BOMA International Adds Ambassador Partner Level

April 4, 2017


(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 and Veritiv.

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 expertise.”

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 building occupants.”

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

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


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.

About Allegion
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.

Ashley Ahern-Blanton
Manager, Content Marketing, Commercial Americas
Office: (317) 810-3366
Mobile: (317) 914-9172

About Healthy Buildings
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.

Clifton Passow
Marketing Manager
(949) 450-1111

About Veritiv
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

Kevin Feeney
Director, External Communications
(770) 391-8286