Board of Directors Debrief: Mike Nelson, Kilroy Realty Corporation
Monday, June 5, 2017

Section: Trends and Tips

Q: How long have you been a member of BOMA San Diego?

A: I've been a member for just about 14 years.

Q: Why did you decide to join BOMA San Diego?

A: I joined initially for the opportunities to interact with other Commercial Real Estate professionals. 

Q: How has BOMA San Diego helped you personally in your career?

A: My involvement with BOMA led to receiving my RPA certification through the BOMI courses offered here in San Diego, which has contributed significantly to the advancement of my career. In fact, the Foundations of Real Estate Management course serves as a must-attend training course for all Kilroy Realty Corporation new hires.

Q: How has BOMA San Diego helped your ownership, building or business?

A: It has given me a voice in the local political discussion, along with adjunct-type professional resources, and many partnerships with best-of-class service providers here in San Diego.

Q: What are three things you like the best about being on the BOMA San Diego Board of Directors?

A: Being part of a group who has a definite influence on the current and future direction of local CRE programming. The professional development and experience that comes with committee involvement. The ample opportunities for engagement with the CRE community outside of San Diego.

Q: What one piece of advice would you give to a new BOMA San Diego member?

A: I would highly recommend investigating where to engage and engage immediately. It’s critical to your success, and remember that perseverance and patience do eventually pay off.

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