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BOMA Sacramento is establishing relationships with our city and county governments to:
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The Building Owners and Managers Association of California (BOMA Cal) is a federation of all eight metropolitan BOMA local associations in California. This federation is a reputable force that is the voice of the commercial real estate industry in the State Capitol. Some of BOMA Cal’s major victories include the defeat of AB 350, which mandated building service companies (including janitorial, security and food service companies) hire the employees of the previous company that held the service contract for 90 days. AB 350 was a threat to the business community because it removed the rights from building owners to select vendors of their choice. Additionally, BOMA Cal worked with the Public Utilities Commission (PUC) to provide building owners with the tools to reward tenants who are efficient energy users. BOMA Cal represents the collective membership of all the local associations as both a legislative and regulatory advocate. BOMA Cal engages in direct lobbying of our state decision-makers as well as the spark that ignites grassroots legislative efforts. BOMA Cal provides weekly updates to all of its members during legislative session keeping each federation and its members up-to-date on issues of concern to the commercial real estate industry throughout California.
Building Owners and Managers Association International (BOMA International) is the national organization representing the commercial real estate industry through the world. In the United States, BOMA International advocates at the Congressional level on issues of concern to the industry and provides legislative information and support to 93 local BOMA associations.
BOMA International is currently advocating for the continuation of the 15-year leasehold depreciation schedule, which frees up capital for building owners to invest in properties and helps create needed jobs to the overall economy. BOMA International is aggressively supporting tax incentives for energy efficiency upgrades found in the proposed energy legislation. The organization is also pushing for reforms that could help attract foreign equity investment into the U.S.