Leadership Spotlight on Brooke Wheeler
Thursday, September 28, 2023
by: Michele Ignacio, A.O. Reed & Co.

Section: Leadership Spotlight

Brooke Wheeler grew up in the Mira Mesa community of San Diego. She began her career in the commercial real estate industry in 2020, when she accepted a job in Business Development for BrightView. As a Business Developer, she is focused on establishing and maintaining quality relationships with people responsible for commercial and residential landscaping.  Three years ago, Brooke joined BOMA San Diego and embraced committee life by joining the Emerging Professionals Committee and the Programs Committee!  She led the planning of the Emerging Professional’s Padres Game Evening Event and helped sub-chair the May 2022 Programs Luncheon. Her most impressive achievement to date includes being a part of the committee that put together multiple sold out events!  

Brooke attends as many BOMA events as she can throughout the year and has a knack for connecting and building relationships with our members and event attendees!  In 2023, Brooke stepped up to chair the Programs Committee. Some of her immediate goals include continuing on as the Programs Chairperson in 2024, growing the Committee, scouting out new locations for the luncheon and developing program content that turns into sold out luncheon events!  She also hopes to earn a seat on BOMA San Diego’s Board of Directors in the near future!

Read below to learn more about Brooke!

BOMA San Diego: Describe yourself in three words.

Brooke: I can describe in two – Where Next?

BOMA San Diego: What is your leadership philosophy?

Brooke: Lead by serving.

BOMA San Diego: You are the Programs’ Committee Chairperson.  What were your top 3 goals for this year?

Brooke: 1. Our Name change, 2. Everybody contributes something, 3. Having meaningful and impactful programs for members and non-members of BOMA

BOMA San Diego: The Programs Committee is also home to the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion sub-committee. Over the past year, the Committee has hosted the DEI Interview Series. What other programs is the sub-committee working on for 2024?

Brooke: We are still planning to have 2 programs for DEI next year. We are discussing potentially changing the format away from the interview style but ultimately have been very pleased with the feedback and the success of 2023.

BOMA San Diego:  What do you enjoy about being a BOMA Leader?

Brooke: I truly enjoy bringing fresh ideas and collaborating with a team. There is an aspect of being in leadership where leaders gain a new level of respect and it’s worth the time invested.

BOMA San Diego:  How do you deal with pressure or stressful situations?

Brooke: My first step is seeking leadership guidance and making sure I’m addressing a real issue.

BOMA San Diego:  You are one of our emerging professionals.  What advice would you give to your fellow EPs about stepping up for a leadership position in BOMA San Diego?  What scared you about stepping up? What is the most rewarding part about the role?

Brooke: The trust that has been built in a leadership position has encouraged me and helped enhance my professional development.

I was concerned that the additional workload would be excessive and burdensome. What I discovered was quite the opposite. While there is additional time involved, the reality is it has a direct positive impact with my position at BrightView.

BOMA San Diego: What leadership legacy do you want to leave behind for the next generation?

Brooke:  I want to encourage other young professionals to take the step and bring their unique perspective and skills to the BOMA Table.

BOMA San Diego: What activities do you enjoy doing outside of work?

Brooke: Reading, exploring new spots in San Diego, grabbing food/happy hour with new and old friends, TRAVELING, Sundays at Church, I could go on and on.

BOMA San Diego: What was the last book that you read that you were excited about?

Brooke: I LOVE reading. The goal this year is 30 books. The last book I read was “Fourth Wing” by Rebecca Yarros. It’s Divergent meets Harry Potter.

BOMA San Diego: Ok last question - tell us one quirky face about you.

Brooke: I auditioned to be on the Bachelor and was asked to be on “Married at First Sight”