BOMA’s Annual Conference

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This week, the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) took part in the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) annual conference, which was this year held in Seattle, Washington. This three-day event attracted over 3,000 attendees, including 400 trade stands, and covered a broad range of topics including measurement and international standards.

Global Commercial Director Johnny Dunford presented at the meeting on the role of RICS and the RICS vision for International standards. BOMA floor measurement standards are currently used extensively in the US real estate markets and to a lesser extent outside the US. BOMA employees and members recognise the fragmented nature of the US real estate market and believe that RICS is well-placed to deliver global standards, which has the potential to improve the way the market operates.

Following Johnny’s presentation, the BOMA Board of Directors agreed to establish a three-man task force to work with RICS on International Measurement standards. Johnny says, ‘The 2012 BOMA conference in Seattle marked the 100th anniversary of BOMA in the city. This was the first conference attended by the RICS and it was fitting to find BOMA employees and members to be enthusiastic supporters of RICS standards, membership and vision. The future for joint working between RICS and BOMA looks promising.’

Posted by Guest Johnny Dunford of RICS

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