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Building Owners and Managers Association International

2013 BOMA Conference Offers Professional Development Opportunities through World-Class Education

April 25, 2013

(WASHINGTON, D.C. – April 25, 2013) The Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) International will present its most comprehensive educational program to date at the 2013 Every Building Conference & Expo, which takes place June 23-25 in San Diego.  Designed by leading experts for professionals of all levels of experience, the conference curriculum will feature more than 40 sessions organized across six distinct educational tracks.  Session topics will include: optimizing asset values; cultivating leadership skills and talent; turning sustainability issues into operational practices; harnessing innovation; retaining tenants; increasing operational performance and NOI; and more.
“In an increasingly competitive marketplace, keeping skills honed through professional development has never been more important,” noted BOMA International Chair Joe Markling, managing director of Strategic Accounts with CBRE.  “Our world-class conference education provides industry professionals with the knowledge, ideas and solutions necessary to succeed in commercial real estate.”
Conference attendees can either choose one track that best suits a single educational objective or mix and match sessions from each track to create a customized educational experience.  The subject tracks featured at the upcoming conference include:
  • Building Operations and Management
    • Session spotlight: “Walking the Building for Low-Cost Energy Efficiency Improvements” will explain the most common problems with lighting systems, HVAC equipment and building control and will present checklists, diagnostic tools and techniques to help attendees identify the improvement opportunities that offer the greatest energy savings potential.
  • Finance and Asset Management
    • Session spotlight: Straight from BOMA International’s new Asset Management Course, which debuts this fall, “Choosing a Brokerage Team” will help attendees learn the connection between the brokerage team and the value of the property; the importance of selecting the appropriate team; and the steps in evaluating, choosing and contracting with a brokerage team.
  • Innovation and Technology
    • Session spotlight: At “Twitter for Commercial Real Estate: How 140 Characters Is Transforming the Industry,” gain insight on how Twitter can support communications efforts for commercial real estate individuals, firms and properties, and discover best practices for using this social media tool for tenant engagement, marketing, business development and networking.
  • Leadership and Career Development
    • Session spotlight: At “Leading the Way! Women, Success & Commercial Real Estate,” listen to a panel of accomplished female industry professionals as they discuss how they navigated the challenges of balancing work and personal life, share their perspectives on the advantages and disadvantages of being a woman in commercial real estate and predict future trends for women in the field.
  • Sustainability and Energy Management (Sponsored by EEB Hub)
    • Session spotlight: The “EPA’s New Portfolio Manager and Benchmarking Analysis” course will demonstrate the entirely upgraded and modernized Portfolio Manager tool.  Learn about new features that enable users to establish a more accurate benchmark, easily share data with others and illustrate progress to better inform action.  The EPA also will offer insights into the most recent data trends, key drivers of energy use and the savings potential of benchmarking.
  • Tenant Relations and Retention (Sponsored by Mars Drinks)
    • Session spotlight: At “Create Community First: Keys to Tenant and Employee Engagement,” learn successful engagement strategies and discover how increased tenant engagement can enhance operations, protect your asset and even promote environmental responsibility.
If you own or manage industrial properties, also be sure to check out the new “Industrial Day” on June 25, which will feature special education sessions, including “The Industrial Asset: More than Just Property Inspections,” and an industrial building tour.
All sessions qualify for RPA, FMA, SMA, CPM and ARM renewal and continuing professional development credits.  Some sessions also qualify for the continuing education credits required for real estate license renewal in many U.S. states and Canada.  Certain sessions also qualify for the LEED Credential Maintenance Program (CMP) and renewal of the Building Operator Certification (BOC).
For more information on the 2013 Every Building Conference & Expo, the commercial real estate industry’s premier professional event, visit
About BOMA International
The Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) International is a federation of 93 BOMA U.S. associations, BOMA Canada and its 11 regional associations and 13 BOMA international affiliates.  Founded in 1907, BOMA represents the owners and managers of all commercial property types, including nearly 10 billion square feet of U.S. office space that supports 3.7 million jobs and contributes $205 billion to the U.S. GDP.  Its mission is to advance the interests of the entire commercial real estate industry through advocacy, education, research, standards and information.  Find BOMA online at
Courtney C. McKay
Manager of Communications & Marketing
BOMA International
(202) 326-6352