BOMA of Southern Colorado
Volume XIII June, 2008 Issue 6
IN THIS ISSUE JUNE BOMA LUNCHEON
Board of Directors
DATE: Tuesday, June 10, 2008
Education 11:30 Registration
TIME: 11:45 Lunch
Preferred Vendor List 12:15 Speaker
July Happy Hour LOCATION: Antlers Hilton Hotel, 4 S. Cascade Avenue
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 email@example.com
MARK YOUR CALANDER
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
BOMA Luncheon Vice President Ben Bell Five Star Sanitary 632-7827 email@example.com
at the Antlers Hilton Sec./Treasurer Jeff Seidel Nor’wood 593-2613 firstname.lastname@example.org
Principal Member Paula Charles Etkin Johnson Group 260-1500 email@example.com
Jul 2, 11:30 am
Principal Member Tyrone Johnson Colo. Springs Utilities 668-8241 firstname.lastname@example.org
BOMA Board Meeting at Principal Member Denise Lange Healthcare Realty 641-4109 email@example.com
the Antlers Hilton Associate Member Paul Angotti Haynes Mechanical 488-9066 firstname.lastname@example.org
Jul 8, 4:00 pm Associate Member Tony Ellis TECC Painting 577-9300 email@example.com
Associate Member Heather Gray One Source Janitorial 633-9111 firstname.lastname@example.org
BOMA Happy Hour at Principal Member Harold Martinez COPT 599-9424 email@example.com
Judge Baldwin’s Associate Member Darin Umphenour Time Warner Telecom 955-2222 firstname.lastname@example.org
Education Director Roger Lage USAA 533-8564 email@example.com
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
firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up or for more information.
BOMA/IREM/IFMA GOLF TOURNAMENT
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
COMPANY CONTACT NUMBER NUMBER EMAIL
American Facility Svcs Ed Nunez 630-0419 303/922-8922 email@example.com
American Mechanical Shannon Conners 633-1322 633-2164 firstname.lastname@example.org
Armstrong Moving Tom Amen 475-2800 x 2501 634-0706 email@example.com
Berwick Electric Doug Berwick 632-7683 471-9660 firstname.lastname@example.org
Brickman Group Jim Cook 550-8580 550-8581 email@example.com
Bryan Construction Brian Burns 632-5355 632-0672 firstname.lastname@example.org
Duraclean Master Clean Heather S. Boyer 473-2703 473-7340 email@example.com
Five Star Sanitary Ben Bell 632-7827 632-7958 firstname.lastname@example.org
Gordon Sign Company Denise Shamburg 633-7763 x 307 634-3550 email@example.com
Haynes Mechanical Paul Angotti 488-9066 520-3259 firstname.lastname@example.org
Heating Plumbing Eng. Bruce Henderlong 633-5414 636-2533 email@example.com
MasterKlean Janitorial Mura Golden 268-6743 268-1736 firstname.lastname@example.org
One Source Janitorial Heather Gray 633-9111 633-0757 email@example.com
Rainbow Intl Restoration Jack Dennison 572-1007 213-2116 firstname.lastname@example.org
TECC Painting Tony Ellis 577-9300 577-4222 email@example.com
The E Company Steve Evans 720/351-3515 720/344-3498 firstname.lastname@example.org
ThyssenKrupp Elevators Ted O'Connell 548-0211 548-8002 email@example.com
Time Warner Telecom Dari Umphenour 955-2235 955-2222 firstname.lastname@example.org
Tolin Mechanical Liz Seeger 260-6565 260-0927 email@example.com
Weathercraft Roofing John Fleming 382-8511 382-5725 firstname.lastname@example.org
WeatherSure Systems Dave Homerding 303/781-5454 303/781-5453 email@example.com
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
• 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:
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
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
Shotgun Start: 1:30pm
Cost: $125/ person
Location: Walkingstick Golf Course – Pueblo, CO
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:
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