Protect against payment processing cyberthreats

The statistics do not lie. A quarter of Americans believe that they were victims of cybertheft. This has led many to fear being further exposed to cybertheft, identity theft and personal privacy breaches more than their


January 6, 2019

Bernard celebrates 27 years with Denver BOMA

Twenty-seven years ago, Jeannie Bernard accepted the executive vice president position for the Denver Metro Building Owners and Managers Association the week before Christmas. She inherited an organization with one full-time staff member and one part-time member to manage

Michelle Askeland

December 30, 2018

How well do you know your building’s tenants?

In the competition to attract and keep great tenants for your office building, it’s easy to believe that all you need to do is outfit your common areas with top-notch amenities and cool collaborative spaces. Everyone knows that’s what people want right now, right? The answer to that


December 29, 2018

Green Roof Ordinance: Final rules for existing building roof replacements

Denver’s Green Roof Ordinance is the only green roof initiative in North America that goes beyond new construction to include existing buildings. The Denver Metro Building Owners and Managers Association participated in a collaborative task force, with the city and other


December 29, 2018

Increase your building’s IQ to stay competitive

As automation and smart technologies are taking the economy by storm, it only makes sense that commercial real estate is poised to become a prime adopter of internet of things technology. IoT technology refers to a


November 28, 2018

Green roof task force addresses existing buildings

From San Francisco to Toronto to New York City and several cities in between, green roofs and buildings have grown increasingly popular as one method to tackle environmental concerns such as rising temperature and


October 7, 2018

Emerging technologies are changing real estate

It’s not your imagination, advances in real estate technology did stall – for about 10 years – roughly the five years before and after the Great Recession. A number of factors are to blame, not the least of which is that


October 6, 2018

Suggestions to foster a well-trained workforce

The Better Buildings Challenge at the Department of Energy adopted goals of decreasing energy use of commercial buildings in the public and private sector by 20 percent in the next 10 years. One of the barriers to


September 30, 2018

Cybersecurity: Protect your forgotten networks

Innovations and the internet of things are ushering in a new wave of connected smart building systems. These innovative systems are allowing companies to increasingly automate, optimize and manage buildings systems


September 28, 2018

Vendor relations: A key component to our success

Each holiday season, I am greeted by an enormous collection of cards and branded trinkets on my desk, multiplying day by day until the New Year. As I sift through the piles, I am reminded of just how many personal


July 9, 2018