Archive February 2023

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BOMA International: Medical Office Buildings Conference

Join us April 26-28 in Chicago at the 2023 BOMA International Medical Office Buildings + Healthcare Real Estate Conference to learn about innovative solutions that help resolve capital constraints and other current challenges. Build new relationships with your industry peers at the largest event for healthcare real estate where you will have access to influencers at exclusive sessions and obtain high-caliber content created by experts in this field. 


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Healthcare Real Estate Trends Signal Positive Changes for Investors and Property Managers

Healthcare real estate will continue to offer “tremendous opportunity” for investors seeking options, especially as ambulatory surgical centers (ACSs), rehabilitation and behavioral health segments grow in importance, a new JLL report notes.


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BOMA International's Annual legislative fly-in Day

BOMA International’s Public Policy Symposium and annual legislative fly-in Day is quickly approaching on March 14-15, 2023—exactly one month from today. Direct engagement with our Members of Congress on a local level is the most effective advocacy tool there is, and we need your participation to help drive the success of the commercial real estate industry.   We encourage all BOMA Oakland/East Bay members to follow the link below—or scan the QR Code—to register for the fly-in as we work to advance an aggressive policy agenda in this new Congress. 


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In Memorial: Rex S. Hime

Rex S. Hime

CBPA Founding CEO and President Emeritus
BOMA California Former CEO
February 15, 1948 – February 4, 2023. 


Rex S. Hime passed away at his home in Loomis, CA, after a lengthy battle with cancer. Rex lit up a room when he walked in – not just with his bright Hawaiian shirts but with his intellect and passion. He will be missed but never forgotten.


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BOMA SF, OEB Provide Comments on Proposed Plan to Ban Sale of Natural Gas Equipment by 2031

This week, BOMA San Francisco and Oakland East/Bay provided comments to the Bay Area Air Quality Management District on their proposed amendments to Rule 9-6, which regulates the emissions limits of nitrogen oxides from natural gas-fired water heaters and boilers. In laymen’s terms: the proposal would require that, starting in 2031, commercial property owners purchase electric equipment.


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Cal/OSHA Non-Emergency COVID Regulation

While many COVID workplace rules are here to stay for 2023, employers can celebrate less administrative and financial burdens in certain areas. One big change that happened on February 3, 2023, is that Cal/OSHA’s Non-Emergency COVID Regulation went into effect, meaning exclusion pay obligations have ended. “Exclusion pay” was the obligation to pay employees who were unable to work due to work-related COVID exposure. The new regulation will remain in effect until February 3, 2025 (with record-keeping obligations lasting until February 3, 2026).


As a reminder, Supplemental Paid Sick Leave (known as “SPSL” or “COVID sick pay”) for employers with 26 or more employees already expired as of December 31, 2022. So, you may be wondering how to handle COVID-related leave requests in light of the changes.   



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Design Operations & Maintenance of Building Systems Part 2

The Design, Operation, and Maintenance of Building Systems, Part II is for property and facilities managers who need to make management decisions about various building systems and sites. Your decisions will increase occupant safety and comfort while facilitating building efficiency to meet the business goals of an organization. Critical topics in this course include electrical systems and lighting, elevator maintenance and modernization, pest and solid waste management, security issues, fire and life safety systems, and energy management concerns. The topics covered will help you analyze and manage your building systems.


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