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Building Owners and Managers Association International

Eight Great Reasons Why the BOMA Conference Delivers the Best Education, Networking and Solutions for Property Professional

May 25, 2010


(WASHINGTON—May 25, 2010) The Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) International announces eight great reasons why the 2010 BOMA International Conference and The Every Building Show®, June 27-29 in Long Beach, Calif., is the premier conference for commercial real estate professionals looking to succeed in challenging market. This year’s conference is a critical opportunity for property professionals to expand their professional networks, get the latest education and bring home innovative solutions that will prepare their businesses for recovery.

“The last eighteen months have been among the most volatile periods in the history of commercial real estate. Property professionals are looking for answers about recovery and seeking strategies for succeeding in this new landscape,” commented BOMA International Chair James A. Peck, RPA, FMA, senior director of asset services, CB Richard Ellis. “We have designed this year’s program to address the needs of property and asset managers, engineers and executives. From networking opportunities to best-in-class speakers to unrivaled education, this conference will provide value on every level.”

Here are eight reasons why the 2010 BOMA International Conference and The Every Building Show is commercial real estate’s premier education and networking event:

  • The Power of the Network. BOMA’s network of commercial real estate professionals is even more helpful during the tough times. Delegates representing the broadest range of portfolios and market sectors will be in attendance, each attuned to the specific challenges the industry is facing.
  • The Industry’s Advocate on Capitol Hill. As the go-to association for access to industry innovators and influential lawmakers, the BOMA Conference will provide unrivaled insight into how activity in Washington is affecting your industry, your property and your profession.
  • Premier Education. Five strategic education tracks feature more than 40 education sessions. Hear key thought leaders break down the most pressing issues in commercial real estate today, from enhancing asset value to surviving the recession to implementing green management practices.
  • Commercial Real Estate Heavyweights. In Tuesday’s general session, “Real Estate’s New Normal: A Time of Incredible Challenges and Rich Possibilities,” a panel of industry experts will take an in-depth look at what has become the “new normal” in today’s volatile real estate market. Moderated by Kurt Padavano, COO of Advance Realty Group, the panel includes: James W. Arce, executive managing director of client solutions, Cushman & Wakefield of California, Inc.; Sandra L. Boyle, CPM, LEED AP, executive vice president of development and project management, Glenborough LLC; and Mike Kent, US president, Real Estate Management Services Colliers International; and David Sears, managing director, JP Morgan Asset Services.
  • Expert Economist, Legendary Humorist Ben Stein. During Monday’s General Session, noted economist, humorist and actor Ben Stein will deliver the keynote address. Stein has built a diverse career that includes many different roles, and has continued to be a leading voice on the economy. He is described as either the funniest well-known economist or the most economically insightful humorist. 
  • Engineers Attend for Free. Providing building engineers with state-of-the-art training and information just makes good business sense. This year’s program features an education track built specifically for engineers.  Note, property professionals who register for the conference can bring their building engineer for free. Solutions for Success. The Every Building Show features cutting-edge products and services to solve the toughest operational challenges and save you money.
  • California Insight. California is a bellwether market. From mandatory energy benchmarking to bankruptcy law to regulatory challenges, California’s regulations are often adopted by other states. The “Golden State” education track offers lessons learned that may be coming soon to your state.

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About BOMA International
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 17,000-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. On the Web at

Lindsay Tiffany
Manager of Media Relations
BOMA International
(202) 326-6365