April 2019 Print

Member Highlights

Ciminelli Real Estate Corporation Wins Prestigious Award
For Excellence In Building Management

Ciminelli Real Estate Corporation and Seavest Core Buffalo Conventus, announced that Ciminelli Real Estate Corporation has been awarded the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) Outstanding Building of the Year Award (TOBY) for the Middle Atlantic Conference in the medical office category.  The award was given in recognition of Ciminelli’s excellence in the facilities management of Conventus, located at 1001 Main Street in Buffalo, NY.  Seavest Core Buffalo Conventus is the building owner. 

BOMA’s annual TOBY award is the most prestigious and comprehensive award of its kind in the commercial real estate industry, recognizing quality in commercial buildings and rewarding excellence in building management. During the competition, all facets of a building's operations are thoroughly evaluated. Buildings are judged on everything from community involvement, tenant relations and site management to environmental and "green" policies and procedures. 

Paul Ciminelli, President & CEO of Ciminelli Real Estate Corporation noted, “Buffalo hasn’t seen a TOBY Award win since the Guaranty Building won the Mid Atlantic regional award in 1986. Since that time, facilities management best practices have changed significantly but the basics of building care and monitoring, energy management, tenant communication, and community engagement remain the cornerstones of success in the industry.  It’s an incredible honor for our team to be recognized for their attention to those details.”

BOMA members David Mumm, RPA,FMA, former BOMA president, Chris Keenan, and Andy Schwarts accepted the award of behalf of Ciminelli at BOMA’s annual awards reception in New York City on April 4th, 2019.  As part of BOMA’s TOBY Awards program, The Conventus building and Ciminelli’s facilities management team are automatically entered into BOMA’s international TOBY Award program finals representing BOMA’s Middle Atlantic Conference. The final awards will be annouonced in June at the BOMA International Conference and Building Show in Salt Lake City.


BOMA Buffalo Member Don Erb Elected to BOMA International Nominating Committee

BOMA Buffalo is talking proud! Don Erb, RPA, FMA, BOMA Fellow, and former BOMA Buffalo president will be representing the Middle Atlantic Region on the BOMA International Nominating Committee. The Nominating Committee identifies and selects a qualified slate of officer and Executive Committee candidates for recommendation to the Board of Governors at its Annual Meeting.

Don will serve two consecutive 1-year terms beginning this June at the BOMA International Conference and Expo in Salt Lake City. Nominating Committee members play an important role, as leadership in BOMA International provides an opportunity to influence association policies and programs, help shape the strategic direction of the organization and develop leadership skills. Congratulations Don!

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Message from the President, Andrea Harvey

The BOMA Golf Outing Committee is in the swing of things, making plans for our Annual Golf Outing and Fundraiser.  The main event will be Monday, August 19th at The Links At Ivy Ridge, so please save the date!  You will recieve the registration brochure in mid May.

We all know how much networking and fun takes place at the golf outing, but there is a serious side to the event, it is BOMA's only fundraiser which helps us to offer programs, education, and services to our members.  A portion of this year's proceedes will benefit The Family Help Center of Buffalo.  So when you are registering your foursome, please also consider checking the box to purchase a sponsorship, raffle basket, bonus pack, or donating a raffle item.

We thank you in advance for your support, and look forward to seeing you at the Links on August 19th!

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Message from the Executive Director - Jennifer Aiple

Thank you to everyone who has renewed your membership dues! Each and every member is important to BOMA and we appreciate your continued interest in the organization!

The membership renewal deadline was March 31st.  All dues must be received by May 15th to be included in the BOMA International Directory!

If you haven't renewed your 2019 Membership Dues, or you would like to check your status, you can do so by logging into your account (instructions below).  Dues can be accepted via credit card (AmEx customers must call 856-3801 to process) or payment can be mailed to BOMA Buffalo, 465 Main Street, Suite 130, Buffalo, NY 14203.

How to login to your account:

Go to  www.bomabuffalo.com  and click on Member Area Login at top of screen.

Your email address (unless you have changed it)

Password: If you haven't previously logged in, click on Forgot Password to setup your own. 

Renew your dues: Go to Member Area in the lower left column of screen and click on Membership Dues Renewal.  

Once you are logged into your account, you can also access your account history,  update your profile, access the BOMA Directory and more.  If you have questions, please call me at (716) 856-3801.

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Welcome New Members

Nicholas Alba, Allied Flooring Contractors, Inc.

Will Maron, Northeast Sales Associates

Robert Miller, Groundhog Landscaping & Lawn Care, Inc.

Derek Banach, LaBella Associates

Edna Czyz, Wolf Gordon

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Get to Know A BOMA Buffalo Member!

Stan Makowski, Jr., VP/Arena Operations, Buffalo Sabres

What is one of your favorite quotes?
Teddy Roosevelt’s “The Man in the Arena” excerpt from his Citizenship in a Republic speech, though not because it references an arena. Its just a great quote.

Where is your hometown?
Buffalo. I grew up a block from the Larkin Building.

If you could learn to do anything, what would it be?
Play the violin

If you could meet anyone, living or dead, who would you meet?  Abraham Lincoln

What is something you’ve learned in the last week?
What laminar flow is (to the extent I can understand it).

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Community Events

May 8 from 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM at Hotel Henry
2019 Sustainable Business Summit
Building Your Business - Reducing Your Footprint


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March Monthly Meeting @ Templeton Landing

Meeting sponsor


New Member Orientation & Social @ Big Ditch Brewing Company

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