BOMA SF Views Q3 2022

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Setting the Scene for Downtown’s Future

all often evokes a back-to-school mindset, with thoughts of tackling new subjects and embarking on a course of study. This season BOMA is getting into the back-to-school spirit by offering webinars, workshops and professional designation courses for you and your team members.

Employees consider educational opportunities to be a valuable benefit. They gain knowledge, and employers gain a more skilled team — a win-win for all!

The Downtown SF Partnership, the community business district that oversees the Financial District and Jackson Square, and SITELAB urban studio, a leading strategic urban design firm, recently unveiled a comprehensive plan to reimagine downtown. The SF Public Realm Action Plan (PRAP) includes a variety of physical, programmatic and organizational recommendations.

An information session on the RPA designation was held in August to help inform members on what it takes to complete the designation. Check out our webinar recording on the BOMA SF website if you missed it. Registration is open for the next class in October which is on asset management.

According to research from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation: “Companies will compete on how well they are able to find, source, evolve, advance and retain talent.”


BOMA’s Educational Offerings Get in the Back-to-School Spirit with Courses, Webinars & More

A Vision for a Greener, Walkable and More Vibrant Area Landscaping, outdoor seating and art are part of the vision. Image: SITELAB urban studio. (Continued on page 5)

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“Maybe you’ve hired new staff or taken on responsibilities that require new skills and knowledge,” says Sylwia Preis, Manager, Events and Education, for BOMA San Francisco. “We have an extensive line-up of learning opportunities to fill these needs.”


During the BOMA International Conference in Boston at the TOBY Awards Banquet on October 9, 2021, the announcement rang out… “In the 500,000 – 1 Million Square Foot Category… The winner is 333 Bush in San Francisco, California.” Jubilation. Thrilling. Fist-pumping excitement. Winning an International TOBY Award culminated a 20-year journey for me. TOBY (The Outstanding Building of the Year) exemplifies building operations and management excellence. (See our team above.)

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Flashback to 2002 at the BOMA International Conference in Baltimore. The James R. Thompson Center in Chicago, which I managed, was a finalist in the Government Building Category and competing against two other entries for the top honor. It was my first convention. I was very excited and hopeful. We didn’t win. The team was heartbroken. We had worked very hard and believed we were TOBY-worthy. Ever since that day, it was my goal to win an International TOBY award. Transition to San Francisco many years later when 333 Bush entered the TOBY Awards competition. The 333 Bush team (Cameron Maharaj, Bradley Cowgill, Robert Healow and myself) entered the competition in 2019, 2020 and 2021. We won the local by Glenn Good, RPA, FMA, CPM, LEED® GA, BOMI–HP BOMA SF President and General Manager, Brookfield

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Seminars Address Timely Issues

(Read more about Emerging Professionals on page 11.)

The Emerging Professionals Committee is also work ing on its next Real Estate Talk, featuring Tom Gille. He will discuss inflation and how it will impact the CRE industry. You won’t want to miss this informative presentation, so stay tuned for details.

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For emerging professionals in BOMA, the Emerging Professionals Committee organizes regular Career Success Workshops (CSWs), designed to enhance learning and skill development. The workshops are open to all members but geared towards emerging professionals who are looking for exposure to the skill sets necessary to excel and navigate the career paths in our industry.

Mark your calendar for two seminars this fall that are organized by BOMA committees: the Emergency Preparedness Committee will present its EPC seminar in-person on October 17. Then on November 9, the Building Codes and Regulations Committee will offer its annual codes webinar. The virtual format allows mem bers to easily tune into this information-packed seminar.

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Resources for Emerging Talent

BOMA SF is committed to being your recruitment and training partner. Learn more about our educational resources at and view the complete calendar on our home page. And watch for the latest additions in The Weekly emails.

In addition to professional designation courses, BOMA presents seminars on important topics that affect members’ buildings from the legal impacts of COVID, to building decarbonization and much more. Other seminars are annual events which members rely on for policy and regulatory updates and to learn strat egies and best practices for building management. For these programs, we assemble panels of experts that brief you on evolving issues that affect commercial real estate.

Note that as a BOMA member, any employee in your company may attend educational and other events.

Finally, if you’re interested in recruiting entrylevel talent for your team, read more about CREATE (the Commercial Real Estate Alliance for Tomorrow’s Employees) and its resources on page 15.

We have also enhanced our resources by offering links to recordings of past webinars on our website.

More that 830 San Francisco workers, residents and property owners were surveyed as part of the research, Findings served as a backbone for the PRAP’s six key concepts and strategies, including: Pedestrian Paradise – improving the pedestrian experience by expanding spaces for people along the street, restricting vehicles on key streets, and building better connections by improving biking infrastructure and pedestrian crossings. Rediscover Public Open Spaces – making Privately Owned

“The pandemic has deeply impacted Downtown SF, and the urban mix of historic buildings and legacy businesses may never be the same. We must pivot,” said Mann. “As President of the Board for the Downtown SF Partnership, I worked closely with Robbie Silver, Executive Director, and staff to plan for a reimagined downtown, while also piloting successful projects like the Battery Bridge Mural along One Bush and last year’s launch of Let’s Glow SF. This 10-night event made a $2.2M economic impact and brought 40,000 people downtown during the holidays. We cannot accomplish this alone. We need property owners and cor porations to join us in making this plan a reality. If we give people reasons to come downtown to explore, people will!”

Re-energize from the Ground-up – creating synergy between the ground floor, streets and open spaces by identifying zones with potential. Finding safer and innovative ways to gather, dine, shop and work flexibly.

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Several BOMA SF leaders are involved as board members of the Downtown SF Partnership, including Christine Mann, Bill Whitfield and Glenn Good.

Downtown as a Stage – more arts and events will build energy and foot traffic in the city.

Continue Downtown’s Story – expanding the district’s branding to include wayfinding, signage and furnishings that tells its story and recalls its history.

Let’s Green – incorporating strategies to green the streets with trees, sidewalk vegetation, parklets, green walls and roofs. Transforming public plazas and POPOS as a refuge.

Public Spaces (POPOS) more integrated so that people can connect with nature and enjoy food pop-ups, additional seating, art and events.

“Downtown San Francisco finds itself at a pivotal moment,” said Robbie Silver, Executive Director of the Downtown SF Partnership. “As an organization and a city, we can continue operating under a pre-pandemic status quo or we can embrace this opportunity to evolve our practices and places to better serve all who live, work, and play in SF’s urban and economic core. Forward thinking adaptation is the clear choice for us, and with the PRAP, we have laid the groundwork for that people-centric change to become reality.” (Learn more at

Decarbonizing the built environment will continue to be the core issue for our members over the next decade.

Leading on Decarbonization

w We regularly convene stakeholders to understand goals, timelines, and technical pressure points to electrification. Our goal is that San Francisco can serve as a model example of government and industry working collaboratively to decarbonize in a way that is economically responsible.

by David Harrison, BOMA SF Manager of Government and Public Affairs


w BOMA provided key comments to address difficult compliance requirements in the City’s 100% Renewable Energy Ordinance regulatory guidelines.

w BOMA CEO John Bryant testified in front of the Board of Supervisors’ Land Use and Transportation

We know BOMA members are committed to getting to net zero, and that it’s not a question of if, but how BOMA SF continues to lead on this issue:

We are more than halfway through 2022, and BOMA has been busy on the advocacy front. The legislative landscape is changing. Our industry con tinues to face taxes,challenges—potentialunprecedentednewregulatorymandates, and issues related to crime and safety. BOMA SF has you covered. Here are just a few of the highlights of what we’ve been able to accomplish so far in 2022:

Addressing Crime, Safety and Homelessness Crime, safety and homelessness concerns continue to be top of mind for our members and their tenants. In 2022 BOMA continues to advocate for new programs and resources to address these quality-of-life issues, including: w Advocating for the proper resources that SFPD needs to have staffing levels consistent with service demand.

w Serving as a key partner in the rollout of the San Francisco Welcome Ambassadors program.

w We continue to outline key requests for exemptions and assistance once implementing legislation for the Climate Action Plan begins.

Securing Critical Funding for Programs that Serve our Economic Core

The Leading Voice for SF Commercial Real Estate BOMA continues to serve as the leading voice of commercial real estate in San Francisco. BOMA pro vides key policy insights, promoting industry interests through the following channels:

It’s more critical now than ever that we defend the commercial real estate industry from bad policy. BOMA educates elected officials about our business and why a healthy commercial property industry is vital to our city and our state’s tax base. We work to elect the right can didates and stand against ballot measures that increase the cost of doing business. Please consider supporting BOMA-SF-PAC to defend your assets at the ballot box!

w BOMA engages early with legislators and City departments on this issue. Upon learning about a potential carbon tax proposal for the November 2022 ballot, we discussed concerns with policymakers and led them in a different direction.

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w Supporting Supervisor Rafael Mandelman’s A Place for All Ordinance, which will chart a pathway for the City to invest in more temporary shelter rather than permitting the usage of sidewalks, parks, or plazas as shelter of last resort.


Mid-Year Government Affairs Update

BOMA engaged substantially with the mayor’s office, supervisors, and the business community to successfully advocate for millions in budget funding that will assist with downtown San Francisco’s economic recovery, including: w More than $40 million in funding for the Office of Economic Workforce Development to support direct grants to small businesses, community activations, and two separate ambassador programs.

w Nearly $50 million in additional funding for SFPD, which, in part, will allow the department to hire an additional 220 officers.

Representing our Members in Sacramento In collaboration with the California Business Properties Association and BOMA California, we’re also ensuring that our members are well represented in Sacramento: w Securing key amendments to AB 2206 (Lee), which would have required lessors to separately list parking costs for employers that are subject to California’s parking cash-out law. Advocating for key funding in the governor’s budget to assist with implementing new state building codes. Ensuring that the repeal of Proposition 13 commercial property tax protections didn’t appear on the November ballot. n David Harrison may be reached at Expertise San Francisco Since 1901 the SFECA




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7 Committee about downtown economic recovery for the second year in a row. w BOMA regularly appears in news publications discussing a wide variety of issues ranging from COVID-19 safety, return-to-work policies, and the practical considerations for repositioning assets. w BOMA serves on Advance San Francisco’s focus group to chart a pathway forward for the future of our economic core.

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BOMA SF PAC supported Matt Haney’s successful election to the State Assembly and will be active in several key supervisorial and ballot measure races in November.


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Educating Members About the Latest Regulatory Requirements overhauled our Advocacy Resources webpage to be a one-stop-shop for everything you need to know when it comes to government affairs: (Visit https://www. will find key briefings documents on upcoming regulatory deadlines and controversial policy proposals. continue to hold educational events to connect you directly with City departments and provide answers to the toughest questions like our EV charging ordinance webinar earlier this year.


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In 2016 Johnson accepted the opportunity with CBRE to lead the management of One Maritime Plaza and 150 California Street. Just recently he also was engaged in the management of 100 Stockton Street and 180 Montgomery Street.

“My career allows for a consistently growing landscape, and I have always enjoyed mentoring teams in various stages of their careers by sharing my experiences and knowledge,” he adds.

Beyond work, Johnson says he enjoys “being outdoors riding my motorcycles along the coast and in the mountains of Mendocino, cycling in the wine country and to work, swimming, golfing, fishing, skiing, and kayaking. My children are now off to college, and I hope to be able to further expand my career, travel and see more of the world.”

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Johnson is Chair of BOMA San Francisco’s Codes and Regulations Committee for the second time in his career. “This allows me the opportunity to stay closely engaged with new building codes and ordinances and discuss with our members and city officials how they will impact commercial buildings and their tenants. The experience allows me to consistently learn and grow, as well as widen my view on the impacts of our industry and the world we live in,” he notes.

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The past few years have been action-packed for Greg Johnson, Associate Director with CBRE Property Management, in his management and oversight role of the One Maritime Plaza, 150 California Street, 100 Stockton Street, and 180 Montgomery Street teams. “We renovated One Maritime Plaza with an update to the façade on Clay Street, living wall installations and new escalators in the Clay Street lobby, a refresh of the plaza level finishes, the construction of a beautiful lounge opening in October, the completion of a full seismic upgrade, and the replacement of all the equipment, pumps, and controls for the main HVAC plant,” Johnson says. Additionally, 150 California Street is undergoing major system upgrades, while 100 Stockton in Union Square has recently undergone a full renovation featuring flagship retail, creative office space, expansive event areas, and a dramatic rooftop dining venue.

Greg Johnson unwinds by riding motorcycles near Mendocino.

With ABLE as the Platinum Sponsor for BOMA San Francisco and ABM following suit, Rinetti is extremely involved in BOMA events. “Being at industry events is crucial to my success,” Rinetti remarks. “Learning about the needs of the marketplace and helping our operators impact successful outcomes for our clients make my job worth doing.”

Regional Account Manager Sue Rinetti joined ABM 13 years ago, following a stint as a recruiter specializing in commercial real estate and construction. “During my recruiting career, I placed many of the managers I now work with. I think that’s why ABM was a very easy transition for me,” Rinetti says. “I started out in operations, which was a great way to learn the business, then moved into sales after six years. This is where I belong.”

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Off hours, Rinetti cherishes her time with her family and friends. In addition, “I golf (I think you can call it that!), and I volunteer quite a bit. My two favorite organizations are Open Heart Kitchen and Paws in Need. Volunteering, sports, walking, Pilates...that’s what keeps me going.”

Sue Rinetti enjoys attending Giants games with her sons.

As the industry’s needs evolve, ABM is helping its clients prepare for the future with e-mobility services that include the design, installation and management of EV charging stations. “We’ve seen a lot of success with our parking solutions and technical services like electrical, HVAC and mechanical offerings here in the Bay Area,” Rinetti adds.

Rinetti says one thing she loves about ABM is the ABM Cares Program: “ABM pays employees while they volunteer during working hours. In addition to that, for every eight hours we volunteer, ABM gives the charity of our choice a check for $100. They also match all of our donations. I enjoy being a part of this program.”


“Since the ABLE/ABM merger, it’s been great to work with people I have competed against for years. We really are better together,” she says. “Our engineering managers come from the field of engineering and are well respected. They are not new to running engineering teams and have extensive experience serving clients. Our janitorial team has grown with the addition of talented operators. I’m always impressed with their ability to deliver.”

Volunteering at City Hope DEI Committee members were up bright and early on a Saturday morning in July to volunteer at City Hope, a center in the Tenderloin. “This has been a year-long effort, and we were so proud of the results,” said Mendoza. “Spearheaded by Marie Cabugos, we had a group of more than a dozen individuals from DEI and Emerging Professionals join to work a breakfast shift. City Hope said it was one of the biggest turn-outs they have ever received at the center. We had an oppor tunity to speak with a lot of regulars who came to join the meal. There was a wonderful, fulfilling energy.”

In other news, the selection profess and interviews are occur ring for the Akiba Davis-Everett Scholarship The winner will be announced in October. The scholarship covers all fees for the Foundations of Real Estate Management course. At press time, final plans were being made for Scavenger Hunt 2.0 on August 31. Competing teams set out on photo missions, video and trivia challenges while making connections and learning about DEI.

Candid Conversations

Programs & Events Engage DEI Committee and the Greater BOMA SF Membership


The popular Candid Conversations is a series of online programs that explore issues related to DEI. A June program entitled “Gender Pronouns and Creating Safe Spaces at Work” was well attended and appreciated. Two knowledgeable panelists shared information on why pronouns matter and the ben efits of inclusion. Studies show that inclusive companies’ efforts are correlated with improved job satisfaction, performance, employee engagement and even financialThankperformance.youto ABM and Vanbarton Group for sponsoring the session. The slide deck is available on the webinar record ings section of the BOMA SF website smallprogramAwarenessConversationorg/webinar-recordings).(https://www.bomasf.TheAugust24CandidwasonCultural&Belonging.“Thisincludedbreakoutsintogroupstogiveouraudience an opportunity for deeper discussion,” said DEI Committee Chair Kat Mendoza. “We received a lot of positive feedback on our gender pronouns event and felt it was time to give our audience a chance to really participate in their own candid convos.”

Learn More and Get Involved

BOMA SF’s DEI (Diversity, Equity and Inclusion) Committee continues to engage its members as well as the membership at large as it holds pro grams, volunteer opportunities and inter active events that explore diversity issues.


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BOMA members volunteer at City Hope. Top photo: Marie Cabugos, Newmark; and Kat Mendoza, Jamestown Urban Management. Center photo: DEI and EP committee members ready to start their shift. Lower photo: Santiago Ramirez, Allied Universal Security; and Vanessa Llamas, Gidel and Kocal Construction.

Scholarship and Updates

BOMA EP members enjoyed spectacular views while visiting the Ohana Floor on the 61st Floor of Salesforce Tower.

EP Corner... EPs Gather to Learn, Network and Volunteer

The Emerging Professionals (EP) Committee is going strong with educational and social events that inform and entertain its members.

To cap off the summer, EP members gathered on August 18 for Summer Lands, our annual summer mixer, on the rooftop of 360 Third Street. Thanks to Kilroy for providing the venue. We also appreciate our event sponsors, EMCOR Services Mesa Energy, Metro Services Group and Township Building Services, as well as the entertainment sponsor, BluSky Restoration Contractors. (Photos on page 18.)


A special thank you to Marco McCartney, Assistant Property Manager with Cushman & Wakefield, for organizing the tour and ABM Chief Engineer Mark Mayfield for showing the group many cool behind-the-scenes features. (See photo below.)

Emerging Professionals is for members with 0-7 years of industry experience. Visit (“Get Involved”) to learn more or send an email to

A Career Success Workshop (CSW) is being planned for the fall. It will focus on building enve lope issues. Stay tuned for details and registration information from BOMA in “The Weekly.”


As a part of the Tour & Toast series, EPs enjoyed a superb tour of 350 Mission on July 12. The tour included a visit to the Ohana Floor, the 61st Floor of Salesforce Tower, which offers breathtaking 360-degree views of the Bay Area.

“There’s nothing like a building tour to bring to life some of the practices and concepts related to managing a building,” says Emerging Professionals Committee Chair Matt Montanez. Later in July, EPs joined BOMA SF DEI (Diversity, Equity and Inclusion) Committee members and volunteered at City Hope, an organization that helps marginalized San Francisco residents. A spe cial shout-out to Marie Cabugos, Newmark, for her efforts to energize volunteers. (More on page 10.)

Stellar Sessions Mixed With a Dash of Country Flavor Music City offered an exciting stage for the BOMA International Conference & Expo in June, where members convened to learn about the state of commercial real estate, best practices and the solutions that enhance our operations.


With a theme of “It’s Time to Level Up,” topics for educational sessions included: Creating Asset Value, Energy Efficiency, Health and Wellness, Talent Development, Occupant Engagement and Technology.“Myinterest was focused on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and understanding how BOMA is responding to these important topics and how they are addressing issues.

“A number of education sessions I attended focused on sustainability and ESG initiatives which were very informative, as it is becoming ever important to our current and poten tial investors. It was also amazing to see BOMA San Francisco so well represented at the TOBY awards on the international level and fun to network with BOMA members from across the country in Nashville.”

“Being selected to participate in the conference reminded me to strive for what is worth living. Being a part of this industry turned my dreams into a reality,” she remarked. For conference recaps and videos, see came-ready-to-rock-in-nashville. Whitfield, Shorenstein; Blake Peterson, Transwestern; and Ana Duffy, Hudson Pacific Properties; at the Welcome Reception.

It was good to see that it is a sig nificant subject for BOMA,” said Bill Whitfield, General Manager, Shorenstein. “I was also eager to learn about political matters that BOMA considers a current priority.

“This was my first BOMA International Conference and a great reason to visit Nashville with fellow BOMA San Francisco members,” said Colin Shinners, Senior Vice President, Vanbarton Group, and President-Elect of BOMA SF.

Scott Jones, Jacobs; John Bryant, BOMA SF; David Harrison, BOMA SF; Maria Balzer-Pisciotta, BOMA International; and Sarah MacIntyre, Ellis Partners; at a reception for SF members and guests.

BOMA Conference Nashville-Style...

Colin Shinners, Vanbarton Group; John Bryant, BOMA SF; Christine Mann, Rockhill Management; Jeff Palmer, UG2; and Marc Gille, Rockhill Management.

Of course, many were regional and localized, so I learned a lot of lessons from what a variety of local BOMA local chapters shared. As a bonus, I discovered quite a few amazing culi nary experiences in Nashville. It has really become a world-class foodie destination.”AnneChung, Assistant Property Manager, BXP, and the winner of the J. Michael Coleman Scholarship for Emerging Professionals, was inspired by a quote from the Women’s Breakfast: “Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.”

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At the BOMA International Conference, two Bay Area members were chosen to fill leadership roles with BOMA International.

Leaders Elected

Bay Area to International Roles

Our BOMA Oakland/ East Bay colleague, Manny Moreno, was elected Vice Chair of BOMA International. He has been on the BOMA International Executive Committee and will continue to be a part of the committee in his new role. “This is a great opportunity for me to continue giving back and serving an association that has played an integral role in my career,” he says. Moreno is a past president of BOMA Oakland/East Bay. He is president of PJMB Commercial, Inc. in Pleasanton.

Marc Gille, who has held numerous roles at BOMA San Francisco, including President in 2017-2018, was elected to serve on the BOMA International Executive Committee. Before this, he was Vice Chair of the Committee.InternationalBOMACodes“Mygoal is to continue to advance BOMA’s goals while navigat ing through what look to be challenging economic headwinds,” Gille notes. The Executive Committee sets organizational direction, ensures there are the necessary resources to accomplish goals, and provides oversight on business plan performance to ensure the desired outcomes are being achieved. The committee works with the BOMA International staff and elected chairs to achieve these goals. Gille is Vice President at Rockhill Management.

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Mobilitie, a BAI Communications company, welcomes Luz Zepeda Alvarez as Director, Wireless Solutions for the Northern California region. With experi ence in both commercial real estate (CRE) and telecommuni cations, Luz will be an invalu able asset to Mobilitie. Her work will ensure that owners and tenants get clear and reliable calls throughout their properties, no matter where they are. She is thrilled to be joining this recognized industry leader, and looks forward to sharing her passion for connectivity and technology modernization in her new role. Luz is a member of both the BOMA EP and DEI committees.


toThemoreWalker,GlennWalkingachievedBOMABrookfield,Manager,andSFPresident,anamazfeatintheAIDSSanFrancisco.wastheTopraisingthan$51,000.eventreturnedGoldenGate Park on July 17 after two years of largely virtual events due to COVID. He was interviewed by Dan Ashley, ABC 7 News anchor, on the day of the walk. Glenn is especially thankful to the many BOMA members who generously supported his efforts. This year’s event raised more than $750,000 for Bay Area HIV/AIDS organizations. Since its inception in 1987, AIDS Walk San Francisco has raised more than $90 million. Learn more at (Glenn is pictured with Dan Ashley, ABC, and longtime walker Joan Juster.)

Anne Chung joined Salesforce Tower (BXP) as Assistant Property Manager in August. Anne received her Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management from San Francisco State University and is an alum of the CREATE Fellows program. Previously she worked with CBRE as a Real Estate Services Administrator, where she assisted with managing a portfolio of six commercial prop erties, including over 800,000 square feet of office space. Anne was the recipient of BOMA International’s 2022 J. Michael Coleman Scholarship for Emerging Professionals.

Megan Reining has joined the Kilroy Realty team as Property Manager of 100 First Street. Prior to joining Kilroy, Megan was a Property Manager at Hudson Pacific Properties, overseeing 500K square feet of mixed use commercial and retail properties in downtown San Francisco. She is a TOBY judge and working towards her RPA. Kilroy is excited for her to be overseeing 100 First — the KRC Regional Headquarters.

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Cortney Shadel recently joined Transwestern as the Senior General Manager dedicated to the Phase 3 Real Estate life science portfolio on the Peninsula. With almost 20 years of commercial property management experience, she will use her experience and knowledge to further enhance and establish best practices for existing and new assets under development. In addition to her role with Transwestern, Cortney continues to serve BOMA San Francisco on the Board of Directors and as TOBY Chair, Treasurer and TOBY Chair for the BOMA Pacific Southwest region.Glenn Good, General

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At right: Sarah MacIntyre and Glenn Good at the BOMA International Conference.

BOMA SF members were elected to leadership roles for the BOMA Pacific Southwest (PSW) Region at the BOMA International Conference. Glenn Good, Brookfield, is the new BOMA PSW President, taking the reins from Sarah MacIntyre, Ellis Partners. Cortney Shadel, Transwestern, was elected Treasurer and will also act as TOBY Chair for the region. Rebecca Aguilar, also with Transwestern, was elected Secretary. The PSW Region includes these BOMAs: San Francisco, Oakland/ East Bay, Silicon Valley, Sacramento, Inland Empire, Greater Los Angeles, Orange County, San Diego, Greater Phoenix, Greater Tuscon, Nevada and Hawaii.

CREATE Fellows cohort attends its kick-off class at SFSU.

CREATE Fellows Are Back in Session

The CREATE Fellows program kicked off its 2022-2023 school year on August 24 at the SFSU main campus, welcoming 45 new student participants. These Fellows will meet every other Wednesday from August through May as they cover the 16-session curriculum. Several instructors were on hand to introduce themselves and the courses they will teach. 2022–2023 Cohort Meets

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Program Coordinator and CREATE Board Member Kathy Mattes gave them an overview of what to expect. CREATE Director and BOMA’s VP of Operations Tory Brubaker let them know about the numerous resources available to them through the program—informational interviews, building tours, soft skills training, the Mentor Match next Spring, and the ability to develop relationships with a variety of local CRE leaders.

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“We’re in a tenant-driven market. Tenants know about mandates,” Fishman said. “Make sure passthroughs are done correctly on leases.” In addition, green leases often involve sharing costs with tenants.


Thank you to Buchalter for sponsoring the webinar.

As David Harrison, BOMA SF Manager of Government and Public Affairs, noted in his mid-year update, “decarbonizing the built environment will continue to be the core issue for our members over the next decade.”

Attorney Jonathan Kendrick, also with Buchalter, discussed aspects of San Francisco’s Climate Action Plan which sets a target date of 2035 for all large commercial buildings to eliminate fossil fuel consumption. “The City sees lots of opportunities with the local building code, as 41% of GHG (greenhouse gas) emissions come from com mercial buildings,” Kendrick said. But progress is being made: there has been a 67% drop since 1995.

Strategies for Reducing Emissions

In closing Fishman said that “it’s important to have people like Ana or Becca on your team.” Focusing on data analytics is critical for measuring metrics.

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In terms of budgeting for changes, costs vary depend ing on the size of buildings, roof space and other factors.

Setting the scene, moderator Manny Fishman, Shareholder, Buchalter, noted that hot temperatures are increasing pressure on the grid. Recently passed federal legislation encourages the use of EV cars and solar. In addition, tenants are asking us to make changes to make buildings more energy-efficient.

Building Decarbonization Mandates: Issues to Watch

To further our members’ knowledge, BOMA SF held a recent webinar entitled “Building Decarbonization Mandates in San Francisco and Across California.” The goal was to provide information that members need to start planning now.

Duffy says tenants want to lease carbon neutral space and that new tenants ask about sustainability. Her company plans for decarbonization mandates, creating plans to ensure that assets will comply.

If you want to learn more, BOMA SF’s Energy & Environment Committee follows and provides regular guidance on this issue.

Becca Rushin, Director of ESG at Jamestown LP, dis cussed the success in Levi’s Plaza’s net-zero efforts. It was an inter-disciplinary effort — and a first in the Jamestown portfolio. She said that it makes the property attractive to the kind of tenants they would like to have.

Properties Share Success Stories Ana Duffy, Sustainability Analyst at Hudson Pacific Properties and former Chair of BOMA SF’s Energy & Environment Committee, said energy efficiency is para mount for her company and shared information on its Better BlueprintTM Platform. Goals are reducing emis sions, increasing onsite renewables (solar) and enrolling properties in 100% green power plans.

CEO of Gridium and Vice Chair of BOMA SF’s Energy & Environment Committee, said “if you’re on the steam loop in San Francisco, you’re already compliant.” However, steam is mostly limited to older traditional buildings in the financial district. He added that there are not any great solutions for large buildings to become all-electric.

Some strategies for large buildings to achieve zero onsite emissions include replacing natural gas equipment with all-electric. The City may allow an annual fee in lieu of electrification. Fishman said that there may be stranded assets to write off as engineers replace equipment.

Panelist David Heinzerling, a principal and profession al engineer at Taylor Engineers, spoke about all-electric solutions in existing buildings. For small and medium buildings these may be packaged DX heat pumps, VRF or air-to-water heat pumps to replace air-cooling boilers. Large buildings with existing hot water distribution can utilizeTomsteam.Arnold,

Andrea Conneally, Kilroy Realty Corporation; Tyler Neumann, Four Corners Property Trust; Myles Roebuck, Rubicon Point Partners; and Cecilia De La Torre, Kilroy Realty Corporation.

At next year’s BOMA International Conference in Kansas City, it would be great if we had multiple San Francisco buildings taking home the Gold in their categories.

Going for the TOBY Gold (Continued from page 2) and regional competitions in 2019 and 2020, but fell short at the International level. It wasn’t until 2021 that we won the top prize.

This year BOMA San Francisco had four outstanding entries competing at the International level at the conference —100 Pine Street, Post Montgomery Center, Bay Area Metro Center and Salesforce Tower. They represented BOMA San Francisco and our region well. While they didn’t win at the International level this time, I would encourage them to try again. They are worthy. Never give up. We have many buildings in San Francisco that are deserving of a TOBY. I would encourage everyone to consider entering the competition. It’s a great learning and team-building process.

Are you TOBY worthy? Learn more by contacting TOBY Chair Cortney Shadel at cortney.shadel@ You may also reach out to me and our regional winners for advice and inspiration. I wish you luck! n


The Emerging Professionals Committee held its Summer Lands rooftop mixer on August 18 at 360 Third Street. Thank you to Kilroy for provid ing the venue. We appreciate our event sponsors — EMCOR Services Mesa Energy, Metro Services Group, and Township Building Services. And thanks to our entertainment sponsor, BluSky Restoration Contractors.

Jake Echsner, Victoria Jackson, Sam Welden, and Kelly Coyle, all with EMCOR Services Mesa Energy.

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Megan Mutimer, Dunn-Edwards Paints; Erika Huazano, CORT; Daniela Franco, Dunn-Edwards Paints; Katelyn Jeffcoat, Paradigm; and Sheena Fitzpatrick, Rockaway Construction.

Scenes from the Block Party “Hoedown” Gathering at the BOMA Block Party in June, guests enjoyed the hoedown theme — with line dancing, barbecue and country music. Thank you to Levi’s Plaza, our Signature Sponsor, for being a gracious host and to all of our generous sponsors.

Front: Erik Carlson, Metro Services Group; Brandon Lee, JLL; and Tiffany Lara, Nalco Water.

Lakeisha Holmes, GSH Group; Marie Cabugos, Newmark; and Ebony Horace, Cushman & Wakefield.


Back: Kendra Horsfield, BluSky Restoration Contractors; and Tiffany Yeh, Kilroy Realty.

Devin Samaha, Eric McGarty, and Liz Thomas, all with Allied Universal.

Printed on recycled paper. Managing the built environment during the pandem ic proved an incredibly difficult proposition. Property owners and managers were forced to grapple with changing regulations, postponed return dates, and now a lackluster excitement about the future of downtown. Most recently, San Francisco has seen a rebound of sorts, with building occupancy climbing to over 35%. Since the start of the pandemic, this is the highest return rate that we have seen, yet it trails many other major markets around the country. Despite all that we have done and continue to do, it is still hard to shake the idea that downtown San Francisco will never be the same. Instead of hand-wringing, perhaps it is time we embraced the idea, “San Francisco is changing, and that is OK.”

A key aspect of Mayor Breed’s budget funding is supporting small business. BOMA will continue to press the need to supporting small business, and we’ll also work with our members to identify opportunities to fill vacant ground-floor retail. Safety Concerns We know that visitors and office workers must feel safe when downtown. BOMA heavily engaged city leaders to support hiring new SFPD officers to address the department’s staffing shortage and fund key community ambassador programs that increase the safety presence on our streets. Additionally, our members are reimagining office space to include new tenant amenities, increased mobility options, and wellness offerings. BOMA is pushing the envel op to entice workers to come back to downtown and is helping to reimagine spaces. Together, working with varied interests, we have an opportunity to usher in real change with the future of San Francisco looking bright.

It is not the first time San Francisco has been reimagined. I would argue San Francisco is better suited to adapt than other cities. The question for all is: What does the future of San Francisco look like?

We know that coming to the office is not going to be a good enough reason alone to drive tenants down town. Thanks to funding from the city and commitments from our community partners, we will continue to see community engagement activations through ongoing programing such as classes, concerts, art walks, tasting events and more.

John Bryant is the Chief Executive Officer of BOMA San Francisco. You may reach him at

Downtown SF’s Public Realm Action Plan says it best: We must reclaim the curb to improve the pedestrian experience and invite people to stay by expanding spaces for people along the street. We’ll do this by work ing with the city to strategically restrict vehicle move ments on key streets and alleyways with temporary or permanent closures. (See cover story about the plan.)

Supporting Small Business

The New Downtown?

For our part, BOMA is partnering with numerous organizations, business interests and city leaders to focus on the following areas to assist in the recovery: Entertainment

Streets and Transit

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The Last Word by BOMA SF CEO John Bryant

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