1913

ALLEN ENVISIONS BOMA

IVAN E. ALLEN

Wanting Atlanta to host the BOMA National Convention, local businessman and Atlanta Convention Burea... More >
1913

REP. WILKINSON'S FAMILY TIES

AUDIO: JOE WILKINSON

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A century after C.F. Wilkinson was elected as BOMA's first president, his grandson Georgia Rep. Joe... More >
1913

HUEY RECALLS BOMA BEGINNING

AUDIO: STEWART HUEY

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Former BOMA-Atlanta Executive Director (1970-2001), Stewart Huey, explains how the formation of BOMA... More >
May 27, 1913

BOMA ORGANIZES

BOMA MEETING MINUTES

BOMA-Atlanta held a meeting to officially organize the local association and become affiliated with... More >
May, 30, 1913

BOMA 1ST REGULAR MEETING

THE CANDLER BUILDING

BOMA-Atlanta held its first regular board meeting at the Candler Building, one of the city's oldest... More >
1914

BOMA OFFICE OPENS

EMPIRE BUILDING

BOMA-Atlanta opened its first office in the Empire Building, known in later year as the C&S Bank... More >
1915

WILKINSON, NATIONAL LEADER

CHARLES F. WILKINSON

BOMA-Atlanta quickly built a reputation for being a leader among the many local associations in the ... More >
September 14, 1915

BOMA-ATLANTA HOSTS CONVENTION

BOMA NATIONAL GAVEL

BOMA-Atlanta hosts the BOMA National Convention. The Piedmont Hotel, which was demolished in the 196... More >
1916

HORRINE TO PRESIDENT'S CLUB

CITY BUILDER FEATURE

BOMA-Atlanta president, E.M. Horrine was invited to join the Chamber of Commerce's President's Club.... More >
August 26, 1918

IMPACT OF WWI ON BOMA-ATLANTA

WAR-BOUND BOMA MEMBER

World War I had a significant impact on the association, with the war starting only a year after BOM... More >
September 7, 1918

ENERGY CONSERVATION IS KEY

ENERGY CONSERVATION

BOMA has always been a leader in energy conservation and environmental sustainability. The minutes f... More >
1920

BEST PRACTICES IN LEASING

1920 LEASE LANGUAGE

In the early 1920s, BOMA-Atlanta led efforts to create best-practice language for office building le... More >
April 13, 1920

FOCUS ON MEMBERSHIP

MEMBERSHIP GROWTH

The strength of BOMA has always been its membership. Since its founding, the association has strived... More >
1926

ATLANTA ATTRACTS BIG BUSINESS

SEARS BUILDING IN 1926

Emblematic that by the mid-1920s Atlanta had established itself as an attractive Southern city in wh... More >
1929

ATLANTA ACQUIRES CANDLER FIELD

CANDLER FIELD

For $94,400, the City of Atlanta purchased Candler Field, now the site of Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta... More >
October, 1929

BOMA FACES GREAT DEPRESSION

DEPRESSION HITS THE NATION

With the stock market crash of October 1929, the Great Depression began. Declining real estate value... More >
1930

BOMA PRES. OFFERS GUIDANCE

CHARLES PALMER

Charles F. Palmer, who simultaneously served as president for BOMA-Atlanta and BOMA National from 19... More >
January 26, 1931

SOUTHERN CONFERENCE IN ATLANTA

CONFERENCE ATTENDEES

Although the United States was struggling with the effects of the Great Depression, BOMA-Atlanta con... More >
1933

GA & BOMA CELEBRATE MILESTONES

GEORGIA TURNS 200

By the time Georgia celebrated its 200th birthday in 1933, Atlanta had well established itself as th... More >
October 10, 1933

ATLANTA'S INDUSTRIAL ADVANTAGE

1933 CITY BUILDER

As illustrated by the cover of the Atlanta Chamber of Commerce's October 10, 1933 edition of City Bu... More >
1934

TALK OF THE TOWN: A / C

AIR CONDITIONING ADS

Even in the midst of the Great Depression, air conditioning was being advertised as a must-have amen... More >
1940

ATLANTA DEDICATES HURT PARK

HURT PARK

Prominent Atlanta real estate and streetcar entrepreneur Joel Hurt was responsible for developing At... More >
1941

WWII CHANGES MANAGEMENT FOCUS

WORLD WAR II

Following the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941, the United States entered World War II, thus ... More >
1946

CDC OPENS IN ATLANTA

CDC MARKETING

The Communicable Disease Center (CDC), known today as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention... More >
December 7, 1946

FIRE AT HOTEL WINECOFF

ATLANTA'S HOTEL WINECOFF

Downtown Atlanta's Hotel Winecoff, which opened in 1913 and was known as an "absolutely fireproof" s... More >
1956

ATLANTA HOSTS SOUTHERN REGION

SOUTHERN REGION INVITE

BOMA has always looked for new, innovative ways to train and educate real estate professionals. In 1... More >
1956

HURT BUILDING GETS A/C

THE HURT BUILDING

After surviving the decades defined by the Great Depression and World War II, Atlanta real estate wa... More >
1957

AFS BUILDING: BOMA MEMBER

1957 AFS LETTERHEAD

BOMA has always strived for a membership comprised of diverse property types. The core of BOMA membe... More >
1959

BOMA BUILDS RELATIONSHIPS

SOUTHERN REGION RECORDS

BOMA-Atlanta/BOMA Georgia has long been a leader in the BOMA Southern Region. For decades, the assoc... More >
September 11, 1959

BOMA GIVES BACK

COMMUNITY SERVICE APPEAL

BOMA-Atlanta/BOMA Georgia has always embraced community service as an integral part of its culture. ... More >
February 10, 1961

BOMA Makes EER Appeal

EER Appeal

BOMA International’s Experience Exchange Report (EER) is commercial real estate’s most trusted... More >
March 12, 1961

BOMA Conference in Savannah

1961 Boma Conference

Long before its expansion to become BOMA Georgia, the association built relationships throughout the... More >
March 17, 1961

BOMA is Family

BOMA News & Sympathy

BOMA members develop deep and meaningful relationships with each other and with the association.... More >
1963

BOMA Turns 50

BOMA 50th Anniversary

In 1963, BOMA-Atlanta celebrated five decades of existence. As illustrated in this letter,... More >
1963

Thweatt, 1st female pm member

Ruth Thweatt

BOMA has been a strong advocate for diversity in real estate. In the 1960s, BOMA was encouraging... More >
1964

Georgia Creates MARTA

Healey Building Trolley

After Atlanta abandoned the trolley system in 1963, the Georgia General Assembly created the... More >
1964

BOMA Builds Leaders

Southern Region Leaders

BOMA-Atlanta/BOMA Georgia has produced a long line of leaders in the BOMA Southern Region, as is... More >
1965

Fulton Co. Stadium Constructed

Fulton County Stadium

The $18 million Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium was built in 364 days, "on land we didn't own, with... More >
1968

Building Systems Management

Johnson Central Control

As technology advanced through the 1960s, commercial property managers and owners started seeing the... More >
1968

Priority on Energy Savings

GE Commercial Real Estate

Since its inception, BOMA has been a leader in energy conservation and environmental sustainability... More >
1969

Underground Atlanta Opens

Underground Atlanta

The opening of Underground Atlanta in 1969 put downtown Atlanta on the entertainment and social map... More >
1970

BOMI International Founded

BOMI logo, 1970

Building Owners and Managers Institute (BOMI) International is founded and develops designation... More >
1971

1% MARTA Tax Approved

Voters Fund MARTA Construction

Atlanta citizens voted for a one-percent sales tax to fund Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit... More >
1972

Thweatt, Honorary Member

Ruth Thweatt Honored by BOMA International

BOMA International bestowed an honorary membership upon Ruth Thweatt. She was BOMA-Atlanta's first... More >
1972

BOMA Standards Remain Best

BOMA Standard Method of Floor Measurement, 1972

In 1972, BOMA International updated and re-released its Standard Method of Floor Measurement Guide,... More >
1973

Electric Heating Boom

BOMA Buildings Credited with Conservation

In the 1970s, BOMA member buildings led the real estate industry’s transition to become all... More >
1974

Terminus Tennis Club Opens

Terminus Club Feature in Real Estate Atlanta Magazine

The North X Northwest office community at I-75 and Windy Hill opened a 71,000-square-foot,... More >
1975

BOMA Members Lead Conservation

Georgia Power Applauds BOMA Member Buildings

As depicted in this 1975 Georgia Power Company advertisement, BOMA buildings were not only adding to... More >
1976

ATL Hosts BOMA International

Atlanta Skyline in 1976

More than 60 years since BOMA International first hosted its conference in Atlanta, the city was... More >
1983

Allied Member Earns RPA

Richard Wasser, RPA

In 1983, Richard Wasser becomes the first BOMA-Atlanta Allied Member to earn the Real Property... More >
1984

BOMA’s 1st Female President

Dixie Engler-Wigbels, RPA, CPM

Dixie Engler-Wigbels, RPA, CPM, becomes BOMA-Atlanta’s first female president. This was a... More >
1984

BOMA Purchases Computer

BOMA President Boasts Purchase of Computer

With technology moving at warp speed in the modern world, it’s hard to believe computers have not... More >
1985

International Launches TOBYs

The Office Building of the Year (TOBY) Logo

BOMA International created a recognition program known as The Office Building of the Year (TOBY)... More >
1985

BOMA Hosts 1st Trade Show

Wildwood 2300

BOMA-Atlanta hosted its first Trade Show on a vacant floor of the Wildwood building in metroAtlanta... More >
1986

BOMA Wins EER Awards

EER Top 10 Awards from BOMA International

BOMA-Atlanta was recognized every year from 1986 through 1989 with BOMA International’s Top Ten... More >
April 25, 1987

Southern Conf. Returns to ATL

Cover of the 1987 Southern Region Conference Guide

BOMA-Atlanta highlighted the economic development of Georgia by bringing real estate professionals... More >
1988

Happy 75th Anniversary, BOMA

75th Anniversary Logo

75 years since its creation, BOMA celebrates a milestone anniversary with a growing and more diverse... More >
1988

BOMA Enhances Communication

January 1988 BOMA-Atlanta Newsletter

Finding and perfecting effective vehicles of communication is an essential part of keeping members... More >
1988

Defining the Property Manager

How to Spot a Property Manager, 1988

It is clear by looking at this fun illustration printed in the January 1988 BOMA-Atlanta newsletter... More >
1988

Allied Service Directory Debut

Allied Member Service Directory, April 1988

Spanning two pages in the BOMA-Atlanta Newsletter, the Allied Member Service Directory was a new... More >
1988

Highest Member Count Attained

Newsletter Announces Record-breaking Membership Numbers

Via BOMA-Atlanta’s newsletter, association president Dan Foster challenged members to increase... More >
1989

Winner: Local of the Year

BOMA Leadership Accepting “Local of the Year” Award

BOMA International bestowed the Local Association of the Year Award upon BOMA-Atlanta in recognition... More >
1989

BOMA-Atlanta Hosts Convention

Logo from National Convention in Atlanta

The BOMA International Conference came back to Atlanta for the first time since 1976. A long... More >
1990

BOMA Leads ADA Compliance

BOMA Advertisement for ADA Compliance Guidebook

After the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) in 1990, BOMA International created... More >
1992

EPA Creates ENERGY STAR®

ENERGY STAR Logo

ENERGY STAR®, the international standard for energy efficiency, was created by the Environmental... More >
1992

EER CONTINUES GROWING

EER SURVEY COVER, 1992

By 1992, the Experience Exchange Report (EER)—launched in 1923—grew to include more than 18.4... More >
1992

KEEPING COMMUNICATION OPEN

WHAT IS BOMA DOING FOR YOU?

Transparency and open communication have always been characteristics valued by BOMA members and …... More >
1994

BOMA CREATES STRATEGIC PLAN

PRESIDENT STEVE SMITH WRITES ABOUT STRATEGIC PLAN

One of the cornerstones of a successful and enduring association is the creation—and diligent use …... More >
1994

TRADE SHOW GOES PRO

TRADE SHOW ADVERTISEMENT IN BOMA PUBLICATION

After nearly a decade of hosting its Trade Show on vacant floors of member buildings, BOMA-Atlanta …... More >
1994

BOMA OFFICE MOVES

ANNOUNCEMENT AND MAPS OF NEW OFFICE SPACE

By 1994, BOMA-Atlanta had approximately 550 members; record-setting attendance at luncheon meetings;…... More >
1995

OFFICE BUILDING IMPACT DEFINED

CHART FROM TECHNICAL REPORTS COMMITTEE STUDY

BOMA-Atlanta commissioned a study done by its Technical Reports Committee to discover the impact …... More >
1995

OKC BOMBING CHANGES SECURITY

BOMA-ATLANTA EXPRESSES SYMPATHY FOR OKC VICTIMS

After the horrific attack on the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City on April 19, …... More >
1995

TRADE SHOW GOES TO GALLERIA

COBB GALLERIA CENTRE

After successfully moving the annual Trade Show from vacant floors of member buildings to the North … ... More >
1996

BOMA DEBUTS BUYER’S GUIDE

COVER OF BOMA-ATLANTA BUYER’S GUIDE

Property managers, facility managers and building engineers understand the value of having the right…... More >
1996

ATLANTA HOSTS OLYMPIC GAMES

EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT, STEWART HUEY, WITH OLYMPIC MASCOT, IZZY

Atlanta was home to 10,000 athletes and approximately 2 million visitors from around the world for …... More >
1997

BOMA LAUNCHES WEBSITE

BOMA ANNOUNCES NEW WEBSITE AND EMAIL ACCOUNT

As the desktop computer and other personal technology became increasingly popular and common in the …... More >
1998

BOMA CREATES ENGINEER CLUB

COPY HIGHLIGHTING NEW OPPORTUNITY FOR BUILDING ENGINEERS

Identifying a need for additional educational offerings for the building engineering segment of the …... More >
1998

WINNER, MEMBERSHIP RECRUITMENT

1998 MEMBERSHIP RECRUITMENT AWARD

BOMA-Atlanta was awarded first place in BOMA International’s Membership Recruitment Challenge in … ... More >
1998

BOMA FORMS ENERGY ALLIANCE

ATLANTA BUSINESS CHRONICLE DISCUSSES ENERGY ALLIANCE

The BOMA-Atlanta Energy Alliance was formed in 1998 when Strategic Energy Ltd. (SEL) was chosen to …... More >
1998

VALUE OF BOMA SHINES

MEMBER BENEFITS BROCHURE, 1988

This membership brochure from 1988 outlines the many benefits that come with BOMA-Atlanta …... More >
1999

BOMA HOSTS INTERNATIONAL

1999 BOMA INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION LOGO

Having just hosted the 100th Olympic Games, Atlanta was a popular city in which to be. BOMA …... More >
2000

FOCUS ON EXECUTIVE EDUCATION

BOMA, EXECUTIVE EDUCATION PROGRAM FOUNDING SPONSOR

The Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) International collaborated with the University ... More >
2000

OUTSTANDING MEMBER RECRUITMENT

BOMA INTERNATIONAL’S AWARD TO BOMA-ATLANTA

BOMA International awarded BOMA-Atlanta its Outstanding Membership Recruitment and Retention Award... More >
2001

EER AWARDS ABOUND

EER PARTICIPATION AWARDS, ’01, ’02, ’04, ‘05

Starting in 2001, BOMA-Atlanta was recognized four times within a decade (2001, 2002, 2004 and 2005)... More >
2003

BOMA-ATLANTA CREATES PM 101

PM 101 CLASS TAKES STUDENTS ON BUILDING TOUR

In 2003, BOMA-Atlanta launched a new educational course designed to assist those entering the... More >
2005

CHANGE TO STRATEGIC GOVERNANCE

2005 BOMA PRESIDENT, CINDY WAGNER

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BOMA-Atlanta’s board of directors began a transition from operational to strategic governance... More >
2007

BOMA INT’L TURNS 100

BOMA MAGAZINE ARTICLE HONORING 100 YEAR

Founded in 1907 as the National Association of Building Owners and Managers (NABOM), the now... More >
2008

BOMA HOSTS TERRORISM SYMPOSIUM

TERRORISM AND BOMBING AWARENESS SYMPOSIUM FLYER

On January 17, 2008, BOMA-Atlanta partnered with the Georgia Emergency Management Agency (GEMA) ... More >
2008

BE 101 UNVEILED

BUILDING ENGINEERING 101, FIRST GRADUATING CLASS

On September 24, 2008, BOMA-Atlanta launched the Building Engineering 101 (BE 101) course, which ... More >
2008

MEDICAL OFFICE PROGRAMS

MOB SEMINAR MARKETING

Seeing a growing need for education specifically tailored for medical office building managers,... More >
2008

PARTNERING FOR SECURITY

PARTNERSHIP: DHS, GEMA AND BOMA-ATLANTA

BOMA-Atlanta continued its leadership role in promoting the safety and security of Georgians by... More >
2008

BOMA HOSTS GLOBAL SUMMIT

SUMMIT PARTICIPANTS WORK TOGETHER

In 2008, BOMA-Atlanta was asked by the Georgia Society of Association Executives (GSAE) to be a host... More >
2008

BOMA LICENSES PM 101

FOUNDATIONS OF COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE MANAGEMENT BROCHURE

After its successful launch in 2003 and subsequent years of popularity among property professionals... More >
2008

GREEN CHAMBER FOUNDED

GREEN CHAMBER OF THE SOUTH LOGO

BOMA-Atlanta supported the creation of the Green Chamber of the South in 2008 by being a founding ... More >
2009

BOMA SERVES THE COMMUNITY

BOMA MEMBERS’ EFFORTS BENEFIT TAPESTRY YOUTH MINISTRIES

BOMA-Atlanta held its first annual construction project on an April 24, 2009 to benefit the metro... More >
2009

BOMA 360 LAUNCHED

BOMA 360 LOGO

In 2009, BOMA International launched the BOMA 360 Performance Program, the real estate industry's... More >
2009

FOCUS ON RECYCLING

CITY OF ATLANTA LOGO

In 2009, BOMA-Atlanta was the only commercial real estate nonprofit organization to be asked by the... More >
2009

BOMA CATERS TO YPS

INAUGURAL YOUNG PROFESSIONALS MEETING

To meet the demand of young professionals entering the commercial real estate field, BOMA-Atlanta ... More >
2009

7-POINT CHALLENGE

7-POINT CHALLENGE LOGO

In 2009, BOMA International launched the 7-Point Challenge to reduce energy consumption in ... More >
2010

GOVERNOR SEEKS BOMA’S INPUT

BOMA MEMBERS WITH GOV. PURDUE

BOMA Georgia was asked to participate in Governor Sonny Perdue’s Water Contingency Task Force,... More >
2010

GREEN SUMMIT CREATED

GREEN REAL ESTATE SUMMIT LOGO

On Feb. 16 and 17, 2010, BOMA-Atlanta continued its leadership in environmental sustainability by... More >
2011

MEMBERSHIP GROWTH GETS NOTICED

COVER ARTICLE IN GSAE’S CONNECTIONS MAGAZINE

BOMA-Atlanta had long been associated with best practices in the field of education, advocacy and... More >
2011

PERMITTING REFORM ADVOCATE

DON ROSENTHAL GAINS INSIGHT FROM BOMA MEMBERS ON PERMITTING REFORM

BOMA-Atlanta was asked by the City of Atlanta’s Office of Buildings to help develop a plan to ... More >
2012

BECOMING BOMA GEORGIA

PRESIDENT SPONSEL AND PAST PRESIDENT BEAUCHAMP EMBRACE AFTER TRANSITION

Years of vision and strategic planning led to the moment on May 23, 2012 when then President Judi... More >
2012

BOMA INCORPORATES INDUSTRIAL

INAUGURAL INDUSTRIAL SIG MEETING REGISTRATION FORM

Having established shared interest groups in the areas of medical office, green real estate, and ... More >
2013

BOMA WINS NATIONAL AWARD

BOMA GEORGIA'S 2013 GOLD CIRCLE AWARD FOR REBRANDING

In 2012, BOMA Georgia expanded from a local to state-wide organization. This undertaking involved an... More >
2013

CELEBRATING 100 YEARS

GUESTS ENJOY BOMA GEORGIA'S CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION

On Nov. 7, 2013, BOMA Georgia celebrated 100 Years of Building Value with a Centennial Celebration... More >
2014

BUILDING A FOUNDATION

BOMA GEORGIA FOUNDATION LOGO

In January 2014, BOMA Georgia launched a charitable Foundation aimed at raising funds, awarding... More >
2014

PROACTIVE ADVOCACY IN ACTION

BOMA GEORGIA MEMBERS AT THE 2014 BOMA DAY AT THE CAPITOL

One of BOMA Georgia's strategic priorities for 2014 was to create a plan to become proactive at the ... More >