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Building Owners and Managers Association International

Experts to Explore New Trends in Office Space and Design at BOMA International’s Annual Conference

May 29, 2014

(WASHINGTON, D.C. – May 29, 2014) Changing trends in the office market have signaled a new era in office building utilization.  Most industry analysts agree that condensed space, open office floor plan designs and even coworking and hoteling are here to stay, yet much of the existing building stock in the U.S. is not suited for the workplace of the future.  On Monday, June 23, 2014, at 9:00am, a panel of experts in the fields of real estate, workplace design and research will discuss the latest industry studies on office workplace trends and the implications for the commercial real estate industry as part of the 2014 Every Building Conference & Expo in Orlando, Florida.
During the Monday General Session, panelists at “The Office Revolution: Repurposing Buildings to Meet Future Demand” will explore both the challenges and opportunities found in adapting office buildings to meet evolving tenant demand.  The panel will be moderated by BOMA International President and Chief Operating Officer Henry Chamberlain, APR, FASAE, CAE.  Panelists will include:
  • Tracy Brower, PhD, Director of Performance Environments, Herman Miller (Grand Rapids, Michigan)
  • Garrick Brown, Director of Research, Cassidy Turley (San Francisco, California)
  • Rick Cleveland, Managing Director, Research & Strategy, Cushman & Wakefield (Boston, Massachusetts)
  • Grant J. Stephens III, LEED AP, Principal, DFS Construction (Arlington, Virginia)
“Changes in the modern workplace, thanks in part to new technologies and new expectations by the next generation of tenants, are driving innovation in commercial spaces,” commented BOMA International Chair Rich Greninger, managing director with Carr Properties.  “This panel discussion will provide timely insight into the latest trends propelling these transformations to help property professionals stay one step ahead of this emerging office space revolution.”
Just prior to the panel discussion, Chamberlain will present the 2014 State of the Industry address.  His in-depth annual report will focus on the performance of the commercial real estate industry, with predictions about how the industry will be affected by trends in technology, innovation, demographic shifts, policy and more.
For more information on the 2014 Every Building Conference & Expo, the commercial real estate industry’s premier professional event, visit
About BOMA International
The Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) International is a federation of 93 BOMA U.S. associations and 14 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 a vibrant commercial real estate industry through advocacy, influence and knowledge.  Learn more at
Courtney C. McKay
Manager of Communications & Marketing
BOMA International
(202) 326-6352