BOMA Rolls Out the Red Carpet in Salt Lake City
This year’s BOMA International Conference & Expo, which took place June 22-25 in Salt Lake City, literally rolled out the red carpet for attendees. Set against a backdrop of snow-covered mountains, thousands of property professionals from around the globe gathered for world-class professional development, unmatched networking opportunities and solutions to meet operational challenges and enhance asset performance.
Couldn't make it to the conference this year or want to experience the excitement all over again? Click on the links below to check out our award-winning conference dailies, produced in partnership with BUILDINGS, for highlights from the Beehive State:
Day One: Futurist Challenges Attendees to Embrace Disruption; Soar to New Professional Heights: Get Your CMCP
Americans work an average of 2,223 hours a year. Many of those hours are spent at properties and facilities like those owned and operated by annual conference attendees, said opening keynote speaker and futurist Amy Webb. “You have an enormous impact on people’s everyday lives,” she shared. “Even if you aren’t physically with them, they’re spending their time in buildings where your decisions matter.” Read more.
Day Two: How to Engage the Next Generation of Talent; Building Tours Showcase Success
A panel of emerging professionals offered seasoned industry veterans five tips for how to attract, engage and retain the next generation of talent. Among them: Create opportunities for career growth. Because more senior leaders are delaying retirement, it’s more difficult for millennials—many now in their late 30s and ready for a challenge—to move up, noted Mason Bodie, senior property manager with Stream Realty. “Sometimes younger professionals become frustrated because they want to grow and better themselves,” but the opportunity isn’t there unless the company is growing, he said. Read more.
Day Three: BOMA’s Balloon Party; TOBY Awards Roll Out the Red Carpet
Who are you at work? Are you a superhero of property management, constantly standing out from the competition, enhancing the human experience and adapting to the changing world? Or are you a villain, never improving or changing because you’re too busy focusing on lease renewals and doing the same thing you’ve always done? Peter Merrett, BOMA Fellow, the founder of the House of Wonderful, and Doug Lipp, former head of training for Disney University, led Tuesday General Session attendees through three steps (or “gems,” as they called them) to help them “release the wonder” personally and professionally. Read more.
Like to plan ahead? Mark your calendars now: The 2020 BOMA International Conference & Expo will take place in Philadelphia next June 27-30! BOMA/Philly’s back again!