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Building Owners and Managers Association of the Tri-Cities
Promoting Commercial Real Estate through Networking, Advocacy, Professional Development, Membership Participation and Community Involvement

HOW TO JOIN BOMA Tri-Cities - Complete the membership application below and return by e-mail, fax or mail to BOMA Tri-Cities



Upcoming Dates and Events:
March 12, 2014 - BOMA Board Meeting; 11:45 a.m. Twigs Bistro, 1321 N. Columbia Center Blvd.
March 19, 2014 - General Membership Meeting; 11:45 a.m. Country Gentleman, 9221 W. Clearwater Ave. 
Plan Ahead for the 2014 Speaker Series:

January 15, 2014 – WSU Wine Science Center - David Forsyth, Vice Chair of the Wine Science Center Development Authority and Chief Winemaker for Zirkle Fruit and Wine

February 19, 2014 – Port of Benton / TCRD – Diahann Howard, Director of Economic Development / Government Affairs; TCRD and Port of Benton Updates

March 19, 2014 – Port of Kennewick – Board of Commissioners President Don Barnes; Port Activities and Columbia Drive Revitalization

April 16, 2014 –

May 21, 2014 - Energy Savings Seminar – Sheila McElhinney, Senior Analyst, Cascade Natural Gas

June 18, 2014 - Trios Health, formerly Kennewick General Hospital – Wassim Khawandi

August 20, 2014 – Regional Economic Update - Ajsa Suljic, Regional Labor Economist

September 17, 2014 -

October 15, 2014 -

November 19, 2014 -

December 17, 2014 – Christmas Party

* Please keep checking back as remaining dates/speakers are confirmed.

NOTE:   General Membership Lunch Meetings are held the third Wednesday of each month (except July) at the Country Gentleman Event Center, 9221 W. Clearwater Ave., Kennewick.  RSVP required, contact sheri@tricitiespm.com or call 509.943.5229


Ajsa Suijic, Regional Labor Economist presented the State of the Regional Economy June 19, 2013 General Membership Lunch Meeting.  Ajsa will bring updated information to us at our meeting August 20, 2014.

See her PowerPoint Presentation by clicking on the Link below


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About BOMI InternationalAbout BOMI Support

BOMI International was founded in 1970 as a not-for-profit, independent educational institute to fulfill the need for a higher level of training and expertise in the property and facility management profession.



Mark Gjurasic

Mark Gjurasic is the principal of Public Affairs of Washington, LLC, specializing in governmental affairs representation, fundraising and educational services.  He began his lobbying career in 1979.  As a result, he has long-term relationships with many lawmakers both on the Congressional and State level.

Mark represents more real-estate associations than any other public affairs consultant in Washington State to include: the Building Owners and Managers Association, (BOMA), he also represents:

  • Washington Apartment Association (WAA),
  • Institute for Real-Estate Management (IREM),
  • Manufactured Housing Communities of Washington (MHCW),
  • Washington Self Storage Association (WSSA) and
  • Government Building Owners and Lessors Association (GBOLA). 

His expertise is in the area of commercial and residential real estate, taxation, landlord and tenant transactions, and real-estate licensure.

In 1980 Mark was appointed by Governor Ray as a member of the Department of Commerce and Economic Development Advisory Council and has been a campaign consultant to congressional and legislative races in Washington State.  Mark also is an advisor to eight Political Action Committees that make contributions to Legislative races as well as Gubernatorial, Attorney General, Lieutenant Governor and State Supreme Court candidates.

Mark’s background includes an active military career in the United States Army as a commission officer, and graduate studies at U.C.L.A. in Marketing. Completed undergraduate work in Journalism and Advertising at the University of Washington.

About BOMA International 

The Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) International is a federation of 93 BOMA U.S. associations, BOMA Canada and its 11 regional associations and 13 BOMA international affiliates.  Founded in 1907, BOMA represents the owners and managers of all commercial property types including nearly 10 billion square feet of U.S. office space that supports 3.7 million jobs and contributes $205 billion to the U.S. GDP. Its mission is to advance the interests of the entire commercial real estate industry through advocacy, education, research, standards and information.  BOMA Tri-Cities has been federated with BOMA International since 2002.  Find BOMA International online at www.boma.org.

BOMA International is a primary source of information on building management and operations, development, leasing, building operating costs, energy consumption patterns, local and national building codes, legislation, occupancy statistics, technological developments and other industry trends.

Who are we?
Founded in January 2002, the Tri-Cities Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) is the professional trade association for the commercial office building industry in this community, across the country and elsewhere in the world. Today we continue the long-standing traditions and values of the original association that continue to position us as the preeminent professional alliance representing our members' interests.

What do we do?
BOMA's goal is to actively and responsibly represent and promote the interests of the commercial real estate industry through effective leadership and advocacy. Our objectives remain that of:

  • creating, maintaining and developing cooperation among the owners and managers of commercial properties and its vendors
  • promote the general welfare of the industry, professional growth of our members and betterment the community.

Who are our members?
The association is comprised of the following membership categories:

  • Principal Members - companies that own or manage commercial real estate. They are the owners, managers and operators of commercial properties that include office buildings, loft buildings, hotels, hospitals, warehouses, industrial parks and other types of commercial properties situated in Benton and Franklin Counties. They may be represented by an individual, i.e. building manager, asset manager, facility manager, investor, developer, property manager, building engineering staff or other support staff.
  • Associate Members - companies that provide a service or product to the principal member/commercial real estate industry.  They may be attorneys, insurance brokers, real estate brokers, architects, engineers, designers, bankers, HVAC, building maintenance, security, landscaping, etc.  Leasing agents are included in this category.

How are we organized?
BOMA Tri-Cities is governed by a Board of Directors elected by its members and functions through a strong and active system of committees. Members of BOMA are encouraged to seek leadership offices and to participate in all of our business, educational and social activities.

We are federated with The Building Owners and Managers Association International located in Washington, D.C.
Working together, our members form a respected network and valued resource for information, communication and legislative advocacy, as well as education, training and research.

Our Board of Directors includes Property managers, Real Estate owners, Facility managers, suppliers and vendors representing the private sector as well as Hanford Contractors and the General Service Administration (GSA).