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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 .

MASSACHUSETTS EXECUTIVE ORDERS AND ADVISORIES
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

BOSTON EXECUTIVE ORDERS AND ADVISORIES
Guidelines For Open House and Apartment Showing Policy
Construction Notice 3/25/20
Construction Permitting 3/16/20

DIVISION AND AFFILIATE RESOURCE PAGES

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






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Congratulations, BOMA Boston!
Together, we raised $45,000 for Bridge Over Troubled Waters!

March 25 was intended to be the 2020 BOMA Boston Benefit, supporting Bridge Over Troubled Waters. Unfortunately, we had to cancel this in-person event.

Instead, most of our of sponsors generously donated their sponsorship dollars, and dozens of members purchased raffle tickets online, for a combined total of $45,000!

We are so proud to be able to provide Bridge Over Troubled Waters with financial support during this challenging time. Every year, Bridge 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.

Check out sponsors, raffle winners, and more here!

BOMA Benefit Raises $45k!
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GBREB NEWS

MEMBER RESOURCES

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 .

MASSACHUSETTS EXECUTIVE ORDERS AND ADVISORIES
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

BOSTON EXECUTIVE ORDERS AND ADVISORIES
Guidelines For Open House and Apartment Showing Policy
Construction Notice 3/25/20
Construction Permitting 3/16/20

DIVISION AND AFFILIATE RESOURCE PAGES

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






COVID-19
GBREB

 
COVID-19 Resources for the Apartment Community

What you can do:
Write a letter to congress for relief:
NAA launched a grassroots alert asking Congress to include apartments in any relief package, including relief for residents and mortgage forbearance for owners/operators. The long-term strength of our nation’s economy hangs in the balance as lawmakers decide how best to provide relief from coronavirus-related hardships. Thus far, Congress and the Administration have offered up several solutions to support economic prosperity and as they decide how best to proceed, it’s our duty to make the apartment industry’s case.
Write a digital letter to your senator or representative now. 
Letter to Congress in Microsoft Word

Support our neighbors in need:
Give to MAA's Charitable Partner, Rosie's Place, a shelter and support system for homeless women in Boston. Donate now

Give to a food bank in your community or the Greater Boston Food Bank. Donate now


Useful Resources:
National Apartment Association resources, including relevant government and legal news, daily micro-webinars, best practices, tips for working from home, HUD communications, cleaning advice, and more

National Apartment Association Twitter - many helpful news stories and updates from around the web

Bisnow Webinar: Managing Properties in the Age of Coronavirus

United States cases, updated daily by CDC

Home readiness checklist by CDC 

Legal advisories from Boston law firm, Nutter 

Resources for Maintenance Techs
NAA Coronavirus Micro-Webinar: How to Handle Maintenance During COVID-19



Massachusetts Resources:
Mass.gov DPH Corona virus news and updates

Massachusetts infectious disease reporting phone numbers 

Massachusetts cases, updated daily on Mass.gov


Something fun
10 Ways to Keep Your Residents Engaged 

NAAEI Students: Exam extensions fees WAIVED to May 31. 
Extension form        Exam information and scheduling 

Free online fitness classes - great to share with residents 

Free online education sites 






COVID-19 Resources for MAA
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Join NAA: Ask Congress to Help Renters & Property Owners Recover from COVID-19

NAA launched a grassroots alert asking Congress to include apartments in any relief package, including relief for residents and mortgage forbearance for owners/operators. 
The long-term strength of our nation’s economy hangs in the balance as lawmakers decide how best to provide relief from coronavirus-related hardships. Thus far, Congress and the Administration have offered up several solutions to support economic prosperity and as they decide how best to proceed, it’s our duty to make the apartment industry’s case.


This letter outlines the apartment industry’s requests of Congress. In order to provide the most effective relief to our residents and the industry, we are suggesting a two-pronged approach: Congress should provide direct assistance to renters as well as support for impacted property owners and operators.

We know you take seriously the responsibility to ensure your residents have a safe and stable place to call home. That’s why NAA is urging all members and apartment industry members to submit this letter to their congressional representatives.
Write a digital letter to your senator or representative now. 
Letter to Congress in Microsoft Word

ACT NOW: COVID-19 Relief by Congress
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COVID-19 Resources for the BOMA CRE Community

Resources:
BOMA International Resources center
BOMA International Building checklist 
CDC guidance for businesses
BOMA Canada Pandemic Guide
BOMA International Twitter - many helpful news stories and updates from around the web
Maa.gov Resources and news 
*Highly recommended - InspiRE Thought Leadership Series: COVID-19 

Webinars
Upcoming - 3/25 - BOMA Georgia Webinar  - use discount code "BOMA" - Improving your Effectiveness as a Remote Employee 
Upcoming - 3/26 - BOMA Georgia Webinar - use discount code "BOMA" - Effectively Managing and Leading Remote Employees
Upcoming - 3/26- InspiRE Marc Fisher - Stay tuned for registration information 
BOMA/Georgia Coronavirus Webinar in Partnership with APIC - 3/12
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 Webinar - 3/16
Bisnow Webinar Managing Properties in the Age of Coronavirus - 3/19


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

COVID-19 Resources for BOMA
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COVID-19 Update from REFA


We are thinking of all of those impacted by COVID-19. As we navigate through these challenging times, we would like to help be a resource for our members and the community.


We ask that you follow guidelines that are recommended by the local and federal government. Resources can be found here: MassGovCDCWHO.



What Can We Do?

To assist those less fortunate, we hope you will consider supporting our Charitable Partners, Rosie's Place, HomeStart, and FamilyAid or your local food bank.



Helpful Tips to Stay Healthy:

- Wash your hands

- Keep your hands away from your face

- Cover your mouth/nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze

- Practice Social Distancing

- Work from home



Doing Our Part

As a reminder, REFA in-person meeting and events will be postponed until further notice.


The REFA Team and GBREB Staff have the option to work from home until approximately March 27th and we will update members with any information as needed. The best way to contact us is via email, but we will be checking our voicemails with limited access.


Our top priority is our members staying safe. REFA will do our part in keeping you informed with any updates we receive via email communications and twitter.


*If you have registered for an upcoming event prior to April 17th, you should have heard from the REFA staff about next steps. We will continue to update members with information about future events.


Stay safe and healthy!




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COVID-19 Update from CBA

We are thinking of all of those impacted by COVID-19. As we navigate through these challenging times, we would like to help be a resource for our members and the community.

 

We ask that you follow guidelines that are recommended by the local and federal government. Resources can be found here: MassGovCDCWHO.

 

 

What Can We Do?

To assist those less fortunate, we hope you will consider supporting our Charitable Partner, Caritas Communities, or your local food bank.

 

 

Helpful Tips to Stay Healthy:

- Wash your hands

- Keep your hands away from your face

- Cover your mouth/nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze

- Practice Social Distancing

- Work from home

 

 

Doing Our Part

As a reminder, CBA in-person meeting and events will be postponed until further notice. This includes the CBA Achievement Awards.

 

The CBA Team and GBREB Staff have the option to work from home until approximately March 27th and we will update members with any information as needed. The best way to contact us is via email, but we will be checking our voicemails with limited access.

 

Our top priority is our members staying safe. CBA will do our part in keeping you informed with any updates we receive via email communications and twitter.

 

*If you have registered for an upcoming event prior to April 17th, you should have heard from the CBA staff about next steps. We will continue to update members with information about future events.

 

Stay safe and healthy!


CBA COVID-19 PREPAREDNESS & RESOURCES
GBREB

 
Given the increased concerns and circumstances around the Coronavirus, and in response to Governor Baker's State of Emergency and other recommendations, we wanted to share our plans for MAA events and committee meetings. 

To ensure the safety and well-being of our members, all MAA events will  be cancelled or postponed through Friday, April 17th. All committee meetings will be held via conference calls until further notice. We will continue to monitor both state and health official recommendations and will communicate scheduling changes with our members. All updates will be share with our membership via email and on our social media sites. 

The MAA Team will be in contact with Committees about next steps and meeting information. 

*If you have registered for an upcoming event prior to April 17th, you will be contacted shortly regarding alternative plans and next steps*

In the interim, you are encouraged to utilize the following resources for important Coronavirus updates:
NAA
MassGov
CDC
WHO







Important Message about Meetings and Events
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POSTPONED BOMI Budgeting And Accounting
Alexandria Real Estate
 
POSTPONED - BOMA Roundtable: The Hub on Causeway Tour
The Hub On Causeway
11:00am
 
POSTPONED - MAA First Look: The Andi
The Andi Apartments
3:30pm
 
Real Estate Investing
GBAR Member Service And Training Center
8:30am
 
BOMA 360
BOMA Offices
9:45am