June Newsletter - BOMA of Southern Colorado

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					                                 BOMA of Southern Colorado
Volume XIII                                              June, 2008                                                        Issue 6

  IN THIS ISSUE                                           JUNE BOMA LUNCHEON
 Board of Directors
                                    DATE:           Tuesday, June 10, 2008
 Legislative Update
 Education                                         11:30 Registration
                                    TIME:           11:45 Lunch
 Preferred Vendor List                             12:15 Speaker
 June Luncheon
 July Happy Hour                LOCATION:          Antlers Hilton Hotel, 4 S. Cascade Avenue
 August Luncheon
                                   PRICE:           $22.00 BOMA Members
 Golf Tournament &                                 $25.00 Non-Members
                                                    Rick Corbett (VP/GM) and Brian Bowman (Network
            LINKS                                   Application Engineer) from Time Warner Telecom will
                                                    present: Disaster Recovery/Business Continuity; How
     Our website:                                   much downtime can your company afford? What is
  www.bomasouthern                                  Disaster Recovery and how do you prepare to weather
                                                    the storm when adversity strikes? From a network
                                                    planning perspective there are things every business
    BOMA website:                                   should be aware of and planning for proactively.

                                   For questions contact Ann Sebastian at 473-8200 or

Jun 4,              11:30 am
                                                            BOMA of Southern Colorado
   BOMA Board Meeting
                                                                       BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Jun 10,             11:30 am
                                   President           Tom Brita        Cushman & Wakefield       473-8200
           BOMA Luncheon        Vice President          Ben Bell          Five Star Sanitary      632-7827
    at the Antlers Hilton       Sec./Treasurer         Jeff Seidel            Nor’wood            593-2613
                               Principal Member      Paula Charles       Etkin Johnson Group      260-1500
Jul 2,           11:30 am
                               Principal Member     Tyrone Johnson      Colo. Springs Utilities   668-8241
BOMA Board Meeting at          Principal Member      Denise Lange         Healthcare Realty       641-4109
     the Antlers Hilton        Associate Member       Paul Angotti       Haynes Mechanical        488-9066

Jul 8,               4:00 pm   Associate Member        Tony Ellis          TECC Painting          577-9300
                               Associate Member       Heather Gray      One Source Janitorial     633-9111
   BOMA Happy Hour at          Principal Member      Harold Martinez            COPT              599-9424
       Judge Baldwin’s         Associate Member     Darin Umphenour     Time Warner Telecom       955-2222
                               Education Director     Roger Lage                USAA              533-8564
                                           JULY HAPPY HOUR
Mark your calendars for the July Happy Hour. It is scheduled for Tuesday, July 8th, at 4:00 p.m.
at Judge Baldwin’s. This will take place of our regular meeting for the month of July. Please
plan to attend and invite potential new members to mingle with the BOMA membership.

                            AUGUST BOMA LUNCHEON
Haynes Mechanical Systems will be presenting “Going Green” for the August luncheon. Join us on
Tuesday, August 12th, at the Antlers Hilton Hotel.

                      BOMA NATIONAL CONVENTION
The BOMA National Convention is being held in Denver this year. The dates are June 22nd
through June 24th. BOMA Denver is asking for volunteers. Please contact Tom Brita at to sign up or for more information.

The Annual Golf Tournament has been scheduled for Friday, September 19th, at Walking Stick in Pueblo.
Registration is at 12:00 p.m. with a shot gun start at 1:30. Please contact Cheryl Fitch, 719/520-1234, if
you are interested in sponsoring. Proceeds of this charity event are donated to the Colorado Springs
Assistance League. More information will be available in the coming months.

                      BOMA PREFERRED VENDOR LIST
                                                   PHONE            FAX
       COMPANY                  CONTACT           NUMBER           NUMBER                     EMAIL
 American Facility Svcs     Ed Nunez              630-0419       303/922-8922
 American Mechanical        Shannon Conners       633-1322        633-2164
 Armstrong Moving           Tom Amen           475-2800 x 2501    634-0706
 Berwick Electric           Doug Berwick          632-7683        471-9660
 Brickman Group             Jim Cook              550-8580        550-8581
 Bryan Construction         Brian Burns           632-5355        632-0672
 Duraclean Master Clean     Heather S. Boyer      473-2703        473-7340
 Five Star Sanitary         Ben Bell              632-7827        632-7958
 Gordon Sign Company        Denise Shamburg    633-7763 x 307     634-3550
 Haynes Mechanical          Paul Angotti          488-9066        520-3259
 Heating Plumbing Eng.      Bruce Henderlong      633-5414        636-2533
 MasterKlean Janitorial     Mura Golden           268-6743        268-1736
 One Source Janitorial      Heather Gray          633-9111        633-0757
 Rainbow Intl Restoration   Jack Dennison         572-1007        213-2116
 TECC Painting              Tony Ellis            577-9300        577-4222
 The E Company              Steve Evans         720/351-3515     720/344-3498
 ThyssenKrupp Elevators     Ted O'Connell         548-0211        548-8002
 Time Warner Telecom        Dari Umphenour        955-2235        955-2222
 Tolin Mechanical           Liz Seeger            260-6565        260-0927
 Weathercraft Roofing       John Fleming          382-8511        382-5725
 WeatherSure Systems        Dave Homerding      303/781-5454     303/781-5453
                                    LEGISLATIVE UPDATE
BOMA Government Affairs Committee
The 2007 Government Affairs committee is co-chaired by Shawn Murphy and Jon Talbott. The committee
generally meets on the first Tuesday of the month at noon at the BOMA office. All members, both Principal and
Allied, are invited to participate in this important committee, which covers a variety of governmental issues that
impact the commercial real estate industry. One of the primary benefits of serving on this committee is that you get
advanced information about issues that impact you and your building. Please attend the next meeting to be held on
Tuesday, June3rd at noon at the BOMA office.

2008 Legislative Session
The 2008 General Assembly marked the second year of Democrat rule – Democrat majorities in both the House of
Representatives and Senate, as well as Governor Bill Ritter in the Executive Office. Major topics of the 2008
session included education, renewable energy, insurance, trauma care, and economic development. Late bills were
the name of the game, with many significant pieces of legislation introduced in the last two weeks of session,
including SB 224 creating exemptions from certain conveyance regulations (see below). Many of the most
controversial issues resulted in the filing of ballot initiatives on the same topic. Ultimately, 127 ballot titles were
filed, covering labor issues, medical malpractice, severance tax, real estate transfer tax, education funding, limited
gaming, judicial term limits, water use, and a variety of others. Plan to attend the June luncheon to hear more about
a few of the initiatives that could impact commercial real estate.

SB08-224 Conveyance Regulation Exemption
Senate Bill 224 was successfully amended with BOMA language in conference committee after some controversy.
Currently, the Division of Oil and Public Safety regulates elevators, escalators, and other conveyances. The division
is required to adopt rules conforming to these national standards:
• ASCE 21 – American Society of Civil Engineer's standard for people movers;
• ASME A17.1 – American Society of Mechanical Engineer's standard for regulations governing the installation,
testing, inspection, maintenance, alteration, and repair of conveyances;
• ASME A17.3 – ASME's standard providing minimum retroactive requirements for existing elevators and
escalators; and
• ASME A18.1 – ASME's standard for inclined stairway chairlifts and inclined and vertical platform lifts (much
like ASME 17.1 for these lifts).

The bill allows the division to promulgate rules exempting conveyances from specific national standards if installed
prior to that standard's effective date. After elevator unions amended the bill in the House to eliminate the security
building owners were seeking, Senator Ted Harvey, who sponsored the bill along with Senator Abel Tapia and
Representative Buffie McFadyen, crafted a compromise amendment supported by BOMA that was adopted in
conference committee. The amendment allowed for conveyances to be exempted from A17.3 safety standards,
which were applied retroactively in last year’s bill, an unprecedented standard for building codes. However, the
compromise allows for the state to require an elevator to be brought up to that code if there is a risk to public safety.
Without the compromise amendment, the bill would have required buildings to seek a variance from the state. The
amendment puts the burden on the state to determine if an elevator needs to be brought up to the safety standard.
Thanks to Pat Hilleary and Peggi O’Keefe, BOMA’s lobbyist, for all their hard work in getting this bill amended to
protect members’ interest.
                             LEGISLATIVE UPDATE con’t
Building Security Information
The DNC is fast approaching. In participation with The Downtown Security Group (DSG), Denver Metro BOMA
is continuing to collect building security information from its Principal members. Although the upcoming August
DNC is the primary reason this information is being requested, this information will be used to create a directory
and map of buildings for use in emergency communications before, during and after the DNC. With each building
having a contact point for the security personnel in surrounding buildings, we can help be the "eyes and ears" for
each other. If an incident has occurred in one building and the subject might be headed toward another building, the
security person in the affected building can call and relay the information to other buildings so they can prepare and
protect themselves. Please provide the following information:
Building Name
Building Address
E-mail address to security
Security phone number
Security cell phone (if any)
Building information previously submitted has been shared with DSG. Members wishing to participate that have
not previously submitted information can provide it via e-mail to the BOMA office.
BOMA Pushing Tax “Extenders” Bill
BOMA International is actively lobbying for passage of a tax “extenders” bill currently pending in the Senate.
These are a wide variety of tax provisions that Congress typically renews each year, many of which lapsed at the
end of 2007 or will expire at the end of 2008. Included in the bill is the 15-year straight-line cost recovery for
leasehold improvements and the expensing of brownfields environmental remediation costs, both of which expired
at the end of 2007 and would be renewed retroactively to the end of 2009. It also contains language to extend the
deduction for energy efficient commercial buildings for an extra year, which is set to expire at the end of 2008.
BOMA International is an active participant in a coalition of varying interest groups that is working together to
raise the awareness on Capitol Hill of the importance of extending these tax policies for 2008 and 2009. The current
vehicle for the extenders is a bill that was recently introduced by Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus
(D-Mont.) and Ranking Member Charles Grassley (R-Iowa). In addition, the Baucus/Grassley bill provides a one-
year patch for the alternative minimum tax (AMT).
BOMA/Denver Metro to Raise Funds for the Federal PAC
BOMA/Denver Metro wants everyone to have a pleasant and safe experience in our beautiful city during the 2008
BOMA International Conference and The Office Building Show, June 22-24. For a small donation to BOMAPAC
(BOMA International’s Federal Political Action Committee), participants will receive a Colorado Survival Kit with
essential items to help them enjoy the abundant sunshine and dry climate in the Mile High City. Kits will be
available at the June BOMA Denver luncheon as well as at the convention at the Denver Welcome Desk, located
adjacent to the BOMA Registration Desk at the Colorado Convention Center during registration hours.

                          ELEVATOR CODE UPDATE
Don’t forget that all elevators and escalators must be registered by August 1, 2008 with the
State of Colorado. Please see this attachment for all the details.

                                                  Depart. of Labor.pdf
14TH Annual BOMA/IREM/IFMA Charity Golf Tournament

                                  PROCEEDS TO BENEFIT
“Assistance League of Colorado Springs” - Serving the needs of children in the Pikes Peak

                                       THE TOURNAMENT
Golf Tournament is a scramble format. Cost includes 18 holes of golf, golf cart, driving
range and range balls, cocktails, food, prizes, giveaways and raffle!

               Date:                     September 19, 2008
               Registration:             12:00pm-1:15pm
               Shotgun Start:            1:30pm
               Cost:                     $125/ person
               Location:                 Walkingstick Golf Course – Pueblo, CO

                             st   nd
     Best Team Score for 1 , 2 and 3rd Places ● Longest Drive ● Closest to the Pin
     Hole-In-One Prizes !!! Four par three holes with a chance to WIN on each hole.

                     GRAND PRIZE TRIP 
                $1,200.00 Guaranteed Giveaway - Golf Trip
                     Must be present to win, only one entry per golfer.

                                  IT’S TIME TO REGISTER

Mail this form with check payable to IREM:       Golfers & Handicap:

IREM                                             1.

430 North Tejon Street                           2.

Colorado Springs, CO 80903                       3.

Attn: Linda, Phone 633-7718, Fax 632-7459 4.

                              THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS
               SPONSORSHIPS ARE STILL AVAILABLE * Call Cheryl Fitch 228-6729

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