Committees are an important part of any association and member involvement is key for many BOMA activities. Committee members who volunteer their time participate in many ways, whether they are following up on membership prospects, helping to plan an event or reviewing codes and legislation. There are many ways for BOMA members to become involved. BOMA's committees report to the Board of Directors. If you are a BOMA member and would like to serve on a committee, please view the committee contact information page for committee chairs' contact information.
The Emerging Leaders program addresses the challenges and interests of up and coming real estate professionals who want to develop their careers and build more valued relationships within the industry. It is a unique opportunity for professionals who have less than five years of experience in the real estate industry to meet and interact with their peers, share experiences and exchange ideas in a relaxed environment. It also provides a forum to network as well as an opportunity to meet and learn from senior industry icons who offer advice, share insights, and divulge the steps taken to achieve their success.
Recognizing best practices in management and operations of buildings through the promotion of The Outstanding Building of the Year competition and BOMA 360 Performance Program. Offering a workshop to assist members in the submission process, organizing members to volunteer their time to serve as judges in the competition, and developing awards presentations to honor the winners and participants. Typical time commitment includes 2-3 hours in the fall for the workshop, 1-2 days for the judging process.
Careers in Commercial Real Estate
The CIRE committee promotes awareness of the opportunities within the commercial real estate industry to students and emerging professionals outside of the present CRE workforce. The committee looks to foster the growth of the CRE industry by developing relationships with local colleges and universities, and offering students the chance to become Student Members. This unique membership opportunity provides students with valuable insight into the industry via different networking opportunities. The committee also offers to share its industry knowledge with professors and their respective classes, as well as student organizations.
The Codes Committee works with local municipalities and architects to monitor, review, investigate, and educate our members of any proposed International Building Code modifications, updates, introductions. The committee advocates in support or opposition with BOMA Leadership and the St. Louis County Code Committee in order to protect commercial real estate interests before state and local governments.
Suggests article ideas and topics for the semi-annual Bricks & Mortar publication. Helps proof the edition before printing. Implement and utilize the latest and greatest social media outlets available, including Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. The Communications Committee also assists in organizing and maintaining the BOMA St. Louis website.
Coordinates and implements community outreach projects through a partnership with BOMA’s charity of choice, which is chosen every two years.
To promote and encourage emergency preparedness by providing substantial meetings and exercises that give real life scenarios to strengthen our policies and procedures in an emergency event.
To promote energy efficiency and environmental responsibility by creating an atmosphere of awareness and education. Provide leadership to BOMA members that will help decrease the negative environmental impact associated with building operations and management. As well as provide workshops and seminars on the latest technologies, codes, and regulations to promote green facilities.
Golf Tournament Committee
Plans, coordinates and promotes the annual BOMA Golf Tournament. This annual event is held in September.
Government Affairs/Advocacy Committee
Reviews, monitors, promote, and/or testify in support of or in opposition to state or local legislation, amendments or regulations affecting the commercial real estate industry.
Holiday Party Committee
Plans the annual December event to show appreciation for and award BOMA’s dedicated volunteers.
Industry Expo Committee
Plans and coordinates the annual Expo held in cooperation with IFMA and IREM each spring.
Develops and follows-up on prospective members to recruit new BOMA members. Also educates BOMA members on the benefits of retaining BOMA membership. Studies and recommends policies and procedures relating to the building and maintenance of membership. Reviews other member programs and services.
The Programming Committee works with the BAE to research venues and review/establish the monthly and annual programs/events. Members of the programming committee work with the BAE on all of the contract negotiations for venues and gather all prevalent information needed to book events. Once venues are established, the Committee assigns/develops topics/speakers for the monthly luncheons.
Sam Weintraub Scholarship Selection Committee
The Sam Weintraub $3,000 Scholarship was established to recognize high school and college students who have distinguished themselves academically and socially, and who are valued members in their community. A request for applications is mailed in January with a March 31 deadline for receipt of applications. Applicants must be related to or sponsored by a BOMA St. Louis member. The Committee conducts applicant interviews and chooses the scholarship winner.
Our goal as the sponsorship committee is to oversee all sponsorships for the organization. This includes annual association sponsorships and individual event sponsorships (golf, holiday party, etc). We approve the pricing and monitor to ensure the value offered is provided.