December 2017  

President's Report





As we wrap up 2017, I like to first think about the last 11 months.  BOMA has put on some very good programs.  We started in January with the Economic Forecast, a different format brought a lot of great reviews.  We followed up with a tour of a great building, ENR2 at the University of Arizona, Property Taxes and Signage Code Reviews, a look at the Bidding Process and then we wrapped up with Dealing with the Homeless. The golf tournament started early in the morning and exceeded our income expectations.  I heard great things from our golfers. 

A big thank you to everyone who worked on or chaired a committee.  You have no idea how much I appreciate you all.  2017 was great because of all of you and our members. 

I am looking forward to next year.  Our Economic Forecast will have a few changes from the format last year by bringing in a little more market information.  We have Tucson Foodie returning as well as an update from Rosemont Mining.  Programs in 2018 are in the works and include a self-defense class during September.  Please mark your calendar with the dates for each luncheon (the last Tuesday of each month with the exception of major holiday monts).

Our final event this year is a mixer which includes the presentation of the Principal Member and Associate Member of the Year awards.  Please join us on December 14 at the Union Public House from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.  Hope to see you there.

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Meeting/Event Information


Holiday Mixer 2017

December 14, 2017

BOMA GT Holiday Mixer
December 14, 2017
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Union Public House
4340 N. Campbell Avenue
Tucson, AZ 85718
Join Us for Some Holiday Festivities

$0.00 BOMA Member

$0.00 Guest ~ Prospective Member

$35.00 Non Member

CLICK HERE to see what items are needed for the Erik Hite Foundation.  We will be collecting items at the mixer.  PLEASE CONTRIBUTE!



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Betsy Johnson, President
Deb Bryant, Vice President
Carolyn Graf, Secretary/Treasurer (not pictured)
Brooke Bernal, Principal Director (not pictured)
Andy Gregory, Principal Director
Brianne Hansen, Principal Director
Teresa Ryberg, Principal Director
James Buchanan, Associate Director
Kyle Kelly, Associate Director
Cathy Sams, Associate Director

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Economic Forecast


Economic Forecast Flyer 12-1-17

January 23, 2018

Economic Forecast Breakfast
January 23, 2018
7:45 AM - 11:15 PM
Skyline Country Club
5200 E. St. Andrews Drive
Tucson, AZ 85718
A Look Back on 2017 and What Does 2018 Hold?

$  0.00 BOMA Member - Economic Forecast

$35.00 Non-BOMA Member - Economic Forecast 

Join BOMA Greater Tucson for our Annual Economic Forecast Breakfast



NO refunds after Noon on January 19, 2018

AGENDA  **Subject to Change 

8:00 - 9:00 am

 Registration Check In & Breakfast Buffet

9:00 - 9:05 am

   Betsy Johnson, BOMA Greater Tucson President  

9:05 - 9:35 am

 Municipalities Panel Featuring:
  * Victor Gonzalez, CEcD, Economic Development Manager; Town of Sahuarita
  * Amanda Jacobs, Economic Development Manager; Town of Oro Valley
  * John H. Moffatt, Economic Development Director; Pima County
  * Town of Marana ~ TBD
  * City of Tucson ~ TBD
  * South Tucson ~ TBD

9:35- 9:50 am

 HSL Asset Management; Chris Evans, Executive Vice President

9:50 - 10:05 am

 Bar & Restaurant Update, Tucson Foodie, Adam Lehrman, Owner

10:05 - 10:20 am


10:20 - 10:40 am

 Hudbay-Rosemont Project; Jerry Bustamante, Community Relations Manager

10:40 - 11:00 am

 Keynote Speaker ~ INFO COMING SOON...

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Membership Dues


Invoices went out via email at the end of November for your 2018 Membership Dues.  If for some reason you did not receive your invoice, please respond to this email and I will resend it.

Please note and advise your accounts payable division of our mailing address:

10645 N. Orace Road
Suite 121; #239
Oro Valley, AZ  85737

If you prefer to pay with a credit card, please call the BOMA Office at (520) 310-1605.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

It has been a pleasure having you part of this great association and here is to another great year.

I hope to see you at the Holiday Mixer and for those I will miss, have a wonderful holiday season!

Here's to 2018!!!

Luann Schwartz
Executive Director

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Rules and Regulations

Submitted by Jeff Olson, SKYTEK Building Services

Window Cleaning Safety Compliance Notification

On November 17, 2016 OSHA published the new regulations and final rule to Walking Working Surfaces 1910.27 Subpart D.  These new regulations became effective January 20, 2017 and have compliance deadlines that must be met by both building owners and contractors.   As your professional window cleaning contractor, I feel it is my duty to not only inform you of what is required but also to work with you to achieve compliance with these new regulations.  A specific portion of these regulations has been instituted and updated to ensure the safety of the worker utilizing scaffold and rope descent systems (RDS) on your building(s). 

A copy of the International Window Cleaning Associations position statement can be obtained at:

A copy of the Final Rule and regulations can be obtained at: .

I encourage you to review this regulation using the link above and have provided a condensed summary for you below:

What is required of the Building Owner: 

  • Building owners are to identify, test, certify and maintain roof anchorages capable of supporting at 5000 lbs. in any direction they are loaded for each worker attached.
  • Certification of each anchorage must be done by a qualified person and at least every 10 years.
  • Inspection of each anchorage must be done by a qualified person annually.

 What is required of the Contractor:

  • Contractors using rope descent systems (RDS) are required to obtain written confirmation from the building owner that the anchorage points used for rigging such systems have been identified, tested, certified and maintained so they are capable of supporting 5000lb in any direction they are loaded per each worker attached.

The enforcement of this regulation and compliance deadline, which is a shared responsibility between the contractor and building owner, shall begin on November 20, 2017.

If your building(s) have had certification performed in the last 10 years, that certification is valid until it’s expiration date.  Please send written confirmation of that certification to us prior to November 20, 2017.

If your building(s) have NOT had certification performed in the last 10 years, you should immediately initiate starting that certification process with a qualified person. 

The certification process may include a visual inspection, load testing as prescribed by the engineer of record, drawing review for both code compliance and structural considerations, calculations and/or any combination of the above.

If proper anchorages are insufficient to meet the rigging requirements of such systems you will need to satisfy the deficiency by retro fitting or installing proper anchorages as well as performing the certification process on those anchorages to be compliant for this type of work to be performed on your building.

The best place to start is with the structural engineer for the fall protection company that manufactured and/or installed the roof anchorages.  If that information is not available to you or you’re not sure who to contact, please call or email me for a list of reputable and qualified companies that can assist you.

Even though the compliance deadline seems far off, all buildings across the United States that fall under this regulation will be needing to do the same.  There will most certainly be an influx and demand felt by the companies that perform the certification process. I would strongly encourage you to start that process now so there is no interruption or delay of service to your building for noncompliance.

Safety is and always has been our #1 priority.  We appreciate your joint commitment to worker safety on your buildings.

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Did You Know?

Earn a Two Percent Rebate on Your Home Depot Purchases

BOMA members participating in a national rebate incentive program with The Home Depot have earned more than $10 million in rebates to date — more than $3 million in 2016 alone! You can earn money back on your purchases, too. The Home Depot rebate program offers BOMA members a two percent annual rebate on all qualifying in-store and online pre-tax purchases of thousands of products in Paint, Janitorial, Flooring, Plumbing, Electrical and more, plus other special savings and services, such as dedicated support, delivery, competitive pricing and volume discounts.

There is no cost to enroll in the program. Rebates are distributed annually at the end of the rebate period, which runs through February, and annual purchases must total a minimum of $25,000 to qualify. This program is for commercial accounts only and is open to all BOMA members, including associate members.

Enroll now and start earning money on your company’s Home Depot purchases. Be sure to enter the program code BOMA when you register. If you are already enrolled in the program, be sure your account and payment information is up-to-date so that you don’t miss out on any savings or rebates.

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Partnership Program


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Prickly Pear


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10645 N. Oracle Road
Suite 121; #239
Oro Valley, AZ  85737

(520) 310-1605  phone
(520) 844-1674  fax 

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me in the BOMA GT office at or call (520) 310-1605.

Thank you,

Luann Schwartz
Executive Director

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