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Archive July 2020

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The Business of Buildings: A Property Manager's Guide to Asset Management

Don’t miss your opportunity to take the new online version of the popular Business of Buildings certificate program, a two-day intensive certificate program produced by BOMA International and BOMI. Offered virtually for the first time, this popular course is designed for property managers who want to gain a better understanding of how to communicate with owners and asset managers. View the full program schedule.

ALERT: Protest Planned for 7/25 in Oakland

There is a planned protest Saturday evening in Oscar Grant Plaza.

Key Takeaways from BOMA 2020

Check out the recap from Henry Chamberlain:

Last week, commercial real estate professionals came together (online) for the first-ever virtual BOMA International Conference & Expo. Throughout the three-day program, participants attended education sessions on a range of hot topics, engaged in lively online chat rooms and perused the virtual exhibit hall, all while gathering valuable insights to help them navigate these unprecedented times. We covered a lot of ground in just a few days, touching on issues like the future of the workplace in a post-pandemic world, health-centric office design and building a more diverse and inclusive industry. 
 

The Despins Family

It is with deep sadness that we share that our dear friend, colleague and former Board Member, Liz Despins and her husband Edward,  lost their eleven year old daughter Alexa Mari on Tuesday, July 7 to Hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (HLH).  Alexa fought a hard battle against HLH since she was diagnosed last Fall.   

Alameda County Restrictions Update: Outdoor Dining & The Oakland Zoo

The attestation to become a variance county was approved today by the State. More activities have been approved to reopen under certain conditions.

EER 2020: 100 Years Anniversary

Looking to compare your income, expenses and occupancy rates with thousands of other commercial properties? Look no further than BOMA International’s just-released 2020 Office Experience Exchange Report, commercial real estate’s most comprehensive and accurate benchmarking resource for the office sector.

ICYMI: Getting Back to Work - Legal Implications

In case you missed it: view the recording of the webinar "Getting Back to Work: Legal Implications".

Prop 15 will Kill Prop 13

The proposition numbers for November’s election have been released, and the Split Roll Property Tax Measure pushed onto the ballot by public employee unions and far left activists has been numbered Proposition 15.Proposition 15 is aimed directly at you and your business and during one of the worst health crises ever seen, precipitated one of the worst recessions, this measure would enact an $12.5 Billion PER YEAR tax on commercial property in California.