Boston, MA The 2020 BOMA International Conference & Expo will be held virtually from July 7 - 9, including the highly anticipated TOBY Awards Celebration. The first-of-its-kind three-day virtual event will include various breakout education sessions organized under the primary themes of workforce development, the evolving workplace and emerging trends, as well as two keynote sessions on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has had on commercial real estate and strategies for moving forward. If you wish to only join BOMA for the TOBY Awards on July 9th, it is free of charge. Join to support the four BOMA Boston buildings that will be competing! Keep up to date with the BOMA International Conference website, www.bomaconvention.org to register and for more information.
Are you interested in submitting a TOBY this year? The BOMA Boston local Call for Entries (submission requirements, eligibility, and manual) for 2020 are now available. We strongly encourage you to start preparing and set a plan for your submission process as early as you can. The BOMA Boston TOBY website, www.bomabostontoby.com, has all the information on the submissions process as well as the pre-recorded TOBY Tutorial and BOMA360 informational webinar.
BOMA Boston and BOMA International are both continuously updating their websites with updates and resources surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic. Look at www.bomaboston.org or www.boma.org for more information.
Save the date for BOMA Boston events including the Annual BOMA Golf Tournament on September 28th at Pinehills in Plymouth and BOMA Fallfest on October 14th at City Winery in Boston. As of now these events will still be taking place, we will keep folks informed if they get rescheduled based on government recommendations.
BOMA Boston is heartbroken by the untimely passing of our dear friend, colleague, and mentor Larry Lenrow. He passed away unexpectedly on Monday, June 8th. Our thoughts are with his family. Larry was an active BOMA Boston member for many decades and a true asset to our community. He was one of the most respected BOMI course instructors for over 25 years. In 2012, he was awarded the prestigious Executive of the Year Award at the TOBY Awards, an honor well deserved. Larry was a leader in the industry and a mentor to many in our membership. This is a great loss for our community here at BOMA Boston, Larry will be truly missed. Please keep his wife Jan, daughter Rachel, and his work family at The Davis Companies in your thoughts and prayers.