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Dear BOMA Boston Members and Friends,

This has been a challenging year for all of us. We are proud of the way our BOMA community has come together to support one another and our city during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Acts of injustice in our society have returned us to important questions about how our country can do better to support all people. For our part, BOMA Boston will continue to be a community of growth, compassion, and acceptance and we will find ways to become even more welcoming to everyone.

Peaceful protest is an important American value, but it is unfortunate when demonstrations turn to violence. We are very sorry to have heard and seen the damage caused around the country, and in Boston last night. If your building has been affected by vandalism, know that our BOMA members are ready to help. Please check our BOMA Online Buyers Guide to connect with our service vendors or reach out to BOMA staff with questions.

We are hopeful for a future of health, peace, and equality. Let's be there for one another.

Thank you,

BOMA Boston


A Message From BOMA Boston

COVID-19 Resources for the BOMA CRE Community

BOMA Boston updates this page regularly with local, national, and real estate news, notices, and resources. 

News and bulletins: 
GBREB legal analysis of Massachusetts eviction moratorium - 4/21 Read now
Homeland Security guidance on Essential Critical Infrastructure workers - 4/17 - Read now
Opening Up America. View Here
Boston COVID-19 Advisories and News from Mayor Walsh. Read now
BOMA International Analysis of Federal government's CARES Act for Commercial Real Estate. Read now
GBREB legal analysis of rent collection issues during COVID-19. Read now
GBREB legal analysis of Massachusetts "essential services" for Commercial Real Estate. Read now
NAA new COVID-19 federal laws. Watch now
BOMA International tenant FAQ. Read now 
Massachusetts construction and worksite guidelines. Read now


BOMA International Resources center
BOMA International Building checklist 
5/26/20 Tishman Speyer - Returning to the Workplace
State Legislations on COVID - 19 - Compiled by BOMA International 
CDC guidance for businesses
BOMA Canada Pandemic Guide
BOMA International Twitter - many helpful news stories and updates from around the web Resources and news 
CCIM Guidance for Landlords - Read now 
Boston Public Health Commission - New Guidance on Face Coverings - Read Now
National Governor's Association - State legislations and regulations 
InspiRE Thought Leadership Series: COVID-19  *Highly recommended*
Recovery Readiness How To Guide by Cushman & Wakefield - 4/22 - Read Now:  recovery
Safe Six Workplace Readiness Checklist by Cushman & Wakefield - 4/22  - Read Now
ATI Go Back Safely Program Guide

GBREB Webinars
BOMA/MAA - Managing Stress in Difficult Times - Ways to reduce and manage stress signals at home and work, 5/7 - Watch Now
BOMA - The Great Re-Occupancy - Practical steps to prepare commercial buildings for a return to work, 5/7 - Watch Now
REFA - What's Next for Hospitality and Retail - Thoughts and analysis from RE financial leaders, 5/7 - Watch Now
MAA - Boston Multifamily Market in Tumultuous Times - Research from Economist, 5/6 - Watch Now
REFA - COVID-19 and the Retail Sector - Predictions from RE finance leaders, 4/28 - Watch Now
BOMA/MAA - Listen Up! with Elise Simard - Using listening skills to build relationships in business, 4/15 - Watch Now
BOMA - Key Business Practices During Uncertain Times - Info about CARES act, taxes, etc., 4/14 - Watch Now

Other  Webinars

BOMA International - Risk Mitigation, Planning, and Preparing for Re-Occupancy - 4/8
BOMA Canada - The View from China - How Beijing is Recovering - 4/8
BOMA International - Business Interruption Insurance - 4/7
BOMA Canada - Legal and Human Resources during COVID 19 - 4/6
BOMA International - Maintaining Building Operations and Preparing for Re-Occupancy - 3/26 - Watch now and re-hosted 4/8 Register Now

BOMA Georgia
 - Effectively Managing and Leading Remote Employees - 3/26
BOMA Georgia  - Improving your Effectiveness as a Remote Employee - 3/25
Bisnow Webinar Managing Properties in the Age of Coronavirus - 3/19
BOMA/Seattle-King County Coronavirus Webinar with Building Operations Focus - 3/17
BOMA Canada's Lessons from the Frontlines: Responses to Recent Coronavirus Cases in Commercial Office Buildings - 3/16
BOMA/Georgia Coronavirus Webinar in Partnership with APIC - 3/12
CBRE Podcast on the economy and CRE- The Weekly Take - Listen Now

What you can do:
Support our neighbors in need:
Give to BOMA's Charitable Partner, Bridge Over Troubled Waters, a shelter and support system for homeless youth in Boston. Donate now
Give to a food bank in your community or the Greater Boston Food Bank. Donate now
Give blood at your local blood bank. Find a location 
Donate PPE supplies to local hospitals. Find a location
See how our own BOMA members are making a difference. Read now

COVID-19 Resources for BOMA


Information is rapidly changing.  GBREB will update this post as new information becomes available. There's a lot of information about government's response to COVID-19, however we have narrowed the focus of this page to issues impacting the real estate industry to serve as a resource for our members. 

Additional information, including legal advisories are available to members here .

Reopening in Massachusetts 5/18/19
Phase 1 Re-Opening Safety Standards For Workplaces , EOHED, 5/12/20
Re-opening: Four Phase Approach, EOHED, 5/12/20
Advisory on Residential Evictions , Massachusetts Attorney General, 5/8/20
Short-term residential rentals, Department of Public Health, 3/31/20
Mortgage Loan Borrowing , Division of Banks, 3/25/20
Constuction Letter With Guidance  3/25/20
COVID-19 ESSENTIAL SERVICES  Order of  the Governor Assuring Continued Operation Of Essential Services  
Essential Services FAQ
SMOKE ORDER Smoke Alarm and Carbon Monoxide Inspections for One and Two-Family Dwellings and Three to Five-family Apartment Buildings
Standing Order Housing Court
DHCD Resources For Renters and Homeowners

Rental Relief Fund
Guidelines For Open House and Apartment Showing Policy
Construction Update 5.6.20
Construction Notice 3/25/20
Construction Permitting 3/16/20


Building Owners and Managers, BOMA Boston, BOMA International
Multifamily Apartments, Massachusetts Apartment Association, National Apartment Association   
REALTORS, Greater Boston Association of REALTORS, Massachusetts Association of REALTORS, National Association of REALTORS
Commercial Brokers Association
Real Estate Finance Association


BOMA Boston is proud of our members by giving back to the community, always, but especially in these times. See below for some good stories during these troubling times.
If your company or a peer is doing something great to give back, feel free to email Courtney McHugh, to be featured on this page.

BOMA is proud of our Benefit Sponsors who generously donated their sponsorship dollars and dozens of members who purchased raffle tickets online for a combined total of $45,000 that we were able to donate to our charitable partner, Bridge Over Troubled Waters! Every year, Bridge Over Troubled Waters serves over 2,000 homeless, runaway and at-risk youth. Right now, with schools closed, many hourly jobs shut down, and some unsafe home environments, Bridge provides crucial shelter, food, resources and social services for the youth of Boston. Click here to view their website and donate!

Rockhill Management's highly anticipated Food Hall, High Street Place, was set to open in March between Federal Street and High Street in Boston.  Although the doors have not yet opened, several of the restaurant partner's are still there cooking meals for front-line workers during the COVID-19 crisis in hospitals in the Greater Boston area. Click here for the full story. 

In March 2020, Siena Construction completed a fast-track laboratory conversion project for the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, providing an important addition to the scientific research challenges posed by the COVID-19 Pandemic. Click here to view the full story.

BOMA Members from Progroup Contracting are raising funds to purchase Ipads for local hospitals with COVID-19 patients to ensure that they are able to connect with their loved ones. Click here to donate.

By purchasing meals through Feed the Frontlines Boston, you will help fuel the extraordinary efforts of our city's healthcare workers while also supporting our local restaurants and employees. With your support Viga Italian Eatery and Shed's BBQ can delivery healthy, fresh and free meals to Boston's amazing doctors, nurses and medical staff. Click here to take action!

BOMA Gives Back!

Did you miss our May Newsletter? Read about upcoming BOMA Boston events, news, and educational opportunities!

Read the May BOMA Enews.

May 2020 E-News

Did you miss our April Newsletter? Read about upcoming BOMA Boston events, news, and educational opportunities!

Read the April BOMA Enews.

April 2020 E-News


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Virtual Connect With BOMA Sessions
Jun 02, 2020 - Jun 04, 2020
Virtual Meeting
BOMI Real Estate Investment And Finance - Postponed
Jun 03, 2020 - Jul 22, 2020
Alexandria Real Estate
400 Technology Square
Cambridge, MA
BOMA Webinar: Busting COVID Real Estate Myths
Jun 11, 2020
Free Webinar
BOMA Benefit Donation To Bridge Over Troubled Waters
Jun 18, 2020
Free Webinar Presentation
BOMA International - Online Conference
Jul 07, 2020 - Jul 09, 2020
BOMI Environmental Health And Safety
Aug 05, 2020 - Sep 16, 2020
BOMA Offices
Three Center Plaza
Mezzanine Suite
Boston, MA


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Virtual Connect With BOMA Sessions
Virtual Meeting
BOMI Real Estate Investment And Finance - Postponed
Alexandria Real Estate
BOMA Webinar: Busting COVID Real Estate Myths
Free Webinar
BOMA Benefit Donation To Bridge Over Troubled Waters
Free Webinar Presentation
BOMA International - Online Conference
Why BOMA Boston?  Hear from BOMA Members!