February 2020  

President's Report

January 20/20 Economic Forecast
The end of January we had a very successful breakfast meeting with over 95 members and guests attending our meeting. We heard from:

  • Roderick Lane with ADOT gave us project updates
  • George Hammond, Eller College of Management, University of Arizona, spoke to us on MAP (Making Action Possible).
  • Lea Marquez Peterson from Arizona Corporation Commission spoke to us on the role and responsibility of the ACC.
  • Leah Bogen, Volk Companies, spoke to us on retail trends.
  • Juan Cisomani from the Governor’s office gave us an overview of the State of the State for 2020.  
  • Adam Lehrman from Tucson Foodie updated us on the openings and closings of restaurants in the Tucson market.

If you missed our meeting, power point presentations have been posted to our website.

Homeless Task Force Update
The BOMA Homeless Task Force has had several meetings with local police officers, the Chief of Police, the City Attorney’s office, Pima County Sheriff and others to discuss our concerns about the effect the homeless population is having on our tenants and our properties. As the result, we have scheduled a “meet and greet” (registration and information is located in the newsletter) with each of the Lead Police Officer’s for each division of TPD.  

In addition, we are working with Metropolitan Pima Alliance to schedule a Lunch and Learn so that we can narrow down and define our goals, as well as learn how to advocate with the most appropriate parties to accomplish our goals. These two events will be happening in the next few weeks and we will provide further information on dates very soon.

2020 Membership Dues
If you have not paid your membership dues for this year, please do so before March 5, 2020. We need to make final payments to BOMI on March 20, 2020. If members have not renewed by then, members will be removed from local and international database/website.

February 25, 2020 Lunch Meeting
Our lunch meeting in February will be held at Viscount Suite Hotel (NEW LOCATION). Our members, Betsy Johnson and Lynn Kastella will present CAM Reconciliation to us and will cover topics including lease types, lease terms, capital amortizations, along with owner and tenant responsibilities. Please bring any questions you have regarding CAM’s as Betsy and Lynn will gladly answer any questions.

February 2020 Committee Meetings
Immediately following our lunch meeting, we will be holding our first committee meetings of the new year.   Our goal in having the committee meetings right after our lunch program is to encourage member participation. We are seeking both principal and associate members to join our committees.  Committees are the sub network of our organization and we appreciate members volunteering their time.

We look forward to seeing everyone on February 25th.  Think BOMA First!


Deb Bryant, Sunrise Property Services
President BOMA GT

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Meeting/Event Information


February 25, 2020

CAM Reconciliation
11:45 AM - 1:00 PM
Viscount Suite Hotel
4855 E Broadway
Tucson, AZ 85711
February Program

$  0.00 Member Registration
$  0.00 Prospective Member
$35.00 Guest Registration



TOPIC:  CAM Reconcilition
Lease Types
Lease Terminology
     Base Year
     Prorata Share
Owner Responsibilities
Tenant Responsibilities  
SPEAKERS:  Betsy Johnson, CBRE and Lynn Kastella, RPA, BOMA Lifetime Member


NOTE:  We will be hosting committee meeting immediately follow the luncheon.  We hope you will take advantage of this opportunity to get involved with your BOMA GT!

Membership ~ Heather Baron / Barbara Camacho, Co-Chairs
Programs/Education ~ Betsy Johnson / Lora Steffen, Co-Chairs
Government Affairs ~ Sierra Howard / Eileen Lewis, Co-Chairs
Communications ~ Cathy Sams, Chair



CHICKEN W/ PESTO CREAM SAUCE ~ Risotto rice; green bean amandine
BAKED CHEESE MANICOTTI ~ Risotto rice; green bean amandine

CAROLINA CHICKEN SALAD ~ Mixed greens, crispy chicken tenders, cucumbers, tomato, red onion and pecans tossed in tangy honey mustard dressing.


Registration opens:  11:45 am
Networking:  11:45 am-12:00 noon
Lunch and speaker:  12:00 noon-1:00 pm


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Homeless Task Force


Homeless Task Force "Meet and Greet"
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
MAS Real Estate Services
4732 N. Oracle Road; Suite 313 (west side of the building)
Tucson, AZ 85705
A Concerned Business Community

$0.00 Homeless Task Force Meet n Greet

$0.00 Non Member - Homeless Task Force Meet n Greet

We are reaching out to you as a group of concerned citizens in the business community that have been referred to you by Rebecca Cassen, Legal Advisor for TPD & Chief Magnus to team up and work together on our local homeless issue that we are facing as a community. We would like to introduce ourselves over coffee and pastries and further discuss how we can collaborate and work together on making our community safer. 

Please join us on Wednesday, March 4 between 9:00am-10:00am for Coffee and Pastries at the M.A.S. Real Estate Services Office located at: 4732 N. Oracle Road, Suite 313 Tucson, AZ 85705.  PLEASE be sure to register for this event (no cost) so we can ensure we have enough goodies. 

We are very much looking forward to meeting with you and your associates to collaborate on this issue that is affecting our City.

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Welcome New Members


Brent Weindorf, Nu Flow Services of Tucson

Chris Christopher, Essential Pest Control

Eileen Lewis, Tucson Realty & Trust

Garrett Knoll, SealMaster Arizona

Karen Wolf, Cushman & Wakefield | PICOR

Katie Richerbach, Reef Parking

Kelly Good, Urban Tactical Security

Spencer Henson, Lee Hoffman Roofing

Tracey Slagle, ABM Facility Services

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Committee Meetings

What committee are you going to bring value to?

In 2020 we will be holding our monthly committee meetings right after our monthly luncheon .  By holding the committee meetings on the same day as our luncheon, we hope that will encourage members to participate in committee work. The following members have agreed to chair the following committees: 

  • Membership Committee: Heather Baron and Barbara Camacho
  • Programs/Education Committee: Betsy Johnson and Lora Steffen
  • Communications/Social Media Committee:  Cathy Sams
  • Gov’t Affairs / Advocacy Committee: Eileen Lewis and Sierra Howard

Our first committee meeting will be held immediately after our luncheon on February 25, 2020.  Please consider joining one of our committees. 

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Membership Dues

Your renewed membership in BOMA Greater Tucson demonstrates your commitment to the profession of commercial real estate.  You are a vital part of this dynamic federation of building owners and managers that collectively represent over nine billion square feet of commercial properties and facilities in North America. 

PLEASE be sure to get your 2020 Membership dues paid by March 5th.  Invoices were sent out in early December and again this month.  If you are not paid by March 5th, you will be removed from the website/database for both the local and international BOMA.


Log in to
>Member Area (left hand side of screen)
   >Member Dues (click on this and follow the steps)

If you would like to become a BOMA GT Partner, please contact Luann (520) 310-1605 in the BOMA GT office for pricing.  This needs to be completed by the end of January so we can get a new banner made to be displayed at the monthly luncheons.

We look forward to another great year together!

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Designation Class

A Higher Standard: The Commercial Real Estate Certification You've Been Waiting For

Just announced: The BOMA Foundation has created a new scholarship to fund individuals pursuing the CMCP certification. Up to eight scholarships will be awarded per quarter. Applicants may use the scholarship to cover either the CMCP application/exam fee or the CMCP Exam Prep Course.

We are pleased to introduce the new Certified Manager of Commercial Properties™ (CMCP™), a certification designed for early-career property professionals who are looking to validate their industry knowledge and take their careers in commercial real estate to the next level.

As the only certification of its kind in the industry, the CMCP instantly communicates your ability to be an effective commercial property manager and your strong understanding of the responsibilities of the role. Earning the CMCP certification is the first step in building a successful career in commercial real estate.

CMCP™ Advantages

  • Offers recognition early in one’s career (typically 1–5 years of  experience)
  • Validates foundational knowledge in key areas of property management
  • Evaluates readiness for additional training, responsibilities and career advancement
  • Quickly assists employers with on-boarding new property managers and assessing industry knowledge and career potential
  • Backed by BOMA and BOMI Certification, Inc., the leaders in commercial real estate education and training

Eligibility Requirements

  • Four-year degree and 1 year of property management experience, or
  • Two-year degree and 2 years of property management experience, or
  • No degree and 4 years of property management experience,and
  • 30 hours of verifiable education in commercial property management
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Rebate Programs

Member Savings Programs

Home Depot Member Rebate Program

Sign Up Now – No Cost to Enroll!

BOMA members participating in the Home Depot member rebate program have received rebate checks totaling $4 million for purchases made through the program this past year.

If you’re not already participating in this exciting opportunity, it’s easy to sign up to earn a 2 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, and annual purchases must total a minimum of $25,000 to qualify.

Enroll now and start earning money on your company’s Home Depot purchases. Be sure to enter the program code BOMA when you register.

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Partnership Program



We have 4 levels:



Prickly Pear


If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the office at (520) 310-1605.







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Social Media

Join us/like us on


These are great resources to use to invite others to events, job posings, etc.

ALSO, BOMA International has their own app.  Download it to your phone.  Here is what it looks like:

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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 [email protected] or call (520) 310-1605.

Thank you,

Luann Schwartz
Executive Director

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