FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
(WASHINGTON, D.C. — April 4, 2017) The Building Owners and
Managers Association (BOMA) International has announced the addition of the
Ambassador Partner level to its Partnership program. BOMA International’s
inaugural Ambassador Partners are Able Services, Allegion, Healthy Buildings
BOMA International’s Partnership Program, established in
2004, allows companies to invest in their own success, as well as that of the
commercial real estate industry more broadly. The addition of this new partner
type brings the levels of participation in the program to four—Cornerstone
Partner, Leadership Circle Partner, Supporting Partner and Ambassador Partner.
The program demonstrates the commitment of leading organizations to support
BOMA International with the resources to advance its various initiatives that
benefit the entire commercial real estate industry.
“We are pleased to welcome our new Ambassador Partners,”
said BOMA International Chair Brian M. Harnetiaux, senior vice president of
Asset Management at McCarthy Cook. “This new partnership level will allow even
more companies to support the industry through their thought leadership and
The four new partner companies represent a wide range of
services relevant to the industry. “We have long enjoyed our relationship with
BOMA and our fellow BOMA members, and look forward to continuing to support the
most forward-thinking real estate professionals in the industry,” commented Richard
Silberman, CEO of Healthy Buildings, a sustainability consulting firm.
Christopher Smith, national accounts manager of Software Alliance Members with
Allegion, a provider of security products and solutions, echoed these
sentiments. “Allegion is proud to be an inaugural BOMA International partner at
the Ambassador level,” he said. “We are excited to partner with this
gold-standard organization and support delivery of information, expertise and
the opportunity for building connections across the industry.”
The new Ambassador Partners will be uniquely positioned to serve
as a critical resource for BOMA members. “We work with property professionals
to deliver the best operations, while preserving real estate assets,” said Mark
Kelly, president of Able Services, a provider of janitorial, engineering, and facility
solutions. “We look forward to helping BOMA members stay ahead of industry
trends in a changing marketplace.” Barry
Nelson, senior vice president of Facility Solutions for Veritiv—a paper,
fulfillment and logistics provider—added, “Our team has the expertise and knowledge to help BOMA members
implement solutions to increase the marketability and operational
sustainability of facilities, while improving the health and productivity of
Learn more about the Partnership
Program on the BOMA International website.
About BOMA International
The Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) International is a
federation of 90 BOMA U.S. associations and 18 international affiliates.
Founded in 1907, BOMA represents the owners and managers of all commercial
property types including 10.5 billion square feet of U.S. office space
that supports 1.7 million jobs and contributes $234.9 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 www.boma.org.
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About Able Services
Able Services is America’s largest family-owned provider of Janitorial,
Engineering and Facility solutions serving more than one billion sq. ft. with
17,000 employees. Since 1926, Able has consistently delivered world-class
service at a competitive value, thereby achieving significant cost savings and
efficiencies for our clients.
At Allegion, we are experts in security. We help keep people safe and secure
where they live, work and visit with more than 25 brands sold in almost 130
countries across the globe. The Allegion Commercial business specializes in
locks, exit devices, door closers and electronic access control products from
well-known brands like Schlage®, Von Duprin®, LCN® and Steelcraft®. We pride
ourselves on helping facilities, ranging from K-12 schools to hospitals to
commercial buildings, solve problems and increase productivity.
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Healthy Buildings, incorporated in 1980, is a leading indoor environmental
quality, water, energy and sustainability consulting firm with offices in the
metropolitan areas of Washington DC, New York, Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco
and Dallas. Our core purpose is to make buildings and the organizations that
operate them more valuable. We work with building owners and managers to
optimize environments, increase operating efficiencies and lower risks.
Veritiv Corporation (NYSE: VRTV), headquartered in Atlanta and a Fortune
500® company, is a leading North American business-to-business distributor of
print, publishing, packaging, and facility solutions; and also a provider of
logistics and supply chain management services. Serving customers in a wide
range of industries, the Company has approximately 180 distribution centers
throughout the U.S., Mexico and Canada, and employs approximately 8,800 team
members worldwide that help shape the success of its customers. For more
information about Veritiv and its business segments visit www.veritivcorp.com.
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