BOMA's Impact on Jobs
& the Economy
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BOMA continues to lead the industry
as the voice for commercial real estate. From the offices of building
management to the halls of government, BOMA serves member needs by advancing
both the industry from within and its status from without.
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Our state is making great strides at turning around future prospects for job creation and quality of life. Recently The Tax Foundation ranked Michigan 7th from 49th in the
State Business Tax Climate Index. We need to recognize that the real estate industry has been and will remain one of the great catalysts for economic growth, and we need to assist the government leaders in recognizing this same concept and principle.
As BOMA members, we should all be concerned about what is happening in Lansing and Washington. Your elected representatives have the power to pass laws that will greatly affect your bottom line for years to come. In the past year, your Government Affairs Committee, with the assistance of our Lobbyists, Michigan Legislative Consultants, have led the fight to protect our interests on such important issues as;
- A Competitive Business Environment
- Green Building - educating legislators on realistic method of achieving sustainability in building operations and maintenance while also enhancing economic viability.
- Tax Tribunal – educating government on problematic procedures and providing real world solutions that work for business.
- WPW Challenges- continuing efforts to maintain a fair property tax system without retroactive changes.
The Legislature introduces hundreds of bills each year, and many of them have direct and indirect impact on commercial real estate, purposeful or unintended. While individually you may not have the time and resources to monitor the actions in government, your Government Affairs Committee, the BOMA Staff, and our Lobbyists remain attentive to those issues affecting our industry. This level of effort requires your constant support to maintain. The work in Lansing is not without some financial cost. Political figures who share and defend our common interests need our financial support through our Political Action Committee (PAC), a joint effort with BOMA West Michigan. PAC contributions can only be collected from individuals, not corporations, and we hope to achieve one hundred percent participation in the PAC by the end of next year. There are several opportunities to contribute, and each of us can assist in our own way, no matter how “small” you may think that it is. With the collective effort of the BOMA members, “small” contributions can lead to large results. We will be offering several ways to contribute over the upcoming year, and are looking for 100% participation, We invite you to participate at every opportunity and get your co-workers and colleagues involved. Unlike voting, you can contribute early and often!
The Government Affairs Committee stays informed and helps to protect your interests. Please do what you can to support us in 2012. Make a personal donation to the PAC, a corporate donation to the GAC, buy a raffle ticket, donate an item to the PAC/GAC auction, or get involved. We need you to stay engaged and help us to continue serving the commercial real estate industry.
Thank you for all of your support and we will see you at the next BOMA gathering!
2012 Government Affairs
|—John M. Sier, Esq.
is a Principal at Kitch Attorneys & Counselors. contact John
2010 Service Provider of the Year
2006 Supplier Member of the Year
2002 Outstanding Service Award
Manager of the Detroit-Wayne Joint Building Authority. contact Gregg
2011 Facility Manager of the Year
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Gregg McDuffee & Paul Magy at Winter Business Meeting 2012
From Left: Paul Magy, Congressman Hansen Clarke, Patricia Cole, Janet Langlois, and Gregg McDuffee.