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BOMA Foundations of Real Estate Management Course


What is Foundations?
High-Performance Training for High-Performance Real Estate Teams

  • A soup-to-nuts, 5-module, 28-hour entry-level course, covering the fundamentals of commercial real estate administration, management, building systems, accounting and reporting, contract management, and more
  • Classroom instruction from seasoned pros, reinforced by behind the-scenes tours of outstanding buildings
  • Live, in-person training with small class sizes to facilitate learning, discussion, and team activities
  • complete package—instruction, peer networking, property tours, and a comprehensive course manual that is easy to read and understand and a valuable resource back on the job

For all experience levels, Foundations…

  • Reinforces on-the-job training for junior and assistant property managers
  • Provides “feet-on-the-ground” experience and exposure for administrative assistants and students considering a career in commercial real estate
  • Offers a great refresher for experienced professionals - fills training gaps and provides important management and operations updates
  • Supports suppliers and building engineers who benefit from understanding the basics of real estate management

Foundations - the right choice for your real estate Firm…

  • Eases the training burden by supplementing on-the-job and corporate training programs
  • Offers the highest caliber training, covering everything from A to Z
  • Prepares new and rising talent for more PM responsibilities and assignments
  • Teaches employees best practices from experienced, seasoned professionals
  • Delivers a curriculum that is regularly updated, ensuring the latest, most accurate information
  • Minimizes time out of the office with convenient scheduling over several weeks

Foundations Course Break Down

Module 1: Real Estate Administration
Larry Lenrow, The Davis Companies | Friday, January 27 | 8:30am-2:30pm

  • Roles and responsibilities of a property manager
  • Adding value to a real estate investment
  • Strategies for tenant satisfaction
  • Contracting with vendors and suppliers and managing supplier agreements
  • Property characteristics and leasing and marketing strategies
  • Managing risk and understanding commercial insurance coverages
  • Property Tour: the property management office

Module 2: the Well-Versed Real Estate Manager, Barry Familetto, Stetson Management Development Company | Friday, February 3 | 8:30am-2:30pm

  • Developing effective emergency and disaster preparedness plans and programs
  • Managing tenant improvements
  • Budgeting, accounting, and business plan development
  • Models for recovering operating expenses
  • Due diligence process for buying and selling real estate
  • Understanding OSHA safety requirements
  • Understanding indoor air quality issues and EPA requirements
  • Property Tour: engineering office and non-office occupancies

Module 3: Building Operations I
Mike Gill, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston | Friday, February 10 | 8:30am-2:30pm

  • How HVAC and plumbing systems work
  • How electricity flows through a building and the various levels of power
  • Work order systems and best practices for managing service calls
  • Property Tour: HVAC, domestic water, fire alarm, fire sprinkler, main electric room

Module 4: Building Operations II
Mike Gill, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston | Friday, February 17 | 8:30am-2:30pm

  • Types and operations of fire alarm and control systems
  • Reactive vs. preventive vs. predictive maintenance of building facilities and systems
  • Elevator and escalator systems and operations
  • Roofing systems—built-up, modified bitumen, single-ply
  • Managing solid waste and recycling
  • Managing cleaning services and contracts
  • Property Tour: elevators/escalators, roof systems, solid waste/recycling, janitorial inspection

Module 5: Putting It All Together
Marc Giampa, Related Beal | Friday, March 3 | 8:30am-2:30pm

  • Successful approaches to pest management
  • Types of parking structures and parking management
  • Assuring secure and safe buildings
  • Understanding and managing landscaping tasks and snow removal
  • Learn about BOMA and meet BOMA leaders
  • Learning assessment group exercise
  • Property Tour: parking, security, pest control, landscaping


  • Receive Certificate of successful completion of the course and exam

Course Offering for 2017
BOMA Boston is excited to offer the Foundations of Real Estate Management Course again in 2017! The course for 2017 is slated for January 27 - March 3, from 8:30am-2:30pm.

More Info and Registration Form

Questions? Contact Amy Gleason at agleason@gbreb.com or 617-399-7867

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