Leaders from the commercial, industrial, and retail real estate sectors gathered in Sacramento this week to chart the legislative and regulatory course for the coming year at the first California Business Properties Association (CBPA) meeting of 2015.  Issues ranging from the Governor’s proposal to increase energy efficiency standards for existing buildings, mandatory defibrillator installations, Redevelopment, ADA, and CEQA, were discussed. 

Deanna Drake-Copelan was there as the President of BOMA California and to host several legislators from the Bay Area at the luncheon.   As one of the major professional associations affiliated with CBPA, BOMA California has voting seats on the governing board of the largest real estate coalition on the West Coast.  This recognizes BOMA California’s growing activity, expertise, and influence in statewide policy issues, and assures that our members’ input is reflected in statewide industry positions on legislation, regulation, and political issues as they are being debated in the Capitol.

After a full morning of policy discussions, nearly half of the newly elected members of the California Assembly and Senate joined the group of real estate leaders for lunch and the opportunity to learn more about our industry.

The CBPA Board consists of leaders from all facets of our industry.  They meet quarterly to discuss issues, provide input, and assure the strategic direction of policy positions in Sacramento reflect the priorities of member companies.

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