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The Government Affairs Committee (GAC) recognizes that the negative economic indicators and transitional political dynamics have the potential to adversely affect BOMA members and the communities that they serve. Since 1908, BOMA/Metro Detroit has advocated on behalf of the office industry on the local, state and federal levels on issues that impact our building members, including taxation, energy and sustainability, preparedness and codes.


 BOMA/Metro Detroit relies upon member contributions to our Political Action Committee and Industry Defense Fund to support our advocacy efforts and also encourages Property and Allied Members to join together to make their voices heard on important issues that affect members' building and business operations.



Our partners in Lansing, Michigan Legislative Consultants, are well respected and positioned in Lansing to keep BOMA at the top of the game for issues impacting CRE. Working with the GAC, they ensure our voice is heard on important issues that affect members' building and business operations.


BOMA has been diligently working on  a number of issues  which have  threatened or are threatening  our industry as a result of the effects of  COVID-19. 

  • Clarification in guidance documentation from the Governor's attorneys and County officials..
  • Working with the Michigan Chamber since mid April on a bill to provide immunity from liability for COVID-19 exposure to business. "COVID-19 Reopening Protection Act".


BOMA continues to lead the industry as the voice for commercial real estate in state and federal government. We advocate for candidates and issues that promote economic vitality and the health of the commercial real estate industry and against those which would harm it.


 HB 5766- Tax Tribunal appeal deadline extension  Passed 6.11.20
 HB 5169- Defeated a Certificate of Merit   Defeated
 HB 4159- Support- Brownfield Redevelopment Financing Act to increase oversight of brownfield authorities to allow municipalities to create authorities to develop and implement brownfield projects.  
 HB 6101 | 6032 |6031 | 6030  Summary

SB 1023 | 1024

Safe harbor. COVID-19 Liability Protection. Bill Gilbert and Gregg McDuffee testified on behalf of BOMA.  

Letter of Support        Testimony

COVID-19 Response and Reopening Assurance Act Overview

Signed by the Governor Thursday, October 22. 

Public Act 236 

CARES Act- Fixed the qualified improvement property (QIP) error, allowing BOMA members, as well as restaurant and retail to fully expense tenant improvements. MORE included in the Act  Passed 6.11.20
 The Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act of 2019 (S. 2137 & H.R. 3962) MORE  
Energy-Efficient Commercial Buildings Tax Deduction, commonly referred to as 179D MORE  

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John Sier Chair

Bill Gilbert Board Liaison

Janet Langlois Executive Director 

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