Welcome to the website of the state of California’s leading organization for commercial real estate.

The Building Owners and Managers Association of California (BOMA California) is a federation of all eight metropolitan BOMA local associations and serves as the collective membership’s legislative and regulatory advocate.

The mission of BOMA California is to preserve and promote the interests of California commercial real estate professionals through legislative and regulatory advocacy.

BOMA is all about advocacy for the commercial real estate industry, whether before board of supervisors, the California State Legislature, state agencies like the State Fire Marshal’s office or the Public Utilities Commission, or the U.S. Congress.

Let us be as useful as possible to you by giving us feedback on any legislative, environmental, code or energy-related matter that is of interest or concern to you!


During 2017, BOMA California had great success on a number of key legislative and regulatory issues. Below are some highlights.

BOMA LEGISLATIVE/POLITICAL EVENTS – BOMA California members and leadership participated in several high-level events which provided access to peers and policymakers.  Starting in January BOMA Cal hosted a New Legislators Luncheon in Sacramento which was attended by well over half the new Assemblymembers and Senators from both parties.  In April, we hosted a Legislative Meeting at which BOMA Cal members could weigh in on industry positions on over 500 bills.  In June, our industry converged on Sacramento to attend the “California Commercial Real Estate Summit,” in which real estate leaders met with Gubernatorial staff and over 1/3 of the Legislature.  In December, we will co-host the “Strategic Issues Conference” along with 10 of the top business groups in California and have almost every declared Gubernatorial candidate scheduled to engage in discussions about the future of the California economy.

LEGISLATION – On behalf of the commercial real estate industry, BOMA Cal tracked 528 pieces of legislation in the CA State Capitol and engaged on 212 bills (supporting 114, and opposing 98).  A full listing of bills, positions, and outcomes can be provided separately.

REGULATIONS – On behalf of the commercial real estate industry, BOMA Cal engaged regulatory agencies ranging from the Department of Water Resources, to the California Energy Commission to the Division of the State Architect.  Additionally, we have been asked to participate on the newly formed State Access Code Collaborative, Adult Changing Station workgroup, Ghost Ship Fire Task Force, and several Building Standard Commissions workgroups on several code issues important to new construction and tenant improvements.


Dave Mastro, Cushman & Wakefield

Vice President
Dave Foley, Brookfield Properties
(Greater Los Angeles)

Tom Magnussen, Paragon Services
(San Diego)

Jim Collins, Shorenstein Realty Services
(San Francisco)

Immediate Past President
Deanna Drake-Copelan, CBRE
(Oakland/East Bay)

Executive Committee
Desiree Lavin Glover, Tiarna Real Estate Services
(Inland Empire)

Executive Committee
Brian Harnetiaux, McCarthy Cook & Co
(Orange County)

Executive Committee
Sarahann Shapiro, Pahl & McCay
(Silicon Valley)


2018 BOMA California Administration

BOMA California Administration
Rex Hime, California Business Properties Association

BOMA California Administration
Matthew Hargrove, California Business Properties Association

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