May's President's Message
Thursday, May 31, 2018

Section: President's Message

This time of year is always exciting as friends and family members reach educational milestones and begin new chapters in their lives. It is equally rewarding to see the role BOMA San Diego has on the career development through educational offerings to its members. Congratulations to our most recent Foundations graduates and the 2018 Jack Moshgat scholarship recipients, Alina Talbott of Providien Property Management and Maru Cham of CBRE. Your dedication to coursework and commitment to professional development not only enhances your professional abilities and prospects but the health and strength of our entire industry.
Equally important to acknowledge are the companies who encouraged their employees to enroll, accommodated their absences to attend classes, and financially assisted their participation. Your investment in your employees is an investment in our industry. As noted during the May luncheon, 61% of property professionals will be retiring within the next five years – a daunting space to fill, an incredible opportunity for BOMA to support.
BOMA San Diego is a recognized leader in educating commercial real estate professionals and one of the driving factors of BOMA’s value to you and your company. Through structured classroom settings to on-hand practical training, BOMA San Diego provides diverse and relevant education that will help you grow in your career. If you have not taken advantage of an opportunity, I challenge you to do so.
Upcoming BOMA Educational Opportunities
FREE CPR and AED Training – June 8
Bold, underlined, italicized, and in red…that’s right, FREE. BOMA San Diego is providing you an opportunity to learn how to save a life. Through the generous donations of BOMA Sponsors, the Emergency Preparedness is Committee wants to give you the knowledge of how to confront a life or death situation and prevail.
Register here:
Quarterly Emerging Leaders Lunch and Learn Series – Dates TBA
Our Emerging Leaders Committee is halfway through its ambitious annual goal to pair young professionals with industry veterans. With enthusiastic participation in the already completed CAM 101 course and an introduction to HVAC maintenance, I look forward to our members’ response to our upcoming courses:
* Q3 – The Bid Process; Getting the Most out of your Contracts
* Q4 – Tenant Relations; Current Standards and Best Practices
Please continue to monitor your BOMA San Diego notifications as timing and location details become available, or contact the Emerging Leaders Chair, Katie Blizzard Kiedrowski at, to learn how you can get involved.
BOMI Education
For our members who are pursuing a professional designation including the RPA or FMA, please consider the following upcoming offerings:
And for those of us who are looking to be better leaders, better communicators, or more confident in your existing abilities, join a committee that excites you. The educational opportunities embedded in our committees is profound. Through committee participation, I have accelerated skills that directly impact my professional abilities and has given me confidence far beyond what my professional tenure without BOMA would have been. If you are ready to take that step, please reach out to me and I will gladly help you.
Congratulations again to our BOMA members in their pursuit of education.