The Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) International is an international federation of more than 100 local associations and affiliated organizations. Founded in 1907, its 16,500-plus members own or manage more than nine billion square feet of commercial properties. BOMA International’s mission is to enhance the human, intellectual and physical assets of the commercial real estate industry through advocacy, education, research, standards and information.


Founded in 1957, the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) is the global trade association of the shopping center industry. Its 50,000 members in the U.S., Canada and more than 80 other countries include shopping center owners, developers, managers, marketing specialists, investors, lenders, retailers and other professionals as well as academics and public officials. As the global industry trade association, ICSC links with more than 25 national and regional shopping center councils throughout the world.


NAIOP represents commercial real estate developers, owners and investors of office, industrial, retail and mixed-use properties. It provides strong advocacy, education and business opportunities, and connects its members through a powerful North American network.


REIAC was founded in Los Angeles in 1990. It became a national organization in 1994 with the founding of an Eastern US Chapter in Atlanta. It has grown steadily to include regional chapters in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, Phoenix and San Francisco. Each region has its own president and board of directors who are responsible for the meetings and activities within their geographic area, yet all regions share a common Purpose and Philosophy and abide by certain Policies and Procedures. To provide continuity among the different regions, there is a National Board of Directors, consisting of the presidents of the various regions. REIAC now has approximately 1,000 members nationwide.