Archive March 2024

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Mayor Sheng Thao Announces Floyd Mitchell as Oakland Police Chief

Oakland Chamber of Commerce -  Oakland, CA - Mayor Sheng Thao announced the appointment of Floyd Mitchell as Oakland Police Chief.
Mitchell has more than 30 years of experience in law enforcement and previously served as Chief of Police in Lubbock, Texas. Chief Mitchell’s start date is being finalized but he is expected to begin leading the Oakland Police Department between late April and early May.


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BOMA International Releases Newest Floor Measurement Standard for Office Buildings

BOMA International -- Available Today! We are so excited to release BOMA 2024 for Office Buildings — ANSI/BOMA Z65.1-2024. The BOMA 2024 Office Standard includes many new features, enhancements, and clarifications since the release of the 2017 edition. It is intended exclusively for office buildings, regardless of the nature of the businesses they house; including but not limited to, various commercial, medical, institutional, and life science uses. It can be used for single tenant, multi-tenant, or multi-building configurations, and is suitable for measuring new, existing, and proposed office buildings. Get yours today at


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Commercial Real Estate Industry Sponsors Legislation To Address Building Delays

California Business Properties AssociationSacramento, CA - Today, California Business Properties Association (CBPA) and NAIOP of California announced legislation introduced to address lengthy delays in the building permit process. In partnership with the commercial real estate industry, Assemblymember Sharon Quirk-Silva (D – Fullerton) has introduced Assembly Bill 2433, the Private Permitting Review and Inspection Act.  


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Participate in the Bay Area Council's Return to Office Survey

The Bay Area Council - The Return to Office survey helps us better understand current and future travel patterns and design transit services that best meet commuters’ needs. Help us plan for the future of the Bay Area by completing the Return to Office survey today.


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BOMA International Release How To: Increase Profitability with Better Space Management

BOMA International has releasted its latest guide - How To: Increase Profitability with Better Space Management. Learn more about maintain your space and get a better return of investment in your commercial property!


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Water Conservation Showcase Open Now!

Are you interested in discovering innovative ways to protect one of Earth's most valuable resources? Look no further than the FREE Water Conservation Showcase on April 4, 2024 at the San Ramon Valley Conference Center in San Ramon, California. This all-day conference is dedicated to showcasing scalable strategies and solutions that can make a real impact on our state’s water conservation efforts. The full conference program is now live.


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Caltrans’ 10-Point Action Plan Released

Repost Oakland Chamber of Commerce - Governor Newsom recently released Caltrans’ 10-Point Action Plan which outlines a comprehensive strategy to support the City of Oakland in improving street safety and beautification. The plan highlights efforts to install security cameras, intensify maintenance, increase litter abatement and landscaping, address encampment issues, host local hiring events, conduct clean-ups, and focus on beautification projects.


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Scholarships for the BOMA International Annual Conference Out Now

The Emerging Professional scholarship and the Michael J. Coleman scholarship are awarded annually to emerging professionals working in commercial real estate to attend BOMA Internationals Annual Conference and Expo (July 13-16 in Philadelphia). The Emerging Professional scholarship is for registration, airfare and hotel costs, up to $2,500. The Michael J. Coleman scholarship covers registration and $1,000 towards travel expenses! Learn More.


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Step into the Excitement: Join the Bidding at the BOMA Foundation 2024 Virtual Silent Auction and Help Shape the Future of Commercial Real Estate!

Now is your chance, join us to support the BOMA Foundation's mission, and have a chance at winning some great prizes. Proceeds from this auction will directly contribute to the Foundation's Scholarships, providing invaluable opportunities for early career commercial real estate professionals.


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