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           BOMA WM AND IREM Joint Meeting at Custer WorkLab

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 November Luncheon 

November 12, 2014
11:30 AM -1:00 PM

Join BOMA West Michigan members for networking and lunch at:

Celebration Cinema North
2121 Celebration Drive NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49525
11:30am - 1:00pm

Carol Valade, Editor of Gemini Publications/GR Business Journal, will describe the 30 year evolution of the publication as it relates to the commercial real estate, buildings and property management industry. 





October 15, 2014- Tour of the Whitecaps Stadium lead by President Jim Jarecki and V.P. Scott Lane. 

September 10, 2014- Joint BOMA WM and IREM Meeting: Tour of 99 Monroe, presented by Franklin Partners
September Meeting Sponsor: H & S Companies

July 16, 2014- Summer Social and Networking

June 11, 2014- Tour of the 616 LOFTS at the Kendall and lunch at J. Gardella's Tavern 

May 14, 2014- Tour of the Acton Institute by Nathan Funk of Via Design

April 16, 2014- Presentation by Kristopher Larson, President and CEO of Downtown Grand Rapids Inc. 

March 12, 2014- Elzinga & Volkers Construction Professionals (Firestopping Specialists) presentation

February 12, 2014 - Tour of Blue35 and presentation by Mike Mraz of Rockford Construction

January 8, 2014 - Tour of the renovated Founders Brewing Co. and a presentation by Co-Owner Andy WInkle


December 11, 2013 - Presentation by Michael Faas, CEO of Metro Health

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

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

September 11, 2013 - 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

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