Providing commercial real estate leadership and support throughout Nova Scotia.

Mission Statement

To actively represent our members, through education, networking and lobbying,
in matters affecting the ownership, management and operation of commercial properties.

About BOMA Nova Scotia

The Building Owners & Managers Association (BOMA) Nova Scotia is one of the eleven federated locals that together form BOMA Canada, which represents over 3,100 Canadian members in the industry and over 2.1 Billion square feet of office space. Since its origins in the United States in 1907 BOMA has grown and prospered, dedicating itself to establishing best practices and researching real estate topics that would be valuable to commercial real estate managers, operators and suppliers. Our mandate at BOMA Nova Scotia is to provide commercial real estate leadership and support throughout Nova Scotia.

BOMA NOVA SCOTIA & COVID-19

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic and the advice being issued by the Nova Scotia provincial government BOMA Nova Scotia is not currently holding in-person events. Check out our events page for information on virtual meetings such as webinars.

Below are some government and industry resources  you may find helpful as you manage through these challenging times:

Government of Canada updates:
https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/coronavirus-disease-covid-19.html
https://www.facebook.com/HealthyCdns/

Nova Scotia Government updates:
https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus/
https://www.facebook.com/NovaScotiaHealthAndWellness/
https://www.facebook.com/nsgov/

World Health Organization:
https://www.who.int/health-topics/coronavirus

CBC News:
https://www.cbc.ca/news

Preparing to Reopen:
Halifax Chamber of Commerce Guide to Reopening: https://halifaxchamber.com/files/documents/Business-Guide-to-Reopening.pdf
BOMA International Preparing Buildings for Re-entry Flyer – http://bomacanada.ca/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/BOMA-Intl-Getting-Back-To-Work-Preparing-Buildings-for-Re-Entry3.pdf
BOMA Canada Webinar: Prepare Your Building for Back to Work Webinar Video – May 7, 2020  
BOMA Canada Webinar: Prepare Your Building for Back to Work – Video Time Stamp
BOMA Canada Webinar: Prepare Your Building for Back to Work – Powerpoint
Halifax Water Guidelines: https://www.halifaxwater.ca/re-opening-buildings-during-or-after-covid-19

Industry Resources:
Industrial Re-Set: Operational and Management Guidelines for Industrial Properties Amid COVID-19 – https://boma.informz.net/BOMA/data/images/Industrial%20ReSet%20Operational%20and%20Management%20Guidelines.pdf
Coronavirus and your construction project  – https://www.colliersprojectleaders.com/news/covid-19-bulletin
Q&A: Property Tax Relief during COVID-19 – https://www.altusgroup.com/services/insights/property-tax-relief-answers-covid19/
Article: COVID- 19 Ripples Through to Commercial Leasing – https://www.reminetwork.com/articles/covid-19-ripples-commercial-leasing/
BOMA Canada: http://bomacanada.ca/coronavirus/
BOMA International: https://www.boma.org/coronavirus
IREM: https://www.irem.org/learning/coronavirus

BOMA Canada Coronavirus Presentations:
Prepare Your Building for Back to Work Webinar Video – May 7, 2020  
Prepare Your Building for Back to Work – Video Time Stamp
Prepare Your Building for Back to Work – Powerpoint
Coronavirus – Government Employer/Employee Programs Webinar Video – April 21, 2020
Coronavirus – Government Employer/Employee Programs – Video Time Stamp
Coronavirus – Government Employer/Employee Programs – Powerpoint
Coronavirus – The View From China and Canada Video – April 8, 2020
Coronavirus – The View From China and Canada – Video Time Stamp
Coronavirus – The View From China and Canada – Powerpoint
Coronavirus – Legal and Human Resources Webinar Video – April 6, 2020
Coronavirus – Legal and Human Resources – Video Time Stamp
Coronavirus – Legal and Human Resources – Powerpoint
Coronavirus, Cleaning and Property Management Webinar Video – March 24, 2020
Coronavirus, Cleaning and Property Management – Video Time Stamps
Coronavirus, Cleaning and Property Management – Powerpoint
Coronavirus and Commercial Real Estate Webinar Video – March 16, 2020
Coronavirus and Commercial Real Estate Powerpoint
Full video of the BOMA Canada Coronavirus Summit, March 4, 2020

Federal Business Aid Measures:
Service Canada Resources for Business: https://www.canada.ca/en/department-finance/economic-response-plan.html#businesses
Service Canada Service Request Portal: https://sr-ds.powerappsportals.com/caseintakeen/#03
Canada Emergency Business Account (CEBA) – This program has been expanded to include applicable businesses that paid between $20 000 and 1.5 million dollars in total payroll in 2019. To apply contact any chartered bank or Credit Union.
Canada Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance (CECRA) – This program will in combination with the provincial government, aid in rent support for businesses most impacted by the pandemic. This program’s purpose is to provide loans; including forgivable ones to commercial property owners to allow them to lower or forgo the rent of small businesses for the months of April – June.

Provincial Business Aid Measures:
Small Business Impact Grant – This program is for small businesses, non-profits and charities that have been ordered to close or substantially curtail their operations due to COVID-19. This one time grant is equal to 15% of your sales revenue from either April 2019 or February 2020, up to a maximum of $5 000. You can choose which month is used to calculate this number. APPLY HERE and further information of the guidelines is available HERE
Worker Emergency Bridge Fund – This program is for workers laid off or otherwise out of work on or after March 16th, 2020 that are not eligible for Employment Insurance. This one time $1000 payment is to help the worker meet their basic needs as soon as possible. It is combinable with Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) and is considered taxable income for 2020.

Municipal Business Aid Measures:
Halifax Regional Municipality Tax Deferral – The municipality has voted to defer the interim tax bill due date from April 30th 2020 to June 1st 2020, suspend Non-Sufficient Fund fees and reduce the interest rate charged on arrears to 10% per annum. HRM is asking that those able to pay their taxes continue to do so to prevent future issues within the municipality.

Business Continuity:
Canadian Chamber of Commerce: http://www.chamber.ca/resources/pandemic-preparedness/
Halifax Chamber of Commerce: https://halifaxchamber.com/resources/covid-19-information-and-resources/
CFIB: https://www.cfib-fcei.ca/en/tools-resources/covid-19-coronavirus-business

 

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