January 29, 2013

Cover Story

CEO of the Year

Utah’s business landscape is rich with professionals who have le...Read More

Featured Articles

Did you go Skiing this winter?

Around Utah


Martin Plaehn

Karen Sendelback

Legal Briefs
Social Media and Employers: Friends or Enemies?

Money Talk
The Case for HSAs

Economic Insight
Time to Show Up

Lessons Learned
Make a Move

In the Lab

Rent to Own

Business Trends
Back from the Dead

Living Well
Artful Inspiration

A Breath of Fresh Air

Worst-Case Scenario

Regional Report
Northern Utah

Measure Up

Industry Outlook
Travel & Tourism



BOMA Utah receives International Award

Press Release

January 29, 2013

In 2012, BOMA Utah embraced the opportunity to lead the local commercial real estate industry by enhancing what its association could accomplish on an advocacy level; the opportunities it could provide to members and taking charge of its efforts.

Prior to 2012, the Local Advocacy Committee consisted of two members. With the addition of new leadership, the Committee exploded to more than 15. The accomplishments the Committee has made in less than a year have been impressive.

The Committee’s first objective was to acquire a list of legislative issues and bills that impact commercial real estate, disseminate to the members and assign important issues to committee members to follow, monitor and report.  Each month the Committee members reported on the various issues and any changes or impact to the industry.

Members joined other industry professionals to represent the views of building owners and managers to government officials on the city, county, and state levels.  In addition, it is its goal to host a “BOMA Day” at the Capitol.

Various Committee members attended state hearings and met with state legislators to defend the rights of property owners and managers against proposed changes to the commercial real estate industry and the potential impact it could impose on members.  The Committee also invited legislators to attend the Committee’s monthly meetings.

In addition, the Committee Chair, with Board approval, offered an Advocacy 101 training class to the entire committee. This session covered how to’s, do’s and don’ts, plus etiquette. The lessons learned were put into action during the first local effort visiting Congressmen Bishop and Matheson as well as Senator Hatch.  In addition, we hosted a “Town Hall” luncheon with over 130 participants and representatives from the Utah State legislature.

The Committee has been transformed into one of the most effective and important committees representing BOMA Utah. The goal is to increase BOMA Utah’s presence at the state Capitol and become the source key legislators’ contact to discuss issues that could potentially affect commercial real estate, before passing legislation.

Utah Business Social
UB Events View All
Best Companies to Work For 2015Utah Business Event
Dec 10, 2015
Utah Business magazine is thrilled to announce the 2015 Best Companies to Work for Event! This y...
Community Events View All
Empowering Self and Others: Become and Awakener
Dec 1, 2015
Uncover the secrets of empowerment. Whether you are a parent, a teacher or a Coach, you’ll find ...
Secrets to Financing your Business
Dec 1, 2015
Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/december-1st-secrets-to-financing-your-business-tickets-19...

info@utahbusiness.com  |  90 South 400 West, Ste 650 Salt Lake City, Utah 84101   |  (801) 568-0114

Advertise with Utah Business

Submit an Event

* indicates required information
* Event Name:
Price (general):
Website (if applicable):
Coordinator's Name:
Coordinator's Email:
Coordinator's Phone:
Venue Name:
Venue Address:
Venue City:
Venue Zip:
Event Capacity:
* Event Description: