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BOMA International to Host New “Industrial Day” at Annual Conference

June 4, 2013

(WASHINGTON – June 4, 2013) The Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) International will be hosting a new “Industrial Day” at the 2013 Every Building Conference and Expo in San Diego on Tuesday, June 25.  Owners and managers of industrial properties are encouraged to attend the all-day slate of activities designed for those who work with these unique buildings.
The schedule of events includes:
“The Industrial Asset: More Than Just Property Inspections” (9:00 – 10:15 am): At this educational session, learn why industrial properties are a good investment opportunity and why some owners are moving toward less office and more industrial in their portfolios; hear what industrial tenants really want; and discuss unique challenges with this type of property.  Speakers include:
  • Jim Clemo, Senior Vice President - Real Estate Operations, Duke Realty, Norcross, Ga.
  • Amos Bracero, VP, Group Manager, Industrial, Jones Lang LaSalle, Chicago, Ill.
  • Brenda Crisp, SVP, Product Lead Industrial Property Management, Jones Lang LaSalle, Chicago, Ill.
  • Peggy White, First Vice President, Regional Manager, Prologis, Atlanta, Ga.
  • Ron King, Senior Director, Brokerage Services, Cushman & Wakefield, Carlsbad, Calif.
Industrial Roundtable (11:00 am – Noon): Join BOMA’s new Industrial Committee in a small group networking session.  Discuss trends, challenges and best practices for managing industrial properties, and learn about new products and services BOMA is developing for managers of industrial properties.
Tour of a State-of-the-Art Industrial Building (2:00 – 4:00 pm): Participants will be transported 20 minutes outside downtown San Diego to tour a LEED® Gold Certified industrial building, owned and managed by Hamann Construction, one of the most active build-to-suit developers in San Diego.  This modern, efficient property is a fully-occupied, state-of-the-art refrigeration building.  Attendees will be treated to a guided tour and Q&A session.  Sign up on site at BOMA’s Registration Desk at the San Diego Convention Center.
“BOMA International is pleased to offer owners and managers of industrial properties tailor-made events at the Every Building Conference and Expo,” stated BOMA International Chair Joe Markling, managing director of Strategic Accounts with CBRE.  “With industrial properties becoming one of the fastest growing property types in the industry, the events of Industrial Day also will serve as an excellent educational experience for other property professionals interested in the next ‘big thing’ in commercial real estate.”
“Industrial Day will offer the latest tools and best practices for property professionals interested in investing in, owning or managing industrial properties,” remarked BOMA International Industrial Committee Chair Eileen Lewis, partner, PICOR Commercial Real Estate Services. “As more and more companies look to the growing industrial market sector to expand and diversify their portfolios, it’s vital to have the resources and knowledge to help them thrive. That’s what Industrial Day is all about.”
The 2013 Every Building Conference and Expo, held June 23-25 in San Diego, is the commercial real estate industry’s premier professional event.  This collaborative meeting of the industry’s best minds includes more than 40 sessions across six education tracks.  Session topics include: optimizing asset values; cultivating leadership skills and talent; turning sustainability issues into operational practices; harnessing innovation; retaining tenants; increasing operational performance and NOI; and more. General Session speakers include former Navy SEAL Team Six team leader Rob O’Neill and the much-anticipated industry panel discussion, “The Tenant is King: What Office Tenants Want and How to Wow Them,” where panelists will discuss the results of a new global tenant survey, which attendees can use to craft best practices in tenant relations.
About BOMA International
The Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) International is a federation of 93 BOMA U.S. associations, BOMA Canada and its 11 regional associations and 13 BOMA international affiliates.  Founded in 1907, BOMA represents the owners and managers of all commercial property types, including nearly 10 billion square feet of U.S. office space that supports 3.7 million jobs and contributes $205 billion to the U.S. GDP.  Its mission is to advance the interests of the entire commercial real estate industry through advocacy, education, research, standards and information.  Find BOMA online at
Courtney C. McKay
Manager of Communications & Marketing
BOMA International
(202) 326-6352