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					 February 2009
 Volume 20
 Issue 02

INSIDE THIS ISSUE                        Annual BOMA Meeting & Dart Tournament
Membership Corner
 • New Members
                                         State of the Industry Address Sponsored By Spaeth Industries
                                         Feb. 17 | Westin Galleria | 11:30am                  February 17 | Billiard Den | 5:30pm
DBEI Institute News                  4 Join us on Tuesday, February 17 for the Annual         The Annual BOMA Dallas Dart
 • Accelerated Law & Risk               Membership Meeting and the “state of the              Tournament is Tuesday,
                                        Industry Address” from BOMA International Chair       February 17 at the Billiard Den in
Dallas BOMA News                    6-7 and Chief Elected Officer, Dick Purtell.              Camelot Center located at 580
   Allied Town Hall Meeting             At the Annual Meeting all Principal Real Estate       W. Arapaho in Richardson.
   Advocacy Day                         Members will vote on the nominating                   Competition includes Challenge and Recreational
   MacArthur Plaza Earns
                                        committee’s selections for the officer and director   flights in teams of four. The cost is $100 per complete
   LEED Certification
   FREE Webinar on EER                  positions on the Dallas BOMA Board and after          4-person team or $30 per person. All entries due by
                                        voting, Mr. Purtell will install the officers and     February 14.
Board & Committee                     8 directors into office, then give the “State of the
Newsletter Comments                                                                           In addition to the Dart Tournament, Karaoke is
                                        Industry” address.                                    available beginning at 9:00pm. Pay to sing, pay not to
                                         Dick Purtell is Portfolio Manager of Grubb and       hear someone sing...all donations go to the Dallas
                                         Ellis Management Services, Inc. Purtell joined       BOMA PAC (Political Action Committee).
                                         Triple Net Properties in the fall of 2006.           For complete details and to register for the event, fill
                                         Following the merger of NNN Realty Advisors,         out the enclosed registration form and fax to the
                                         the parent company of Triple Net Properties, and     BOMA office today!
                                         Grubb & Ellis Company in Dec. 2007, Purtell
CALENDAR AT A GLANCE                     transitioned to Grubb & Ellis Management                         Food Sponsored By
February 6                               Services. Prior to that he spent two years as a       Interior Maintenance Specialist
Foundations | Module 2 | 8am-4pm         vice president with The Andalex Group, five
February 13                                                                                     Landmark Protective Services
                                         years as a vice president for Lowe Enterprises
Foundations | Module 3 | 8am-4pm
                                         Midwest, Inc. in Cincinnati, 19 years with the                 Additional Sponsors
February 17
                                         Galbreath Company in Columbus and Cincinnati                    All-Tech Waterproofing
Membership Meeting | 11:30am
Westin Galleria                          and two years with Jones Lang LaSalle in                    AlliedBarton Security Services
February 17                              Cincinnati.                                                       Blackmon Mooring
Dart Tournament | 5:30pm                 Contact Beth Dickens to make your reservations             Corporate Green Interior Foliage
Billiard Den                             ( or 214-382-4119).                          CB Richard Ellis
February 19                                                                                        Precision Landscape Management
                                         Reservations are $40 for members and $50 for
Allied Town Hall Meeting 4:30-6pm
                                         non-members. All reservations/cancellations are                  REDLEE/SCS GROUP
Addison Conference Center
February 20                              due by Noon, Monday, February 16, 2009.                       Spectra Contract Flooring
Foundations | Module 4 | 8am-4pm
February 26
Board of Directors Meeting | 11:30am
                                         2008 Southwest Regional Conference
March 5                                  Houston         April 2-5        JW Marriott Hotel
BOMA Basic Training:                     Houston is proud to host BOMA’s 2009 Southwest Regional Conference. Houston has outstanding
Green Cleaning for LEED EB | 9am         educational sessions planned. Some of those sessions are: Get Ready for the Age of Real Estate with
March 24                                 Christopher Lee; Trends on Greening Real Estate with Marc Heisterkamp; Moving Towards Net-Zero
Membership Meeting | 11:30am
                                         Energy Buildings with Kent Peterson; and Trends and Technologies for High Performance Buildings with
Westin Galleria
                                         Scott Beckett. All seminars are pending MCE credit from the Texas Real Estate Commission (Provider
February 26
Board of Directors Meeting | 11:30am     #0139).
March 26                                 The golf tournament on Thursday, April 2 “tees” the conference off at Wildcat Golf Club, with educational
Bowling / Texas Hold’em Event | 6:00pm   sessions, a Road Rally event on Friday, and TOBY Awards on Saturday. For more details and to register
300 Addison                              for the Southwest Regional Conference log onto
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Membership Corner                                                                                                    Page 3
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New BOMA Dallas Members
The BOMA Membership Committee welcomes the newest
members to BOMA Dallas. Please join the committee in
welcoming them.
Additional Allied Member
Debbie Harding, Priority Response Consultant, Blackmon Mooring
                                                                   Principal Real Estate Members
Additional Real Estate Members
                                                                   R. Jack Jones, III, CPM, Dir. of Commercial RE, Centra Partners
Richard L. Elam, CPM, CCIM, Property Manager, Grubb & Ellis
                                                                   Fabian Cariaga, Facility Manager, Epsilon
Michelle Forrester, Asst. Property Manager, GVA Cawley Realty
                                                                   Jeff R. Kagey, CPM, APP, VP Facilities, ViewPoint Bank
Cynthia A. Huse, RPA, Property Manager, Regis Property Mgmt.
Maude T. Collins, Asst. Property Manager, Stream Realty Partners       If you know a real estate company that is not a member
Gene Holt, Contract Administrator, Stream Realty Partners              and would benefit from BOMA Dallas, contact Erik Lind,
Juan Lopez, Asst. Chief Engineer, Stream Realty Partners               Membership Committee Chair or Ann Spain, RPA,
Rick Matvey, Bldg. Operations Manager, Stream Realty Partners          Membership Director ( or
Lacey Walker, Asst. Property Manager, Stream Realty Partners 
Marianne Mayo, Property Assistant, TIC Properties Management
Tammy Welch, Asst. Property Manager, TIC Properties Mgmt.
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Accelerated Law and                                                           EVENING EVENT
Risk Management                                                         REAL ESTATE PROFESSIONALS
This BOMI course is required for the                                     AND BUILDING ENGINEERS
RPA designation program
In today's complex business environment, it is becoming
increasingly important for property managers to know how to
address legal and risk management issues. This course will
provide you with a foundation in the basic principles of law and
risk management, helping you deal with everyday legal and
risk issues surrounding your business. In addition to covering     You and your staff are invited to join us for
leasing and conveyancing, the course covers important issues             Hot BBQ and Refreshments
concerning torts, contracts, employer/employee relations,
property rights, and environmental law. The course also
describes the risk management process, covering the
                                                                       Wednesday, February 25
assessment of loss exposures and determining how to handle                 4:00-8:00pm
the daily risks that property managers encounter. You will
learn about the insurance market, different types of insurance                       13717 Beta Rd
policies, and the claims adjustment process. The course also                        Off Alpha - Between Welch & Midway
covers equipment breakdown insurance, which is an area of
growing concern for real estate managers.
Instructor: Andrew Felder
Date/Time:     May 14-17, 2009 | 8:00 am – 5:00pm
Exam/Time: May 17, 2009 | 3:00 – 5:00 pm
Cost:          $900 for Dallas BOMA Members & Non-
Location:      To Be Determined
Memo:          Advance preparation is necessary to effectively
               participate in this concentrated review of the
               course. To ensure that you have sufficient time
               to prepare, you should be registered 10-
               business days prior to the class start date. The
               BOMI Institute will implement a $100 late fee to
               registrations received thereafter.
               BOMI Institute U.S. courses are recommended
               for college credit by the American Council of
               Education, college credit recommendation for
               this course is 2 semester hours, upper division
               BOMI Institute graduates can fulfill 18-
               Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
               points by attending the course and completing
               and passing the exam given at the end of the
To register, fill out the enclosed registration form and send to
the BOMA Dallas office by April 30. Registrations after this
date are required to pay the BOMI Institute late fee, no
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MacArthur Plaza Earns                                          LEGISLATIVE ADVOCACY DAY
LEED Silver Certification                                      YOUR PARTICIPATION MAKES A DIFFERENCE
                                                               By Robert Miller & Amy Hunt, Locke Lord Bissell & Liddell LLP
Falcon Southwest and Transwestern announce that
MacArthur Plaza received Silver Certification by the U.S.      The Texas Legislature convened on
Green Building Council (USGBC) in the Leadership in            January 13, led by Lt. Governor
Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) for Existing            David Dewhurst, who serves as the
Buildings: Operations & Maintenance Green Building Rating      President of the Senate, and Speaker Joe Straus, the newly-elected
System™. MacArthur Plaza, located at 5525 N. MacArthur         Speaker of the House of Representatives. Last session, Texas BOMA
Boulevard in Irving, Texas, is the first high-rise office      members made a strong impression on legislators due to our large
building in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex, and the second    turnout and effective communication regarding key issues. It is again
in Texas to receive LEED Silver certification under the new    time for Texas BOMA members to unite in Austin to help ensure your
LEED for Existing Buildings: O&M program. Located in the       important issues receive attention and to maintain ongoing relationships
Las Colinas submarket, MacArthur Plaza is an 185,000           with legislators and their key staff.
square foot, Class A office building. The property is owned    Top legislative issues for Texas BOMA include supporting both margin
by a partnership controlled by Falcon Southwest, an            tax and property value appraisal reform, opposing appraisal caps and
investor headquartered in Austin, Texas.                       mandatory sales price disclosure, and advocating for energy efficiency
Philip Capron, president of Falcon Southwest, said, “When      incentives rather than mandatory retrofitting. While the Texas economy
Transwestern presented the opportunity to apply for LEED       outpaces the economies of the rest of the country, this promises to be a
status at MacArthur Plaza, the LEED certification process      challenging session due to the State having a leaner revenue estimate
was fairly new and the costs involved with running a LEED      of $77.1 billion—$9 billion less than last biennium.
certified building were unknown. We decided that embracing     Texas BOMA again needs your participation! Our Legislative Advocacy
the changes to the building and the operations required was    Day is scheduled for March 2 and 3 at the Doubletree Guest Suites in
the right thing to do environmentally.”                        downtown Austin, and we encourage members from around the State to
To earn the certification, MacArthur Plaza implemented a       attend. We are planning a teleconference for 10:00 a.m. on February 17
number of “green” operations which included “green”            for anyone who will be attending the Legislative Advocacy Day. During
cleaning and building recycling programs, “green” pest         this call, we will review our issues, discuss Legislative Advocacy Day
control, “green” landscaping procedures, as well as            logistics, and offer advice on how to best articulate our issues to
improvements to exceed indoor air quality standards and        legislators while in Austin. We will provide additional details regarding
improve water efficiency. A major percentage of MacArthur      this call at a later time.
Plaza’s LEED certification points were obtained from the       BOMA's Legislative Advocacy Day will begin with a legislative briefing
buildings high EPA ENERGY STAR® score, which is                and planning session from 3:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. on March 2, followed
currently 87. In addition, the building currently boasts       by a cocktail reception from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. with a senior member
energy costs of only $1.50 per square foot.                    of the legislature as our special guest. On March 3, there will be visits to
“Transwestern is extremely proud that MacArthur Plaza is       legislators' offices at the Capitol from 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., recognition
now LEED Silver certified,” said Mike Ogden, managing          of Texas BOMA members seated in the galleries from both the House
senior vice president of Transwestern's central region. “We    and the Senate floors, and a photo opportunity with the Lt. Governor.
greatly appreciate the tremendous efforts of everyone on       More information on Legislative Advocacy Day is available on the Texas
the team, locally led by senior property manager, Angelique    BOMA website at
Wade, RPA, LEED AP, and the commitment to sustainable          We hope you will make plans to be a part of the February 17
practices by our client Falcon Southwest.”                     teleconference and the Legislative Advocacy Day in Austin. In the
Transwestern continues to chart the course industry-wide in    meantime, please remember that developing relationships with elected
the LEED for Existing Buildings: O&M program with over         officials across the State is important. We encourage Texas BOMA
100 buildings seeking certification across the Transwestern    members to build individual relationships with policymakers in your
managed portfolio. As of January 2009, Transwestern has        districts to let them know about the organization, its purpose, and your
five LEED certified properties within its managed portfolio,   concerns. Those who successfully develop these local relationships find
with many more currently going through the certification       they get better results statewide. See you in Austin March 2!
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BOMA Dallas Host’s FREE Webinar Allied Town Hall Meeting
                                                                          February 19 | Addison Conf. Center | 4:30pm
Strategies for Successfully Completing
                                                                          The Allied Council cordially
BOMA’s New 2009 EER Online Survey Form
                                                                          invites all Allied members to
February 4 | RESTORx of Texas | 1-2pm                                     attend this year’s Town Hall
                    This webinar will debut BOMA's all new EER            Meeting at Addison
                    Online Survey. Participants will walk through the     Conference Center (15650
                    new survey, getting highlights on the new             Addison Rd.) on Thursday,
                    features, including "tool tip" instructions that      February 19 beginning at
                    define what information is needed for each line of    4:30pm.
                    the survey form. Participants will see how new        The meeting will start off with networking from 4:30-5:00pm,
                    automated checks can flag errors on the spot so       followed by four distinguished speakers from the real estate
that respondents can easily fix them. Strategies and best practices for   membership, representing different types of ownership (3rd
successfully completing the survey online will be shared straight from    Party Management, Private Investors, Facilities Management,
the team that orchestrated the development of the new online EER.         Owner/Management), followed by the town hall meeting. Each
The webinar presenters are Lorie Damon, Ph.D., BOMA International's       speaker will discuss what their companies are looking for in a
Vice President of Education and Research and Phil Mobley, Vice            vendor and the best way to approach them.
President with Kingsley Associates.                                       The event is FREE and open to dues paying, BOMA Dallas
This webinar is FREE and open to anyone who participates or wishes        Allied members only. If you would like to attend, please RSVP
to participate in the Experience Exchange Report (EER) Online             to Beth Dickens ( or 214-382-4119)
Survey. If you would like to attend, please RSVP to Michelle Lynn         by Noon, Wednesday, February 18.
( or 214-744-7504) by Noon, Tuesday,
February 3.
Comerica Bank Tower
1717 Main Street
Suite 2440, LB-9
Dallas, TX 75201
214-744-9020 Phone
214-741-6618 Fax


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  OFFICERS & DIRECTORS                                                                             Newsletter Comments
  President | Karrie McCampbell, CPM, Transwestern
                                                                                                   The Dallas BOMA News is published monthly and
  Vice President | Greg Grainger, RPA, CPM, CCIM, CB Richard Ellis
  Secretary/Treasurer | Dan S. Yates, RPA, Gaedeke Group, LLC                                      distributed to the membership of Dallas Building Owners
  Immediate Past President | Ken Pool, RPA, CPM, Cousins Properties                                and Managers Association (BOMA).
  Executive Director | Joe F. Marchant, BOMA Dallas                                                The monthly newsletter is also posted on the BOMA
  Allied Advisory | Mark Slicker, LEED AP, VMC Landscape Services
                                                                                                   Dallas web site at in Adobe
  Awards | Linda Phillips, RPA, CPM, CAPSTAR Commercial RE Services
  Community Service & The Benefit | Tricia McQuinn, RPA, CB Richard Ellis                          Acrobat Reader. Catch up on the latest BOMA Dallas
  Education &Green Task Force | Mark Wilshire, RPA, FMA, LEED AP , Bradford Management Co., Inc.   news wherever you may be!
  Government Relations | Rebecca Powell, CPM                                                       If you have information that would benefit the
  Membership & Young Professionals | Ann Spain, RPA, LEED AP, CB Richard Ellis                     membership of BOMA Dallas contact Michelle Lynn
  Networking | Jennifer Benton, CPM, Crescent Real Estate Equities, Ltd.
  Special Events | Karen Heckmann, Stream Realty Partners, L.P.

  COMMITTEE CHAIRS                                                                                 Newsletter Article/Ad Deadlines
                                                                                                   March Newsletter | February 20
  Allied Advisory | Jesse Penn, iidon Security Associates
  Awards: Lone Star | Susan Ballard, UBM           TOBY | Rhonda Reid, ISS Facility Services       April Newsletter | March 20
  The Benefit | Mark Slicker, LEED AP, VMC Landscape Services                                      May Newsletter | April 17
  Community Services | Lisa Rutherford, RPA, Granite Properties, Inc.                              June Newsletter | May 15
  Education | Joan Shuffield, RPA, Holt Lunsford Commercial                                        July Newsletter | June 19
  Government Relations | Andy Taylor, RPA, RAK Group
                                                                                                   August Newsletter | July 17
  Membership | Erik Lind, Corporate Floors
  Networking | Angelique Wade, RPA, LEED AP, Transwestern                                          September Newsletter | August 21
  Programs | Shane Baggett, CPA, RPA, Metropolitan Real Estate Investors                           October Newsletter | September 18
  Trade Show | David Grubbs, CMC, Texas Moving Co., Inc.                                           November Newsletter | October 16
  Young Professionals | Leslie Coke, CBRE & Lupe Fernandez, Entrust One Facility Service           December Newsletter | November 20