Frequently Asked Questions
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The Building Owners and Managers Association of Georgia (BOMA Georgia) is a trade association representing one of the largest and most revenue-generating industries in the state: commercial real estate. In Georgia, commercial real estate contributes approximately $2 billion to the state’s economy; generates nearly $640 million in new taxable personal earnings and supports nearly 50,000 jobs. Hear the rest of the BOMA Georgia story by visiting our history page.
Robust educational opportunities, extensive networking and legislative representation are just a few of the membership benefits associated with BOMA Georgia. There are other benefits that are unique to each type of BOMA Georgia membership–property managers, facility managers, building engineers, students and allied industry members.
To join BOMA Georgia, visit the “How to Join” page and select your category of membership. After reading about the benefits of BOMA membership, complete the application and submit it to the BOMA Georgia office.
BOMA Georgia encourages professionals to do more than just join the association. Realizing the true value of membership comes through involvement in BOMA Georgia’s various professional development and networking opportunities. Joining shared interest groups (SIG) and/or committees presents great opportunities for members to take advantage of the real value in BOMA membership.
To find BOMA Georgia members who are service providers, use the Products/Services Guide . This feature makes it simple to search BOMA Georgia Allied Members by name, company or industry for BOMA members all across the state of Georgia. To access the general membership directory, you must be a current BOMA Georgia member and can sign in here.
BOMA Georgia communicates with the industry using the association magazine, newsletter, e-newsletter, social media and other targeted publications. Visit the BOMA Georgia communications page to learn more about these communications.
BOMA Georgia offers a robust selection of educational certificate courses and designation courses to meet the needs of property professionals–increasing the professionalism and value of our members to owners and management. Certificate courses are designed to meet the demands of today’s current markets, while designation courses teach industry standards and best practices providing a mark of distinction and achievement for those who complete the comprehensive curriculum.
Becoming a sponsor of BOMA Georgia is a great way to increase your company’s visibility and demonstrate your commitment to the industry. In addition to Association sponsorships, allied members can also sponsor BOMA networking and educational events throughout the year.
For general inquiries membership questions, event registration and confirmation contact Finance and Membership Manager Beth Abbott. To learn more about events and professional development opportunities with BOMA Georgia, contact Director of Events and Professional Development Sharon Shuford. For questions regarding publications, communications, marketing and government affairs, contact Director of Communications and Marketing Erin Hall. Inquiries about the eNewsletter, website, Views newsletter, event photography and social media, contact Communications Coordinator Jacob Wilder.
BOMA Georgia regularly participates in community service projects throughout the year. The Association’s chosen charity is Hillside. Founded in 1888, this private, not-for-profit agency provides quality, cost-effective treatment and education to severely emotionally disturbed children, adolescents and their families. Throughout the year, BOMA Georgia’s Community Service Committee coordinates to hold events like the Mountain Outing, Holiday Party, Kids Clubs, Angel Tree and the Flemings Fundraising Event to benefit Hillside directly. The Association also helps raise funds through Lobby Events and the Discount Ticket Program. In addition to all these efforts, BOMA Georgia annually conducts a Construction Project that benefits other not-for-profit programs.
Advocacy is an important part of BOMA Georgia’s mission. BOMA Georgia’s Government Affairs Committee works closely with the Board of Directors and staff members to monitor, study and recommend policy and advocacy strategies on legislative and regulatory matters that affect the commercial real estate industry. Utilizing the grassroots advocacy system VOTERVOICE, BOMA Georgia has successfully protected the industry against harmful legislation and promoted the interests of building owners and managers.
Property professionals who want to set their building apart should consider applying for the BOMA 360 Performance Program designation. This 360 Performance Program doesn’t just measure one functional area of a property, like sustainability. Instead, this assessment looks at six key areas of building operations and maintenance and compares them to industry best practices. Visit the BOMA International website to learn more about how this program recognizes and markets buildings as meeting or exceeding industry best practices.
In addition to the 360 Performance Program, BOMA annually holds The Outstanding Building of the Year (TOBY) awards. These awards recognize building and management excellence across multiple property categories. Entrants compete at the Georgia local level. Winners advance to compete in regional competition. Winners from regional then compete on the national stage at BOMA International’s Every Building Conference & Expo.
Members may not use the standard BOMA Georgia logo. The standard BOMA Georgia logo is reserved for use by the association for identification and the recognition of sponsorships and partnerships.
The Job Bank is a useful resource for job seekers and employers in the commercial real estate industry. The Job Bank is free to use for job seekers and features very affordable rates starting at just $175 for employers who are looking to hire top talent for their businesses. Visit the BOMA Georgia Job Bank and begin using this valuable industry resource immediately!
Companies interested advertising in BOMA Georgia’s magazine, Insight: The Commercial Real Estate Journal, or the association newsletter, Views, should contact Naylor, LLC at (800) 796-2638. Sarah Lyons is the account executive for advertising in all BOMA Georgia publications. Naylor offers placement and ad design services to help make advertising in these industry publications easier for members.
Event information and registration can be found on the BOMA Georgia calendar of events. Browse through the list of upcoming events, and when you find an event you are interested in learning more about, click on it to be taken to a description and registration page. To register online, you will need log in credentials.
If you are a BOMA Georgia member, you received log in credentials with your new member packet. If it is your first time registering online, there is an option to create your new profile. There is also a help button if you have lost your username and/or password.
In addition to online registration, there is also a link to a registration form that can be completed electronically or printed and returned by fax or mail to the BOMA Georgia office. Visit the calendar of events!
For information on designation types and requirements, visit the BOMI International website. To see a list of upcoming courses that are being offered by BOMA Georgia, visit the calendar of events and look for listings beginning with the prefix RPA/FMA (property and facility mangers) and SMA/SMT (engineers).
The annual Trade Show is one of BOMA Georgia’s most highly anticipated and attended events. Exhibit space is coveted, and space fills up quickly. Immediately following the Trade Show, there is a presale for the next year’s show–sold only to the current Trade Show exhibitors. After one month, the presale closes.
General exhibitor booth registration for everyone begins in January the following year. Once registration is open, make sure you reserve your booth at the BOMA Georgia Trade Show as soon as possible. Booth reservation is completed online through BOMA Georgia’s Trade Show registration website.
BOMA Georgia's strategic purpose is to enhance the value and success of individuals and companies in commercial real estate.