Section: Member News
Meet BOMA San Diego Board Member: Jen Flood of Makai West, Inc.
1. What is your company name, role and what type of buildings do you manage?


Makai West, Inc., which is a property management and maintenance company I started in June 2016. My main role is Property Manager of four office buildings, three medical buildings, and one retail center.
Member News: Heaviland Named First Landscape Industry Accredited Company in California
Heaviland Landscape Management announced that it had been awarded the designation Landscape Industry Accredited Company by the National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP).
Adventures of Property Managers
Property Management can be an adventure; you never know what your day will bring.
BOMA Applauds TOBY® & Membership Award Winners
On November 11, 260 BOMA members and friends gathered at the Prado at Balboa Park to celebrate the TOBY® & Membership Awards.
2018 Joint Expo: Save the Date!
We’re doing things a bit different this year, for the first time EVER we’re excited to announce FOUR organizations have joined together to deliver the best expo yet! BOMA San Diego, IFMA San Diego, IREM San Diego and SDBEA!
We Want Your Vote!
Have you noticed another member excelling at your committee meetings, taking the lead for community events, or always jumping at the opportunity to be involved? Acknowledge and reward them for their dedication to BOMA San Diego and their achievements in the CRE industry.
Good Luck to the 2017 TOBY Entrants!
BOMA San Diego and our TOBY Committee would like to thank the following entrants for their submissions into the 2017 Local TOBY Competition.
#IAMBOMASD August Winner
Robin has won a FREE lunch for sharing this photo... and YOU could be next!
BOMA San Diego Unveils New Advisory Board
We are pleased to announce the esteemed group of industry professionals that will now serve as our BOMA San Diego Advisory Board.
#IAMBOMASD July Winner
April has won a FREE lunch for tagging BOMA San Diego in this photo... and YOU could be next!
Big Winners in Blue at BOMA's Annual Day at the Races
If you couldn’t attend, we highly recommend placing a reminder on your calendar now to keep the first Thursday of August open for next year’s races, and set aside some money in your marketing budget to purchase a table!
Save the Date: Associate Download 2.0
The Associate Download is an exclusive meet up and roundtable discussion where Associate members are given the opportunity to share stories, ask questions, offer advice, and learn tips on how to get the best out of their BOMA membership and networking experience.
Call for 2018 Board of Directors Nominations
All members in good standing are eligible to serve on the Board, and this could be the year you take your membership to the next level!
Troubleshooting + Teamwork at July's Membership Meeting
The unique approach BOMA San Diego took to their meeting format for July was very enjoyed and entertaining. Kudos to Programs & Seminars for providing a platform for everyone to learn and grow and realize we need to build our relationships so that problems can be solved as quick and clean as possible.
Membership Survey Results
There’s no question about it. We’ve got the best members. And you proved it once again by responding to our recent membership survey.
An Emerging Leader's First BOMA San Diego Event
Everyone was very nice and welcoming; I felt like I was chatting with my friends. It was amazing to hear everyone's story and how they worked so hard to get to where they are at today.
Lisa Gualco Named Top Commercial Real Estate Leader
Congratulations to BOMA San Diego member and annual partner, Lisa Gualco of PMRG, on being recently named one of The Daily Transcript's Top Commercial Real Estate Leaders.
Look Out CRE Industry: Jack Moshgat Has Given Two More Professionals the Chance to Further Their Education!
Congratulations to the 2017 Jack Moshgat Education Scholarship recipients!
Membership Survey Results to Guide Forward Planning
Thank you to the nearly 70 BOMA San Diego members who participated in our recent membership survey.
Membership Survey: We Want to Hear From You!
We're giving away a $100 Amazon gift card for your feedback!
New Member Mixer Recap
New members enjoyed appetizers and drinks while mingling with Committee Chairs and members of our Board of Directors, which led to several new connections!
Kimball, Tirey & St. John LLP Commemorates 40 years
The law firm of Kimball, Tirey & St. John LLP is pleased to announce that it is celebrating 40 years of serving the real estate industry in California.
SDSU Student Seeking Internship
SDSU Real Estate Society student seeking internship in Real Estate!
The Value of BOMA: Priceless from a Property Manger's Perspective
Why join BOMA you ask? There are plenty of reasons of course but here are my top ten:
#IAMBOMASD Campaign Winner: April 2017
This month's social media campaign winners are Annual Supporting Partners and members Jess Susi and Melanie Bamba of RSI Roofing & Solar for capturing this memorable superhero moment at our March 14 Expo!
Superpowers Unite at BOMA + IFMA Joint Expo!
On March 14th superheroes of the industry united in one of the premier events of the year. If you missed the BOMA + IFMA Expo be sure to attend next year! Property and facility managers who were members of BOMA or IFMA as well as non-member industry principals received free entry and lunch.
Ray Magnussen: A Champion and Protector of the Commercial Real Estate Industry
Associate Brown Bagger Lunch + Learn
The Associate Brown Bagger Lunch + Learn is back and will be a meeting you don't want to miss!
January Luncheon Recap
The kickoff luncheon for the year included the swearing in of BOMA San Diego’s 2017 Board of Directors, as well as was BOMA’s opportunity to recognize our public official of the year.
SDG&E's Power Your Drive Program
SDG&E’s Power Your Drive program will install 3,500 electric vehicle charging stations in apartments, condo’s and businesses. SDG&E will install, own, maintain and operate the stations and handle all of the billing so you don’t have to.
First Impressions: Tips From A Property Manager
The first BOMA luncheon I attended I was introduced to so many vendors, keep in mind at this time I was just an Administrative Assistant. I noticed several of them, not all but some treated me differently due to my title, and once they realized my role they would leave me their card and ask that I give it to my boss.
2016 Holiday Gift Drive Recap
Thank you very, very much to everyone who participated in the planning and collection efforts for the Annual BOMA Give From Your Heart Holiday Gift Drive benefitting Promises2kids. Promises2kids collected 12,683 gifts, 32 bikes, and $6,910.00 in gift cards, cash and checks combined to date.
An Evening of Excellence: Annual TOBY & Membership Awards Gala Recap
The Gala officially began with an eloquent speech delivered by BOMA San Diego President, Lynn Hulbert. Individuals were acknowledged and awards were presented as members dined on pomegranate salad, chicken, salmon and risotto, followed by a trio of desserts.
BOMA Brains Tackle Trivia at North Park Beer Co.
The most recent BOMA Emerging Leaders Trivia Night was a great success!
Successful Summer for Membership!
Remember, BOMA is now offering an incredible 15 months for the price of 12 deal for new members so, let all of your property management contacts know!
BOMA San Diego Social Media Contest!
It's time to brush up on your photo skills, update your camera app, and pull out those selfie sticks!
Humble Beginnings
As for most property managers, tenant move outs can go two ways. Simple and smooth, office space is empty, clean and patch/repaired. Or, the complete opposite, full of furniture, dirty and unrepaired.
Backpacks, rulers, and pens, oh my!
BOMA San Diego's Community Service committee did it again and organized a successful Drive benefitting local foster youth. Two weeks after hosting their biggest event of the year - the annual Summer Work Party - the Committee rallied and pulled off a school supply collection event benefiting local foster youth.
August Luncheon Recap
BOMA San Diego’s August luncheon celebrated the future of transportation with guest speakers from Car2Go, MTS, and Decobike. These companies, along with others, are collaborating to bring new shared travel options that are convenient, stimulate the economy, and facilitate a healthier environment.
BOMA Love Story: Jeff Niles & Diana Cuevas
In a new series we're calling "BOMA Love", we will be sharing the stories of member couples who may never have met without BOMA San Diego!
Increase employee & tenant satisfaction by offering EV charging amenities in your building
SDG&E launched their new electric vehicle charging station program, Power Your Drive. It will install 3,500 electric vehicle charging stations at 350 locations, which includes workplaces, apartments, and condos.
Golf Tournament 2016 Recap
There was plenty of fun in the sun at the Annual BOMA San Diego Golf Tournament this year, held at Omni Resorts La Costa on the Champions Course. Over 120 golfers teamed up in foursomes to tackle the course, including a pack of unicorns headed by Katie Blizzard from Four Seasons Tree Care and Mei Truong from Otis Elevator Co.
Summer Work Party Update
BOMA San Diego's annual Summer Work Party, hosted by the Community Service Committee, is fast approaching. The event is to be held on July 30th at the Boys and Girls Club in Encanto, and the committee has been working hard to secure donations and volunteers. Donations have already been received from Dunn Edwards Paint, American Assets Trust, Chemistry PR, California Strategies, Brad Stoner Painting, and ATI.
Exciting New Education Program
Today's competitive job market demands CRE industry professionals be knowledgeable about comprehensive sustainability and energy-efficient programs. To meet this demand, BOMI International has developed a new and dynamic High Performance Program.
2016 Jack Moshgat Scholarship Winners
BOMA's Awards and Scholarships committee selected Nicole Schuck from Transwestern and Gabriela Davis from Unire Real Estate Group as this year's recipients.
Five Energy Tips for Building Owners
Did you know the average building wastes about a third of the energy it uses? That's why good energy management is good business.
BOMA Foundations Course
The Foundations of Real Estate course is a "soup-to-nuts" series classes encompassing various aspects to commercial real estate. These multi-day classes consist of a "5-module, 28-hour entry level course." Each session offers both classroom training taught by seasoned professionals in our industry, coupled with building tours giving students a well-rounded educational experience.
How-To and Best Practice Panel Discussion
As building owners, managers and service providers, we face a variety challenges that test our ability to work with each other, sometimes causing stress levels to increase and clarity to be displaced in the moment.
Being A Property Manager Is Not What I Intended To Be..
Most property managers we are used to those random middle of the night calls, and make split second decisions while half asleep. “Burglar Alarm is triggered at north entry door, shall I dispatch the Police?”, says the Security Operator. Now, most people would panic when receiving a middle of the night call, and some would not even answer, but in our line of work sleep is a luxury. Yet, I still love what I do.
Brad Stoner 30th Anniversary
On April 17th of 1986, something special happened. (No, I didn’t land on the moon, invent the computer or discover a sunken ship.) Instead, I took out my paint roller, lifted up that familiar gallon of paint and Brad Stoner Painting began serving San Diego County for the very first time.
New Member Mixer Recap
The New Member mixer was all that it should have been, and more. The venue, food, and people it makes all the difference for a great environment to entertain. This year will be a great year for change and creating different leaders in the San Diego BOMA chapter.
March Luncheon
On March 8, BOMA membership gathered once again at the popular luncheon location, Tom Ham’s Lighthouse. With our city freshly washed by rain, the downtown skyline was glistening across the bay.
Matthew Noonan Promoted to Principal of Cavignac & Associates
"Matt Noonan has played a critical role in navigating the increasingly complex area of employee benefits, and done an exemplary job at helping our clients understand the new laws and employer options," said Cavignac. "We're privileged to have him as part of the management team."
CLCA Honors New Way Landscape & Tree Services
The California Landscape Contractors Association (CLCA), a non-profit trade organization of licensed and landscape-related contractors, presented Trophy Awards to San Diego area landscape contractors during its annual convention recently. Click here to read about New Way Landscape & Tree Services much deserved awards!
Principal Member Scholarship
The Membership Committee is happy to announce that this year we have awarded Principal Membership Scholarships to 5 amazing Property Managers. Click the link to view the 2016 scholarship winners and new BOMA San Diego members!
BOMA's CPR Training: A Life-Saving Event
BOMA's Emergency Preparedness Committee brought a free CPR training course to the membership last Friday, September 25. Click here to learn more about this truly life-saving event.
BOMA/IFMA Carnival of Services Expo
On Tuesday September 15th BOMA joined forces with IFMA San Diego to host the first ever joint Expo, Step Right Up: A Carnival of Services, and it was a complete success for both exhibitors and attendees! Click here for a full recap of the event and visit BOMA San Diego's Facebook page for fun photos!
BOMA San Diego 2015 Membership Awards
Now is the time to recognize outstanding associate and principal members, chairpersons, and rising stars for their dedication to BOMA San Diego! Click here for more information on how to submit your nominations.
BOMA's 2015 Back to School Drive
The Community Service Committee had a record breaking year in their Back-to-School Drive fundraising efforts! Click here to see how many back packs were collected for Promises2Kids foster children.
BOMA's Day at the Races 2015
BOMA San Diego dressed in their best black & white attire for a successful day at the races. Click here for photos and a recap of BOMA's day at the track.
BOMA's July Luncheon
Did you miss BOMA's July Luncheon on the Local Impacts of California's Historic Drought? Click here for a full recap and resources on the city water regulations.
BRICKMAN receives awards at the 2015 Beautification Awards
On June 20th the San Diego Chapter of the California Landscape Contractors Association held their annual Beautifications Awards at The Museum of Photographic Arts (Balboa Park). This year BRICKMAN was recognized for maintenance, renovation and water conservation. Click here to view all five awards!
Emerging Leaders Bowling Night
Full recap of BOMA's Emerging Leaders Bowling Night here!
Being a BOMA Member
Learn what has made BOMA members so successful here.
New Member Mixer: Ballast Point
Ask not what BOMA can do for you, Rather what can you do for BOMA!
2015 BOMA SAN DIEGO JACK MOSHGAT SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS PROGRAM
Learn more about the Jack Moshgat Scholarship and apply today!