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Building Owners and Managers Association International

BOMA's Annual Conference Will Offer Top-Notch Professional Development Opportunities for CRE Professionals

April 8, 2016

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(WASHINGTON, D.C. – April 8, 2016) The Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) International will offer an extensive educational program and unparalleled professional development opportunities at the 2016 BOMA International Conference & Expo, which takes place June 25-28 in Washington, D.C.

Designed by industry experts for property professionals at every stage of their career, the conference curriculum will feature more than 40 sessions organized across six distinct educational tracks. Session topics will include: leveraging technology to optimize commercial building performance; attracting and retaining tenants; cultivating leadership skills and new talent; mitigating risk; reducing energy use and more.

“Putting together an education and networking experience equivalent to the one found at BOMA International’s annual conference would be nearly impossible. Key industry leaders from all over the world will gather to share their real-world experiences and insight,” said BOMA International Chair Kent C. Gibson, BOMA Fellow, president of Capstone Property Management, LC. “In just a few short days, attendees can come away with a year’s worth of knowledge and advice that they can apply immediately to their property or portfolio to reduce their operating expenses and grow their income.”

BOMA International’s world-class conference education offers the insights, best practices and practical solutions to benefit everyone in commercial real estate—from emerging professionals to seasoned veterans. Staying ahead of the informational curve is critical to maintaining a competitive edge in an increasingly complex and fast-moving industry.

​Conference attendees can either choose one track that best suits a single educational objective or mix and match sessions from each track to create a customized educational experience. Below is a sampling of sessions featured in each education track at the upcoming conference:

  • Creating Asset Value
    • Session spotlight: As “smart buildings” become increasingly common, it is critical for property managers to know how to leverage “smart” technology to monitor and adjust systems in a building to optimize performance. At “Making Buildings Work Smarter, Not Harder,” attendees will learn how to maximize this technology to reduce operating expenses, provide a healthy and safe environment and improve the overall occupant experience.  
  •  Building Operations and Management (Sponsored by Genea)
  •  High Performance Buildings (Sponsored by BOMI International’s HP Program)
  • Industrial Real Estate
    • Session spotlight: Industrial markets are formed around the logistics of moving a product from the manufacturer to the end user. In “Logistics and Industrial Real Estate,” attendees will learn more about these supply chains and how changing modes of transportation, the evolution of container ships and the location of shipping ports help shape the industrial market in the U.S.
  • Leadership and Career Development
    • Session spotlight: Communicating between generations can be challenging, but when properly understood and managed, generational differences can be a major strength for a workplace. At “Bridging the Generation Gap in the Workplace,“ attendees will learn about the differences—and similarities—among members of each generation and how to recruit, retain and motivate employees of all ages.
  • Tenant Relations and Retention (Sponsored by Orkin, LLC)
    • Session spotlight: In “What Commercial Real Estate Can Learn From the Hotel Industry,“ attendees will discover the best practices and trends within the hotel industry that can be applied to their own properties. Everything from technology initiatives to design trends can help maximize the tenant experience and improve occupant retention. 

To make sure attendees get the maximum benefit from their attendance, every session qualifies for CPM, RPA, FMA, SMA, SMT and ARM renewal and continuing professional development credits. Several sessions are approved for LEED credential maintenance and renewal of the Building Operator Certification (BOC). Some sessions also contribute to the requirements for real estate license renewal in many U.S. states and Canada.

The 2016 BOMA International Conference & Expo is commercial real estate’s most important event of the year. More than 400 exhibits by leading manufacturers and suppliers at the BOMA International Expo will help attendees find solutions to every operational challenge and strategies to enhance asset performance. At Monday’s General Session, “Commercial Real Estate Outlook: C-Suite Secrets to Creating Value,” a panel of distinguished industry leaders will discuss the major trends that are impacting the industry now and in the future. The conference also will feature distinguished journalist David Gregory, former moderator of NBC News' “Meet the Press,” who will share his insights on the latest headlines, the 2016 race for the White House and more.

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About BOMA International
The Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) International is a federation of 91 BOMA U.S. associations and 18 international affiliates. Founded in 1907, BOMA represents the owners and managers of all commercial property types including 10.4 billion square feet of U.S. office space that supports 1.8 million jobs and contributes $227.6 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

Jessica Bates
Manager of Communications & Marketing
BOMA International
(202) 326-6348​