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 leadership and global best practices.

The Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) Foundation is an independent, tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization 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, 2023 Scholarship Recipients!

Congratulations to this year’s recipients of the J. Michael Coleman Annual Conference & Expo Attendance Scholarship!  All 9 recipients attended the 2023 BOMA International Conference & Expo in Kansas City.

Jacee Bacon, Real Estate & Customer Experience Coordinator, Prologis, BOMA/Nashville
Matthew Faupel,
Property Manager, Cushman & Wakefield, BOMA/St.Louis
Lexi Hazlewood,
Property Manager, Holt Lunsford Commercial, BOMA/Fort Worth
Pearl Lai,
Senior Operations Associate, Innovative Industrial Properties Inc., BOMA/San Diego
Odessa Martin-Morris,
Assistant Real Estate Manager, CBRE, Inc., BOMA/Seattle King County
Hannah Ridgway,
Associate Real Estate Manager, CBRE, Inc., BOMA/Seattle King County
Alexa Stack,
Assistant Portfolio Manager, Income Property Management, BOMA/Oregon
Elizabeth Steffeter,
Tenant Service Coordinator, Lincoln Property Company, BOMA/Suburban Chicago
Mackenzie Yates,
Assistant Property Manager, Cousins Properties, BOMA/Greater Charlotte


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 - This scholarship fund is named in honor of J. Michael Coleman, BOMA Fellow, who passed away in 2020. Mike had a successful career in the security industry, working for more than 30 years as the top commercial real estate expert for AlliedBarton Security (now Allied Universal) before retiring in 2016. Mike’s generosity, dedication and mentorship were hallmarks of his active, decades-long involvement with BOMA. Among his many contributions to the BOMA community, Mike served on BOMA International's Executive Committee and the BOMA Foundation Board. The mission of the J. Michael Coleman Scholarship fund is to support young and emerging professionals in their careers and in their involvement in BOMA.

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

  1. Annual Conference & Expo Attendance - Awarded to up to 10 emerging professionals to attend the BOMA International Annual Conference & Expo.
  2. Certified Manager of Commercial Properties (CMCP) - Awarded to early-career property managers pursuing the CMCP certification


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

Applications will open January 2024. 
 Scholarship Considerations  

Apply for the J. Michael Coleman CMCP Scholarship

2023 quarterly applications due March 1, June 1, September 1 and December 1.
Scholarship Instructions 
Scholarship Eligibility Info 

Questions? Contact or Luci Vallejo  

2023-2024 Foundation Board of Directors


Robert M. Six, BOMA Fellow
Chief Executive Officer
Chicago, IL

Manuel Moreno, BOMA Fellow
PJMB Commercial Inc.
Pleasanton, CA

Vice Chair
Luci Smith, BOMA Fellow, RPA, FMA
Director of Property Mangement
Link Logistics
Winter Park, FL

Murray Greene, BOMA Fellow, CPM, RPA
President/Chief Operating Officer
Greene Commercial Real Estate Group Inc.
Hollywood, FL

President and Chief Operating Officer
Henry Chamberlain, APR, FASAE, CAE
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.

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


Luci Vallejo, BOMA International's Managing Director, Board Governance and Executive and Leadership Relations, at