A President's Message from Melanie Bamba Milinkevich
Tuesday, January 30, 2024
by: Melanie Bamba Milinkevich, RSI Roofing

Section: President's Message

Happy New Year! It is both an honor and a privilege to serve as your President for the upcoming year, and I am thrilled to welcome you in our first newsletter of 2024.

As we dive into the new year, our theme, "Driven for Success," encapsulates the spirit that propels us forward in the dynamic landscape of the commercial real estate industry. It serves as a reminder of our collective commitment to excellence, perseverance, and the pursuit of achievement in every endeavor we undertake.

BOMA San Diego has long been a pillar of strength and collaboration within the commercial real estate community, and I am excited about the opportunities and challenges that lie ahead. This year promises to be one of evolution, so we can continue to provide our members with valuable resources, educational opportunities, and networking platforms that will empower you to thrive in this ever-evolving industry.

One long awaited change I am thrilled to announce is that we have moved our program venue from Tom Ham’s Lighthouse to the Farmer and the Seahorse Americana Ballroom at The Alexandria. Our hope is that by centralizing our location, we can drive more principal participation and attendance. Plus we hated fighting all that airport construction traffic. A tremendous collective effort went into making this a possibility, so while we know you will all miss those stunning, picturesque bay views, we hope you enjoy a fresh change of scenery! Our very first luncheon program took place on Tuesday, January 23rd, featuring Mayor Todd Gloria as our Public Official of the Year. 

So what’s new for 2024? A lot! We’ve introduced a Women in Business Interview Series, free for principal members to attend. Associates are welcomed and encouraged to attend at cost. Emerging Professionals will host a cornhole tournament in June. Special Events has nixed the racetrack this year in favor of a Shout House evening of dueling piano bars! Finally, we are excited to announce that we’ve partnered with IREM San Diego to co-host an Economic Forecast in November. Stay tuned for more details on all of the above! 

In the spirit of our theme, Driven for Success, I encourage each of you to harness the drive within yourselves and leverage the wealth of knowledge and expertise within our BOMA San Diego community. Let's work together to cultivate an environment where success is not just a goal but a shared reality. These programs and events are designed to enhance your skills, broaden your professional network, and keep you ahead of the latest trends and developments in commercial real estate. I invite you to actively participate in these initiatives and take full advantage of the opportunities they present.

BOMA San Diego is not just an association; it is a community of like-minded individuals and volunteers who are passionate about the success of the commercial real estate industry. Thank you for your ongoing support, dedication, and commitment to excellence. Here's to a year of growth, prosperity, and unparalleled success!

With gratitude, 
Melanie Bamba Milinkevich
President of BOMA San Diego