | July 29 - Aug 2

July Sustainability Policy Briefing | July 30

BOMA on the Sea | July 31

Find Your Next Star Performer

Calling all forward-thinking companies in commercial real estate. We're thrilled to be holding our first ever Job Fair, designed to connect industry-leading employers with a diverse array of professionals eager to embark on fulfilling careers in CRE.

Secure your booth today for:

  1. Cost-Effective Recruitment: Save time and resources by meeting qualified candidates face-to-face, all in one place for the price of one ad.
  2. Access to a Diverse Talent Pool: Discover candidates with a wide range of skills and backgrounds, ensuring you find the perfect fit for your team.
  3. Real-Time Candidate Evaluation: Conduct on-the-spot interviews and assessments to streamline your hiring process.

Don't miss this chance to strengthen your team and shape the future of your company! Join us in building the next generation of CRE leaders. Together, let's propel your business to new heights of success.

Secure a Booth

Awards Gala and the TOBY Awards

Call for Nominations is Open! Nominate Someone Special in CRE

It's time to shine the spotlight on the extraordinary! Nominate outstanding individuals in the commercial real estate industry for the prestigious BOMA/GLA Awards of Excellence. Nominations are now open in nine exciting categories: Executive, Member, Property Manager, Associate Member, Emerging Professional, Engineer, Professional Member, Industrial Manager, and Advocate of the Year.

Picture that amazing colleague who excels in collaboration, sparks innovation, leads with passion, and mentors with dedication. Don't wait—seize this opportunity to celebrate greatness and honor someone truly exceptional!

The Awards Gala takes place at the Sheraton Hotel on October 17, 2024. Register here and view sponsorship opportunities here.

Nominate Someone Here

Join the TOBY Awards Race, Where Excellence Meets Recognition!

Get ready to shine at the most prestigious event in commercial real estate – The Outstanding Building of the Year (TOBY) award from BOMA/GLA! This is your chance to showcase your building’s brilliance in a competition that honors the very top of Los Angeles commercial office buildings. From stellar tenant relations and top-notch amenities, every facet of your operations will be put to the test. There's still time to submit your building for a chance to win a TOBY award.

Key Dates to Remember:

  • Entry Deadline: Friday, July 26, 2024
  • Written Submission Deadline: Friday, August 16, 2024
  • TOBY Tour Date: Thursday, August 22, 2024

Click here to view the full requirements.

Enter Your Building

What's Happening in Advocacy

Amplify Your Voice: New Advocacy Tool Launched by BOMA/GLA

We are excited to announce a new way to engage in advocacy! BOMA/GLA is deploying a new one-click advocacy tool with VoterVoice that will enable you to raise your voice on an issue in less than three minutes.  


As we face issues such as a Long Beach Transfer Tax, janitorial cost increases, or other local policy challenges, we need your help amplifying our advocacy message. Look for advocacy alerts in your inbox.  


And new this year, the Government Affairs Committee has established the Advocate of the Year Award! This award, presented at the Awards Gala, recognizes members who have given their expertise or time to help our advocacy efforts.  


Who will you nominate?

Submit a Nomination

Policy Committees in Action

Our Sustainability Committee enjoyed a presentation from Natalie Teear, SVP of Innovation, Sustainability & Social Impact at Hudson Pacific Properties. She shared strategies for navigating the rapidly changing world of sustainability compliance and financing projects with constrained budgets.

Our Security and Emergency Preparedness Committee featured a presentation from John Dahlberg, LLP who shared how Workplace Violence Restraining Orders (WVRO) can protect your business from threats and violence. 

All of our Policy Committee meetings are open as Policy Briefings. Will you join our next one?  Find your next briefing here

AND! Our next policy seminar is hosted by our Property Technology Committee! Save the date for a panel that will feature highlights of the current trends in property technology.  

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BOMA on the Frontline - Featured Article

Voters Denied Opportunity to Vote on TPA in November

In a deeply disappointing decision, the California Supreme Court removed the Taxpayer Protection and Government Accountability Act (TPA) from the November ballot. The decision raises the stakes for the Newcastle lawsuit against Measure ULA as our options for invalidating LA’s transfer tax narrows.

The court ruled that TPA would cause too extensive a change in how the government works and so amounted to a “constitutional revision” rather than an amendment. And so, voters could not be the ones to place the measure on the ballot.

Many members invested a great deal of energy and resources in support of this measure, so it is especially disappointing to see the court deny voters the opportunity to have a voice with this measure.

Read more… 

Thank You to Our 2024 Annual Partners

Thank you to our Annual Partners who generously support the mission, vision, work and members of BOMA/GLA. Your continued investment is appreciated.

If you are interested in becoming an annual partner, please Click Here to see the benefits and company exposure. Contact to take advantage of the benefits.

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