February 8, 2018At the Winter Business Meeting & National Issues Conference, BOMA International’s Industry Defense Fund (IDF) Oversight Committee approved a new application for financial support from BOMA/Greater Cleveland. BOMA/Greater Cleveland spearheaded a recent effort, with the support of BOMA Ohio, to counter a ruling by the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio. In a case that could have implications for many parts of the country, the decision would have expanded the commission’s authority and strictly regulated commercial building owners from submetering utility fees to tenants. Thanks to the efforts of BOMA Ohio, the commission reversed course and excluded commercial real estate from its original ruling. The issue remains an ongoing regulatory matter within the commission and a potential legislative matter in the Ohio General Assembly.