In December 1978, BOMA International recognized and accepted a local property management council. After two years of preparatory work the council became known as the Greater Hartford Chapter of BOMA International, the first chapter in New England.
The Chapter grew from an initial 10 members to 163 members by the first quarter of 2004. In 1984 and 1986 the Chapter won the prestigious Diamond Award for strong growth.
The initial membership was focused in Hartford. However, the Chapter now encompasses an area from Springfield, Massachusetts to New Haven, Connecticut.
Members of the Greater Hartford Chapter have been actively involved in BOMA International from the beginning and are well represented in the Middle Atlantic Conference, BOMA, BOMI, ROC and SORPA.
Our industry is evolving and falling under a more regulatory environment. Locally, we have lobbied our legislators on telecommunications issues, private property rights and electric deregulation. While some gains have been realized, many battles lie ahead.
An enthusiastic and active membership has helped the BOMA Greater Hartford offer a well rounded program and activities schedule. Informative monthly meetings are supplemented with the summer Gus Johnson Golf Outing, Allied activities and the year-end holiday social.
The mission of the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA)/Greater Hartford is to represent the following: the commercial real estate owner/developer, the commercial real estate professional, and the associate members through leadership, advocacy, information gathering, and distribution of this information to all members.