Leaders of BOMA - Craig McMahon
Friday, June 28, 2019

Section: Member News

  1. What is the name of your Company and what does the Company specialize in? What is your primary role?  
I work for Kimball, Tirey & St. John LLP which is a statewide law firm with offices throughout California.  We provide legal representation in a wide range of business and real estate matters, from the preparation of lease agreements to evictions.   I am a partner in the firm and am involved with clients in a variety of areas ranging from contract issues to ADA litigation.   In addition to my volunteer role as counsel for BOMA San Diego, I am an adjunct faculty member at the University of California at San Diego where I teach real estate property management. 
  1. How long have you been a BOMA San Diego member, and how has being an active member helped your career? 
I have been a member since 2007.  BOMA has helped me in my career in a number of ways.  First, it is a fantastic resource for ongoing information and education.  The real estate industry is constantly changing in California.  There are always new trends or new laws coming along so, to stay current, you need to be involved in an organization that can keep you up to date.  BOMA San Diego has been that vehicle for me.  I cannot think of an organization that is better in this regard.   Also, I have made many great professional contacts though BOMA San Diego.   From the time I began working within this organization, I have been impressed with the quality of the other professionals involved.  Whether on a committee or on the board of directors, you consistently find people who are leaders in the industry.    
  1. BOMA San Diego’s theme for 2019 is “Building the Leader in You.” What motivates you to participate at the leadership level in our Organization?
I think you grow professionally, and become a better leader yourself, when you are surrounded by others who are excellent at what they do.  Getting involved in BOMA San Diego gives you the opportunity to become engaged with, and learn from, others who are highly successful.  You serve your community, your industry and you have fun while you do it.        
  1. What advice can you give to our members about staying active in the Organization?
Find a committee that looks interesting and get involved.   Like most things in life the more you put into it, the more you will get out of it.  You will see how other professionals organize, execute tasks and manage others – which will be a great learning opportunity.  It’s also a great way to network within the industry.  
  1. What was your very first job?
I worked at a hotel in La Jolla while in high school where I vacuumed rooms, moved laundry between floors, and worked as a bellman.