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Luncheon Meetings are held on the second Wednesday of each month. We have a limited number of sponsorship opportunities available that offer your company many benefits and lots of exposure. If you and your company are interested in sponsoring an event or meeting, e-mail us at wmbae@bomawm.org.


BOMA WM and IREM Joint Lunch Program

September 10, 2014
11:30 AM -1:00 PM

Join members of both BOMA West Michigan and IREM (Institute of Real Estate M
anagement) for a joint lunch program. Tour the building, which sports a magnificent location overlooking Rosa Parks Circle, adjacent to the J.W. Marriott. Hear Don Shoemaker, of Franklin Partners LLC, describe the upgrades including:

  • the refab of the lobby and common areas
  • second floor entry points from the downtown’s sky way
  • new workout center and conference rooms for tenants
  • increased mechanical support

99 Monroe 
99 Monroe Ave NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Franklin Partners LLC is a Chicago-based real estate firm, which has recently joined the West Michigan makert. In December of 2013, it was announced that the LLC had also purchased Arena Station. To read more about the acquisition of 99 Monroe or the firms' other holdings, click here



July 16, 2014- July Summer Social and Networking

June 11, 2014- June luncheon meeting featured a tour of the 616 LOFTS at the Kendall and lunch at J. Gardella's Tavern 

May 14, 2014- May luncheon meeting featured a tour of the Acton Institute by Nathan Funk of Via Design

April 16, 2014- April luncheon meeting featured Kristopher Larson, President and CEO of Downtown Grand Rapids Inc. 

March 12, 2014- March luncheon meeting featured Elzinga & Volkers Construction Professionals (Firestopping Specialists)

February 12, 2014 - February luncheon meeting featured a tour of Blue35 and presentation by Mike Mraz of Rockford Construction

January 8, 2014 - January luncheon meeting featured a tour of the renovated Founders Brewing Co. and a presentation by Co-Owner Andy WInkle

December 11, 2013 - December luncheon meeting featured a presentation by Michael Faas, CEO of Metro Health

November 13, 2013 - November luncheon meeting 'Economic and Real Estate Year-End Review, featuring a presentation by Dr. Paul Isely

October 9, 2013 - October luncheon meeting and tour of Rockford Construction's new office buildings at 601 First St. SE, Grand Rapids.

September 11, 2013 - BOMA West Michigan hosted a luncheon and tour at the new Downtown Market building

June 12, 2013 - BOMA West Michigan Annual Meeting: Members of the chapter elected new board members for the 2013-2015 period and to approved bylaw changes during the June meeting.
June Meeting Sponsor: Sneller's Landscaping, LLC

May 8, 2013- Kris Larson, Executive Director of Grand Rapids Downtown Development Authority (DDA) joined us for this meeting to give us a general overview of the organization. Mr. Larson talked about some of the current initiatives happening Downtown.
May Meeting Sponsor: The Hinman Company

April 10, 2013- Robert Austin, Fire Chief of the Wyoming Fire Department, provided an overview of what the Fire Department looks for when doing a fire safety inspection and what you as the property manager can do to prepare for this inspection. Chief Austin also did a quick review of Fire Department services available to property managers.
April Meeting Sponsor: Riverside Integrated Systems

March 13, 2013 - BOMA West Michigan & USGBC West Michigan Joint Meeting:  Gordon Food Service Tour.  BOMA West Michigan and USGBC members toured the new GFS home office.
Kevin Diekevers, GFS Facility Manager, told the project history from design to construction and the building's operation. Kevin also touched on the LEED aspect of the project.
March Meeting Sponsor: SecurAlarm Systems

February 13, 2013 - Property Appeal Process: Jon Aylsworth of Property Tax Consultants reviewed the appeal process.  Jeff Genzink of Genzink Appraisal Company answered questions about processes to determine the building market value.

January 9, 2013 - EPAct 2005 and Section 179D
: Kellie Bos, Senior Manager, and Lindsey Laber, Tax Manager, from Andrews Hooper Pavlik PLC, joined us to give an overview of EPAct 2005 and Section 179D.  The presentation went over energy efficient commercial building deductions allowable to building owners/designers and will also touch briefly on other relevant tax topics that affect those who own or lease property, including cost segregations, depreciation, and the new repair regulations.  Click here to access the presentation of the meeting.
January Meeting Sponsor: Buist Electric

December 12, 2012 - Holiday Social @ McFadden's Bar

November 14, 2012 - Robert McClure, Vice President of Association Services, BOMA International joined us to give an update on the commercial real estate advocacy efforts at the national level.  He also shared information about current BOMA partnerships and programs.

October 10, 2012 - This meeting featured a presentation from ArtPrize® related to the economic statistics of the event on the real estate market.  The presentation also touched on the benefits for owners and renters of properties located on the boundaries of the event.

September 12, 2012 - Kris Evans of Consumers Energy Business Solutions provided valuable information on their portfolio of incentive offerings for both gas and electric customers.

April 2012 - We met for our Annual Advocacy Update on April 11th at Mangiamos in Grand Rapids.

May 2012 - Our meeting, held at the Ramaza Plaza, discussed the "demolition" and renovation of the Centerpointe Mall, including the decisions behind the renovation and the entire plan for the space.

June 2012 - The Right Place discussed their economic development role in the community, including their current projects. The meeting was hold at the Salvation Army Kroc Center.

July 2012 - BOMA West Michigan Annual Meeting

August 8, 2012- BOMA After Hours @MoDiv -

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