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Building Owners and Managers Association International

BOMA International and BOMI International Leadership Meet and Identify Areas of Collaboration

October 11, 2011

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

(WASHINGTON, D.C. – Oct. 20, 2011) Leaders and staff of BOMA International and BOMI International recently met to explore areas of mutual interest where they could work together, while driving commercial real estate initiatives. The range of topics included training future talent, developing careers in real estate and meeting the emerging educational needs of the existing workforce.

“We share a marketplace that is constantly changing for our respective members and students,” said BOMA International Chair Boyd R. Zoccola, executive vice president, Hokanson Companies Inc. “It makes a lot of sense for us to work together to enhance the property management profession and to provide the training that will create high performance companies.”

“Future professionals in the real estate management industry will demand training in ways just being imagined today,” stated BOMI International Chair Dolores Bocian.  “BOMI’s mandate is to ensure that both our educational content, as well as the methods through which we deliver content, reflect and meet the needs of current and future students.  Working with BOMA in recognizing future trends in real estate management will help us prepare our students for the challenges of tomorrow.”

 As a result of the meeting, four areas of initial collaboration were identified to explore:

  1. Leverage resources and events to attract talent to careers in real estate.
  2. Build training and education offerings and networking for asset managers.
  3. Work on ways to help returning military veterans find training, jobs and networking communities.
  4. Market and publicize the value of the property management profession.

The organizations will dedicate resources in pursuit of these four initiatives beginning this fall. As progress is made in these areas both groups will report back to enlist the help of their constituencies. There were other areas discussed and it is the intention of both groups to work on this relationship to create value for respective members, students and customers.

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 16,500-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 www.boma.org

About BOMI International
BOMI International is the premier international provider of educational products and services to the property and facility management industries. As the Independent Institute for property and facility management education, BOMI International is a not-for-profit educational institute dedicated to improving the skills of professionals with property, facility, and systems responsibilities. BOMI International is known for industry-standard designations—the Real Property Administrator (RPA®), the Facilities Management Administrator (FMA®), the Systems Maintenance Administrator (SMA®), and the Systems Maintenance Technician (SMT®). More than 26,000 building professionals hold one or more BOMI International designations, and over 84,000 students have turned to BOMI International for premier education and training. On the Web at www.bomi.org

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