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Member Spotlight


HFD Change to LSB #7

Houston Building Owners & Managers Association March/April 2013

Monday, April 1, 2013 Registration Begins: 12:00pm Tournament Begins: 1:00 pm American Shooting Centers BOMA’s BAC PAC Sporting Clays Tournament is back with a bang! The excitement for this event has set the industry abuzz—sponsorships sold out almost immediately, and teams filling up fast! Last year we raised over $24,000 for our political action committee, and this year we are looking to top that record. The 2013 Tournament features new games and a competitive “shoot-out” at the conclusion of the competition which will feature the top-ranked shooters of the day battling for “BOMA Top Shot” honors.

Generously underwritten by

Non-member pricing: $175 per shooter $700 per four-man team Participants will receive: • 75-Shot Round • Ammo for 12 and 20 gauge guns • Two golf carts per four-man team • Eye and ear protection on request • Cool official Houston BOMA shooting shirt • BBQ dinner and beverages following the event • Games preceding the Tournament to test your skills • Mulligans available for purchase


Houston TOBY Winners 6-7


Come out to support the PAC and have a BLAST! Member pricing: $125 per shooter $500 per four-man team


Note: NO ALCOHOL will be allowed during the shoot. Beverages will be provided after the tournament, but there will be zero tolerance of any alcohol consumption during the shoot-no exceptions. All shooters will be required to participate in a mandatory gun safety instruction, which will be provided immediately prior to the shoot. ■

Houston BOMA Wins the Govie 12


President’s Message

In my first few month as President I’m amazed to see the whirlwind of activity at Houston BOMA. It has made time fly by. If this is any indication of how the year will be, it is a good sign as it means everyone is busy, which is good for Houston and the economy. Speaking of busy, all of our various committees have started their respective meetings and initiatives. This led by our fine group of new volunteer committee chairs. Our first luncheon on January 15 was well attended. Mr. Ed Razim, a partner, with Locke Lord provided us with an overview on the Affordable Care Act and how it will affect our industry. The last week of January, I attended the BOMA International Winter Business Meeting in Honolulu. It was an informative annual event which provided participants with opportunities to join committees or just listen in on the many activities that touch our industry nationwide. The highlight of the conference was the announcement that Houston BOMA remained a leader in the BOMA 360 program, and even more exciting, we won 1st place in The Govies. The Govies is the legislative advocacy award given by BOMA International. Houston BOMA was recognized as having the best legislative advocacy committee in the country. Our competitors of note were Chicago, San Francisco, New York City and Atlanta. All of these locals have full time advocacy staff while Houston

does not. Again, congratulations to our LAC committee: Jon Cogdill (Chair), Brett Williams, Ed Bovermann, Philip Schneidau, Phil Jones, Joseph Hebert, Bill Carey, and Erik Hedegaard and to our own Tammy Betancourt for leading the way. Thank you all for all you are doing to keep Houston BOMA at the forefront of issues facing our industry. In January, we also hosted our first-ever Real Estate Roundtable. We met with several industry associations to discuss legislative issues they are currently working on and the scope of their legislative involvement both locally and at the state level. We are determining ways that we can work together to address industry related issues collectively. There will be more information to come on this during the year. We also hosted our second annual Business Exchange event on February 7 at the HESS Club. This event gave our allied members a chance to meet with property management leaders to discuss business. It was very well attended, and was a great fundraiser for our PAC. Thank you to all the property managers who donated their time. Our Leadership Lyceum group kicked off this year with nine new participants. These nine members will be meeting throughout the year with industry leaders and joining various board meetings to learn more about Houston BOMA and our industry.

Texas BOMA was busy in January planning the 2013 Advocacy Day in Austin on February 20th and 21st. Having participated in the 2013 BOMA International Conference, I can tell you first-hand that advocacy is one of the most important things we do for this organization. Meeting with the state and national legislators in order to voice our positions on the issues that affect us, our owners, and tenants is critical to the industry. Plans are in full swing for the 2013 Houston BAC PAC fundraising event. Again, this year’s event will be a Sporting Clay Tournament on April 1st held at American Shooting Centers in West Houston. Sponsorships are selling out fast! We expect to have a sellout crowd for an afternoon of shooting and some good networking. The BOMA Southwest Conference is right around the corner. Please make plans to attend the Southwest conference in San Antonio. This year’s event promises to be great; from the opening party, to the many classes, speakers and of course the TOBY Awards Ceremony. I look forward to seeing you at all the events mentioned above. In closing, I want to thank again all of our members, and especially our active volunteers, that make up the heart of this organization. I am proud to serve you as President and am humbled by all of your efforts in making this such a great association. ■

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.

Houston Building Owners & Managers Association March/April 2013

Member Spotlight Stream Realty Partners Expands Property Management Team in Houston Stream Realty Partners, a national real estate services, development and investment firm, announces the expansion of its property management team in Houston. The division has expanded by 13 new professionals through new hire and promotion. The growth is in response to significant portfolio additions in the market during 2012. “The unrivaled service quality provided by our property management teams has generated both portfolio growth and professional advancement for our team members,” said Greg Pell, CPM, Managing Director of Property Management Services. “These professionals are the day-to-day faces of Stream Realty to our clients and their tenants. Their passion and commitment are invaluable to our company.” New hires include: • Julie Sanders, Property Manager • Charles Oesch, RPA, Property Manager • Laura Smith, Assistant Property Manager • Danielle Baeza, Assistant Property Manager • Heather Coon, Assistant Property Manager Promotions include: • Kristine Fox, CPM, promoted to Vice President • Misty Kelly, CPM, promoted to Senior Property Manager • Michael Kent, CPM, CCIM, promoted to Senior Property Manager • Chase Crawford, CPM, promoted to Property Manager • Kris Powell, CPM, promoted to Property Manager • Martha De La Garza , promoted to Assistant Property Manager • Kelly Hendrix, promoted to Assistant Property Manager • Brandi Michel promoted to Assistant Property Manager

Four Oaks Place Earns LEED® Gold Certification Transwestern is pleased to announce that Four Oaks Place has received LEED Gold certification by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) in the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) for Existing Buildings: Operations & Maintenance Green Building Rating System™. LEED is the USGBC’s leading rating system for designing and constructing the world’s most energy efficient and high-performance buildings. Four Oaks Place, one of Houston’s premier office projects, is a four-building complex totaling 1.7 million square feet located at the northern end of Post Oak Boulevard in the Galleria area. “We are extremely pleased that Four Oaks Place has received this prestigious honor of LEED-EB Gold Houston Building Owners & Managers Association March/April 2013

certification,” commented Fred Whitty, senior property manager with Transwestern. To earn the certification, Transwestern and the building management team implemented a number of sustainable design and operational features, including: • Optimization of energy efficiency; • Performance measurement of building automation systems; • Sustainable purchasing policy; • Alternative commuting transportation; • Erosion control, integrated pest management and landscape management plan; and • Implementation of building recycling programs. ■

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HFD Change REQUIRES FIRE AND LIFE SAFETY PLAN UPDATE A recent change to HFD’s Life Safety Bulletin (LSB) #7 will in most instances require an update of your fire and life safety plans. Per Fire Marshal Richard Galvan, the Building Emergency Response Preparedness (BERP) training has been removed from LSB #7. Because HFD no longer offers BERP training, they have removed it as a requirement in fire and life safety plans. This change will require you to remove all reference to BERP in your plans for them to be considered current. Per our conversations with Fire Marshal Galvan and Assistant Chief Marion Williams, HFD will not require your plans to be updated immediately, but rather upon renewal. Additionally, as explained to us by the Fire Marshal, HFD requests that no building personnel respond to (investigate) any fire alarm. Building personnel are being advised to wait until HFD responds to an alarm and allow HFD

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to investigate. Fire Department personnel who are outfitted and geared to respond to a fire will investigate without building personnel present. Houston BOMA’s Legislative Advocacy Council has been in communication with the Fire Marshal’s office for some time on this matter and will keep you apprised if there are any additional changes. Visit to view the new LSB 7. ■

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Houston TOBY Winners The Outstanding Buildings of the Year have been named! These five extraordinary buildings will compete in the regional TOBY program, with the winner being announced at the regional conference TOBY Gala in San Antonio in March. All the time and effort put in by the dedicated owners, property managers, staff and vendors have paid off. Congratulations!




Energy Crossing Liberty Property Company Property Manager: Pamela Harrison, RPA Category: 100,000-249,999 sq. ft. Memorial Hermann Southwest Medical Plaza II CBRE Property Manager: Elizabeth Stockstill Category: Medical Office Building

World Houston 23 EastGroup Properties Property Manager: Kevin Sager Category: Industrial FCC Campus Friedkin Services Group Category: Corporate Facility â–

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

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Thank You TOBY Judges Liz Green, Crescent Real Estate Equities Cindy Magouirk, RPA, CPM, M-M Properties Scott Becker, RPA, CBRE Erik Hedegaard, RPA, FMA, CPM, Wedge Properties Mary Butler Summy, CPM, LEED GA, Granite Properties Chad Nusbaum, Piedmont Office Realty Trust Cindy Niles, CPM, Daymark Realty Advisors Mary Hoover, CPM, Parmenter Realty Partners Adam Rose, Hines; Lynn Harris, CPM, Healthcare Facilities Development

FCC CAMPUS Houston Building Owners & Managers Association March/April 2013



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Top Golf with BOMA A SUCCESS! Members came out and had a ball – hitting golf balls at the new Top Golf facility! The three-story driving range and entertainment complex was a great venue to kick off the New Year and have a great time. Thank you Logix Communications for sponsoring! â–

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Houston Building Owners & Managers Association March/April 2013

BOMA Southwest Conference San Antonio, Texas March 21-23, 2013 Register online at: Schedule of Events: • Golf Tournament – Thursday, March 21, 2013: Hyatt Hill Country Resort • Education Sessions – Friday, March 22 & Saturday, March 23, 2013 • TOBY Awards – Saturday, March 23, 2013 ■

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2013 HOUSTON BOMA BUILDING EXPO – May 9, 2013 2 – 7 pm The Westin Galleria

Bigger and Better than Ever!

Mark your calendars and clear your schedules for May 9, 2013— the Building Expo is back! The entire industry gets together to experience the best new products, services and innovations offered by vendors. All facility managers, property managers, building engineers, developers, owners, asset managers and staff in the commercial real estate industry are invited to take part in this exciting day. Register online at on the Events Calendar. *Service Providers & Vendors who are not exhibiting cannot attend the Building Expo.

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Main Sponsors:

Premium Show Sponsors: Blast Incorporated Pritchard Industries Show Sponsors: Chamberlin Roofing & Waterproofing Cotton E3 Electric JOBS/AMST JR Jones Roofing Logix ThyssenKrupp xpedx ■

Houston Building Owners & Managers Association March/April 2013

Houston Represented ON TEXAS BOMA BOARD The January meeting of the Texas BOMA Board of Directors was an eventful one. Houston Past President, Steve Ash, swore in Houston Past President John Kelley as 1st Vice President for the Texas BOMA Board. Additionally, those present met with lobbyist Robert Miller to get an update on the current legislative session. â–



Ann Breedveld Facility Manager Memorial Hermann 909 Frostwood, Ste. 1.102 Houston, TX 77024

Patricia Taylor Assistant Property Manager Griffin Partners 6750 West Loop South, Suite 330 Bellaire, TX 77401

Stephenie Wendt Property Manager Unilev Management Corp. 3 Riverway, Suite 505 Houston, TX 77056

Sydney D. Hicks Assistant Property Manager Transwestern 1900 West Loop South, Ste. 1300 Houston, TX 77027

Jerri L. Daniel Manager Retail Real Estate Memorial Hermann 920 Frostwood, Ste. 5.900 Houston, TX 77080

Clint H. Harrington Senior Asset Manager Digital Realty 13914 Queensbury Lane Houston, TX 77079

Kimberly Guillory, CPM Assistant Property Manager Brookfield 1111 Bagby, Sky Lobby Houston, TX 77002

Marcus D. Britton Water Treatment Sales Rep Chem-Aqua Inc. 17011 Gaelicglen Houston, TX 77084

Christina Cruz Real Estate Services Coordinator CBRE 2800 Post Oak Blvd, Ste. 2300 Houston, TX 77056

Julie Sanders Property Manager Stream Realty Partners 10370 Richmond Ave., Ste. 1300 Houston, TX 77042

Frank V. Edwards Property Manager Transwestern 1900 West Loop South, Ste. 1300 Houston, TX 77027

Markham L. Ross Sales & Design Sundance Plantscaping 1808 Antoine #A Houston, TX 77055

Adam J. Raffle Area Operations Manager Hines - Win Park 700 Louisiana, Ste. 225 Houston, TX 77002

Bradley D. Trimble Assistant Property Manager Hines 600 Travis, Suite B1.009 Houston, TX 77002

Trisha Barrs, RPA, CPM, RBMA SENIOR PROPERTY MANAGER Carlyle Management, Inc. 9724 Beechnut St. Houston, TX 77036

William E. Burke Director of Sales US LED, Ltd. 6807 Portwest Dr. Houston, TX 77024

Hani Namani, CPM Senior Property Manager Griffin Partners 6750 West Loop South, Ste. 330 Bellaire, TX 77401

Brian Boswell Assistant Property Manager Hines 910 Louisiana, Ste. 5000 Houston, TX 77002

Brad A. Ritter, RPA, CPM Sr. Real Estate Manager CBRE 1000 Louisiana, Suite 1400 Houston, TX 77002

Felix Tijerina Engineering Manager Able Engineering 3915 Barrel Hoop Circle Sugar Land, TX 77479

If you would like to join Houston BOMA or know of someone who should join, please contact Liz at Houston BOMA at Houston Building Owners & Managers Association March/April 2013

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President Mary Stanton, RPA, LEED AP – Jones Lang LaSalle Americas, Inc.


Executive Vice President Tammy K. Betancourt, CAE – Houston BOMA

Each year, BOMA International recognizes the BOMA local and state associations that show excellence in grassroots and issues advocacy. During the Board of Governors meeting, these groups are recognized through the Government Affairs Awards of Recognition Program (the “Govies”). This year, Houston BOMA is proud to announce that we won the Govie in the Outstanding Government Affairs Committee – Large BOMA Local Association category! Thank you to the LAC Committee for all your hard work! ■

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 Russell Griffin – Air Performance Service, Inc. 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

Calendar of Events March


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Special Events Committee – 10:30 am Professional Development & Education Committee – 11:30 am 12 LAC/BAC PAC – 7:30 am 12 TOBY Committee – 3:30 pm 14 Building Expo Committee – 3:30 pm 20 Golf Committee – 3:30 pm 21-23 Southwest Regional Conference – San Antonio, TX 26 Leadership Lyceum Session II – 8:30 am 28 Board Meeting – 7:30 am 29 Good Friday (BOMA Office Closed)

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BAC PAC Sporting Clays Tournament (American Shooting Centers – High Noon) Special Events Committee – 10:30 am LAC/BAC PAC – 7:30 am Building Expo Committee – 3:30 pm Membership Luncheon – 11:30 am (The Junior League) Golf Committee – 3:30 pm Board Meeting – 7:30 am

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