BOMA Quebec is the province’s largest association of commercial property owners and managers, and its members own or manage 85% of office buildings in Quebec.
A leader in the field since 1927, through the services it offers BOMA Quebec has developed a reputation for excellence in property management and for increasing the value of commercial real estate assets. The association defines real estate assets as consisting not only of the material aspects of a building, but also immaterial aspects such as the quality of the management team, tenant profile and the architectural style of a building.
BOMA Quebec promotes the principles of efficient, effective and responsible building management through its BOMA BESt certification program. Its activities include providing training and conferences, such as the many symposia and business lunches it organizes every year, and staying up-to-date on new trends and new management tools in order to better meet the current and emerging needs of building managers. BOMA Quebec uses a Web 2.0 platform to diversify and promote its training services and to reinforce its position as the leading resource in the commercial real estate sector.
A bit of history
Initially known as the National Association of Building Owners and Managers, BOMA International was founded in 1907. The Association took on the name BOMA International in 1968 in order to expand its scope, reaching out to include Canada and participants from all over the world.
BOMA International now includes 84 American, 10 Canadian and 9 overseas associations (i.e. Australia, Brazil, Finland, Great Britain, Japan, Indonesia, Korea, The philippines, and South Africa). The BOMA head office is in Washington, D.C.
In North America the various BOMA chapters represent roughly 16,000 members who manage approximately 6 billion square feet.
The "Montreal Association of Building Owners and Managers" was founded in 1927 and officially constituted on June 16, 1931. Now known as BOMA Quebec, its concern is the public interest. The Association's members represent the largest commercial real estate properties in Quebec.
In Quebec, BOMA represents some 350 members who manage more than 50 million square feet – the most important commercial real estate investment.