Our National Advocacy Efforts

National Topics

In 2014, Roger and Diana Lacy, Jeff Yates, and Jennifer Lester represented BOMA GLR in Washington DC and participated in BOMA International's annual lobbying efforts on Capitol Hill.  They met with Senator Boozman, the staff of Senator Mark Pryor, Congressman Tim Griffin, Congressman Tom Cotton,  Congressman Rick Crawford and Congressman Steve Womack to make BOMA's voice heard.  Roger, Diana, and Jennifer along with Roxanne Litchholt and Vada Reynolds will be returning to Capitol Hill in January 2016 and reporting to the membership at the monthly luncheon.  Here are BOMA International's positions on the following topics:   

energy and the environment

  • Energy-Efficiency Tax
  • Energy Use Data Acquisition
  • Benchmarking
  • Lead in Paint
  • Water Efficiency
  • Storm Water Management

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tax and financial issues

  • Tax Reform
  • Carried Interest
  • Fire Sprinkler Tax Incentives
  • Foreign Investment in Real Property Tax Act (FIRPTA)
  • Leasehold Depreciation
  • Roof Tax Incentives

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Other legislative issues

  • Immigration
  • Labor Policies/Preserving a Democratic Workplace
  • Catastrophe Insurance
  • Terrorism Risk Insurance
  • Metal Theft
  • Building Security and Emergency Preparedness
  • ADA Notice and Compliance

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codes and standards

  • Development of National Model Building Codes
  • Local Adoption of Model Codes
  • Energy-Efficiency and Green Building Codes
  • Accessibility Codes and Standards
  • Firefighter  Air Replenishment Systems
  • Luminous Egress Markings
  • Sprinkler Retrofit

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BOMAPAC is BOMA International’s political action committee. It allows BOMA International’s advocacy team to raise money to re-elect political candidates for federal office who know and understand – and support – real estate’s issues.
Whether or not you are politically “active”, there is no better way to support the candidates and the issues that impact your professional and personal lives. Your contribution, combined with the donations from your BOMA colleagues from across the U.S., will help ensure that BOMA International has the power to back those members of Congress who show leadership and commitment to commercial real estate issues. So let your voice be heard!