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BOMA Members & Guests Enjoy a Day of Golf & Wine (See pages 6 and 7.)

Don Rogers, CIM Group; Liz Thomas, Universal Protection Service; Leon Green, Universal Protection Service.

Charity Successes From a toy drive to pet food donations to raising money for art and music education, BOMA members contributed to our community in 2014. (See page 10 for details.)

BOMA Member Profiles Get to know these BOMA members: Diane Rebecchi and Derek Schulze. (See pages 8 and 9.)

California Title 24’s New Lighting Requirements... Difficult to Implement New California Title 24 lighting requirements aim to reduce power use in non-residential buildings by 30 percent— a noble goal that will be costly and confusing to make a reality. Buildings managers, contractors, architects and even some regulators are concerned. Most of the new standards concern controls governing multi-level “Buildings managers, lighting, automatic daylighting, contractors, architects occupant-sensing lighting, security and even some area lighting and regulators are parking garages illumination. concerned.” A major issue: more retrofit projects will be made to meet new construction standards. Property Manager Jenna Hattersley with Harvest Properties in Walnut Creek sees many challenges ahead. “The major obstacle of the new Title 24 requirements is the challenge that it presents in terms of projecting costs for tenant improvements. There are so many variables that influence the lighting portion of the Title 24 requirements that it is really difficult to project the associated costs. There is a significant cost increase that is associated with the new dimmable controls and total output reduction that Title 24 requires, however all of that is dependent on a variety of factors. “Additionally, it is further complicated by the fact that some jurisdictions are not educated on the requirements and consequently are not able to provide building owners and managers with guidance on what is required. As a building manager, it is imperative that you engage a qualified CAL-CTP Certified testing and acceptance technician in order to ensure that you meet the requirements necessary for permit. “The goal of the new Title 24 requirement is to reduce commercial buildings’ energy consumption, and I do believe that it will achieve this, however I think it also presents a lot of challenges to building owners and managers.”


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President’s Corner

By Manny Moreno

BOMA: 2014 Year-End Wrap As 2014 comes to a close and we prepare to spend time with our family and friends celebrating the holidays, I wanted to take a moment to thank each and every one of you for your personal contributions to BOMA Oakland/ East Bay. 2014 has been a phenomenal year for BOMA OEB and we could not have done it without you, our members. All your time, support and hard work have paid off and all of our events, from our seminars and classes to our golf tournaments and other social events, have been extremely successful this year. Everyone makes it all look so easy, but I know a lot of work and time go into planning and executing each event. THANK YOU! With the end of 2014, I am at the midpoint of my term as President of BOMA OEB. Hard to believe the year has gone by so quickly, but with all the great things we are doing it’s easy to understand. When I began my term, I outlined three goals that I wanted to achieve as president. Those goals were: 1) continued growth in membership, 2) strengthen our advocacy efforts, and 3) finalize our strategic plan for the next three years. With your help we are on track to achieve these goals by the time my term ends. We have already seen growth in membership for 2015, particularly on the principal member side and specifically with industrial properties, which is a new focus for BOMA International and BOMA Oakland/East Bay. We can further this trend and attract new membership involvement and engagement with your continued support. Advocacy continues to be an area for improvement, but I am confident that in 2015 we will make huge strides in this area. One of our members, Deanna DrakeCopelan with CBRE, will become president of BOMA CAL and will continue to sit on our Government Affairs Committee. We will also have a new committee chair and vice chair, both of whom have been involved with BOMA for several years and bring new and interesting ideas to our committee. Finally, we have a new board member bringing experience and expertise in government affairs with BOMA San Francisco over to our side of the Bay. It is all very exciting and I look forward to reporting back on our progress. Finally, our new strategic plan was approved by the Board of Directors earlier this year and we are preparing to execute the plan beginning in January 2015, with some preparations already underway. Our new strategic plan covers the years 2015 through 2017. The plan includes an emphasis on our success and growth in government affairs and the financial growth of the Association. A copy of the new strategic plan is available for any member who is interested in reviewing it. Please reach out to our executive director, Stephen Shepard, for a copy. As always, it is a great honor and pleasure to serve as president of BOMA OEB, especially during such exciting times. I look forward to the year ahead and wish you all very safe and Happy Holidays and a Happy New Year. See you in 2015! Moreno is President of BOMA Oakland/East Bay and Property Manager, NPC Holdings, LLC’s Stoneridge Corporate Plaza.

Thanks to Our 2014 Partners ­Diamond Partner

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Platinum Partners Alliance Roofing Bigham Taylor Roofing Dryco Construction, Inc.

Gold Partners

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Silver Partners

Arborwell Biagini Waste Blueline Associates, Inc. Cagwin & Dorward Cole Supply Horner & Singer, LLP Law Offices of Robert B. Jacobs Securitas

Principal Partners

Brandywine Realty Trust Cassidy Turley CBRE, Inc. CIM Cushman & Wakefield Harvest Properties RiverRock Real Estate Group

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7 Reasons Why It’s Lucky To Use Union Carpenters 1 Training. Union carpenters receive four years of classroom and on-the-job training in the latest

technologies and work methods — from apprenticeships through advanced skills training. And they work systematically with other highly skilled professionals.

2 Quality. Union carpenters’ quality education ensures

that they perform efficiently and understand how to complete projects as designed...and on time. Hiring trained carpenters is a wise investment that results in cost savings on your projects.

3 Experience.

Union carpenters help contractors meet on-time schedules because they use state-of-the-art techniques and have the experience needed to be true partners in achieving project satisfaction.

4 Safety.

Union carpenters are trained to work safely, reducing accidents that can cause injuries or death, create delays, cause property damage and increase insurance costs.

5 Efficiency. Union carpenters can save

money and time for contractors when they are properly trained to complete jobs without time-consuming supervision or costly remedial activity.

Sustainability. Union carpenters are trained to practice sustainability. Because they perform efficiently, they generate less waste on the job.

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7 Values. Union carpenters have great community values. They are committed to

supporting the construction of necessary infrastructure, affordable housing and transportation that keeps local economies prosperous and adds value to people’s lives.

Are union carpenters working in your building or on your projects? In addition to work normally associated with carpentry, carpenters perform many tasks such as drywall installation, lathing, millwright, pile driving, hardwood floor and furniture installation, trim, door and hardware installation, garage and overhead door work, panel installation, signage and wall hangings and the installation of window treatments. To learn more about union carpenters, call 510.568.4788 or visit www.NCCRC.org


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BOMA OEB Members and Their Guests Enjoy The annual Walter Finch Golf Tournament and Wine Tour was enjoyed by teams of BOMA golfers and their guests, as well as those who partook of the wine-tasing experience.

Left photo – Stacia Keisner, CBRE, Inc.; Rod Collings, Swift Realty; Mark Nolan, Able; Michael Murphy, Cushman & Wakefield. Center photo – Melody Thebeau, LBA Realty; Martin Bachoc, LBA Realty; Cathy Elias, LBA Realty; Josup Vukic, LBA Realty. Right photo – Jenna Hattersley, Harvest Properties, Inc.; Jeff Dachenhaus, Able; Bill Whitfield, Shorenstein; Lindsay Schamber, Brandywine Realty.

Oktoberfest Fun BOMA members and their guests got into the spirit of Oktoberfest at the October 23 event. Thanks to all who joined us for this festive event. Stay tuned for information on more networking events in 2015.

Cheers to Our Sponsors! Main Event Sponsors Able Services Arborwell Restoration Management Company

Transportation Sponsor BSM

Oktoberfest revelers: Doug Hagge, Arborwell; Lucinda Alipio, CIM Group; Jesse Reed, Bigham Taylor Roofing; Karen Cowan, Restoration Management Company; Erik Carlson, Able Services; and Patrick Belhumeur, Arborwell.


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a Fun-Filled Day of Golf and Wine-Tasting Thank You to the Walter Finch Golf Tournament & Wine Tour Sponsors Main Event Sponsors DRYCO Construction Alliance Roofing

Dinner Wine Sponsors Legacy Mechanical & Energy Services Universal Protection Services

Special Hole Sponsors ABLE Services Bigham Taylor Roofing BOMA Oakland/East Bay Blueline Associates ID Architecture Matrix HG

Tee Sponsors ABM ACC Environmental Consultants Inc.

American Asphalt AT&T Blueline Associates Gardener’s Guild Landscape Horner & Singer, LLP Rossi Builders Securitas Security Services USA

Team Prize Sponsor: Skyline Construction Winning Team: Jim Sherry, Caledonian Building Services Mike Bosman, Arcpoint Labs Robert O’Gorman, Ironwood Real Estate Partners Stephen Sherry, Caledonian Building Services

Warren Mead, Cassidy Turley; Sonia Fuetsch, Har-Bro; Chris Baker, Baker’s Floor and Surface; and Kevin Ho, NOVO Construction.

Tim Ballas, Orchard Commercial; Don Thiry, Otis Elevator; Manny Moreno, NPC Holdings; and Elyse Cartmell, Swift Realty.

2014 Wine Tour Sponsors Main Sponsor: Bauer’s Intelligent Transportation Mimosa Sponsor: Perfection Sweeping Nibbles & Bits Sponsor: Biagini Waste Reduction Systems


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Associate Profile

Diane Rebecchi, Director of Business Development DRYCO Construction

Why should a company servicing commercial real estate properties join BOMA Oakland/East Bay? Fifteen-year BOMA member Diane Rebecchi has no trouble ticking off seven reasons: 1. Networking opportunities at monthly events and bi-annual national conferences 2. Cutting-edge information in BOMA International publications and your local BOMA association newsletter 3. Career development through seminars and other educational programs 4. Information on the latest legislative, regulatory and codes issues and requirements 5. Leadership roles through participation in local and international committees 6. Recognition of excellence in building management through awards programs Rebecchi likes to 7. Access to a network of 16,500-plus U.S. commercial real estate professionals network at BOMA events. DRYCO Construction, she says, has benefited from all of the above, but particularly networking, sponsorship and education. She walks the BOMA talk, too. She has held a number of leadership positions in BOMAs throughout the Bay Area. “BOMA OEB is an excellent organization for networking with other colleagues as well as providing new business opportunities. I encourage you to speak to other members and attend a luncheon as our guest,” says Rebecchi. “I love BOMA OEB! This organization not only provides several new business opportunities, but we have a lot of fun while doing it. Under the leadership of Stephen Shepard, this chapter has grown significantly and has provided several new educational programs allowing us to continue our professional development.” Her off hours are spent hiking, shopping, watching movies, going to the theatre, wine tasting and spending quality time with her friends and family. And more shopping. Did we mention shopping?

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Associate Profile Derek Schulze, Vice President Able Building Maintenance In his 18 years as an active member of BOMA Oakland/East Bay, Derek Schulze has seen the organization gain influence in Oakland along the 580 and 680 corridors all the way out to Livermore. And as a 30-year sponsor of BOMA, Able has supported BOMA’s development with sponsorships and participation. Schulze envisions an even more influential BOMA. “I think we need to look at building participation at BOMA-sponsored events that connect members with lawmakers at the local and state level. This for sure increases influence in the political community. BOMA also provides a voice to available resources (legal, public policy, tax expertise, etc.) in an effort to support advocacy efforts. Together BOMA, its owners and partners such as Able can build coalitions to expand BOMA’s outreach and maximize resources. And lastly, together we can raise funds which can be used Schulze’s favorite pastime is in the business and political community to advance the efforts of commercial real estate coaching his kids’ soccer teams. owners and their partners.” The biggest challenge he foresees for the building industry? “Water… While we and our partners continue to look for ways to assist our customers with conserving water, we need to continue to innovate with the manufacturers to bring more water conservation-type devices to the cleaning industry.” Why is BOMA a valuable network? “Having a good BOMA network gives me the ability to stay on top of all the changes in the industry. And being able to network within BOMA allows me to get help and assistance when I need it and return help and assistance when one of my colleagues, prospects, clients or partners needs it.” Schulze’s favorite pastime is coaching soccer—particularly his own kids.


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Focus on Charity Giving back to the community where we live and do business is important to BOMA OEB members. Our Charity Committee, chaired by Shelly Cox of LBA Realty, coordinates activities that benefit the charities and the community in general and to maximize BOMA’s visibility as a good neighbor. “This year BOMA members opened their hearts and wallets to benefit those in our community who are in need,” says Cox. This year, more than $5,000 was raised at our 90th anniversary party to benefit 51Oakland, an organization that is working to ensure that all Oakland Public School students have equal access to art and music education. In August, BOMA collected more than 2,200 pounds of pet food for AARF (Animal Adoption and Rescue Foundation). A toy drive in December will benefit both Children’s Hospital and Shelter, Inc. In 2015 the Charity Committee will work on an event to support Free of Violence Work Day Event, where BOMA volunteers will paint, replace flooring, add shelving and much more. “We are looking for sponsorships and volunteers,”adds Cox. If you would like to get involved, just email her at scox@lbarealty.com. Top photo: Student musicians who benefit from 51Oakland perform at the BOMA anniversary party. Lower photo: Jason Hoffman from 51Oakland surveys auction items.

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