The BOMA Foundation

The mission of the BOMA Foundation is to serve the commercial real estate industry by fostering a future vision, forward thinking research, innovative thought, and global best practices.

The Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) Foundation is an independent, tax-exempt organization (501(c) 3) dedicated to sponsoring and encouraging educational activities, innovative research, and future workforce development to advance the commercial real estate industry and profession into the future. In addition, the Foundation looks to initiate programs that will guide commercial real estate into the next decade, while seeking to enhance the public appreciation of real estate and its significance in society. The Foundation is affiliated with the Building Owners and Managers Association International, the nation's oldest and largest commercial real estate organization.

Foundation programs are supported through tax deductible gifts and grants from BOMA members, real estate related companies, foundations and trusts, and interested individuals.

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Congratulations 2020 Sweepstakes Winners

Joe Markling, San Antonio TX—$500
Rich McClure, Philadelphia, PA—$500
Luci Smith, Orlando, FL—$500
BOMA San Francisco—Suite at BOMA Winter Business Meeting in Palm Springs, CA


The Work of the BOMA Foundation

The BOMA Foundation has been an innovative force throughout much of its history, benefiting the industry and blazing a path to a better future.

J. Michael Coleman Scholarship Fund for Emerging Professionals - In honor of Mike Coleman, who retired in 2016 after more than 30 years with AlliedBarton (now Allied Universal) Security. Mike has touched the lives of every member of BOMA, promoting the highest level of customer service as Vice President of Commercial Real Estate for Allied Universal, and supporting BOMA International and BOMA local associations through sponsorships and leadership. Mike is an active member of BOMA Philadelphia, a BOMA Fellow, and has served on the BOMA Foundation Board and BOMA International Executive Committee. The mission of the J. Michael Coleman Scholarship fund is to support young and emerging professionals in their careers and in their investment in BOMA. 

Two scholarships are available from the J. Michael Coleman Scholarship Fund:

  1. Annual Conference/Expo Attendance - Awarded to young/emerging professionals to attend BOMA International's Annual Conference & Expo.
  2. Certified Manager of Commercial Properties (CMCP) - Awarded to an early-career property manager pursuing the CMCP certification


Apply for the J. Michael Coleman Annual Conference/Expo Attendance Scholarship

The J. Michael Coleman Scholarship Fund has been expanded to include 20 scholarships for the 2021 BOMA International Conference & Expo on July 18-21.

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(Applications due April 1, 2021)

Apply for the J. Michael Coleman CMCP Scholarship

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(Applications due October 1, 2019, December 1, 2019, March 1, 2020, June 1, 2020, September 1, 2020 and December 1, 2020.)

Questions? Contact BOMA International's Coordinator of Education and Meetings, Lindsey Kowaki.

2019-2020 Foundation Board of Directors

Scott O. Jones, Chair and Chief Elected Officer
Vice President
San Francisco, CA

Shelby Christensen, LEED Green Associate, Chair-Elect
SVP, Director of Property Management
Liberty Property Trust
Wayne, PA

Mark Dukes, BOMA Fellow, CCIM, RPA, Vice Chair
VP, Asset Management
Physicians Realty Trust
Atlanta, GA

Keith Major, Secretary/Treasurer
Managing Partner, Canadian Office and Industrial Services
BentallGreenOak (Canada) LP
Toronto, Canada

Henry Chamberlain, APR, FASAE, CAE
President and Chief Operating Office
BOMA International
Washington, DC

We Value Your Support

The potential of the BOMA Foundation to truly "make a difference" in the real estate industry rests with its ability to secure the committed support of the entire community. BOMA members, individuals and real estate-related companies are encouraged to give a tax-deductible financial commitment to the Foundation.

Supporting the BOMA International Foundation provides:

  • A unique way for a company to achieve positive visibility among dedicated real estate professionals
  • Opportunities for individuals or real estate companies to underwrite programs that will have a positive impact on the future of the industry
  • A special means to ensure the continued growth of the profession and industry through enhanced education, innovative research and a well-trained and dedicated workforce.

The BOMA Foundation encourages individuals and organizations to contribute today so that we can enhance our efforts on behalf of the commercial real estate industry.

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To Contribute and Receive More Information

To either contribute to the BOMA Foundation or receive additional information on its programs, including information on support through wills and bequests and formal recognition of gifts, please contact:

BOMA Foundation
1101 15th St. NW, Suite 800
Washington, D.C. 20005
Phone: (202) 326-6300
Fax: (202) 408-2699


Pat Areno, BOMA International's Senior Vice President, at