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President's Message: BOMA is here for you!

Thursday, July 30, 2020   (0 Comments)
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Over the past few months, the BOMA community, at the International level and here in Silicon Valley, has come together to mitigate the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Many of you have returned to your offices under exceptional circumstances, keeping our industry and buildings operational, and many of you are doing the same but from your home office.
 
As a property professional in these uncertain times, we’ve learned it’s more important than ever to be a member of BOMA. No other organization can provide you the guidance and expertise you need exactly when you need it to help navigate these uncharted waters.
 
  • The BOMA network connects you with industry colleagues who can help you navigate our new way of doing business. The power of the BOMA network provides you with the connections you need with local peers who are developing best practices, local service providers listed in our BID BOMA directory who can answer the urgent questions you have, and industry leaders who can share their knowledge.

  • BOMA Silicon Valley’s Coronavirus Resource Center has helped to make your job easier by providing our industry with critical resources and credible information about how to mitigate the health and business impacts of COVID-19 preparing for building re-entry, an expert analysis of the CARES Act, and updates on the latest state and local legislation that are COVID-19 related.

  • BOMA advocates for you, helping to defeat California’s disastrous SB 939, which would have given commercial tenants the ability to walk away form their lease, and voicing your concerns about the Paycheck Protection Program, liability protection during re-entry, and pandemic risk insurance in the halls of Congress.

  • BOMA Silicon Valley’s committees have ramped up education offerings, hosting events such as the May broker panel to discuss the future of the CRE market, a building health workshop, three virtual RPA course offerings, a vendor member roundtable discussion on new service protocols and budget implications, an upcoming elevator management workshop, and more—most at no cost to BOMA members.

  • BOMA leveraged its longstanding relationship with the Department of Homeland Security to define essential personnel, reinforcing the need for commercial building personnel to provide essential services as part of the nation’s critical infrastructure and to keep your buildings operational.  
 
We still have work to do, but we are deeply grateful for our extraordinary members and the commercial real estate industry. BOMA is here for you now and in the future, and we wish you continued healthy and safety until we see each other in person again.
 
Sincerely,

Noreen Castillo
President
BOMA Silicon Valley