Tampa, FL – The Building Owners and Managers Association of Greater Tampa Bay (BOMA) hosted a first installment in a series of code meetings with Bay Area jurisdictions. Presented by the Chapter’s Government Affairs Committee, the purpose of the series is to develop a better understanding of permitting, economic development, and code issues facing our region, as well as successes in code policy. The series is presented in conjunction with a wider national effort supported by BOMA International, who has been able to achieve a savings of $3.50 per square foot per year to commercial real estate assets from advocacy on code issues.
At this week’s meeting, fifteen BOMA members were joined by staff from four jurisdictions, including Gordon Beardslee, Pinellas County General Planning Administrator; Thom Snelling, City of Tampa Director of Planning & Development; Brady Woods, City of Bradenton Zoning Manager; and Michael L. Delk, AICP, City of Clearwater Planning & Development Director.
Jeff Parker, Krauss Company and BOMA Codes Sub-Committee Chair commented, “The themes we heard from each jurisdiction are encouraging: a focus on streamlining permitting and approval processes; sustainability; and forward-thinking on transportation and infrastructure issues.”
Lacey Willard, CBRE, Inc., and Government Affairs Chair, said, “BOMA is excited to host a dialogue that connects the decision makers with continually changing trends the commercial real estate market is experiencing. We are proud to host a series that offers both BOMA members and jurisdictions a valuable feedback loop.“
About BOMA Greater Tampa Bay
The Building Owners and Managers Association of Greater Tampa Bay is a trade association representing the commercial real estate industry. BOMA Greater Tampa Bay is federated with the Building Owners and Managers Association International. BOMA members include building owners, property managers, building engineers, and representatives from companies that supply goods and/or services to commercial properties. For more information, visit www.bomagtb.org.