The BOMA standard for office space measurement is the most commonly used measurement method for this kind of spaces and, though it is not mandatory, it is widely used throughout the world by office building owners, tenants, appraisers and real estate consultants. It can be used for any office building, irrespective of the construction year, its type or architectural design.
The BOMA standards were developed for an efficient management of surfaces and costs associated with an immovable property subject to lease. This standard refers to office buildings, retail, residential, industrial, but also mixed-use projects. It is very important for an investor to know clearly the leasable area of the building, of each level, but also the amount of common spaces. The costs for this kind of works are considered per m2 built and may vary depending on the project size.
There are situations where you only want to know the area of the apartment you are to buy or of the space that you want to rent.
The BOMA standard delivers support not only to building developers and facility managers, but also to tenants, in terms of leasable area calculation of the entire building; there are thus avoided unjustifiable rent charges resulting from the reconfiguration of interior spaces and common areas.