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Shoot ‘Em Up at BOMA’s BAC PAC Sporting Clays Tournament Monday, March 28, 2011 Registration begins: 1 pm Tournament begins: 1:30 pm American Shooting Centers Electrifying. That’s the one word we would use to describe the atmosphere around our NEW BAC PAC event, the 2011 BAC PAC Sporting Clays Tournament. Since the event announcement, the buzz has been all over the commercial real estate industry. This event has sold out of sponsorships and teams are filling up fast! Check out the awesome details below and register online your team or yourself today: Cost is $125 per shooter/$500 per four-man team for members $175 per shooter/$700 per four-man team for non-members

Participants will receive: Generously underwritten by • 75-Shot Round • Ammo for 12 and 20 gauge guns Janitorial • Two golf carts per four-man team Services • 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



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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 gun safety instruction, which will be provided immediately prior to the shoot--NO Exceptions. l


January/February BOMA International Magazine where the featured interview is with Jen. Plans are in full swing for this year’s BAC PAC fundraising event for the Houston BOMA PAC. This year we will be holding a Sporting Clay event on March 28 at American Shooting Center in West Houston. At the time of this writing, the sponsorships are selling out fast and thanks to our underwriter ABM we expect to have a sellout crowd for an afternoon of shooting and networking. Early April means the BOMA Southwest Conference is right around the corner. Please make plans to attend “Sprit of the Southwest” conference at Marriot Legacy Town Center in Plano. This year’s event promises to be fantastic

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.



things we can 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. With the large shortfall in this year’s state budget, it is even more important we keep an eye on pending legislation that could increase fees or taxes related to commercial real estate. The last week of January, I attended the BOMA International Winter Business Meeting in Orlando. It is an informative annual event providing participants with opportunities to join committees or just listen in on the many activities that touch the real estate world. Besides world-class speakers and industry leaders, we had the opportunity to listen to a


One full month into my term as your President and I am amazed at the whirlwind of activity at Houston BOMA. It has made quick work of January. All the various committees started their respective meetings and work led by our fine group of volunteer committee chairs. The Legislative Advocacy Committee is hard at work meeting with city officials to discuss the upcoming drainage fees under the City’s new Rebuild Houston program. Our first luncheon was well attended as Christopher Lee of CEL Associates gave us the bad news, good news story on the commercial real estate world for the next few years. Thankfully, the good news was that commercial real estate in Texas should be better off than the rest of the country. The YP Committee held their annual Kick-Off Social at Ibiza on January 20 and 42 young professionals networked and strategized for upcoming events in 2011. Thank you to our 2011 YP sponsor Andy Allen of United Protective Services. The TOBY Committee and judges completed TOBY tours, and everyone is looking forward to the awards luncheon in February. With 8 buildings competing in 7 categories, Houston again will have quality buildings that will move on and compete at the Southwest Regional Conference in Dallas. I am confident that Houston will be well represented at BOMA International TOBY in June at the Gaylord National Resort in Washington, DC. Texas BOMA too was busy in January planning the 2011 Advocacy Day in Austin on February 23 and 24. Having participated in the 2009 Advocacy Day in Austin and the 2010 BOMA International Issues Conference, I can tell you first hand it is one of the most important

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.

Disney Institute instructor present Disney’s approach to quality service, which was both informative and entertaining. For those not aware, Houston BOMA Past President Jen Suddreth is a member of the BOMA International Executive Committee providing valuable national and local support to BOMA. In case you missed it, please pickup the


from the opening party at Southfork Ranch, to the many classes, speakers and of course the TOBY Awards Ceremony. I look forward to seeing you at all the events mentioned above and again hope to hear from you about how Houston BOMA and I can better serve you. l

New Rules

Check out the changes to our bylaws on our web site. Being aware of the governance of your association and how we’re run will help you better understand how you can participate. You can read them at; simply click on the “About Us” tab, then click “Governance”. l



BOMA Southwest Conference Dallas, Texas April 7-9 The conference kicks off with the always awesome golf tournament on Thursday, April 7 at The Tribute, sponsored by Blackmon Mooring. You’ll take a step back in time as you experience this magnificent tribute to the birthplace of golf and its rich traditions. The Tribute’s design was inspired by the greatest holes from renowned courses as St. Andrews, Troon and Prestwick in Scotland. This conference will deliver top-notch education for commercial real estate professionals, building engineers, and Allied members. Engineers are invited to attend a day of education for FREE when attending with a Property Manager who has paid a full conference registration fee. The day (April 8) includes 3 to 4 education sessions developed especially for engineers. In addition to the education offerings, BOMA Dallas promises to have some great networking events with the Opening Reception at SouthFork Ranch (sponsored by ABM Janitorial, ABM Security and AMPCO Parking) and an opening-weekend baseball with the Frisco RoughRiders on Friday evening (sponsored by ISS Facility Services). Be sure to stay for the fireworks after the game!


The conference concludes on Saturday night with the much anticipated TOBY Awards Ceremony (sponsored by Whelan Security) announcing the best of the best in commercial real estate across the southwest region of the United States. The event is black tie optional with Jim Peck and Henry Chamberlain emceeing. The TOBY winners are recognized for excellence in office building management and operations in specific categories of building size or type. Don’t miss this opportunity to network with your peers across our region. Register today! l



Houston BOMA Building Expo

Bring your maracas and experience the custom that is the Houston BOMA Building Expo. There is no event like it in Houston where the entire commercial real estate industry gathers in one room to showcase products, build relationships and accomplish business. And you don’t want to be the only one not there. All facility managers, property managers, building engineers, developers, owners and asset managers and their assistants in the commercial real estate industry are invited to take part in this exciting day of exploring new technologies, services and products offered by vendors. To register for the event go to, click the “Events” tab; then click “Building Expo”. On that page, you will find info about the event, sponsors and a link for registration. Mark your calendar now for the event you don’t want to miss! l *Service Providers/Vendors not exhibiting cannot attend the Building Expo. Main Sponsors:


Show Sponsors: • All Type Construction & Roofing • BLAST Incorporated • Brawer Paper Company • Chamberlin Roofing & Waterproofing, Ltd. • Cotton Restoration


Janitorial Services • • • •

FT Group, Inc. JOBS/AMST Logix Communications, LP ThyssenKrupp Elevator

Security Sponsor: • G4S Wackenhut Plant Sponsor: • Always In Season



Young Professionals Kickoff Signature high style and ultra-exclusivity welcomed the BOMA YPers at the annual YP Kickoff held at Ibiza. As YPers entered the private doorway, they were greeted with exotic woods, subtle lighting, full bar and a PowerPoint featuring photos of each other! Entertaining attendees was an irresistible playlist created by one of our YPers specifically for this fantastic event including current hits and old-school, bring you back songs. All of this came together for an irresistible evening of networking with CRE young professionals. If you are a young professional (under 40 years old) or know a young professional that needs to get plugged in, simply sign up for the Young Professionals newsletter Thanks to Young on our web site. Each month you’ll receive info about Professional upcoming events, great YP blogs and ways to participate Sponsor on a larger scale within Houston BOMA. l


BOMA 360 Buildings INCLUDE 2 HOUSTON BUILDINGS BOMA International announced the 29 buildings that make up the latest class of buildings to earn the BOMA 360 Performance Program designation, including 2 Houston buildings. The BOMA 360 Performance Program is a groundbreaking program designed to recognize commercial properties that demonstrate best practices in building operations and management. Since the program’s inception in Spring 2009, 181 buildings have been designated. The latest 2 Houston buildings to earn the designation are: Schlumberger Solutions Center Owned by: 5599 San Felipe Ltd Managed by: Tanglewood Property Management Company, LLC Wells Fargo Plaza Owned by: Metropolitan Life Insurance Company and Metropolitan Tower Realty Company, Inc. Managed by: CB Richard Ellis, Inc. *See photos of each of these buildings on page 6. The BOMA 360 Performance Program evaluates properties on six major areas of building management: building operations and management; life safety/security/risk management; training and education; energy; environment/sustainability; and tenant relations/community involvement. The comprehensive nature of the BOMA 360 Performance Program means that every aspect of building performance is assessed and scores are based on how buildings meet an extensive checklist of best practices. For more information on the BOMA 360 Performance Program, visit BOMA360. l



TOBY winners


The Outstanding Office Buildings of Year have been named. They are the most prestigious, grandest, most exceptional winners this year and we’ll prove it at the Southwest Conference in Dallas! These seven extraordinary buildings will compete in the regional TOBY program, with the winner being announced at the regional conference TOBY Gala in Dallas on Saturday, April 9. Congratulations for the time and effort dedicated by the owners, property managers, their staffs and vendors as they prepared for, sought after, and won the coveted Houston TOBY Awards. l

WELLS FARGO PLAZA Management Company: CB Richard Ellis Property Manager: Scott Becker, RPA Category: Over 1 Million Square Feet

PHOENIX TOWER Management Company: Hines Property Manager: Don Emerson Category: Renovated Building

333 NORTH BELT Management Company: CB Richard Ellis Property Manager: Lindsay L. Janek, CPM Category: 100,000 – 249,999 Square Feet

FIRST CITY TOWER Management Company: CB Richard Ellis Senior Real Estate Manager: Dave Johnson, CPM Category: Earth Award


MEMORIAL HERMANN MEDICAL PLAZA Management Company: Memorial Hermann Property Manager: Robin Harrison Category: Medical Office Building

1500 LOUISIANA Management Company: Chevron Business and Real Estate Services Property Manager: Patty Loden Category: Corporate Facility


SCHLUMBERGER SOLUTIONS CENTER Management Company: Tanglewood Property Group Property Manager: Natalie Woodard, RPA, RBM, CPM Category: 250,000 – 499,999 Square Feet

Thank you to our TOBY judges: Keith Cannon with Cannon Enterprises, Inc. Don Fischer, CPM with Seligman Western Enterprises, Ltd. Ricky Gonzales, SMA with Jones Lang LaSalle Americas, Inc. Lizabeth Green with Crescent Real Estate Equities, Ltd. Jo Ann Hughes, RPA, CPM with Brookfield Properties Jody Lancour with Transwestern Cindy Magouirk, RPA, CPM with M-M Properties Danny Rodriguez, RPA, SMA with MetroNational Robert Thomas, P.E., LEED AP with TMD Engineers, LLC Karen Tucker, RPA, CPM, LEED AP with Jones Lang LaSalle Americas, Inc.



Member News Hines’ 717 Texas Recertifies at LEED Platinum: Only LEED Platinum Skyscraper in Texas

LEED Platinum 717 Texas


Hines announced that 717 Texas has been certified at the Platinum level under USGBC’s LEED® rating system for Existing Buildings (EB). The building is the only skyscraper in the state of Texas to achieve the USGBC’s highest green building designation. “When design was initiated in 2000, we made a purposeful decision to incorporate as many sustainable features as commercially possible,” said Hines Senior Vice President and Project Officer John Mooz. “As a result, in 2009, 717 Texas became the first commercial office building downtown to earn LEED EB. Now it is the only LEED EB Platinum skyscraper in the state. The quality of the tenancy and its high retention rate appear to confirm that our strategy was indeed sound.” Improvements over the building’s previous Silver certification include: an increase in ENERGY STAR rating; increased waste diversion rates; further reductions in potable water use inside the building and zero potable water use for exterior landscaping; and improvements in green cleaning products and practices. Additional building features include a vegetated green sky garden terrace; highly efficient air ventilation and filtration systems; variable speed drives; and a condensate recovery system. 717 Texas has earned the ENERGY STAR label four times. With a current ENERGY STAR score of 90, the building is 41 percent more energy efficient and saves more than $700,000 in annual energy costs when compared to the average U.S. office building. This translates to estimated annual greenhouse gas reductions equivalent to removing 1,010 passenger vehicles from the road Hines Property Manager Adam Rose said, “As one of the first buildings in the world to re-certify under the LEED EB program, we have demonstrated that sustained progress in a large multi-tenant building is feasible over the long term through the attentive and collaborative efforts of the building management, tenants and ownership.” HOUSTON BUILDING OWNERS & MANAGERS ASSOCIATION MARCH/APRIL 2011

Greenway Plaza Walks Away with 2011 Heritage Award at ULI’s Development of Distinction Awards Banquet Houston’s Urban Land Institute held its annual Development of Distinction awards banquet in the historic Crystal Ballroom of the old Rice Hotel in downtown Houston where Greenway Plaza was presented the 2011 Award of Excellence in the Heritage category representing projects with a 25-year or longer history of continuous excellence. The ULI Awards of Excellence are widely recognized as the industry’s most prestigious award and are intended to honor the very best developments that uphold the Urban Land Institute mission by recognizing leadership, responsibility, and positive contributions to the community. In order to receive this coveted recognition, nominees must achieve the highest standards of innovation, sustainability, design, and performance in one of three categories, which include For-Profit; Not-for-Profit; and Heritage. Since 1979, Houston’s ULI has honored outstanding development projects in both the private and public sectors through a program, which follows the criteria and judging standards of the Urban Land Institute’s national and international Awards of Excellence. Greenway Plaza was selected as a finalist by a team of local industry experts. Winners in each category were chosen by a panel of independent judges from various locations across the country.

award were evaluated based on human resource practices, business management philosophies, training and continuing education offered to employees, ABC involvement, community service, company safety, environmentally friendly practices and other assessment methods. A contributing factor to Chamberlin’s recognition as a Business Excellence award winner is related to Chamberlin University, an in-house craft training, safety and mentoring program. Chamberlin University has not only helped raise the level of education and professionalism in employees, but it has also bolstered an individual sense of pride and accomplishment. “We are especially honored to receive this award because we believe our team and business practices set the standard in our industry,” said Chamberlin CEO John Kafka. “It is all about the team of people at Chamberlin who make the real difference, and our team is among the best.” l

Award-winning Greenway Plaza From left to right; Wayne Navarro, ABC Houston chairperson; Joe Cotten, Chamberlin senior project manager; Monica Keels, Chamberlin marketing manager; and award presenter, Jim “Mattress Mac” McIngvale of Gallery Furniture.)

Bob Carlen, vice president of property management for Greenway Plaza and BOMA Past President, accepted the award on behalf of Crescent and Greenway Plaza. Others in attendance included members of Greenway Plaza’s management and leasing teams, as well as COO Jason Anderson and director of asset management, Josh Pirtle, from Crescent’s corporate office. Guests of Crescent/Greenway Plaza included Douglas Schnitzer, the son of the late Kenneth Schnitzer Sr., the original developer of Greenway Plaza, Myron Blalock and Neil Tofsky.

Houston BOMA Member and Local Contractor Receives ABC Business Excellence Award Chamberlin Roofing and Waterproofing received the Business Excellence Award of Merit for 2010 from the Houston Chapter of the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) in the Mega Commercial Specialty Contractor category. The ABC Business Excellence Awards program was created to recognize and honor ABC company members based on their business and managerial practices. The submissions for the HOUSTON BUILDING OWNERS & MANAGERS ASSOCIATION MARCH/APRIL 2011



Gotta Attend to Win

In addition to our usual Money 4 Members campaign (which you can read more about below), you could also earn back your dues and $1,000 by merely attending luncheons throughout the year. Here’s how it works: attend any luncheon throughout the year, drop your business card in the bowl we’ll have near registration and you’ll be entered into Attend to Win. The more times you attend a luncheon, the more opportunities you’ll have to win. In addition to your business card entry, bring a property management prospect to the lunch and you get to drop another business card into the bowl. After a year of luncheon entries, at the Holiday Luncheon with great fanfare, MONEY 4 MEMBERS RECAP we’ll pull the winning You have three easy ways to get Money We’re bringing back our always business card. The popular Money 4 Members Campaign. 4 Members: winner will receive a 1. Recruit one or more property management But we’re spicing it up. This year, you check for their dues members, and your name will be entered could earn up to $1600 introducing and $1,000 cash. into a monthly drawing for a $100 Visa gift your peers, co-workers and employHow simple is that? card to be drawn at the monthly luncheons. ees to Houston BOMA. You simply have to 2. Recruit two or more property management Tell a peer, colleague, coworker Attend to Win…so members in the same month and automatior employee about the benefits of register for the April cally receive a $100 Visa gift card. Houston BOMA membership, share luncheon today and 3. Recruit three or more property management with them your experiences, and help start working on members and you will be entered into a them become a member. The 2011 your entries into this drawing for a $1,000 AmEx gift card to be Money 4 Members Recruitment awesome contest! l drawn at the Building Expo on May 5, 2011. Campaign ends April 29, 2011.

The rules are simple: your name must be on the membership application of the person you recruited where it reads: “How did you hear about BOMA?” Why pass up the opportunity to earn cash and recruit new members? Get out there and recruit a new member today!

Wanna Look and Be Smarter – TRY BOMA’S TOP NOTCH EDUCATION Security Contracts Seminar March 2 | 11:30 am-1 pm Two Allen Center, The Forum on Level 12 Ever wondered if you’re getting the most out of your security contract? Wondering if there are ways to make your location more secure - BEFORE you sign the contract? Learn the basics of creating a security contract from the man whose job is to know these contracts inside and out! Perfect seminar for smaller building/portfolio managers or young professionals who need to fully understand security contracts. Perfect for anyone who wants to learn tips and tricks to get the most for your money AND make your building more secure! You will learn: • How the contract is formulated to cover the expectations and safety of the occupants for the building. • How the contract scope of work is developed. • How the hours of occupancy versus non-occupied hours affect manpower. • Who should perform a property analysis for recommendations of coverage. • Areas of concern when developing a contract that a property manager/owner should be aware of. • And so much more! Sign up online today!


Be Masters of Disasters Seminar March 22 | 11:30 am-1 pm Marathon Oil Tower, Houston Room Want to hear from the industry masters of disasters? The gentlemen on our panel of experts will regale you with tales of preparations, planning and facing industry disasters – including (but not limited to) flooding, fires and hurricanes. Join the Young Professional hosts as we discuss lessons learned by Rush Durkin and Jeff Mabrey with Hines and Kirk O’Neal with Crescent. Register online today!

Save the Date – Save the Earth and Your Wallet Seminar April 13 | 11:30 am-1 pm 8 Greenway Plaza, Suite 100 This seminar will discuss savings ideas including (but not limited to) energy consulting, lighting and chiller retrofits, LED lighting, cool roofs and CenterPoint rebates. Check back on the web site or Facebook for more details!

RPA Designation Course: Environmental Health and Safety Issues April 28 - May 1, 2011 BOMA Office Years ago, it was assumed everyone in the commercial real estate industry was working toward their RPA or FMA designation. It had relevance then, and it still has relevance today. If you have yet to begin working toward your RPA, today is the day. Don’t wait another minute to continue your education. Houston BOMA offers multiple designation courses each year, and almost all of the classes can also be taken online. Attaining this prestigious honor speaks to the person who receives it, so let your designation help boost your professional value today. Sign up for the upcoming course today. Course Details: Protecting the environment and promoting worker health and safety are issues at the center stage of today’s property industry. This course provides you with an overview of the environmental health and safety considerations in building operations. You’ll learn to develop and manage proactive environmental/occupational health and safety programs, comply with regulatory standards and guidelines governing facility health and safety issues, and assess when to obtain technical assistance. Go to for more details on the designation program and on this course. Or contact Laci at BOMI at (800) 235-2664. l HOUSTON BUILDING OWNERS & MANAGERS ASSOCIATION MARCH/APRIL 2011

Buck Up – WEATHER AND ECONOMY LOOKING WARM CHRIS LEE SAYS By Ryan English, BOMA Young Professional Good news! Punxsutawney Phil, the weather predicting groundhog, failed to see his shadow, signifying an early spring and a quicker end to a frigid, blizzard-prone winter. You may be thinking what does that have to do with the normally mildclimate Houston. READ ON because I really do have serious news with actual real life implications for your career. At January’s BOMA luncheon, speaker Christopher Lee’s presentation, “Challenging Times Create Great Opportunities,” provided an in depth analysis and outlook of the state of the economy for the country as a whole, but focused notably on Houston. Although the forecast looks bleak for certain regions in the United States, Lee anticipates that Texas and Houston will experience

Thanks to our January Luncheon Sponsor

ABM Janitorial Services steady economic growth and development in the commercial real estate industry. His optimism particularly spotlighted new construction of office, industrial, retail, multi family, and healthcare facilities. Lee also presented us with the news that surveys rank Texas as the number 1 state for business while Houston is in the top 3 cities for job growth and in the top 10 for best performing large cities. Houston is primed and ready for a return to robust business growth, and that is GREAT news for all of us. Let’s all raise our glasses at the next BOMA meeting to our furry friend, Phil, and speaker Chris Lee. The future looks bright and nothing can overshadow our optimism in Houston! l

Hugo Hugo MonDragon MonDragon Sales Sales Manager Manager XPEDX XPEDX 10300 10300 N. N. Loop Loop E. E. Houston, Houston, TX TX 77029 77029

Craig Craig A. A. Clemmer Clemmer Senior Senior Property Property Manager Manager Means-Knaus Means-Knaus Partners Partners 6002 6002 Rogerdale Rogerdale Road Road Houston, Houston, TX TX 77072 77072

Jim Jim Jones Jones Director Director of of Business Business Development Development Apache Apache Services, Services, Inc. Inc. 301 301 N. N. Shaver Shaver Pasadena, Pasadena, TX TX 77506 77506

Tracey Tracey L. L. Noriega Noriega Property Property Assistant Assistant USAA USAA Realty Realty Company Company 9724 9724 Beechnut, Beechnut, Suite Suite 120 120 Houston, Houston, TX TX 77036 77036

Brooke Brooke A. A. Gillis Gillis Assistant Assistant Property Property Manager Manager Stream Stream Realty Realty Partners, Partners, L.P. L.P. 550 550 Westlake Westlake Park Park Blvd., Blvd., Suite Suite 120 120 Houston, Houston, TX TX 77079 77079

Delena Delena Rene Rene Luckey Luckey Property Property Manager Manager Evtex Evtex Management Management Corp. Corp. 9601 9601 Jones Jones Road, Road, Suite Suite 239 239 Houston, Houston, TX TX 77065 77065

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



Diane Diane Grenwelge, Grenwelge, CCIM, CCIM, CPM CPM Property Property Manager Manager Wells Wells Real Real Estate Estate Funds Funds 585 585 N. N. Dairy Dairy Ashford, Ashford, Suite Suite 190 190 Houston, Houston, TX TX 77079 77079


Jacqueline Jacqueline L. L. Worthley Worthley Sr. Sr. Portfolio Portfolio Administrator Administrator CB CB Richard Richard Ellis Ellis 2800 2800 Post Post Oak, Oak, Suite Suite 2300 2300 Houston, Houston, TX TX 77056 77056

Karen Karen J. J. Clemmensen Clemmensen Business Business Development Development Manager Manager Kings Kings III III 751 751 Canyon Canyon Drive, Drive, Suite Suite 100 100 Coppell, Coppell, TX TX 75019 75019



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Houston BOMA Wins

President President Mark Mark D. D. Janssen Janssen –– Hines Hines Executive Executive Vice Vice President President Tammy Tammy K. K. Betancourt, Betancourt, CAE CAE –– Houston Houston BOMA BOMA President-Elect President-Elect Mark Mark Nicholson Nicholson –– CB CB Richard Richard Ellis Ellis Vice Vice President President Greg Greg Pell, Pell, CPM CPM –– Stream Stream Realty Realty Partners Partners Vice Vice President President of of Finance Finance Mary Mary Stanton, Stanton, RPA RPA –– Jones Jones Lang Lang LaSalle LaSalle Americas, Americas, Inc. Inc. Immediate Immediate Past Past President President Jen Jen Suddreth, Suddreth, RPA RPA –– Grubb Grubb && Ellis Ellis Realty Realty Directors Directors Robert Robert L. L. Carlen, Carlen, CPM CPM –– Crescent Crescent Real Real Estate Estate Equities, Equities, LLC LLC Marshall Marshall Heins, Heins, CPM CPM –– Memorial Memorial Hermann Hermann Healthcare Healthcare Systems Systems Brett Brett Williams, Williams, CPM CPM –– Thomas Thomas Properties Properties Group Group Jo Jo Wyatt, Wyatt, RPA, RPA, CPM CPM –– Moody Moody Rambin Rambin Interests, Interests, Inc. Inc. Al Al Estrada Estrada –– ABM, ABM, AP AP Representative Representative

COMMITTEE CHAIRS AP AP Council Council Robert Robert A. A. Thomas, Thomas, P.E., P.E., LEED LEED AP AP –– TMD TMD Engineers, Engineers, LLC LLC Building Building Expo Expo Committee Committee Guy Guy Dolan Dolan –– USAA USAA Realty Realty Company Company Wade Wade Shelton Shelton –– XPEDX XPEDX Construction Construction Industry Industry Council Council Billy Billy Sams, Sams, RPA RPA –– Crescent Crescent Real Real Estate Estate Equities, Equities, LLC LLC Education Education Committee Committee Kirk Kirk O’Neal O’Neal –– Crescent Crescent Real Real Estate Estate Equities, Equities, Ltd. Ltd. Golf Golf Tournament Tournament Committee Committee Steve Steve Byers Byers –– Crescent Crescent Real Real Estate Estate Equities, Equities, LLC LLC

BOMA INTERNATIONAL EER AWARD Houston BOMA was recently recognized at the BOMA International Winter Business Meeting in Orlando for promoting participation in the annual Experience Exchange Report. Congratulations Houston BOMA members! Your info helped to make Houston’s market data the strongest it’s ever been. The 2011 EER Survey is now open! Share your data because it’s easy, fast and free! (Keep in mind, all data is kept in strictest confidence and only market-level information is published.) • Any office building can provide 2010 year-end income and expense data— unaudited data is acceptable. • Step-by-step features allow you to complete the online form in about an hour. • Submitting data is absolutely free—and as easy as 1-2-3. • Get a FREE expense performance comparison of your building to its peers in the market. • Have Priority access to 2010 EER reports—and savings of 25% or more on all EER product purchases. The best-performing buildings in the industry participate in and depend on the revenue and benchmarking data found in the EER. The deadline to share is March 31, so don’t miss the opportunity to make our market data the best in the industry AGAIN. Go to to submit your data today. Questions? Contact or call 202-326-6351 or 202-326-6346. l





2 Green Green Committee Committee Rose Rose M. M. Shaver, Shaver, BEP, BEP, LEED LEED AP AP –– Summit Summit Energy Energy Services, Services, Inc. Inc. Legislative Legislative Advocacy Advocacy Committee/BAC Committee/BAC PAC PAC James James Froelich Froelich –– CB CB Richard Richard Ellis Ellis Networking Networking Committee Committee Anya Anya Marmuscak Marmuscak –– Otis Otis Elevator Elevator Company Company Research Research Committee Committee Chad Chad M. M. Nusbaum Nusbaum –– Thomas Thomas Properties Properties Group Group TOBY TOBY Committee Committee Heather Heather McMillon McMillon –– Transwestern Transwestern Dan Dan Porter Porter –– Environmental Environmental Coalition Coalition Young Young Professionals Professionals Committee Committee Stephanie Stephanie Massengale Massengale –– Mace Mace Macro Macro The The Americas Americas Newsletter Newsletter Editor: Editor: Laurie Laurie Jones Jones –– Director Director of of Development Development

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Security Contracts Seminar (2 Allen Center) – 11:30 am Young Professionals Committee – 11:30 am Education Committee – 11:30 am Networking Committee – 3:30 pm LAC/BAC PAC – 7:30 am TOBY Committee – 3:30 pm Building Expo Committee – 3:30 pm Golf Committee – 3:30 pm St. Patrick’s Day YP Disaster Panel (Marathon Oil Tower) – 11:30 am Green Committee – 4 pm Board Meeting – 7:30 am BAC PAC Shoot (American Shooting Centers)


Young Professionals Committee – 11:30 am 7 Education Committee – 11:30 am 7 Networking Committee – 3:30 pm 7-9 Southwest Regional Conference (Dallas) 12 LAC/BAC PAC – 7:30 am 12 TOBY Committee – 3:30 pm 13 Save the Earth & Your Wallet Seminar (Greenway Plaza) – 11:30 am 14 Building Expo Committee – 3:30 pm 16 2011 BOMA’s Chili Cookoff 19 Monthly Luncheon (The Junior League) – 11:30 am 20 Golf Committee – 3:30 pm 22 Good Friday (BOMA Office Closed) 27 Green Committee – 4 pm 28 Board Meeting – 7:30 am 28-30 RPA Course: Environmental Health & Safety Issues


Houston BOMA Highlights March/April 2011  

The Houston BOMA newsletter is chock full of great info, dates to remember and events to sign up for. Check it out today!