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Building Owners and Managers Association International

Industry Leaders Examine the Future of Commercial Real Estate

October 27, 2010

​FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The BOMA Foundation and the Georgetown University Present 2020: A Vision for Commercial Real Estate

(WASHINGTON—Oct. 27, 2010) The Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) Foundation will present its first Thought Leaders Symposium, 2020: A Vision for Commercial Real Estate, on November 9 in conjunction with the Georgetown University School of Continuing Studies and its Masters of Professional Studies in Real Estate Program. The symposium will bring together some of the best and brightest minds in commercial real estate in a forum with the academic community and graduate students in the real estate program to explore the future of commercial real estate in 2020. Leaders in the commercial real estate industry will examine environmental and energy issues as well as real estate finance in this thought-provoking program.

“This symposium is a unique collaboration between the leading commercial real estate trade association and a prominent educational institution, bringing together academic theory and real world practitioner insight to examine the future of our industry,” commented BOMA Foundation Chair Marilyn Wilbarger, director of property management, City of Key West, Fla. “We are very excited to bring such a dynamic program to our members and the students of Georgetown University.”

“This symposium will provide attendees with a long-term perspective on the trends and influences that will shape the next ten years in commercial real estate,” remarked Chuck Schilke, associate dean of Georgetown University’s Master’s Program in Real Estate. “The program’s mix of real estate practitioners, economists, government officials and Georgetown faculty will give our students and industry professionals an outlook rich with information and takeaways.”

The program, held Tuesday, November 9 in Washington, D.C., will commence with a reception from 6-7 p.m. at the South Gallery/Terrace of the Georgetown University Hotel and Conference Center followed by the Symposium, from 7-9 p.m. in the Hariri Building’s Lohrfink Auditorium. The program is free but registration is required.

For more details about the program and to register, visit www.boma.org/Events/2020symposium.

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About the BOMA International Foundation
The Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) Foundation is an independent, tax-exempt organization (501(c) 3) whose mission is to serve the commercial real estate industry by fostering a future vision, forward thinking research, innovative thought, and global best practices.  The Foundation is dedicated to sponsoring and encouraging innovative research and educational activities that advance the commercial real estate industry and profession.  In addition, the Foundation initiates programs that seek to enhance the public appreciation of real estate and its significance in society.  The Foundation is affiliated with the Building Owners and Managers Association International, the nation's oldest and largest commercial real estate organization.

About BOMA International
Founded in 1907, the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) International is an international federation of more than 100 local associations and affiliated organizations. The 16,500-plus members of BOMA International own or manage more than nine billion square feet of commercial properties in North America and abroad. BOMA’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 www.boma.org.

About the Georgetown University School of Continuing Studies
The Georgetown University School of Continuing Studies offers master’s programs, professional certificates, and a bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degree in Liberal Studies. These programs offer an applied learning experience enabling professional and personal advancement. Improve yourself and positively impact the world, all while creating a network of valuable relationships. For more information, please visit scs.georgetown.edu, Twitter, and Facebook.

About the Georgetown University Master of Professional Studies in Real Estate
The Master of Professional Studies in Real Estate degree program at Georgetown is a fully-accredited comprehensive graduate real estate program in Washington, D.C., which teaches practical real estate skills at the highest academic level in a supportive social environment. All courses are taught by top real estate professionals from major real estate organizations who know their fields in depth, are strong communicators, and genuinely care about students. In classes averaging 20 students, students take five foundational real estate courses in ethics, law, finance, markets, and accounting, four upper level track courses in a choice of tracks in Real Estate Development, Real Estate Finance, Construction Management, and International Real Estate, followed by one capstone senior thesis course. The program emphasizes private sector real estate while also taking full advantage of the Washington location to emphasize public sector real estate, environmental and energy aspects, and corporate real estate.

Contact:
Lindsay Tiffany
Manager of Media Relations
BOMA International
ltiffany@boma.org or (202) 326-6365