Board of Directors Debrief: Thor Emblem, ABM Industries
Friday, August 11, 2017

Section: Trends and Tips

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

A: Since 2009
Q: Why did you decide to join BOMA San Diego?

A: To meet new and interesting people.
Q: How has BOMA San Diego helped you personally in your career?

A: It has helped me to be a better businessperson/manager.  When assuming a leadership role in BOMA, you have to consider the input of a variety of people, from all experience levels and different corporate cultures and backgrounds.  And as a committee chair, you have to learn to motivate and inspire people that are volunteering their time.  Which can be tricky but rewarding. This has made me a better manager in my own business because it made me more open to hearing input from all employees and it has taught me new ways to motivate my own employees.
Q: How has BOMA San Diego helped your ownership, building or business?

A: By interacting with and networking with real estate professionals at BOMA, I have learned more about their needs and it has made me a better service provider.
Q: What are three things you like the best about being on the BOMA San Diego Board of Directors?

A: It gives me the opportunity to interact and learn from the top professionals in our industry.  2. I get a chance to give back to an organization that I believe in. 3. It affords me the opportunity to present an associate member’s experience and point of view.
Q: What one piece of advice would you give to a new BOMA San Diego member?

A: Join a committee and enthusiastically participate.  Ideally, you should join a committee whose mission aligns with your professional passions.  Also, be sure to check out our excellent educational opportunities.