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Accurate area reporting is essential when preparing a building for lease or sale. Too often, realtors and tenants depend on area figures that are outdated or improperly calculated in the first place - a liability that places deals and reputations at risk. Know your numbers. Send us your CAD files and our experts will apply BOMA Floor Measurement Standards, ensuring that you know exactly what you are dealing with.

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BOMA 2017 For Office Buildings

BOMA 2017 For Office Buildings: Standard Methods of Measurement - ANSI/BOMA Z65.1-2017 was published in October 2017. Under the new standard, your buildings are likely to grow. There are many improvements to the standard, including:

  • Support for balconies, covered galleries, and finished rooftop terraces
  • Major Vertical Penetrations at lowest level are now included in Rentable Area
  • Capped Load Factors can be applied to individual occupants
  • Inter-Building Area calculations allow for targeted common area allocations
  • Compatibility with IPMS (International Property Measurement Standard)
BOMA 2010 Office Coverpage BOMA 1996 Office Coverpage BOMA 1980 Office Coverpage BOMA 2012 Industrial Coverpage BOMA 2010 Retail Coverpage BOMA 2010 Multi-Residential Coverpage BOMA 2009 Gross Areas Coverpage

Why Floor Measurement Standards?

Even small discrepancies in floor area can have a significant impact on leasing figures and building valuation. As a result, the real estate industry has long required a systematic and consistent methodology for measuring building area that landlords, tenants, sellers, and purchasers can all agree on.

The Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) seeks to provide guidance with its suite of BOMA Floor Measurement Standards. Since 1915, BOMA International has continually developed its flagship Office Standard with recent issues in 1980, 1996, 2010, and 2017. BOMA also publishes individual floor measurement standards for industrial, retail, multi-unit residential and mixed-use buildings.

BOMA measurement standards are well adopted in North America and several other markets worldwide, but they aren't the only options available. The International Property Measurement Standard (IPMS) is popular with international asset managers as an effective way to compare buildings in any country, regardless of regional business practices. Apart from BOMA and IPMS, there are many alternative methods of measurement promoted by various governments, organizations, and corporate entities around the world. Most are developed for a specific task such as zoning, auditing, or replacement cost etc.

Extreme Measures has provided area calculation and consulting services to the real estate community for over 20 years. We are expert in the application of BOMA Measurement Standards, IPMS, and custom methodologies. Call us today and let's talk about the best measurement strategy for your project.

Extreme Measures is a major contributor to the BOMA International Floor Measurement Task Force. We are under contract to help modernize the entire suite of BOMA's floor measurement standards. Work is underway with new standards released as they are completed.

BOMA Standards
BOMA Office 2017 (ANSI/BOMA Z65.1-2017)
BOMA Office 2010 (ANSI/BOMA Z65.1-2010)
BOMA Office 1996 (ANSI/BOMA Z65.1-1996)
BOMA Office 1980 (ANSI/BOMA Z65.1-1980)
BOMA Industrial 2012 (ANSI/BOMA Z65.2-2012)
BOMA Industrial 2009 (ANSI/BOMA Z65.2-2009)
BOMA Industrial 2004 (ANSI/BOMA Z65.2-2004)
BOMA Retail 2010 (ANSI/BOMA Z.65.5-2010)
BOMA Mixed-Use Properties (ANSI/BOMA Z65.6-2011)
BOMA Multi-Unit Residential (ANSI/BOMA Z65.4-2010)
BOMA Gross Areas Standard (ANSI/BOMA Z65.3-2018)
BOMA Gross Areas of a Building (ANSI/BOMA Z65.3-2009)
Other Standards
IPMS - International Property Measurement Standard
REBNY - Real Estate Board of New York
NRGFA - Non Residential Gross Floor Area (Toronto)
Custom Lease Definitions
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BOMA Floor Measurement Standards can be purchased directly from www.BOMA.org.