Friday, April 21, 2023

Section: Leadership Spotlight

Megan Horsfield grew up in Yorba Linda, a suburb in Orange County.  She attended the University of California at Santa Barbara and graduated with a degree in Psychological and Brain Sciences, with a minor in Applied Psychology.  


In late 2020, Megan began working with BluSky Restoration as a Business Development Manager responsible for a variety of verticals in the San Diego region.   A fun fact about Megan is that her family introduced her to a career in commercial real estate.  Her older brother and sister both work in the industry - her brother is a portfolio manager at a local property management company and her sister works in business development for a service provider in the Bay Area.


After joining BOMA San Diego, Megan started her climb up the BOMA leadership ladder.  In 2021 she was awarded the Rising Star of the Year award for her contributions as a new member.  In 2022, she stepped up to become the Membership & Emerging Professionals Committee Chairperson (one of our largest committees!)  Megan guided the committee throughout the year as they planned and executed the Padres Game Evening event and Emerging Professional Lunch and Learns.  In 2023, Megan joined the BOMA San Diego Board of Directors and is currently serving as a Member At Large.


Read below to learn about Megan:


BOMA San Diego: What is your leadership philosophy?

Megan: I personally believe that transformational leadership is crucial. Motivating your peers through support and removing obstacles. I also practice this by engaging with people one-on-one to identify areas where they will strive and assisting them along the way. Being a resource goes a long way.

BOMA San Diego: You served as the Membership & Emerging Professionals Committee Chairperson in 2022.  What was the most difficult part about being a chairperson? What was the most rewarding part?

Megan: Having a type A personality, it was challenging sometimes to not take on too much. I continue to work on my delegating skills. The most rewarding part was finding out someone’s passion and interests and helping them connect the dots with what our committee was trying to accomplish.

BOMA San Diego: Congratulations on earning a seat on the 2023 Board of Directors!  Who/what inspired you to apply for a seat on the Board? What are your goals for your committees this year?

Megan: It inspires me every day seeing our past and current board members and leaders volunteering their time to better this association. I have so much respect for them! My goals for the committees are for the members to continue sharing their ideas and opinions with BOMA’s best interest at heart. I hope to make sure the committee members know their voices are important and they are heard.

BOMA San Diego: What advice would you give to our emerging professionals about getting involved in BOMA San Diego leadership? 

Megan: Being a part of BOMA’s leadership is the best way I’ve met and grown closer with peers in the industry.

BOMA San Diego: How has your involvement in BOMA San Diego helped you grow in your career? 

Megan: It introduced me to so many people I may have otherwise not known. Being involved with BOMA has encouraged me to be introspective. This has been valuable for my soft skills in the workplace.

BOMA San Diego: How do you set priorities as a leader?

Megan: Again, being type A, timelines and deadlines help me organize my priorities. I also set priorities with intentionality so that what I do is impactful.

BOMA San Diego: Who inspires you and why?

Megan: My family inspires me. Specifically, my brother and sister. We have all tackled the corporate workforce at a young age, just at different times. Change can be daunting, but I admire them for always being willing to step out of their comfort zone to better themselves.

BOMA San Diego: What 3 books do you recommend for professional development?

Megan: I don’t know if I have 3 but when I first started my job I read “The Abundance Loop” by Juliana Park and really enjoyed it. It’s really about not letting fear drive your choices with the worry that there is never enough. Act with gratitude towards yourself and it will always be enough.