The Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) - Wisconsin was founded in 1937 and represents the owners and managers of all commercial property types, including nearly 25 million square feet of Wisconsin office space.

BOMA members are building owners, managers, developers, leasing professionals, corporate facility managers, asset managers, and the providers of the products and services needed to operate commercial properties. BOMA - Wisconsin is a chapter of BOMA International, which consists of a federation of 93 BOMA U.S. associations, BOMA Canada and its 11 regional associations and 13 BOMA international affiliates.

Educational program meetings are held monthly throughout the year in the Milwaukee area on a variety of topics of interest to members. The organization also facilitates training for members to earn advanced professional designations via BOMA - International, including the Real Property Administrator, Facilities Management Administrator, Systems Management Technician and Systems Management Administrator designations, as well as Green Education programs to assist members in learning about sustainability strategies and tactics. BOMA - Wisconsin also encourages property professionals to earn the prestigious BOMA 360 designation for their buildings, as a "seal of approval" that differentiates their property to prospective tenants.

About BOMA International

Founded in 1907, BOMA International represents the owners and managers of all commercial property types including nearly 10 billion square feet of U.S. office space that supports 3.7 million jobs and contributes $205 billion to the U.S. GDP. BOMA is a primary source of information on building management and operations, development, leasing, building operating costs, energy consumption patterns, local and national building codes, legislation, occupancy statistics, technological developments and other industry trends.

Throughout BOMA International's 100-year history, its goal has always focused on actively and responsibly representing and promoting the interests of the commercial real estate industry through effective leadership and advocacy, through the collection, analysis and dissemination of information, and through professional development. More information about BOMA International can be found at www.boma.org.

BOMA International's activities include:

  • Monitoring and lobbying on pertinent legislative, regulatory and codes/standards issues, including electricity deregulation, capital gains tax relief, telecommunications, indoor air quality, private property rights, risk assessment, and codes and standards.

  • Publishing The BOMA Magazine, the official publication of BOMA International.

  • Publishing research documents and "how-to" guidebooks, including:

    • Standard Method for Measuring Floor Area in Office Buildings (ANSI/BOMA Z65.1)

    • The Experience Exchange Report - the industry benchmark for 75+ years! - a compilation of income and expense data for office buildings across North America;

    • The Real Estate Professional's Guide to the Design-Build Process

    • The Real Estate Professional's Guide to Emergency Preparedness

    • The Real Estate Professional's Guide to the ANSI/IWA I-14.1 Window Cleaning Safety Standard

  • Hosting the North American Real Estate Congress and The Office Building Show every June; conducting seminars on topics including office marketing and leasing, asset management, technology, and security and emergency preparedness planning. In January, BOMA International sponsors a Winter Business Meeting and biannually hosts the National Issues Conference.

  • Presenting The Office Building of the Year (TOBY) and Earth Awards, the most prestigious and coveted awards in the commercial real estate industry. The TOBY award honors buildings demonstrating excellence in building management, operational efficiency, tenant retention, emergency planning and community impact; the Earth Award honors environmentally-friendly buildings.