April 12
Associates Night Trade Show
April 26
Roof Walk Seminar
May 3
TOBY Awards "How To Enter" Workshop
May 17
Quarterly Luncheon
June 7
Golf Tournament

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  APRIL 2018

President's Message

Are you afraid of entering the TOBY’s?  Please don’t be! It is always scary to do things for the first time, but we can help! It is an honor to win a TOBY, I know firsthand as I have won TWO! Not only is it exciting to win, it is a great team building experience for you and your team. And it is a great opportunity to do a little house cleaning and fine tuning on your building. Think your team has a building that would be a great candidate for the TOBY’s? What are next steps? BOMA SV is offering a “How to Enter the TOBYs” workshop on May 3rd! So sign up for that workshop and get your questions answered. If you can’t attend the class, let me know and I can set you up with a TOBY Buddy Mentor. 

Have you signed up for the BOMA International Conference in San Antonio in June? We will have a strong BOMA SV representation at the conference and we would like for you to join us. All four members of our BOMA SV Board Executive Committee are attending. The conference is June 23 – June 26 in San Antonio, Texas. Registration is open and there are numerous educational tracks offered. Hope to see you there.

For information on our upcoming events, scholarship opportunities and educational classes, please visit our website at http://www.boma-sv.org/

President, BOMA Silicon Valley

Up Next!

BOMA Silicon Valley’s calendar is filling with opportunities to network, learn and expand our industry.

The Golf Committee, chaired by Noreen Gillespie, Orchard Commercial and James Sandoval, J&J Air Conditioning, is hard at work planning our annual Sherie Dunn Memorial tourney at Cinnabar Hills on June 7. 

Sponsors are adopting sports teams’ regalia for the Tailgate “Tee” Party themed tourney. Lions and tigers and bears, oh my! Fill a foursome, sponsor a tee, or volunteer, but join the fun.

The Programs Committee has an informative quarterly luncheon planned for May 17 at the Westin Sainte Claire in downtown San Jose. TIs, Tenants & Title 24 is the topic.  The presentation will cover the key recent changes to Title 24, the “triggers” and costs associated with HVAC and lighting projects required by the regulation. 

BOMA Members:  Don’t forget that this luncheon is included in your dues.  Can’t make it?  Gift it to another property management professional!  It’s easy…directions are on your member lunch registration page.

Up next in education opportunities for our members are the 30th annual Roof Walk on April 26, the Energy & Sustainable Management Committee workshop Developing a Green Purchasing Policy on July 20, the Law & Risk Management RPA course on August 1-3, and an Education Committee Advanced Blueprint Reading Workshop on August 17.

ESMC Chair Michael McCormick, Allied Landscape and Education Chair Leslie Fisk, CBRE encourage you to watch your inboxes for more details and the registration links!

The BOMA SV Education Committee has been working on attracting and preparing new candidates for jobs in commercial real estate.  Members participated in a Career Fair at Menlo College on March 15.  Menlo College is the only South Bay college offering a business concentration in real estate.

Left to Right: Maryn Craig, Bayside Realty Partners; Tracy Ward, JLL; and
BOMA Office Manager Alvin Wong

Members will soon be able to view resumes of recent college graduates on BOMA SV’s Job Bank and again participate in Menlo College’s summer internship program.  Details will be emailed to members later this month.

The Education Committee is also working with the Fremont Union High School District Adult Education program to offer the 6 module Foundations of Real Estate Management course. The cost of the course is underwritten by donations to the Sherie Dunn Memorial Education Fund.

By introducing students to commercial real estate as a career through this nuts & bolts instruction and interaction with CRE professionals, BOMA hopes to offset the serious employee shortage anticipated in our industry in the next 5 years.

BOMA Members:  We are looking for volunteer instructors for this program.  If you have expertise in the areas noted on the course description, please contact the BOMA office.  In addition to prepping for your teaching experience, volunteer instructors must commit to 2-4 hours of class time per module.

BART to Diridon Decisions in April

This month the VTA and BART Boards will make their final decision on the construction method and station locations for the 6 mile BART extension through downtown San Jose. As this newsletter goes to press, it appears the single bore construction method and the West and North Station sites will be selected. (Click this link for details and updates on the whole BART Phase II project.)

BOMA will work closely with VTA, the City of San Jose, and the San Jose Downtown Association on mitigation efforts for business disruption caused by the 7-10 years of construction.

Help us help you! BOMA members with properties along or near the construction route are asked to complete a brief questionnaire regarding their concerns or specific problems (parking or entry access, traffic re-routing, noise, etc.) anticipated for their buildings and tenants.