The Building Owners & Managers Association
Westchester County NY


Frequently Asked Questions

  1. What is the cost of membership?

    The cost of membership varies with each BOMA local association. To obtain the current dues rate, please click on Membership Rates page.

  2. How can I find out if there is a local association in my area?

    BOMA International has 92 local associations throughout the United States and Canada, including 15 international affiliates.

  3. Who can join BOMA?

    Commercial, corporate or government real estate owners, investors, developers, managers, leasing/marketing representatives and those persons who earn their primary living from associated disciplines may join BOMA. Also, companies or individuals that provide products or services with a direct interest in the commercial real estate industry may join BOMA.

  4. What are the benefits of membership?

    • Advocacy - BOMA is the leader in commercial real estate advocacy keeping members abreast of key legislative, regulatory, and codes and standards issues at both the national and state level.

    • Education – BOMA University provides a wealth of knowledge and solutions, in a variety of media. You can learn in traditional classroom settings, or you can learn at your desk, via audio seminars or eSeminars, our newest educational offerings. BOMA also offers customized education, designed specifically to meet your organization's training needs. For more information, please visit our Education pages or call our Education Hotline at (202) 326-6331.

    • Research - BOMA International collects and disseminates timely and critical research and information to the office building industry. BOMA's research department produces and publishes a number of industry benchmark publications including: annual Experience Exchange Report, Pulse surveys, Telecom surveys for owners and tenants, and much more!

    • Inclusive Membership - Networking opportunities are another key element of BOMA membership through monthly luncheons and programs offered through BOMA local associations, or by participation in the BOMA International Annual Conference & Office Building Show or Winter Business Meeting. BOMA offers a global marketplace through affiliation with Australia, Brazil, Finland, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, the Philippines and South Africa.

    • Information - Other key benefits and sources of knowledge and information for BOMA members through The BOMA Magazine, bi-weekly Currents and Up-to-Code, quarterly codes udpates. In addition, members receive discounts on publications, seminars and other BOMA sponsored programs.

  5. What membership category do I fall under?

    Within BOMA International there are four general categories of membership:

    • BOMA Local Association membership – Belong to one of BOMA's 92 federated North American local associations as a "principal", "principal additional" (for example: building owner, property manager, asset manager, corporate facility manager, leasing professional, medical office building professional, or other commercial real estate professional) or "associate" (provide a product or service to the local commercial real estate industry). Please note that different local associations assign industry job functions to different BOMA categories. Click here to contact your local association for more information.

    • Member-At-Large (MAL) – If you are a building owner, property manager, asset manager, corporate facility manager, leasing professional, medical office building professional, or other commercial real estate professional in a market without a federated BOMA Local Association, you can join BOMA International directly as a Member-At-Large. Click Here for a membership application.

    • National Associate Membership (NAM) – To qualify for National Associate Membership you must be a manufacturer, supplier or distributor to the commercial real estate industry, conduct business on a regional or national basis, AND hold membership in at least one BOMA local association.

    • International Membership - If your firm is located in Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Finland, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Mexico, the Philippines, Russia, or South Africa or the United Kingdom, join BOMA through its International Affiliates located in those respective countries. Interested professionals from other nations may join directly as Members-At-Large.

  6. How do I update my member information?

    If you are a member of one of BOMA's local associations and you wish to update or change your address or update a member representative, contact your local association by fax, phone or e-mail.

    If you are a Member-At-Large or National Associate Member, please contact BOMA International directly at (202) 326-6361 or via e-mail at

  7. How can I renew my membership?

    If you are a member of one of BOMA's local associations and you wish to renew your membership, please contact your local association directly for specific renewal information.

    National Associate Members and Members-At-Large should contact BOMA International directly at (202) 326-6361 or via e-mail at

  8. How do I start a local BOMA association?

    If there is no BOMA local association in your market and you wish to assist in the formation of a new federated local BOMA, please contact BOMA at (202) 326-6361 or via email

    To form a local BOMA, you are required to have a minimum of 30 local representative members. It is important for any new group to take its time in developing a membership base, governance structure, bylaws and dues schedule to assure its success. The make-up of the first 30 local representatives should be a sampling of the entire local building marketplace, with a recommended core concentration. BOMA International's membership marketing department will provide membership materials and guidance to any group or organization interested in federating with BOMA International.

  9. Can I join BOMA International directly if there is not a BOMA local association nearby?

    Owners and managers of commercial buildings that are not located within the jurisdiction of one of BOMA's local associations are eligible to join BOMA International directly as a Member-At-Large.

  10. What types of educational programs are available through BOMA?

    BOMA offers a variety of education programs in a variety of media: traditional classroom-type programs, along with audio seminars (seminars delivered by telephone), and eSeminars (online courses available anywhere you have an Internet connection). For more information, please visit our "Training and Education" pages.

  11. Does BOMA provide an opportunity for their members to network?

    In addition to your local association's monthly meetings, seminars and programs, BOMA International's Annual Convention and The Every Building Show held each June features several networking opportunities and is the industry's largest trade show. It attracts over 4,000 attendees and 400 exhibits. Other networking opportunities are provided through BOMA's Annual Winter Business Meetings & Leadership Conference.

  12. Does BOMA have a job bank?

    Yes, BOMA International does currently host a job bank. Click here for more information.

  13. How can my building enter the TOBY or the Earth Awards Program?

    The Outstanding Building of the Year (TOBY®) Awards are the most prestigious and comprehensive programs of its kind in the commercial real estate industry. The award recognizes quality in office buildings and rewards excellence in office building management.

    During the competitions, all facets of a building’s operations are thoroughly evaluated. Entries are judged on everything from community involvement to environmental and sustainability management.

    TOBY Winners are recognized for excellence in office building management and operations in specific categories of buildings size or type. To win the international award, the office buildings first must win both local and regional competitions. Judging is based on community impact, tenant/employee relations, energy conservation, emergency preparedness, and environmental and sustainability.

    The international TOBY Awards will be presented at the BOMA International Conference in Washington, DC, June 28, 2011.

  14. What is the difference between a National Associate Member and a local BOMA member?

    National Associate Members (NAMs) are members that manufacture, supply, distribute or provide a service to the commercial real estate industry and does business regionally, nationally, or internationally (and in addition, hold membership in at least one of BOMA's local associations). NAMs join directly through BOMA International.

    Local BOMA members are companies or individuals that have a direct interest in the commercial real estate industry and join directly through the local association.

  15. How do I obtain a membership directory?

    The membership directory is available to members only and is published each October and distributed to each of BOMA's over 17,000 members. It is also available through the online Membership Directory for members only.

  16. How do I obtain back issues or a current copy of The BOMA Magazine, the official news magazine of the Building Owners and Managers Association International?

    As a BOMA member, you receive The BOMA magazine monthly as part of your benefits package. To obtain an additional one-year subscription to The BOMA Magazine, visit our subscription page. Back issues are also available by contacting BOMA's communications department at (202) 326-6315 or

  17. What is the relationship between BOMA and BOMI?

    BOMA International and BOMI International are two separate entities. Designation courses are developed by BOMI International and then delivered through many of BOMA's local associations. Registering for classes with BOMI International does not entitle you to BOMA membership; however, as a BOMA member, you generally qualify for discounts on designation courses. For more information about BOMI Institute designation programs, contact your BOMA local association or BOMI International.

If you have any questions concerning BOMA Westchester membership, please contact Marianne H. Carney at 1-800-726-6224 or BOMA International customer service department at (202) 326-6366.


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The Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) International is a federation of 93 BOMA U.S. associations, BOMA Canada and its 11 regional associations and 13 BOMA international affiliates. Founded in 1907, BOMA represents the owners and managers of all commercial property types including nearly 10 billion square feet of U.S. office space that supports 3.7 million jobs and contributes $205 billion to the U.S. GDP. Its mission is to advance the interests of the entire commercial real estate industry through advocacy, education, research, standards and information. BOMA/New Jersey has been federated with BOMA International since 1974. Find BOMA International online at

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