February 2019 Print

President's Report

On February 14, 2019, I was proud to represent BOMA Buffalo when the Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) Program was signed into law in Erie County.

PACE has the potential to greatly benefit the commercial buildings of Erie County with easy and affordable access to long-term capital used to install energy efficiency and renewable energy improvements that lower energy costs, improve the building stock of the community and lower pollution for the region. PACE creates a mechanism that allows a building owner to repurpose money currently being spent on utilities into needed capital improvements.

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Message from the Executive Director - Jennifer Aiple

 

In 2019, BOMA Buffalo is encouraging building managers to participate in the Experience Exchange Report Survey that opened in mid January.  With your help, Buffalo building managers will have their own benchmarking report that will be available this June! A special "How To" conference call will be held in early March. Call (716) 856-3801 to learn more.

 

For nearly a century, BOMA's Office Experience Exchange Report (Office EER) has been the industry’s most trusted benchmarking resource for office buildings. In 2015 the database expanded to also include benchmarking information for industrial properties with the Industrial Experience Exchange Report (Industrial EER). Each of these interactive reports offers the most accurate and comprehensive income and expense data to help you evaluate and refine operational strategies, build better budgets, assess new markets and identify opportunities for cost savings that can drive a more profitable bottom line for your properties.

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Calendar of Events

March 20, 2019
Monthly member meeting - Uniland Project Update (more info coming soon)

April 1, 2019
2019 Office EER and Industrial EER Survey Deadline

April 4 - 5, 2019
BOMA Middle Atlantic Conference, New York City

June 22 - 25, 2019
2019 BOMA International Annual Conference & Expo

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Welcome New Members

Michael Cuviello, Buffalo Office Interiors

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Get to Know A BOMA Buffalo Member!

Joe Arlotta, Customer & Business Development @ MJ Mechanical

What is one of your favorite quotes?
“Sometimes you eat the Bear, Sometimes the Bear eats you”

What is your favorite form of exercise?
Bike Riding

Where is your hometown?
Buffalo-Kenmore

What is the tallest building you have been to the top of?
CN Tower

What accomplishment are your most proud of?
Raising 2 successful, independent, drama free kids

What is your favorite thing about your career?
Getting to meet different people and companies in the Buffalo area

If you could witness any event, past, present or future, what would it be?
Buffalo Bills in the Super Bowl

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Buffalo Building Reuse Loan Program

Buffalo Urban Development Corporation has loan funding available up to $750,000 for adaptive reuse and new construction projects in downtown Buffalo. Click here to view the guidelines and application.

Please note that the deadline for Quarter 1 proposals is Friday, March 29 at 4pm.  Please contact Brandye Merriweather at 716-856-6525, ext. 131 if you are interested in submitting a proposal.

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Photos

January 23rd BOMA Meeting - Board Installation & HVAC Panel




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