BOMA SF Views Q1 2020

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Q1 2020

Awards Gala Celebrates TOBY Victories, Members of the Year, Other Honorees BOMA members from both sides of the Bay gathered for the BOMA Bay Area Awards Gala on 2/20/20 to celebrate outstanding building teams and other honorees who give so much time and talent to BOMA San Francisco and BOMA Oakland/ East Bay. Bay Area people live and work in an area of worldleading innovation. And the teams that serve our thriving commercial real estate market are also cutting-edge, pioneering practices that delight the most discerning tenants.

taking,” Mann added. “It forces the entire building team, including contracted service providers, to work closely and collaboratively to ensure that the building systems are operating at peak performance, that the amenity offerings meet and exceed market standards, and the property shows its absolute best. It’s also a great way to bring your team closer together and show value for your tenants and owners.” Two San Francisco entries won TOBY awards: 333 Bush Street in the 500,000 –1 million square feet category, managed by Tishman Speyer and owned by 333 Bush, L.L.C. and 455 Market Street in the 250,000– 499,999 square feet category, managed by Cushman & Wakefield and owned by Legacy 455 Market Street LP. Behind each award are stories of how the winning teams pulled together to earn the award. Let’s hear about their game plans.

Outstanding TOBY Teams “BOMA International’s TOBY is the most prestigious and comprehensive program of its kind in the commercial real estate industry, recognizing quality in office buildings and rewarding excellence in office building management,” said BOMA SF President Christine Mann. “Entering your building for a TOBY award is a significant under-

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Resources for Growth • Page 2 Recology Tips • Page 7 Members of Year • Page 9 BOMA Advocates in DC • Page 15 Members on the Move • Page 17 Gala Scenes • Page 19

2 Are Business and Personal Growth on Your 2020 Agenda? BOMA Can Help! By Christine Mann, RPA, LEED® GA, BOMA SF President, and Portfolio Manager, Paramount Group, Inc. Okay, so maybe you’ve let slide (or completely forgotten) some of those New Year’s resolutions you made. Perhaps they are worth revisiting right now, before the end of Q1 arrives. What will you do to grow professionally this year? How will you attain greater business success and make yourself more valuable? BOMA offers many effective ways for you to build your personal skill set, expand your network, and enhance your company’s brand in the commercial real estate marketplace. Making choices right now about which steps to take down these paths can increase your chances for personal growth and professional success in 2020. Build Your Skills. Our timely and topical education programs support efficient, effective property operations and profitability. Want to be more valuable to your employer? Enroll in some of our classes or seminars. This year we’re offering classes to sharpen your skills in the following key areas: Law and Risk Management; Real Estate Investment and Finance; Environmental Health & Safety; Ethics; and Design, Operation and Maintenance of Building Systems, Part 1 & 2. Plus, a number of topical seminars will also take place, including our big annual Emergency Preparedness Seminar and our popular Codes and Regulations update. Whether you’re early in your career or a seasoned professional, there is always new knowledge to acquire and skills to sharpen. Let us help match your needs with BOMA’s offerings. Expand Your Connections. BOMA provides you access to a dynamic network of local, state, national and even worldwide industry contacts—rich with knowledge and experience that support your professional development as well as your company’s business objectives. Speak with us if you’re interested in tapping into this bountiful ocean of industry contacts. Or, as a first step, take a look at the line-up of BOMA SF committees and see which one(s) interest you. Above all, make plans to attend the BOMA California legislative meeting in Sacramento on June 8-9 and/or the BOMA International Conference and Expo on June 27-30 in Philadelphia. (Continued on page 5)

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Or you can demonstrate your support for BOMA by sponsoring some of our many activities. It pays when your customers see how you are helping shoulder our many efforts that benefit commercial property professionals. How will you grow your personal brand and business in 2020? Don’t overlook the ample opportunities that your involvement with BOMA provides! We regularly hear from our members about making connections that changed the course of their careers, helped them land a new account or simply gave them a fresh perspective on a business issue they were facing. Give us a call. We’re ready to help.

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Prior to starting eServus, an online concierge service, I worked with a property management company that offered portfolio-wide in-lobby concierge services. The tenants LOVED the service (I knew because part of my job was doing tenant satisfaction surveys) and what they loved most was discounted ticket services. So, when I launched eServus in 1999, I wanted to focus on offering tenants discounted tickets online without the cost of an in-lobby concierge. Even though it was a disruptive idea, fortunately the property managers liked it, they replaced their in-lobby concierges with eServus, and we were off and running! I find it interesting that over the years, some property managers have come full circle and are offering in-lobby concierge services again… sort of. Now it’s less about offering a traditional concierge who offers discounted tickets, and more about engaging tenants in meaningful ways in order to build a strong sense of community. We’re seeing property managers incorporating new positions, with titles like “Community Ambassador” or “Customer Experience Coordinator,” whose main role is to engage with tenants. eServus continues to focus on the evolving needs of our clients by incorporating services beyond discounted ticketing, which we still provide. eServus offers Tenant Engagement Services, which include planning and executing building events, tenant newsletters, satisfaction surveys and corporate gifting. That’s also why we fill both in-lobby concierge and community ambassador roles—


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Recology Tour Furthers Understanding of Recycling The BOMA Energy & Environment Committee recently partnered with Recology to offer a private, BOMA member tour of Recology’s facilities, including Recycle Central at Pier 96 and the Transfer Station at Tunnel Road, providing a first-hand look at where all our buildings’ waste goes.

“Those who attended the tour agree that seeing what happens to waste when it leaves our loading docks added enriching perspective to the sorting efforts that property management teams advocate for every day,” said Ana Duffy, Chair of the Energy & Environment Committee. “For any BOMA members interested in attending on their own or with their team, public tours are available every fourth Thursday of every month.”

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9 Honoring Members of the Year at the BOMA Bay Area Awards Celebration Principal Member of the Year Bonnie Kalbrosky Seagate Properties A longtime member of BOMA SF, Kalbrosky has shown vision and leadership in her multi-year tenure as chair of the BOMA San Francisco Emergency Preparedness Committee. The annual seminar which the committee organizes shines light on issues that impact the lives and safety of BOMA member buildings and their tenants. The seminar brings together the public and private sectors in a unique forum for exchanging ideas and experiences. She brings professionalism and commitment to her BOMA involvement and is always ready for a new challenge.

Distinguished Service Award Manny Fishman Buchalter

The Raymond C. Nann Distinguished Service Award is not given every year. In fact, it has been bestowed only eight times in our history. This year’s recipient truly deserves special recognition, as he has provided volunteer support to BOMA for more than three decades. Fishman has been a consistent guiding presence—from volunteering on several advocacy committees to being a seminar instructor on many topics to helping members comply with federal rules such as the American with Disabilities Act, to advising our members on local building codes and initiative like Proposition C.

Associate Member of the Year Malcolm Stanley HARBRO Emergency Services & Restoration Stanley exemplifies the qualities of a dedicated BOMA member, as a participant and leader on the Careers, Emerging Professionals and other committees. He has organized many networking events over the years and been active as a mentor. Stanley contributes both his time and sponsor dollars to further BOMA initiatives and works to ensure that people feel welcomed and included in the BOMA family.

Engineer of the Year Russell Berriman JLL Berriman has taken the leadership role for all of JLL’s engineers in the downtown San Francisco market. He serves as the chief engineer for the engineering department at Post Montgomery Center and Crocker Galleria, leading a 100 percent-compliant building and meeting a rigorous 350+ requirement assessment with a perfect score. In addition, Berriman is a great mentor to his staff and is willing to lend a hand to help property managers. He has gone above and beyond in taking a 1,000,000 square-foot facility and bringing it up to the highest standards. He also does a considerable amount of work training others and lending his expertise to other BOMA-member buildings.

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333 Bush: Strength in Numbers

In addition to the physical attributes of the building, TOBY judges were impressed by the property’s communi“The benefits of entering the TOBY competition ty involvement with events like a town hall meeting with are exponential in terms of team-building and Senator Kamala Harris. camaraderie,” said Other advice from Tishman Speyer General Good: plan and stage Manager Glenn Good. the path for your build“Everybody on the team ing tour for the TOBY learns a little more about judges. Highlight your the building and gets to property’s strengths know about areas they and avoid any weakaren’t always exposed to.” nesses. And be sure For the 333 Bush entry, to involve several team six team members from members who can lend the office of the building, their voices and expersecurity and engineering tise. Not only does worked together to craft this make the tour the submittal. Not only more interesting, but did this lighten the workTOBY-winning team from 333 Bush Street accepts award. if someone on the load, but it enhanced the team is absent for the tour, your property still shows to depth and good advantage. detail of the Good also recommends that prospective entrants parentry, exemticipate in the TOBY pre-judging process in which judges plifying the walk through a property and share their knowledge. wisdom of Another tip: start early! 333 Bush competed in 2019 strength in and went all the way to the International competition, numbers. losing out in the finals. This year, the team started on its Built in entry right after last year’s results were announced. 1986, the 42Good adds that being a part of a TOBY-winning team story, Class A can advance one’s career, which he discovered earlier in asset located his career. Being on a team that won a TOBY in Chicago in the financial for its government buildings opened many doors for him. district continues to evolve. Sustainable 455 Market Wins in Its Category Best Office Building For the award Sustainability and its LEED Platinum status 500,000 – 1 million SF entry, the team (received in December 2019 and pending during its 333 Bush Street, San Francisco emphasized the TOBY application) were the focus of the 455 Market Managed by Tishman & Speyer property’s sustainOwned by 333 Bush LLC team’s successful TOBY award entry. ability. The mechanThe building attained not only LEED Platinum but ical systems’ new high-performance boilers contributed also Energy Star, BOMA 360 and Fitwel certifications. to the building earning a LEED Platinum rating. Other “We are a ‘well-tuned’ machine with everyone doing distinguishing features are a state-of-the-art fitness centheir jobs professionally,” said 455 Market Property ter called 333 FIT, a renovated lobby with marble walls Manager Kathy McKenna, Cushman & Wakefield. and floors, and a parking structure adorned with a wall “Our chief engineer, Ed Perinoni, is especially diligent mural. Yet another innovation was the creative use of in pursuing our sustainability efforts.” so-called ZO pop-up spaces, where vacant space was set The TOBY awards submittal was a team effort, up to be utilized by tenants for meetings, lunch and just orchestrated by Property Administrator Brenda Ponce hanging out. “We provide Wi-Fi, music, and snacks. The with strong contributions by Perinoni. “We all take pride tenants love them,” Good says. “It’s a place to get away in showing off our building — based on the hard work and hang out from the everyday office set-up.” (Continued on next page)

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of staff and contractors — so included them in the process BOMA Bay Area Winners Advance to Regional as well (parking garage attendants, janitors and waste In addition to the San Francisco TOBY winners, two sorters, security staff, properties in the East engineering staff and Bay won awards: building staff). Most 1111 Broadway of our contractors are in Oakland, manlong-term and have a aged by CBRE; history at 455 Market,” and Pleasanton McKenna added. Corporate Commons, The property’s TOBY Pleasanton, managed team met regularly to by Hines. go over tasks for the The TOBY judging. Team members competition begins included McKenna, at the local BOMA Ponce, Perinoni, two level. All BOMA stationary engineers, Bay Area winners a utility engineer, and will advance to Team from 455 Market is honored at the awards celebration. Security Supervisor the regional level. Mohamed Bachir. Regional winners then advance to the international level. The building The International TOBY Awards will be presented at tour included the BOMA International Conference & Expo during the tenant suites; TOBY Awards Banquet in Philadelphia this June. an overview Also honored at the celebration were BOMA Principal, from Perinoni Associate and Engineer Members of the Year (see page 9). of the equipment, security and life-safety areas; security features detailed by Center Hardware Demo Days Bachir; landKick Off March 19 – BBQ and scaping and Milwaukee Tools Demo grounds; and refuse u Monthly Demo Days lead up to Toolapalooza in the fall Best Office Building 250,000 – 499,999 SF u Discover our full range of hardware, paint, hand & power removal and 455 Market Street, San Francisco tools, PPE & MRO, plumbing, electrical, lock & key Managed by Cushman & Wakefield loading dock Owned by Legacy 455 Market Street LP areas. The Center Hardware stocks 100,000+ team also SKUs, plus special orders. Free Bay involved its vendor, ABM Parking, in showing the buildArea delivery. Request catalogs for ing’s parking facilities that feature showers, lockers and your building. Our expert staff caters bike room amenities. to professional engineering teams. The transit-friendly property’s location is ideal for commuters, within walking distance of the Salesforce Transit Center, the Ferry Terminal, and the San Francisco 10% off for BOMA member accounts Bay Trail. Situated in the heart of downtown San Call (415) 861-1800 or email Francisco, 455 Market is a Class A, two-tower high-rise for account and event information. Follow us on Facebook office and retail complex. Built in 1987, the high-rise and Instagram for giveaways and special deals. tower consists of 23 floors and the low-rise tower has 3003 Third St., San Francisco u eight floors.

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generations,” says Chair Erik Carlson. “We may also add smaller events and plan to expand the events calendar on the BOMA website, making it more interactive with meet-up groups and other BOMA committees. We also develop event sponsorship opportunities. Careers Committee – Chair: Daisy Delmar, Boston Properties The Careers Committee’s goals are to promote awareness of commercial real estate careers to students and emerging professionals and to attract our next generation of talent. “We do this through our close partnership with the BOMA Fellows Program at SF State and other Bay Area universities,” says Chair Daisy Delmar. “The committee provides resources to students such as: informational interviews, building tours, workshops, job shadows, and a mentor program. We’re seeking volunteers to host building tours, job shadows or informational interviews to engage and inspire students.”

Codes and Regulations Committee – Chair: Eric Stein, Harsch Investment Properties This key panel interfaces with city agencies, analyzes building and fire code provisions and enforcement, and develops member training to ensure code compliance. “Our goal remains to keep members current on ever-evolving building codes and present the BOMA perspective to government leaders as codes are developed, often contributing to how they are ultimately drafted. The group is now monitoring zero emissions and what it takes to get there,” says Chair Eric Stein. Education Committee – Chair: Cortney Shadel, Cushman & Wakefield The Education Committee helps identify topics and speakers for seminars, workshops and membership luncheons to provide timely, relevant information to members.

Emergency Preparedness Committee – Chair: Bonnie Kalbrosky, Seagate Properties This vital committee is best known for its informative annual seminar that brings together public and private sector players to share best practices. But this group works year-round to help members create plans to deal with critical incidents, interface with public agencies, support first responder needs, and provide member and tenant education. “Attending our committee meetings provides members with a wealth of knowledge, as well as the opportunity to connect and collaborate with key public sector contacts in the San Francisco police, fire and emergency management departments,” says Chair Bonnie Kalbrosky. Emerging Professionals Committee – Chair: Andrew Gardner, Peacock Construction This committee develops training and networking opportunities for those who are relatively new to our industry. “Our main objective is to create a roadmap for those who are new to the industry and eager to engage in the real estate community,” says Chair Andrew Gardner. “We added a layer of structure that provides better volunteer opportunities, and we collaborate with each committee so that our members can select how they would like to continue participating in ‘Big BOMA.’ By the time they graduate from EP, we want them to have developed the personal network and industry knowledge needed to advance in their professional and BOMA career.” Energy and Environment Committee – Chair: Ana Duffy, Hudson Pacific Properties Guiding members on best sustainable operating practices through educational programming is this committee’s objective. Chair Ana Duffy adds: “Our 2020 goals are: to Increase principal member engagement by publicizing meetings’ guest speakers and presentation topics and to be vigilant about emerging legislation, helping (Continued on next page)



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continue to learn about and tour some of San Francisco’s prestigious historical properties with the first tour of the year at 111 Sutter.” Leadership Development & Nominating Committee – Chair: Blake Peterson, Transwestern The Leadership Development Committee remains focused on identifying candidates for the Board of Directors. “A strong, active Board of Directors will be particularly important in 2021 to provide support and leadership under a new Executive Director,” says Chair Blake Peterson. “Our committee’s goal is to nominate Board candidates that contribute to the Board of Directors’ balanced representation of our membership and industry interests.” Marc Intermaggio, CAE, is Executive Vice President of BOMA San Francisco and Executive Director/CEO, of CREATE whose mission is to recruit and train the industry’s next-generation workforce.

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Emerging Professionals Corner

A Kickoff Mixer in January at the Mariposa Yacht Club launched what will be a busy year for BOMA SF Emerging Professionals (BOMA members with 0-7 years of industry experience). See photos from the mixer below. The first Career Success Workshop, scheduled for March 18, will be on the subject of elevators. The Summer Solstice Mixer is planned for June. And EPs set sail on the popular BOMA Bay Area Boat Bash on October 8, along with East Bay colleagues. Contact EP Chair Andrew Gardner at agardner@ to learn more about events and sponsorships or see the committee’s page on the BOMA SF website ( under the “Get Involved” tab.

15 BOMA SF Advocates for CRE Interests in DC BOMA International’s Winter Business Meeting and National Issues Conference gives BOMA members an opportunity to voice their concerns on Capitol Hill. An energetic and knowledgeable delegation from BOMA San Francisco advocated for our industry’s interests at the conference in early February. A legislative briefing and workshop prepared the BOMA members for a day of lobbying on Capitol Hill. Overall, nearly 400 BOMA members lobbied on behalf of our industry. Agenda items included fixing the qualified improvement property (QIP) depreciation period, advancing energy efficiency through building codes, and giving the EnergyEfficient Commercial Buildings Tax Deduction (179D) a permanent place in the tax code. The BOMA SF group met with officials or their aides in the offices of Senators Dianne Feinstein and Kamala Harris and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Manny Moreno, representing BOMA Oakland/ East Bay, reports that: “Upon our return to California, we received an exciting update from BOMA International. Representative McNerney, a member of the House Ways and Means Committee who was unfamiliar with The Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act of 2019 prior to our meeting, fully supported the bill during a committee meeting. He cited a meeting with constituents who brought this bill to his attention and helped him understand its intent. This is a great example of BOMA advocating on behalf of the CRE industry.” Top left: BOMA SF delegation gathers to lobby for CRE interests on Capitol Hill. Above left: Kevin Whalen, JLL, advocates for CRE during a Congressional visit, accompanied by Shayna Eskew, Alhouse Deaton; Christine Mann, Paramount Group, Inc.; and Ben Fish, Able. Right: BOMA SF Immediate Past President Bill Whitfield, Shorenstein, outside Speaker Pelosi’s office. Far right: Ana Duffy, Hudson Pacific Properties. Thanks to Sam Shapiro, Able, a part of the BOMA SF delegation, for the photos.

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17 BOMA San Francisco Members on the Move Samantha Hoyle was named Property Manger of 201 California Street. The building was recently purchased by Columbia Property Trust. She was previously Assistant Property Manager at 221 Main Street, another Columbia Property Trust property. Bonnie Kalbrosky, RPA, FMA recently joined Seagate Properties, Inc. as a General Manager overseeing several properties in San Francisco. Prior to joining Seagate, Kalbrosky had oversight of numerous properties for JLL after having managed One Post Street for Brookfield Property Partners. She started her career in commercial real estate management more than 27 years ago at PMRG, then moved on to Shorenstein Realty Services for more than 16 years. Kalbrosky has chaired BOMA SF’s Emergency Preparedness Committee for four years. (See her photo and learn about the committee on page 12.) Danielle ‘D’ Katches is now lead Workplace Project Manager in San Francisco for McNevin – Bay Area Cleaning Specialists. She has worked both SoMa and the Peninsula in this same role for the past few years and has participated in all three BOMA Bay Area chapters during her 13 years with McNevin. Ryan Rusler has assumed leadership of HARBRO’s San Jose office as Branch Manager. Ryan has dedicated himself in the role of Vice President of Business Development for Northern California for the past 12 years and now manages all business and operational aspects of the San Jose location. He will continue to support and mentor future leaders within HARBRO’s Northern California account management team as they take the next steps in their careers. Keith Dixon, who established the foundation of HARBRO’s San Jose branch, headed over to join the Hayward office.

Award-winning commercial interior general contractor Skyline Construction appointed Rene Olivo to President of the 100% employee-owned firm. A sophisticated construction leader with nearly three decades of industry experience, Olivo brings tremendous operational insight and the proven ability to help established companies scale to reach business goals, while maintaining the highest level of client satisfaction and safety adherence. He joins Skyline after a successful 28-year career at Rudolph and Sletten. As President, Olivo will enhance Skyline’s solid reputation in the commercial interiors marketplace to ensure that transparency and consistency are interwoven into every client experience.

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Your BOMA SF leaders are making an impact on both the BOMA International and statewide scene. Congratulations to Glenn Good of Tishman Speyer (and BOMA SF Board Member), and Marc Gille, Rockhill Management Vice President (and BOMA SF Immediate Past President), on their acceptance into BOMA International’s 2020 Daniel W. Chancey Leadership Academy. In addition, Able’s President Mark Kelly serves on the BOMA International Executive Committee, as well as on the BOMA SF Board of Directors. Sarah MacIntyre chairs the BOMA International Nominating Committee. And Shayna Eskew is Vice Chair of the State Government Affairs Committee in addition to leading the BOMA SF government affairs committee..

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Congratulations to the 333 Bush TOBY Winners! Tishman Speyer congratulates the 333 Bush team for winning the TOBY Award in San Francisco in the 500,000 – 1 million square-feet category for the second year in a row. We wish them luck as they advance to the regional level!

19 Mixing & Mingling BOMA SF members enjoy networking at the BOMA Bay Area Awards Celebration.

Top right: Emily Mehta, CBRE; Santiago Ramirez, Allied Universal; and Kelsey McParland, CBRE. Lower Right: Gail Ringer, Kilroy Realty; Dawn Mariano, Kilroy Realty; and Leslie Cello, ABM. Top left: Members from Able, the Gala’s grand sponsor. Center left: top-notch check-in team of Tara Rose, Hines; Will Clifford, Montgomery Technologies; and Erik Carlson, Able. JLL representing with: Sarah Magallanes, Brandon Lee, Michael Shum, Engineer of the Year Russell Berriman, Mary Janssen, and Miranda Wang.


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The Last Word: Marc Intermaggio, CAE

Committee Teamwork Drives BOMA Goals & Engages Members Curious about how to get more value out of your BOMA membership? Take a cue from your colleagues who engage in BOMA committees that run the gamut from Codes and Regulations to Energy and Environment to Government Affairs. Choose one that fits your expertise—or get involved to learn about a new area and gain knowledge that may benefit your company. Committee activities help drive BOMA’s mission, long-term goals and member engagement. By participating in a committee, you will expand your network, hear early warning signs about issues impacting commercial real estate, and help shape the policies of our organization and industry. Most committees are open to any BOMA member. Getting involved is as simple as contacting the appropriate committee chair. Visit and select the “Get Involved” tab to see when and where each group meets and whom to contact. I encourage you to dive right in and discover the advantages—and enjoyment— of committee engagement. Below we highlight our various work groups, the chairs, and key goals for 2020.

Commercial Real Estate Alliance for Tomorrow’s Employees (CREATE) – Chair: Tawni Sullivan, CBRE CREATE, formerly known as the BOMA San Francisco Foundation, works to expand and diversify the CRE workforce, partnering with other CRE associations to grow our industry’s talent pool. Says Chair Tawni Sullivan, “we focused this year on four areas of strategic development: governance re-structuring, marketing and communications to increase awareness of CREATE and the internship program, scalability of the program, and ensuring financial stability for the long term. We engaged an instructional design consultant who supported the development of consistent curriculum, including training for instructors.” BOMA-SF-PAC – Chair: Andrew Junius, Reuben, Junius, Rose, LLP The BOMA SF Political Action Committee (PAC) maintains relationships with elected officials, raises funds for electoral campaigns, and deploys funding to influence candidates and issues for the benefit of BOMA members. Events Committee – Chair: Erik Carlson, Able “We’ll continue to produce well-established financially successful marquee events (BOMA at the BALLPARK, Elmer Johnson Golf Tournament and Wine Tour, and the holiday party), evolving them to bridge multiple (Continued on page 12)

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