Founded in 1908 and located in Washington, DC, BOMA has 7,500 members and 10 regional groups and 6 state groups. It consists of managers, owners, investors, and developers of commercial office buildings. The basic purpose of the organization is to advance the office building industry, sponsor conferences and deliberations, provide education, distribute information, and establish standards. Its educational unit offers certification courses to be a Real Property Administrator (RPA), Facilities Maintenance Administrator (FMA), and Systems Maintenance Administrator (SMA). BOMA has a library, operates a placement service, does research, and offers programs.