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What does it mean to be an advocate in this industry? BOMA is the voice of Calgary commercial real estate.

It means that BOMA shows up

BOMA Calgary is proud to represent the voice of the commercial real estate industry at City Hall and the Provincial Legislature. We advocate for the industry’s interests as policymakers deliberate bylaws, legislation and investigate future directions.


What exactly are the issues?

Municipal Property Taxes and Assessments

We have engaged with and will continue to engage with the city to ensure the municipal property tax system and rates allow Calgary businesses to remain competitive with other major cities across Canada. We want Calgary to remain a great place to start, grow, or move a business to, and property taxes are at the heart of considerations when businesses choose a place to call home.

In collaboration with BOMA Edmonton, we are also engaging the Government of Alberta as it reviews the Municipal Government Act (MGA). Through consultations with members and key stakeholders we have developed and will advocate for adjustments to the MGA that increase transparency and predictability across Alberta.

Calgary Climate Panel

BOMA Calgary has been heavily involved with the City’s Climate Panel. Providing strategic advice for implementing the municipal government’s Climate Resilience Strategy and assisting in operationalizing parts of that plan. This includes providing in-depth advice on developing a voluntary energy benchmarking program for commercial properties in the city.

Real Estate Council of Alberta

Working with BOMA Edmonton, we remain engaged with the Government of Alberta and Service Alberta staff tasked with implementing changes to the Real Estate Council of Alberta (RECA). Along with other industry associations, we have been working with government as they finalize amendments to the Real Estate Act and RECA’s governance model. We believe our recommendations, developed with our membership, will improve governance and the regulatory authority of RECA while improving representation for our industry and serving the public interest.


Green Line LRT Project

The Green Line LRT project is Calgary’s largest publicly funded infrastructure project. When completed, the new line is expected to move 65,000 people each day. BOMA Calgary remains committed and supportive of the original vision of the project. Given the recent cashflow issues the project has faced, our team has been engaged with city council and administration to ensure that the concerns of our industry have been heard at every possible opportunity as new alignments and options are discussed.

If it involves property tax, codes and regulations, safety and security, City of Calgary policies, repots and bylaws and the Municipal Government Act (MGA), then it’s a BOMA issue.

Public Safety Resources

These PDF publications are available for download

2013 BOMA Flood Report To Members
Key Box Standard
Fire Box Safety