BOMA BOMA 2012/2013

Ottawa Business Journal - BOMA Magazine - - Year In Review -

BOMA Ot­tawa is pleased to re­port that 2012 was one of our busiest years in re­cent mem­ory.

Since 2010 our vol­un­teers and staff have pre­pared to host BOMEX®2012, the an­nual gath­er­ing of the Com­mer­cial Real Es­tate in­dus­try un­der the BOMA ban­ner.

Over 250 del­e­gates, and 150 trade show par­tic­i­pants de­scended on the Westin Ho­tel be­tween Septem­ber 11-13 to visit over 78 ex­hibitors booths, par­tic­i­pate in ed­u­ca­tion ses­sions and net­work. The con­fer­ence be­gan with a golf tour­na­ment that took place at Grey Hawk and had 288 golfers play in glo­ri­ous weather con­di­tions. This was fol­lowed by a VIP party, for all our del­e­gates and golfers at the Westin Ho­tel, where they feasted on a va­ri­ety of dishes and were en­ter­tained with live mu­sic.

The con­fer­ence also of­fered many top­ics of in­ter­est to those in the in­dus­try, in­clud­ing ses­sions on Trans­form­ing the Fed­eral Gov­ern­ment Work­place, and the evolv­ing Work Places in gen­eral, Lease Au­dits, BOMA BESt, Ten­ant En­gage­ment, As­bestos and Mold Abate­ment and So­cial Me­dia in Com­mer­cial Real Es­tate.

We also tack­led top­ics that were eco­nomic in na­ture with a pre­sen­ta­tion on the out­look for the Cana­dian Econ­omy the re­lease of the BOMA/Hays An­nual Com­pen­sa­tion Sur­vey and an up­date of a re­port by Deloitte on the Im­pact of the Com­mer­cial Real Es­tate In­dus­try on Lo­cal Ot­tawa Econ­omy. This re­port will be pub­lished in con­junc­tion with the Ot­tawa Real Es­tate Forum con­fer­ence on Oc­to­ber 11, 2012.

De­spite our busy sched­ule with BOMEX, BOMA Ot­tawa still or­ga­nized all its usual pro­gram­ming in 2012 in­clud­ing our highly an­tic­i­pated net­work­ing events for curl­ing, golf and our ski day to com­ple­ment the monthly Lunch Se­ries. We also or­ga­nized 9 BOMI Cour­ses through 2012 and launched a new ini­tia­tive in ed­u­ca­tion with Op­er­a­tors.

BOMA con­tin­ues to work closely with city of Ot­tawa on ad­vo­cacy ini­tia­tives, with our lat­est par­tic­i­pa­tion in help­ing the city to de­velop strate­gies to di­ver­sify the econ­omy, and at­tract new com­pa­nies to the cap­i­tal. As the Deloitte study shows, Com­mer­cial Real Es­tate plays a prom­i­nent busi­ness is a role for the en­tire in­dus­try to play a part in.

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