BOMA International is in the process of introducing a new building measurement standard to the public this year. It is currently still in the review period by the American National Standard for office floor measurement, BOMA 2017 for Office Buildings: Standard Methods of Measurement (ANSI/BOMA Z65.1—2017).
The new standard suggests the affected areas may include are balconies and rooftop terraces. The 2017 standard may now include these areas within the rentable area.
The changes in the 2017 standard aim to address new market realities. The BOMA 2017 Office Standard is scheduled to release in September, according to BOMA Floor Measurement Standards Committee chair Rebecca Hanner, BOMA Fellow, with Cushman & Wakefield. The changes will likely bring higher load factors. RDM will continue to follow the review process and final decision. We are committed to educating you, the customer, if the change in standard carries any further growth potential for your properties.
As more information about the new BOMA standard becomes available, we will update you on how it impacts your buildings. In the interim, please contact us with any questions.
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