The Place Where Commercial Real Estate (Virtually) Meets
The Winter Business Meeting is a critical opportunity for BOMA members to engage on a variety of industry matters, including government affairs, membership development, floor measurement standards and many others. Wasting no time, committee meetings began on Monday and continued throughout the entire week.
Day 2 kicked off with concurrent Regional Meetings, during which members met with their neighboring BOMA local associations to discuss issues and topics specific to their location. Although this year’s Regional Meetings occurred without the customary luncheons, discussions around regional advocacy efforts and COVID-19-related business challenges provided ample food for thought.
Tuesday afternoon closed with a Board of Governors meeting, during which members convened to take inventory of key initiatives, news and updates. BOMA International Chair Shelby Christensen, LEED Green Associate, started off the meeting announcing the Life Memberships of George A. “Chip” Julin III, RPA, of BOMA/Orange County; Dolores McNiven, RPA, of BOMA/Oklahoma City; Dara Nicholson, RPA, of BOMA/Georgia; and Steve Richter of BOMA Greater/Cincinnati. In her Chair’s Report, Christensen commended BOMA members for their resilience over the past year, noting that the association’s response to the pandemic and recession has reinforced BOMA’s role as an industry leader and strategic business partner. “A theme for us over these past challenging months has been that out of adversity comes greatness. All of our activities have accelerated the implementation of the strategic plan and we’ve positioned BOMA International for the post-pandemic world,” she concluded.
Following the Chair’s Report, the 2020 Year in Review video chronicling BOMA’s 2020 achievements and milestones was debuted, which included an all-too-familiar scene of very animated members of BOMA International's leadership participating in a virtual Zoom meeting. (Talk about 2020 in a nutshell!)