BOMA International Announces 2017 Class of Fellows

April 20, 2017


Six Professionals Named to BOMA’s Highest Level of Recognition for Ongoing Contributions to Commercial Real Estate

(WASHINGTON, D.C. — April 20, 2017) The Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) International is pleased to announce the 2017 class of BOMA Fellows. The individuals honored as BOMA Fellows have displayed exemplary and sustained contributions to the industry, their profession, the community and BOMA at all levels and have continually answered the call to leadership and service throughout their careers.

The honorees will use the "BOMA Fellow" credential after their names and will be called upon to serve BOMA in a variety of capacities, including teaching, mentoring new members and young professionals, identifying future BOMA leaders, authoring articles and serving as thought leaders to address industry trends.

"The six individuals honored as BOMA Fellows this year have demonstrated continued leadership and a longstanding commitment to both BOMA and commercial real estate,” said BOMA International Chair Brian M. Harnetiaux, senior vice president of Asset Management at McCarthy Cook. “As BOMA Fellows, they will have the opportunity to continue to advance the association and the industry through their indispensable guidance and expertise.”

Congratulations to the 2017 BOMA Fellows:

  • Brian D. Cappelli, RPA
    Vice President of Operations, Forest City Realty Trust
    Cleveland, Ohio
  • Daniel W. Chancey, RPA
    Senior Vice President of Asset Management, Cushman & Wakefield | Commercial Advisors Asset Services LLC
    Memphis, Tennessee
  • Gregory C. Grainger, CCIM, CPM, RPA
    President, Younger Partners Property Services, LLC
    Dallas, Texas
  • Edward J. Manko, CPM, RPA
    Senior Vice President, JLL
    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Joseph W. Markling, CPM, RPA
    Executive Director of National Real Estate Operations, USAA Real Estate Company
    San Antonio, Texas
  • Perry Schonfeld
    Principal and Chief Operating Officer, LBA Realty LLC
    Irvine, California

This latest class of BOMA Fellows will be honored at BOMA International's annual conference this June in Nashville, Tennessee. To learn more about the BOMA International Fellows Program, visit the BOMA Fellows webpage .


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

Jessica Bates
Manager of Communications & Marketing
BOMA International
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