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"Achievement Now!" Joint Luncheon with AAFAME
This is our 2nd Annual Joint Luncheon with AAFAME featuring the ARCH (AAFAME Recognition of Champions) Award & a keynote presentation with valuable information you can use in your daily life.
Our presenter will be Craig Krause, Owner and Founder of Direct Development Training.
Find out how you can achieve record-breaking success in your own life and career, while staying connected to what matters most to you.
Attend this luncheon for a chance to do something about it!
- Do you find yourself doing the same things year in and year out, getting the same results or even less?
- Have you "learned" to settle and accept what you have and who you are, but deep down want something else?
Hull Supply and Steam Team
Through the recent passage of the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018, the Energy Efficient Commercial Buildings Tax Deduction — also known as Section 179D — has been retroactively extended through 2017. This important deduction, which incentivizes energy efficient retrofits, previously expired at the end of 2016. The one-year renewal will allow building owners who invested in upgrades to their property's envelope, HVAC, and lighting in 2017 that reduced the building's energy consumption to take the full $1.80 per square foot (psf) deduction (or a partial deduction of $.60 psf for upgrades to individual building systems).
BOMA International's advocacy team currently is working with lawmakers in Congress to encourage a long-term extension and modification of 179D. According to a study released last year by BOMA International, in collaboration with other real estate industry groups and with support from a grant from Yardi, long-term extension and modification would create as many as 77,000 jobs and add $7.4 billion annually to the national gross domestic product. Read more about the study and the benefits of 179D online.
BOMA is working hard to get this tax provision extended into 2018.
Prominent Pointe I located at 8310 N. Capital of TX Highway 100,000 to 249,999 square feet. Property Manager, Marty Timmerman, Peloton Commercial Real Estate.
Las Cimas II & III located at 807 Las Cimas Parkway, Suburban Office Park Low-rise. Property Manager, Adam Benoit, Peloton Commercial Real Estate.
The Outstanding Building of the Year or TOBY Awards, now in its 35th year, honors the best in commercial real estate. The two local winners will be entered into the Southwest Regional Competition, held on April 15 in Corpus Christi. Winners from Regional will then move forward and compete for the International TOBY in their category, which will be announced in San Antonio at the BOMA International Every Building Conference TOBY Gala in June.
Judging is based on:
There were 15 categories with entries in two this year. We would like to acknowledge this year's judges, who took much time out of their schedules to support our 2018 TOBY program.
- Community Involvement
- Tenant Relations
- Energy Management Systems & Procedures
- Environmental & Regulatory Compliance/Programs
- Emergency Preparedness & Security Standards
- Building Personnel Training Programs
- Greg Barnes, RMR Group
- Bruce Brandel, Mid America Metals
- Amanda Coupe, Stream Realty
- Farrah Grotto, Vanderbilt Office Properties
- Jasmine Porter, Newmark Knight Frank, Committee Board Liaison
- Ron Skipper, Oracle
- Ron Tuttle, HPI
Join us on March 27 for the TOBY Workshop. Learn the ins and outs of submitting! Participants say they learn so much about their property and how to make it better, not to mention how it brings their team together!!
As you know, we launched the Don Tait Memorial Scholarship this year. This scholarship was created in honor of Donald "Don" Reid Tait, a longtime BOMA Austin Member and Past President, who passed away in August 2017.
Who is Eligible?
Sponsors: BOMI and CBRE
- Employees of a BOMA Austin Principal Member or Associate Member Companies.
- Individuals with a minimum of one year experience in property management or systems maintenance.
- Self-supporting students (not receiving tuition reimbursement). However, if employer pays a portion, application may be made for the balance.
- Scholarship will be awarded to an individual only once.
A controversial downtown tower is moving forward despite the Design Commission's declaration that it violates the city's urban design guidelines.
The project at 405 Colorado St. would replace a surface parking lot with a 25-story structure with 13 levels of parking. The building would feature 11 floors of office space on top of 13 floors of parking. A 14th-floor "sky lobby" would separate the two uses.
The Wall Street Journal
Foreign investors once flocked to trophy real-estate assets in the U.S., such as fancy hotels and sky-high towers.
Now, as the commercial real-estate market enters the late innings of a bull market, foreigners are diving into a less exotic sector: student housing.
The city has taken a big step toward selecting Catellus Development Corp. as the master developer for the Colony Park development in East Austin.
Catellus, the company chosen in late 2004 to be the master developer for the Mueller community, is the only developer on the city’s shortlist to develop the 208 acres on Decker Lane near Walter E. Long Metropolitan Park.
South by Southwest began as a film festival in Austin in 1987. Over time it has become a massive event featuring multimedia art installations, live music and all sorts of conferences. It represents an outstanding opportunity for companies of all kinds, from tech to consumer products, to solidify their public image.
What began as an event expected to attract 150 people in 1987 topped 70,000 in 2017. With tremendous growth comes great change. SXSW has remained true to its core mission of providing a space for inspired people to develop their careers, but it has become increasingly difficult, if not impossible, for entrepreneurs and small businesses to afford the space they need to showcase their brands during the 10-day festival.
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From old fire departments to post offices that succumbed to the demise of snail mail, buildings across the country have fallen prey to shifting markets and the rise of technology.
But what is old can be made new again and these buildings are proof of that. In Austin, a former electrical power plant has since been revitalized into a multiuse complex with residential, retail, office and hotel space. In Pittsburgh, a former place of worship now serves as a brewery and restaurant.
By Alok Trivedi
Entering the world of business means you must step up your leadership game. Great leaders take years to develop their skills. Throughout their journey, they put ambition to the test. Leadership is a skill just like juggling or speaking another language. It takes hard work and constant refinement to remain skilled at the craft. The following five tips can help you develop and refine your business leadership skills.
The mass shooting at a South Florida high school has revived conversations around how to make schools safer for students and teachers alike.
Workers in 2018 may feel like they're back at their alma maters as companies redesign workspaces to cater to millennials. Open office spaces are out, while collaborative spaces are in. The open office plans that trickled down from Silicon Valley, California, haven't delivered on promises of maximized productivity and flexibility, and the pendulum is settling somewhere between traditional cubicle offices and open office plans.
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