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TOBY Awards Luncheon February 15, 2013 11:30 am Westin Memorial City It’s TOBY time again! We are honoring Houston’s best and brightest at The Outstanding Building of the Year Awards Luncheon 2013. The extravaganza takes place this year at the Westin Memorial City. Our entrants are competing for the Southwest Regional Conference in San Antonio in March! We would like to give a special thanks to our TOBY judges for their time spent in judging these buildings. We urge you to come and support your colleagues in their mission to achieve a TOBY award! ■

2012-2013 TOBY Award Entrants Energy Crossing Liberty Property Company Property Manager: Pamela Harrison, RPA Category: 100,000-249,999 sq. ft. World Houston 23 Eastgroup Properties Property Manager: Michelle Salinas Category: Industrial

Memorial Hermann Southwest Medical Plaza II CBRE Property Manager: Elizabeth Stockstill Category: Medical Office Building

Northchase & Northbelt Lincoln Property Company Property Manager: Cindy Williams Category: Suburban Office Park Mid-Rise

FCC Campus Friedkin Business Services Property Manager: Shanta Dockery Category: Corporate Facility

January Luncheon January 15, 2013 11:30 am The Junior League President Obama won now what? What does this mean for your company? Join us at our January Luncheon to find out. We’ll hear from Ed Razim, Partner with Locke Lord, as he explains the impact of the Affordable Care Act on small and medium size businesses. Learn about the changes coming for employee benefit plans, the penalties and subsidies that will apply beginning in 2014, and discuss how to structure businesses to avoid application of the Act. ■


President’s Message

As I begin my term as President, I want to say how grateful I am to be associated with such a wonderful association as BOMA and I want to take this opportunity to thank each of you for being a member of Houston BOMA. We are a very strong association with a great history of advocacy, education, volunteerism and leadership. I am privileged and thrilled to serve as your 2013 President. I look forward to visiting with you and listening to your thoughts about the organization throughout the year. Each year the Board gathers in the fall to plan a strategy for the coming year to ensure that BOMA is continuing to be relevant and serve the best interests of our members. This year’s meeting was highly productive, and many excellent ideas were established which will be put into action this year. Our focus is, and has always been: leadership in advocacy, education, and professional development. This year is no different. We will strive to give BOMA the most relevance and add value to the commercial real industry. My goal for 2013 is to advance BOMA advocacy by working with our LAC and collaborating with other CRE organizations to garner power in numbers for issues like legislation. We will also develop new programs to further engage our members and increase networking. And lastly, we will increase our professional education by continuing to create new

programs. Most importantly, we will have fun while attaining all these objectives. We will meet these goals by relaying important information related to issues we face in our industry such as adverse legislation and taxes. These issues will affect all of us and our Legislative Action Committee (LAC) is already working hard to make sure we are at the table with the city and state as they move forward with critical industry issues. We will keep on top of this by creating a “Voter Voice”. We are also creating a Real Estate Industry roundtable with groups across our industry to address issues of common interest and concern and jointly address them at the upcoming legislative session. We will again provide you excellent networking opportunities in 2013, including the ever popular Sporting Clay event in March and another great Business Exchange event. We are also looking at the future of our organization by creating special interest groups for Engineers, Women, Sr. level executives and Industrial and Medical property management groups to better serve the commercial real estate industry. Look for more outstanding educational seminars and RPA classes throughout the year, and of course all your favorite events like the Expo and our Fall Golf Classic. More than anything, we want to continue to push our membership and relevance in the real estate

industry and I know that all of you will help us to grow our organization. There is strength in numbers, and we are committed to being the strongest commercial real estate association in Houston! Speaking of commitment, please take time to use your membership to its fullest potential. Participation is a key to the success of any organization. Our members are some of the best and brightest in the industry, so please get involved. Houston BOMA provides you with such a wide variety of activities that, I promise if you get involved, you will not regret it. We are always looking for members to assist in all our committees; in 2013, we will continue using technology to help participants attend some committee meetings using the internet with web hosting. We believe these tools will offer greater flexibility and accessibility to meetings in these busy times when it seems we are all doing more with less. Again, I look forward to working for you all in 2013, and I will do my best to make your BOMA experience a positive one. Please feel free reach out to me during the year to let me know how we are doing and what this organization can do for you. I am excited and honored to service as your 2013 President. Let’s make 2013 a great year that brings continued prosperity and fun to Houston and our industry! ■

BOMA MISSION & VISION Mission The mission of the Houston Building Owners and Managers Association is to support and advance the interests of the commercial real estate industry. Houston BOMA will be an organization of advocacy and sustainable building practices that utilizes the strengths, talents and leadership of its members and industry associates to build value and lasting relationships with our community through professional development, networking and sharing of information.

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Vision To be the recognized industry leader in both legislative advocacy and professional development for a broad spectrum of commercial real estate professionals in the Houston market.

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New Board Members We are very excited to be welcoming two new members to BOMA’s Board of Directors in 2013! Kirk O’Neal joined Crescent Real Estate Equities in January of 1999 and currently serves as General Manager of Greenway Plaza – Phase I, where he is responsible for oversight of 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 Greenway Plaza, 3800 Buffalo Speedway and The Shops at Greenway, an area totaling 2.3 million square feet of office/retail space. Kirk has over 25 years experience in the commercial real estate field that encompasses development in Austin and California, and managing Class A office towers in Houston. He is a native Houstonian and grew up in Bellaire. He graduated from Southwest Texas State University with a BBA in Accounting and Real Estate in 1983. Kirk is an active member in Houston BOMA and on the Professional Development Committee. He received his CPM designation in October, 2012.

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Joseph Hebert is Director of Property Management for Cameron Management. Joseph joined Cameron Management in 2007 and supports all Cameron Management on-site management teams. At Cameron, Joseph directly supervised improvements to 1001 McKinney leading to the property’s certification as LEED Gold in 2011. Prior to joining Cameron Management, Joseph served as Property Manager with Transwestern managing several assets primarily in Houston’s Galleria and Westchase submarkets. Joseph began his property management career with Hines Interests in 2001. Joseph is a graduate of the University of Houston and a licensed real estate salesman. As a Houston BOMA member he has served on several committees including the Legislative Advocacy Committee. Other committee work includes: 2011 BAC-PAC Clay Shoot Chairman, 2009 BOMA Southwest Conference Committee Co-Chairman, & 2006 Membership Committee Chairman. ■

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Members of the Year Awards Principal Member of the Year – Guy Dolan with USAA Realty The Principal & Additional Member of the Year Award honors Guy Dolan for his commitment to Houston BOMA. This year, Guy has been incredibly dedicated to many of our events – all of which have been great successes. He donated his time to both the Building Expo committee and the Special Events committee. Because of his hard work and dedication, BOMA’s Building Expo enjoyed record attendance, and members enjoyed outstanding social events that really took the quality of BOMA’s events to a new level of class and fun. Allied Professional Member of the Year – Andy Allen with United Protective Services This award recognizes the efforts of the Allied Professional member who exemplifies the best of Houston BOMA’s volunteer leadership. This year we honor Andy Allen for his support of nearly all major BOMA events, and his dedication to the Board of Directors. He is the consummate professional, eager to help wherever needed.

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Young Professional Member of the Year – Amy Wagner with Hines Our Young Professionals group has transitioned a bit this year, which makes our young professional members of BOMA all the more important. This year we honor Amy Wagner because she has truly stepped up into a leadership role and has set an exemplary example for all of our membership. Her dedication in chairing the TOBY committee is ensuring that this year’s competition will be a success. President’s Volunteer Award – Jim Roll with ISS Facility Services This year, the President’s Volunteer Award goes to Jim Roll for making this past year’s Annual Golf Classic a tremendous success. He eagerly welcomed new challenges that were introduced this year and helped execute them successfully. Jim always made sure that everybody had a good time, but ensured that the job got done. He put forth extra effort, and as a result, everyone around him was inspired to do the same. He was a true pleasure to work with.

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New this year, we supported the Houston Fire Department’s annual toy drive, supporting needy families in the Houston area. Thank you to Obtainable Energy for donating the toy drive grand prize, and thank you to our generous members, who donated over 200 toys to the cause!

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We can never say thank you enough to our Allied Professional members for all of the financial and volunteer support they provide our organization. We are highly aware of the incredible amount of time, talent and financial contributions that our vendor members provide to Houston BOMA. This year, we recognized ABM for their substantial contributions to Houston BOMA in 2012. They achieved the highest level of both financial and volunteer support. Mark Johnson donated time, resources and employees to ensure BOMA’s events were successful. They were also the sole event sponsor for the Holiday Luncheon!

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2012 Houston BOMA Golf Classic IS HUGE SUCCESS! It was a day filled with golf, prizes, food and fun! Thank you to our members for making this event a sell-out! Over 300 players filled up the fairways for an exciting day packed with plenty of networking, friendly competition and loads of fun! We again supported the Fire Fighters Foundation of Houston with this event, and raised $30,000 for the foundation! This money helps provide them with the necessary tools they need to do their job safely and effectively, as well as provides vital training. We cannot thank these brave men and women enough! Thank you to all our volunteers and sponsors who made this event a success! â–

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Life Flight Tour!

Submitted by Houston BOMA member Michael Hatton, Memorial Hermann As part of the 2nd annual BOMA Medical Office Summit, more than 20 of Houston’s real estate professionals were provided an up close review of Memorial Hermann’s Life Flight air ambulance program. The group gathered on the John S. Dunn Heliport at the Memorial Hermann Texas Medical Campus facility and visited with Memorial Hermann’s on-site air traffic control team who coordinate air operations 24 x 7 for the Houston region. Memorial

Life Flight typically operates within a 150 mile radius of Houston and their busiest time of day is the 3 pm to 11 pm shift.

Hermann Life Flight was the first air ambulance service in Texas, second in the nation. The helipad at Memorial Hermann HospitalTMC is still the busiest with over 10,000 take-offs and landings each year. Life Flight maintains 6 helicopters in their fleet along with specialized air ambulance teams strategically positioned across the Houston region which facilitates rapid response to emergent situations and hospital transports. Besides the high volume of trauma patients, they also transport Pediatric patients to the Level 1 Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital collocated at the same Hospital. Specialty teams also fly along for IABP, Neonatal, and Pediatric transports. Even more exciting, the BOMA team had a hands-on orientation to one of Memorial Hermann’s new Life Flight helicopters stationed on the flight deck with its pilot, flight nurse, and flight paramedic on hand to demonstrate details of the air ambulance’s patient care and avionic capabilities. According to Life Flight’s Director of Operations (and Chief Pilot), Eric Vonwenckstern, each of the 6 helicopters was purchased within the last 5 years at a cost approaching $6.5 million per unit. The cost of the recent helicopter fleet was entirely paid for from philanthropy. These machines are often compared to a flying Intensive Care Unit and the qualifications of each supporting flight crew are equally as impressive as the helicopters. Life Flight typically operates within a 150 mile radius of Houston and their busiest time of day is the 3 pm to 11 pm shift. This new fleet of air ambulances offer significant performance and avionic upgrades from earlier Life Flight helicopters which better serve those in need of rapid medical transport. Memorial Hermann Life Flight has an in-house group of specialized aviation mechanics that are an integral member of the Life Flight team. Preventive maintenance is extensive on the Life Flight helicopter fleet; the 3,000 hour turbine overhaul costs over $500,000 per engine. The mechanics are trained to work on both the engines and power plants at the American Eurocopter and Turbomeca factory facilities. Houston BOMA wishes to thank Memorial Hermann Life Flight and the Memorial Hermann Texas Medical Center based flight crew for the opportunity to see the helicopter fleet and its crew up close and personal at the November 7, 2012 BOMA event. ■ Houston Building Owners & Managers Association January/February 2013

Photograph submitted by Matt Hatchett of CBRE

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November Luncheon WITH THE ROCKETS! At our November Luncheon, we lightened up and got to hang out with the Houston Rockets Power Dancers, and hear from Gretchen Scheirr, the Vice President of Ticket Sales & Services! Everyone had a great time – thank you to Pyramid Waterproofing for sponsoring! â–

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2013 Building Expo Dates to Remember CALENDARS!

Are you ready for the best show in town? We are already gearing up for our Houston BOMA Building Expo. Don’t get left out—reserve your booth today! Dates to Remember: • January 7, 2013—Early Bird booths go on sale (Early Bird booths are only available to those who exhibited in the 2012 Building Expo) • January 14, 2013—Expo booths go on sale • May 8, 2013—Booth Set-Up • May 9, 2013—Building Expo! A completed exhibitor application, current proof of insurance, and payment are required to reserve booth space. Visit the Houston BOMA website for access to exhibitor applications and other information. Last year we set a record for attendance to the show—and we intend to shatter that record this year! Sign up early because booths go fast. Don’t miss out on this excellent opportunity to reach your target market. For additional information, call 713-266-5691. ■


Save the Date! Sporting Clays is Back! Monday, April 1, 2013 1:00 PM – 5:30 PM American Shooting Centers

Back by popular demand is the BOMA BAC PAC Sporting Clays Tournament! Last year we had over 280 participants and raised over $24,000 for our political action committee. Preparations for this year’s shoot are well underway, so make sure you save the date! ■


Theodore D. Bernhard, III Vice President J. E. Dunn Construction Company 10350 Richmond Ave., Ste. 900 Houston, TX 77042

Darlene Tietze, CPM Senior Real Estate Manager CBRE 1120 Medical Plaza Drive, Ste. 350 Spring, TX 77380

Carleen Welch Office Manager Pyramid Waterproofing 122 Berry Rd. Houston, TX 77022

Charles D. Chapman President Corinthian Contracting 3733-I Westheimer #673 Houston, TX77027

Jim Saldivar Consulting Engineer Lighting Associates, Inc. 1557 W. Sam Houston Parkway North, Ste. 100 Houston, TX 77043

Dan Jones Vice President-Facility Services PM Realty Group 1000 Main, Ste. 2400 Houston, TX 77002

Shawn Harvey, CPM Senior Property Manager Griffin Partners 1301 Fannin #2400 Houston, TX 77002

Wade Shelton ISS Facility Services 6137 Westview Houston, TX 77055

Cheyenne Clifford Building Engineer Moody Rambin Interests 363 N. Sam Houston Pkwy E., Ste. 780 Houston, TX 77060

Joseph McCullough General Manager HTS 3350 Yale Houston, TX 77018

Edgar Portillo Chief Engineer Clutch City Sports & Entertainment 1510 Polk St. Houston, TX 77002 James G. Alexander Operations Manager Seal Security Solutions 1525 Blalock Houston, TX 77080 Natalie Woodard, RPA, CPM Senior Real Estate Manager Behringer Harvard 1021 Main Street, Ste. 1900 Houston, TX 77002

Anna R. Lange, RPA Senior Real Estate Manager CBRE 2800 Post Oak Blvd., Suite 2300 Houston, TX 77056 Erika N. Beggerly Real Estate Manager CBRE 1501 McKinney Houston, TX 77010

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Cynthia L. Trifilio Sales Director GCA Group 10375 Richmond Ave., Ste. 300 Houston, TX 77042 Charles T. Duff President Cleaning Services of America 22503 Katy Fwy., Ste. 31 Katy, TX 77450

Julie A. Cossette Sr. Property Manager Wood Group Mustang, Inc. 16001 Park Ten Place Houston, TX 77084 Arthur Bob Lead O&M Technician Wood Group Mustang, Inc. 16001 Park Ten Place Houston, TX 77084 Ann Woody Property Manager Moody Rambin Interests, Inc. 1225 North Loop West, Ste. 225 Houston, TX 77008

If you would like to join Houston BOMA or know of someone who should join, please contact Liz at Houston BOMA at

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BOARD OF DIRECTORS President Mary Stanton, RPA, LEED AP – Jones Lang LaSalle Americas, Inc. Executive Vice President Tammy K. Betancourt, CAE – Houston BOMA President-Elect Brett D. Williams, CPM – Transwestern Vice President Marshall B. Heins, CPM – Memorial Hermann Healthcare System Vice President of Finance Gregory J. Jones – Cushman & Wakefield Immediate Past President Mark R. Nicholson – CBRE Group Directors Joseph Hebert – Cameron Management Mark Janssen – Hines Kirk O’Neal, CPM – Crescent Real Estate Equities, LLC Greg Pell, CPM – Stream Realty Partners AP Representative Andy Allen – United Protective Services

COMMITTEE CHAIRS A/P Business Exchange Committee Peggy Viers – Always in Season BAC PAC Sporting Clays Shooting Tournament Chuck Moore – CBRE Group Building Expo Committee Guy Dolan – USAA Realty Construction Industry Council Billy Sams, RPA – Crescent Real Estate Equities, LLC Generation BOMA Adam Rose – Hines Golf Classic Jim Roll – ISS Facility Services Legislative Advisory Committee/BAC PAC Jon Cogdill, CPM – Hines Media/Social Networking/Public Relations Task Force Mike Mrozek, CPM – CBRE Group Meeters/Greeters Georgette French – American Anchor Professional Development & Education Meredith Cress – Hines Research Advisor Chad Nusbaum – Piedmont Office Realty Trust Special Events Committee Brandy Vargas – Behringer Harvard TOBY Awards Committee Amy Wagner – Hines Newsletter Editor: Liz Sorsby – Director of Membership & Professional Development

BOMA Advocacy Day 2013! As you know, one of the most important activities of Houston BOMA and BOMA Texas is our involvement in the legislative and regulatory process. Statewide Legislative Advocacy Day is one of our best opportunities to communicate real estate legislative concerns in a unified fashion to our State Representatives and Senators. It is again time for Texas BOMA members to unite in Austin to help ensure your important issues receive attention and to maintain ongoing relationships with legislators and their key staff. Your time in representing BOMA to our elected officials will pay great dividends for our legislative efforts. So mark your calendars and help make BOMA a more recognized force by participating in Advocacy Day 2013! Join us! February 20-21, 2013 Austin, Texas For more information please visit ■

Calendar of Events January


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New Year’s Day (BOMA Office Closed) Early Bird Expo Booths on Sale TOBY Local Portfolios Due LAC/BAC PAC – 7:30 am Special Events Committee – 10:30 am TOBY Committee – 3:30 pm Committee Chair Orientation – 8:30 am Professional Development & Education Committee – 11:30 am 10 Building Expo Committee – 3:30 pm 15 Membership Luncheon – 11:30 am (The Junior League) 16 Golf Committee – 3:30 pm 18-21 BOMA Winter Business Meeting – Honolulu, HI 24 Top Golf Event – 6:00 pm 31 Board Meeting – 7:30 am

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Leadership Lyceum Session 1 – 8:30 am 5 Special Events Committee – 10:30 am 7 Business Exchange Event – 3:30 pm (The Hess Club) 12 LAC/BAC PAC – 7:30 am 12 TOBY Committee – 3:30 pm 14 Expo Committee – 3:30 pm 15 TOBY Awards Banquet – 11:30 am (The Westin Memorial City) 20-21 Texas BOMA Advocacy Days – Austin, Texas 26 Workplace Violence Seminar (TBD) 28 Board Meeting – 7:30 am

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