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Association Spotlight: BOMA Greater Phoenix

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Everything the 325-member BOMA Greater Phoenix association does is centered around advocacy, education, membership, and communications, says 2014 chapter president, LBA Realty's Karen Piper (far right, with BOMA Phoenix exec committee chairs and reps of BOMA Canada in January... this kind of winter weather must make them jealous). One of its primary objectives this year is sustaining and strengthening its current influence in the legislative, regulatory, and codes arena at the local and federal level; today, its BOMA Protect Our Properties committee is joining forces with BOMA Tuscon at the State Legislature Advocacy Day.

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Above, meeting with Congressman Matt Salmon (second from left) are Diversified Property Management's Susan Engstrom, Hines' Darwyn Harp, and BOMA Greater Phoenix exec director Mark Covington in Washington, DC last month. There, they also met with aides from Sen. Jeff Flake and Rep. Ed Pastor's offices to share BOMA's state and national positions on current legislation regarding leasehold depreciation term, fire sprinkler tax incentives, and new roof tax incentives, as well as critical terrorism risk insurance. Also upcoming: its annual golf tournament April 10 at the McCormick Ranch Golf Club and LEED Associate exam prep on May 8.