Pre-Show Planner: BOMA’s North American Commercial Real Estate Congress and The Office Building Show

May 1, 2007
Attend the industry’s premier building owner event – including The Office Building Show, produced by BOMA Intl. and Buildings magazine

The Biggest Celebration of the Year

BOMA’s North American Commercial Real Estate Congress® and The Office Building Show

July 21-24, 2007 |
Jacob K. Javits Center, New York City

Your Pre-Show Planner

This July, New York City will host the annual gathering of BOMA International - The BOMA Congress and The Office Building Show. This event will attract the industry's top professionals from across the country and around the globe.

If there was ever a year to attend the BOMA convention, 2007 is it. Read on to find out why ...

It's time to celebrate the BOMA Centennial.
One hundred (100) years of commercial real estate is a milestone worth commemorating, and The BOMA Congress and The Office Building Show is the place to honor the men and women, past and present, who have put their hearts and souls into keeping BOMA alive, moving it forward, and making it a vital force in the commercial real estate industry. Explains Kurt R. Padavano, chairman and chief elected officer, BOMA Intl., and COO, Bedminster, NJ-based Advance Realty Group, "The Centennial Celebration at the 2007 BOMA Congress gives all of us a chance to participate in history and stand alongside 100 years of innovators."

A Conversation with Dr. Alan Greenspan
Sponsored by BMS Catastrophe and SIEMENS

Headlining the general session on Monday, July 23, is Dr. Alan Greenspan, whose comments "... are generally seen as still able to move markets," according to BOMA Intl. Chairman Kurt R. Padavano will lead the conversation with Dr. Greenspan on commercial real estate, the economy, and his predictions for the future.

Real Estate 360
Sponsored by Yardi Systems Inc.

The general session luncheon on Sunday, July 22, will feature a 360-degree view of the biggest challenges facing commercial real estate today. Bruce Mosler, president and CEO at New York City-based Cushman & Wakefield, will steer the year's most important commercial real estate discourse among a "who's who" group of panelists: Robert Merck, senior managing director and head of real estate investments at MetLife; Charles Nobs, managing director at UBS Financial; and Thomas Santiago, managing director at Citigroup.

State of the Industry 2007
Opening the Sunday luncheon, BOMA Chairman and Chief Elected Officer Kurt R. Padavano, COO at Advance Realty Group, will sit down with BOMA President and COO Henry H. Chamberlain for a focused discussion of the state of commercial real estate in 2007.

Digital 360
Founder and president of Yardi Systems Inc., Anant Yardi, will start the Real Estate 360 discussion with a full-circle view of technology's profound impact on the industry.

Education at The BOMA Congress
Carefully designed by industry experts for professionals at all levels, the education program at The BOMA Congress is second to none. You'll find a balanced mix of the hottest topics and the essential industry knowledge you need to be successful. "In today's market of consolidation and turnover, the knowledge you gain through education at The BOMA Congress can mean the difference between surviving and thriving," asserts Ray Mackey, COO and partner, Stream Realty Partners LP, Dallas.

After 15 years of attending, Jeff Neely, Public Buildings Service, assistant regional administrator, General Services Administration in San Francisco, still relies on BOMA for innovative ideas. "I've been attending for the high quality of the education program," he says. "Each year, I learn something new."

Targeted Education Tracks
Select from more than 40 education sessions organized in these 11 subject tracks: Asset and Portfolio Management, sponsored by Bravo! Building Services; Corporate Facilities Management; Emergency Preparedness and Security Planning; Executive Leadership and Professional Development; Global Real Estate; Green Buildings, sponsored by USAA Real Estate Co.; Leasing and Marketing; Mixed-Use Facilities; Property Operations and Management; Technology, sponsored by Angus Systems Group Inc.; and Tenant Retention and Relations.

Education Credits
All programs qualify for RPA, FMA, SMA, SMT, CPM, ARM, and SIOR renewal and CPD credits. Some programs qualify for continuing education credits required by many U.S. states and Canada for the renewal of real estate licenses.

The Office Building Show: Now Produced by BOMA Intl. and Buildings magazine
Maybe we should call it The Every Building Show. The Office Building Show is made up of more than 475 booths with exhibitors that supply every type of commercial building. Explains Tony Dellamaria, publisher at Buildings magazine, "In 2007, BOMA Intl. and Buildings magazine are securing the future of The Office Building Show as the marketplace for commercial real estate professionals." BOMA and Buildings attract the most recognized and innovative exhibiting companies; the newest products, services, and technologies; and the top exhibitor representatives with the expertise and authority to work through real-world scenarios face to face with attendees.

"The Office Building Show has been vitally important to our business," explains Dwight Trahin, executive director, World Trade Center Properties, Portland, OR. "One year, I found two solutions - one for our ceiling system and the other for our granite flooring - that ended up saving us $450,000 in replacement costs." A list of exhibitors at the Office Building Show is available in PDF format.

The BOMA Green Pavilion and ENERGY STAR® Showcase
Presented in partnership with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) ENERGY STAR program
With the introduction of The BOMA Green Pavilion and ENERGY STAR Showcase in 2006, The Office Building Show has become commercial real estate's best resource for eco-friendly and energy-efficient products and services. The Green Pavilion exhibitors at BOMA have a unique perspective, focusing on how operations excellence can help professionals save energy, save the Earth, and save a bundle.

Special Events at The BOMA Congress
Making connections is paramount, and The BOMA Congress is uniquely designed to include valuable networking opportunities - not just through education sessions and the trade show, but also through special events that spark fellowship between industry colleagues and competitors alike. "The BOMA event [in 2006] was terrific," says Kathy O'Kelley, property manager, Hines, Seattle. "In addition to superb education sessions, there also were excellent opportunities for me to connect with my local BOMA colleagues."

Here are just a few of the special events that set the 2007 BOMA Congress apart from other conferences:

  1. Welcome Party at the World Financial Center Winter Garden
    Hosted by BOMA/New York
    Saturday, July 21, 7 to 11 p.m.
    Attendees will enjoy a gastronomic tour of New York City at the crown jewel of the World Financial Center: the Winter Garden.

  2. The Office Building Show Grand Opening & Reception
    Sponsored by Schindler Elevator Corp.
    Sunday, July 22, 3 to 6 p.m.
    A dessert reception in The Office Building Show sets the stage for a Sunday evening full of exciting hospitality events hosted by exhibitors and sponsors.

  3. The Office Building of the Year (TOBY) and Earth Awards Reception and Banquet
    Banquet and program sponsored by Securitas Security Services USA
    Reception sponsored by Advance Realty Group
    Tuesday, July 24, 6 to 11 p.m.
    The pinnacle of commercial real estate success meets the grand finale of The BOMA Congress at this prestigious event, featuring the much-anticipated presentation of the 2007 TOBY and Earth Awards.

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