2011 BOMA International Conference & Every Building Show

Yes, I will be off to Washington D.C. this weekend to attend the 2011 BOMA International Conference & The Every Building Show held at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center. I will again be live blogging and doing interviews.

BOMA International Conference & The Every Building Show.

The BOMA International Conference & The Every Building Show® is the one event of the year that brings together the foremost experts and resources in the commercial real estate industry. Building owners and managers from across the U.S. and around the world come together to discuss current trends, best practices and learn firsthand what industry leaders are doing to stay ahead.

Forward Thinking Education Tracks.

BOMA 2011 features over 40 education sessions focused on helping you tackle today’s challenges and identify marketplace opportunities. The sessions are organized in five education tracks and led by industry experts.

1. Boosting Asset Values

Strong asset performance is key in any real estate market—but never more so than in a recovering one. Maintaining and growing NOI requires a complex understanding of your asset, particularly as tenant-driven markets allow a flight to quality. Whatever your owner’s strategy, these sessions offer a range of options for attracting and retaining tenants, negotiating leases, evaluating asset performance, and maximizing NOI.

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2. Raising the Bar: Creating High-Performance Buildings


Getting to “green” is no longer enough. “High Performance” is the new standard in operations. How do you get there? High performance buildings require a complex synthesis of technologies, systems, and data management. From emerging technologies, to evolving best practices, these sessions offer the latest intelligence to help you create and sustain  your own “gold standard” high performance building.

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3. Forging Current and Future Leaders

Good leaders aren’t born; they’re made—especially in challenging times. Our leadership sessions showcase the strategies that helped launch businesses and real world (and real estate) leaders! Discover the qualities, talents and team members that leaders of today and tomorrow will need to guide the industry forward; into the future.

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4. Getting (to) Smart: Leveraging Technologies and Systems for Better Operational Performance

Sponsored by TRANE

Looking for ways to make your building “smarter?” Find out how to leverage building systems, operational best practices, and technologies to enhance your asset’s operational performance. These sessions offer insights for building your building’s “I.Q.”—through case studies of tested technologies and practices. No homework required!

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5. Meeting the Demands of Emerging Regulations and Standards

The landscape in Washington can change almost as quickly as the landscape of yoru building. How does a well-heeled property manager keep up with all the latest requirements without losing their head every two years? Our sessions will iron out the details on new regulations, standards and requirements.

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Featured Speakers.

David Gergen.A trusted advisor to four presidents and to both political parties, David Gergen offers a bipartisan analysis of the Obama Administration, a divided Congress, the 2012 elections and what today’s headlines mean for the future of America.

Michael Fascitelli and Peter Linnean.President and CEO of the third largest REIT in the U.S. Michael D. Fascitelli and world-class economist Dr. Peter Linneman will debate the state of commercial real estate in the U.S. and around the globe in a lively dialogue at the Monday General Session. Mr. Fascitelli is president and chief executive officer of Vornado Realty Trust (NYSE: VNO), where he also serves as a Trustee of the Board, and Dr. Linneman, widely recognized as one of the leading strategic thinkers in the real estate industry, is the principal of Linneman Associates.

Henry Chamberlain.President and Chief Operating Officer BOMA International.Henry Chamberlain directs BOMA International’s staff in support of the Association´s more than 100 local associations and affiliates with 17,000-plus members who own or manage more than 9 billion square feet of commercial properties in North America and abroad.

The Every Building Show.

The Every Building Show provides innovative solutions that benefit all types of buildings. Meet with leading suppliers who will show you how to increase operational efficiencies, enhance property values and reduce costs. Experience state-of-the-art products, services and technologies targeted to your needs. If you are responsible for purchasing or recommending products and services for your buildings, this show is an indispensible resource that will help you buy smarter and more efficiently than ever before.

Fun and Washington D.C.?

Who knows? Looking froward to a lot of educational/networking/conversations and maybe even some deal making. Stay tuned!


Duke Long

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