WASHINGTON, Jun 01, 2009 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- The Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) Intl. today announced the launch of the BOMA 360 Performance Program, a groundbreaking new program designed to recognize commercial properties that demonstrate best practices in building operations and management. The BOMA 360 Performance Program is an online self-assessment that will evaluate properties on six major areas of building management. The program comes at a critical time, as building owners and managers are looking to differentiate themselves from competition in a tight market.
“The BOMA 360 Performance Program is a truly revolutionary program that will add value to commercial buildings at a crucial time,” comments BOMA Intl. Chair and Chief Elected Officer Richard D. Purtell, portfolio manager, Grubb & Ellis Management Services Inc. “This program takes a holistic view of all aspects of excellence in building operations and management, making it unique to the marketplace today.”
The holistic nature of the BOMA 360 Performance Program means that every aspect of building performance is assessed. Scores are based on how buildings measure up to an extensive checklist of best practices, including emergency and disaster planning and recovery plans, energy management, financial management, equipment maintenance, and education and training.
Properties are evaluated in the following areas:
· Building operations and management.
· Life safety/security/risk management.
· Training and education.
· Tenant relations/community involvement.
“The BOMA 360 Performance Program allows our firm to showcase and distinguish our managed properties in the marketplace,” says BOMA Intl. Vice Chair Ray H. Mackey Jr., COO and partner, Stream Realty Partners LP. “By focusing on all major aspects of building operations and management, BOMA 360 provides a multi-faceted benchmark comparing each building to the industry’s best operating practices. Recognition as a BOMA 360 Performance Building provides validation for management teams, confidence for building owners and peace of mind for building tenants.”
The first class of BOMA 360 Performance Buildings will be honored at the June 29 General Session of the 2009IBOMA Intl. Conference & The Office Building Show in Philadelphia.
For more information, or to apply for the BOMA 360 Performance Program, visit www.boma.org/GetInvolved/BOMA360.
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