The mission of BOMA Orange County is to enhance the human, intellectual, and physical assets of the Commercial Real Estate industry through advocacy, education, charity, information exchange and professional alliances.


BOMA Orange County is a member of BOMA CAL and BOMA International. Each is a source of information on building management and operations, development, leasing, building operating costs, energy consumption patterns, local and national building codes, legislation, occupancy statistics, technological developments and other industry trends.

In 1983, Nellie Carlen founded the Building Owners and Managers Association of Orange County (BOMA OC), in order to meet the needs of the Commercial Real Estate industry within Orange County.

BOMA Orange County’s members are building owners, managers, developers, leasing professionals, corporate facility managers, asset managers, and the providers of the products and services needed to operate commercial properties

BOMA OC is the primary source of information on legislative issues affecting the Commercial Real Estate industry. BOMA OC furthermore focuses on emerging technologies that are transforming the way we transact business by exchanging ideas and acquiring knowledge through our Educational programs and events held throughout the year.

Programs and services provided by BOMA Orange County include:

A Legislative Voice
At the local, state, and national levels, BOMA represents the concerns of commercial property owners, managers and their tenants. From local code and real estate issues, to national legislation issues, BOMA protects our members interests. Through its expert lobbying efforts at the state and federal level, BOMA International influences legislation and represents your interests before federal agencies such as the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Justice Department.

Access to the main influencers in the property management field is provided through monthly meetings, networking events, local and national events, our membership directory and the BOMA OC website.

BOMA Orange County offers courses of study to further our members role in the industry. We offer college-accredited, nationally recognized designations of Real Property Administrator (RPA), Facilities Management Administrator (FMA), Systems Maintenance Administrator (SMA), and Systems Maintenance Technician (SMT), offered through the Building Owners and Managers Institute (BOMI). These designations have become the mark of professionalism in the Commercial Real Estate industry. BOMA OC also offers the Foundations of Real Estate Management (FREM) course,  a "soup-to-nuts, 6-module, 30-hour, entry-level course, covering the fundamentals of commercial real estate administration, management, building systems, accounting and reporting, contract management and more."

Access to BOMA International provides BOMA Orange County members with a source of valuable office building performance data and special studies on a variety of industry topics, from occupancy analysis and operating expenses to building cleaning specifications.

For more information about BOMA Orange County or to join, contact the BOMA Orange County office at (714) 880-4485.