OMA (Building Owners and Managers Association) International was founded in 1907 as the National Association of Building Owners and Managers. The Association assumed its present name in 1658 as it broadened its reach to include Canada and other affiliates around the globe. Today, BOMA International represents nearly 100 North American and nine overseas affiliates in Australia, Brazil, Finland, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, the Philippines, and South Africa.
BOMA Philippines was organized on October 1994 and expanded its membership from a tiny group of fifteen (15) to more than 200 property and facility management practitioners of different buildings managed by either a contracted property management firm such as Century Properties Management, Inc., Jaka Property Development & Management Corporation, CB Richard Ellis, Cuervo Far East, First Pacific Davies, Megaworld, Progressive Development Corporation, Collier Jardines, etc., or in-house building management such as Meralco, Central Bank, Globe Telecom Plaza, The World Center, PNOC, Export Bank Plaza, and Jollibee, to name a few.
BOMA Philippines members are building owners and managers, developers, leasing professionals, medical office building managers, corporate facility managers, asset managers, and those providers of products and services needed to operate buildings and its properties.
BOMA Philippines through its mother association is a primary source of information on office building management, leasing, and building operating costs, energy consumption patterns, international building codes, legislations, occupancy statistics and technological developments.
Collectively, BOMA Philippines have direct affiliation and/or tie-up with different associations in the promotion of facility and property management:
- Safety Organization of the Philippines (SPOI)
- Philippine Society of Mechanical Engineers (PSME)
- Institute of Integrated Electrical Engineers (IIEE)
- United Architects of the Philippines
- Maintenance Association of the Philippines (MAPHIL)
- Hotel Engineers Association of the Philippines (HEAP)
- Building Industry Consulting Service, Philippines, Inc. (BISCP)
- Society of Philippine Electrical Contractors and Suppliers, Inc. (SPECS)
- International Institute for Energy Conservation (IIEC)