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Bay Area Annual Awards Gala Recognizes Excellent Performance BOMA San Francisco and BOMA Oakland/East Bay (OEB) recently held our own version of the Oscars...the BOMA Bay Area Annual Awards Gala. Victorious building teams took home TOBYs (The Outstanding Building of the Year) awards. And the winners are... Tishman Speyer’s 333 Bush Street team took home the TOBY in the largest category (500,000-1 million square feet). Other TOBY-winning San Francisco property management teams were: s 221 Main Street, managed by Columbia Property Trust, 250,000 499,999 square-feet category s 150 California Street, managed by CBRE, 100,000-249,999 square feet category s 330 Townsend Street, managed by CIM Group, under 100,000 square-feet category s 238-242 Lawrence, managed by Cushman & Wakefield, industrial building category

On the east side of the Bay, Harvest Properties’ 555 City Center team won in the 250,000499,999 square-feet category. Now in its fifth year, the BOMA Bay Area Annual Awards Gala is alternately hosted in San Francisco or the East Bay. This year

Best Office Building 500,000 –1 million SF 333 Bush Street, San Francisco Managed by Tishman & Speyer Owned by 333 Bush LLC

celebrants cheered their teams and colleagues at the Rock Wall Wine Company in Alameda. BOMA San Francisco President Bill Whitfield and Marc Barkdull, BOMA OEB President, jointly emceed the program. “We are celebrating those who own and manage our (Continued on page 10)

Best Office Building 250,000 – 499,999 SF 221 Main Street, San Francisco Owned & managed by Columbia Property Trust

2 Committees Invigorate BOMA & Deliver Value to Our Volunteers AND Their Employers. You, too, can benefit! By Bill Whitfield, BOMA SF President and General Manager, Shorenstein Realty Services Ever wonder how to get more from your BOMA membership? One easy way is to engage with one or two committees. They’re all set up to support our organization’s mission and long-range goals. Even if you don’t join as a regular participant, I encourage you to sit in on a meeting (or two) of one or more committees because it’s a great way to become acquainted with fellow members, get a “heads up” on issues that matter to our industry... and actively shape industry issues with your direct input. This is a terrific way to gain professional knowledge and expertise and thereby to demonstrate and deliver value to your employer. Most of our committees are open, so it’s as simple as asking BOMA staff when a particular committee meets. Or, you can visit www. bomasf.org and from the pull-down menu under the “Get Involved” tab, access the committee list to explore what each group does and when they meet. To gain early knowledge of emerging industry issues and to help your employer understand how to comply with new regulations or implement new and best industry practices, join a BOMA committee! I am so proud of how generous our members are in sharing their knowledge, their constant quest for learning new business practices, and for their support of one another. Volunteers — I applaud you! Below we highlight our various work groups, who is leading them, and key goals for 2019. You can gain early information on trending issues and get the inside story as those issues develop and help shape those very issues — all by joining a committee.

Events Committee – Chair: Ryan Rusler, HARBRO The committee helps plan and manage social/ networking events. “We want to curate a social experience that will be memorable for all BOMA SF members,” Rusler says. Major events this year: BOMA @ The Ballpark (April 11), the Elmer Johnson Golf Tournament and Wine Tour (Sept. 16) and the Holiday Party (Dec. 4). (Continued on page 16)

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Bronze Sponsors Boston Properties CBF Electric & Data Clune Construction Cushman & Wakefield GP PRO Impark JLL Kilroy Realty Corporation LAZ Parking Marble West Perfection Services Inc. RiverRock Real Estate Group Securitas Security Services, USA, Inc. Shorenstein Realty Services, LP The Swig Company

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5 Prologis Named Honoree for CREATE Gala: Save the Date for the May 16 Event! Prologis has been named this year’s honoree for CREATE’s industry-wide networking and fundraising Gala. Proceeds support our workforce training and recruitment programs. The CREATE event is scheduled for 5 pm on May 16, 2019 at The Bently Reserve, 301 Battery Street, San Francisco. Sponsorships are available. CREATE’s mission is to address our industry’s talent scarcity. Under the CREATE banner, BOMA, IREM and NAIOP are working to make commercial real estate a career of choice — not chance. The foundation for our training and recruitment efforts is the college-level education we fund through classes at San Francisco State University and Merritt College. We supplement classroom education with a job shadow and paid internship program known as the CREATExperience, along with mentoring. We enjoy our ultimate success when graduates from our programs are placed in well-paying industry jobs… and many companies are reaping the benefits. “We have enjoyed mentoring students and have secured a number of full-time employees through the CREATE program,” said Marsha Ramsey, Director of Asset Services for Cushman & Wakefield/Northern California. “I encourage you to join us at this year’s Gala and help support this very important program. You will have the opportunity to meet program graduates and see for yourself the quality of our growing talent pool.” The Problem: It’s tough to grow your business when you can’t acquire the top-notch people you need to compete. Our industry’s talent crunch has intensified; we regularly hear from industry leaders (from both property management and operations as well as industry suppliers) about their difficulty finding new employees to fill open positions, from entry level to senior management. Fortunately, some in our industry had the foresight to start a program that is showing results. The Solution: CREATE’s education, mentoring, and recruitment programs. Tell your HR department! We’re expanding the talent pool so you can fill open jobs with better-prepared personnel.

Corporate Support Needed: While we are appreciative of every single dollar donated, every hour volunteered to provide mentoring, every building tour conducted to showcase operations to students, and every hour that our instructors teach, we need additional corporate support to sustain and improve our programming. Please contact Tory Brubaker at toryb@boma. com to explore sponsorship opportunities and benefits. In addition, we are always looking for mentors to participate in our Mentor Match Up and other opportunities to help be a sounding board to students exploring work in our field. Contact Lee Miller at lmiller@salesforcewest.com to be a mentor or contact Michelle Funkhouser at michelle.funkhouser@hines.com to provide a job shadow or internship experience. Join us in celebrating with our industry partners at the CREATE Gala on May 16!

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6 Principal Member Profile

Nicole Hom Senior Vice President, JLL

Early this year Nicole Hom was promoted to Senior Vice President at JLL, with the role of leading property management in Northern California. Hom has played a key role in securing more than 12 million square feet of management assignments and has managed high-profile properties during her career at JLL. “The Northern California commercial office landscape is dynamic and changing at a rapid pace, and I am excited to be part of the change that’s ahead,” Hom says. Hom is passionate about people, fostering growth and developing teams and feels fortunate to lead “an amazing group of real estate professionals through this time.” She adds: “We are proactively working with JLL Spark to explore new PropTech solutions, identifying technologies we believe will benefit our stakeholders. We are currently leveraging two new platforms that standardize processes, create efficiencies and enable our property teams to focus on delivering an unparalleled experience to both our tenants and clients.” With a strong interest in CRE education, Hom serves on the board of the BOMA San Francisco Foundation. “Being on the board has given me an opportunity to be Hom with her family on a trip to Japan. part of the solution as we look to solve for the CRE talent shortage. I enjoy working with my fellow board members in fulfilling the Foundation’s mission to expand and diversify the CRE workforce by recruiting, training and retaining top-quality talent.” A native San Franciscan, Hom lives in the City with her husband and two daughters. They enjoy annual adventures to Disneyland, Universal Studios and Las Vegas as well as trips abroad. “My weekends are filled with kids’ soccer and basketball games and martial arts tournaments,” Hom says.

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Associate Member Profile

Malcolm Stanley, Account Manager HARBRO Emergency Services & Restoration

HARBRO Account Manager Malcolm Stanley is responsible for maintaining positive relationships with CRE clients, a role that includes a combination of networking, communication and business management. “I enjoy our clientele,” Stanley says. “I’ve worked in several different industries in my career, and there’s something special about the individuals who make up the CRE demographic.” HARBRO is a full-service mitigation, restoration and reconstruction provider for properties damaged by water, fire, flood and other disasters. “At HARBRO, we’re constantly asking ‘How can we be better?’ This informs our entire company and gives us our competitive advantage. We make tweaks here and there and fine-tune our process. Over time, the small stuff makes a Stanley enjoys interacting significant difference,” he notes. with clients. Stanley has been on the BOMA SF Emerging Professionals Committee since 2013 and is now the vice chair. “Serving on the committee has given me invaluable insight into the workings of the CRE industry. EP was where I made my some of my earliest connections and friends. I was able to ask them questions and learn and vice versa.” He adds: “My advice to other emerging professionals is to get involved with the committee. Or any committee. Put yourself out there. Challenge yourself. The people I’ve seen do the best in our industry are the ones who get involved with BOMA early on. This industry is small and specialized. It doesn’t take long to get to know the key players.” During his leisure time, Stanley pursues his passion for music. “If I’m not listening to it, I’m making it, rehearsing it, or reading about it. I play the piano and drums and recently started taking guitar lessons.” He also boxes at the nonprofit Guardian Gym in Oakland and helps with fundraising for the organization, which offers free martial arts training for kids from 10-18 years old. When his time isn’t being taken up by music, boxing or volunteering, he says he’s probably watching movies or TV, reading about current events and then discussing it all with friends over drinks and dinner.

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Help Secure Your Company’s and Our Industry’s Future: Please Act Now To solve our serious talent challenge, we need your support. The threat is too great for any single company to meet and requires an industry-wide response. Here are ways to help: w Volunteer to be a mentor or to allow a student to shadow you and your team members w Enroll your company as a sponsor of our May 16, 2019 CREATE Gala, and attend this industry-wide networking fundraiser (emphasis on FUN) w Make a tax-deductible personal donation (minimum $50 suggested) to the BOMA S. F. Foundation (EIN #80-0757877) w Help us identify other corporate and individual donors: Anyone deriving their livelihood from commercial real estate should participate. With support from industry leaders like Kilroy,

along with many individuals, we are solving a big problem for commercial real estate employers. Please talk up our challenge and let your HR people know about the solutions we are providing via the work of CREATE and the BOMA San Francisco Foundation. The more people who are aware of our efforts the more successful we’ll be. You can send your questions, ideas and leads to me at mli@boma.com or by calling 415-362-8567, ext. 1117. Thank you for your support of this important new venture, and once again, thank you Kilroy Realty for your tremendous leadership. Marc Intermaggio, CAE, is Executive Vice President of BOMA San Francisco and Executive Director/CEO, of the BOMA San Francisco Foundation whose mission is to recruit and train the industry’s next-generation workforce.

9 Associate Member of the Year

BOMA recognized our Members of the Year at the Annual Awards Gala. Congratulations to this year’s honorees!

Principal Member of the Year Sean Donnelly, Director, Construction Management, TMG Partners

Donnelly is active on the BOMA SF Codes and Regulations Committee and is currently its vice chair. He leads this group which serves as the voice for code development issues. The committee’s 2018 Codes Seminar was BOMA’s best-attended educational offering.

Ryan Rusler, Vice President, Business Development, HARBRO Emergency Services & Restoration

A long-time volunteer at BOMA, what sets Rusler apart is his desire to take on a variety of roles, organize and energize teams, execute flawlessly and do it all with a smile and a calm demeanor. He organized a team to manage our annual BOMA at the BALLPARK event and is now leading our Events Committee and plans to infuse fresh ideas into our activities.

Engineer of the Year Jon Burdett, Able Engineering, Chief Engineer at Salesforce West/50 Fremont, Managed by Cushman & Wakefield

Burdett is a building engineer who has exemplified excellence, team-work and the value of training over the course of his 30-year career. As described by the property manager who nominated him for the award, “it’s his willingness and ability to teach and explain how building systems work, why something needs to be repaired or upgraded and how he plans to solve a problem that makes him great.”

A TOBY Award-Winning Team Join us in congratulating the CBRE team at 150 California for its outstanding achievement in winning the TOBY Award for Best Office Building in the 100-249K square-feet category.


10 Awards Gala (Continued from front page)

Best Office Building 100,000– 249,999 SF 150 California Street San Francisco Managed by CBRE • Owned by PFF OFF 150 California Street, LP

incredible properties and recognizing those who support our efforts,” Whitfield said. “Thank you to the associate members of our great BOMA family.” Special thanks was given to the gala’s Grand Sponsor, Russell Hinton. Company representative Kenny Seagle took part in presenting the awards. Best Office Building The Awards Under 100,000 SF Committee, a joint committee 330 Townsend Street, San Francisco of BOMA SF and BOMA OEB, Owned & managed by CIM Group oversees the TOBY award entries and judging. “The caliber of the BOMA Oakland/East Bay and BOMA San Francisco management teams this year were top notch. We were impressed with the creativity of the entrants for this year’s competiBest Office Building tion,” noted Lucinda Industrial building category Alipio, chair of the 238-242 Lawrence, S. San Francisco committee. “The Managed by Cushman & Wakefield Owned by Terreno 238 Lawrence, LLC winners truly excelled in making their properties outstanding and we’re looking forward to each of them winning at Regionals!” Bay Area TOBY winners advance to the Pacific Southwest Region to compete for the honor of moving on to the international competition, with winners announced at the BOMA International Conference in June. The Outstanding Building of the Year “TOBY” Awards were developed in 1985 by BOMA International to honor and recognize quality in office building operations and award excellence in buildings management. s ®

Best Office Building (East Bay) 250,000 – 499,999 SF 555 City Center, Oakland Owned & managed by Harvest Properties

In addition to the TOBY awards, BOMA SF also honored our principal, associate and engineer members of the year at the Gala. See page 9. Scenes from the Gala on page 19.

11 Congratulations to the TOBY–Winning Teams!

150 California Street/CBRE team

221 Main Street/Columbia Property Trust team members

555 City Center/Harvest Properties team

Photo credit: Olivia Smartt Photography

333 Bush Street/Tishman Speyer team

330 Townsend Street/CIM Group team

238-242 Lawrence/Cushman & Wakefield managers with Awards Committee Chair Lucinda Alilpio (center)

12 BOMA San Francisco Members on the Move JLL has named Senior Vice President Nicole Hom to lead the firm’s property management services in Northern California. She joined JLL from a boutique property management firm in 2005 as an assistant general manager and has since worked her way up through the organization. In her leadership role, Hom will partner with local, regional and national property management teams to deliver JLL’s Curae Approach, a service philosophy and integrated suite of products offering a variety of experience management programming to clients with the goal of making life better for tenants and employees in buildings managed by JLL. Hom also serves on the BOMA SF Foundation Board of Directors. Oracle Park, formerly AT&T Park and home of the San Francisco Giants, received LEED Platinum Certification from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). BOMA member Able Services was cited as a valued partner in the announcement from Oracle Park: “This LEED Platinum Certification for an existing building makes Oracle Park the first major league ballpark to receive this honor and recognizes the Giants and its partners, Able Services and Goby, for their efforts to achieve sustainability and efficiencies in the daily operations of Oracle Park.” “We have been committed since opening this park 19 years ago to making it the most sustainable and greenest ballpark in the country. From the time we opened our gates, we have been working to achieve LEED silver, gold and now platinum certification. We could not have accomplished this without our partners, employees and fans. We will continue to refine and reevaluate our sustainability and efficiency practices to remain an environmental leader in the operation of Oracle Park,” said Jorge Costa, Giants’ Senior Vice President of Operations and Facilities for Oracle Park. Able Services’ Jeff Corvi and Denise LaCentra were part of the service team for the ballpark.

Skyline Construction has appointed a number of leaders to its team. As Vice President of People, Diane Rigatuso (shown left) will be responsible for leading the company’s organizational strategy to ensure that the right people, structure and processes are in place to drive long-term business growth. In addition, four key operational leaders joined the Skyline team, bringing great depth and technical experience to the organization. Dan Polito, Project Executive; Dan Drake, Senior Project Manager, and Steve Arnold, Project Manager are based in Skyline’s San Francisco office while Karl Sandman, Senior Project Manager is located in Skyline’s thriving Silicon Valley office. All four originated from Chicago, where they built some of the region’s most sophisticated commercial office space before relocating to the West Coast. “They each bring a diversified portfolio of experience and deepen the leadership bench at Skyline,” says Skyline’s CEO David Hayes. (Shown clockwise from top right: Polito, Drake, Arnold, and Sandman.)

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Katie Mason was promoted to the position of Account Director for Atrium’s Real Estate specialty. Katie has been with Atrium’s San Francisco operation for four years, responsible for the recruiting and staffing needs of numerous Commercial and Residential Real Estate, Construction and Affordable Housing clients in the Bay Area. Atrium, a WBENC-certified firm, delivers talent acquisition and workforce solutions nationally, with headquarters in New York City. Katie is a multi-year award winner at Atrium, including Rookie of the Year in her first year and most recently ranked 2nd for the Top National Sales award.

Raul Plascencia, formerly a project manager for Restoration Management Company, was promoted to Division Manager of a new venture for the company, Specialty Building Services. With 12 years of experience in the specially cleaning industry, Plascencia is an ideal leader to launch the new venture. Specialty Building Services offers maintenance of fabric and leather furniture, flooring systems, as well as polished concrete, hardwood flooring, tile and metal.

Send personnel changes or news for Members on the Move to Tory Brubaker at toryb@BOMA.com.


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16 President’s Column (Continued from page 2)

Careers Committee –Chair: Lee Miller, Cushman & Wakefield Promoting awareness of CRE industry careers, interfacing with students, facilitating mentoring, and providing outreach to local colleges/universities at career fairs and in the classroom are the group’s mission. “The committee prepares students for a career in commercial real estate by providing orientation resources such as building tours, informational interviews, workshops, job shadowing, and a mentoring program in which students are paired with an emerging professional and a seasoned professional. The committee is looking for volunteers in property management, asset management, project management and brokerage who want to share their knowledge with the next generation of talent,” says Chair Lee Miller. 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. Chair Eric Stein says, “Current topics include working with the Tall Building Safety Strategy Task Force, Accessible Building Entrance Program, MRL Elevator installations, and understanding the updated BOMA building measurement standards.” The committee also develops input into the code-making process at the state and local levels. Education Committee – Chair: Cortney Shadel, Cushman & Wakefield Chair Cortney Shadel says that in 2019 the Education Committee will focus on providing relevant content to members through seminars, workshops, Knowledge & Networking, building tours, and membership events. Topics include certificates of insurance, asset management, construction, technology, RFP, TOBY, time management and more. Additional topic recommendations are always welcomed from the general membership.

Emergency Preparedness Committee – Chair: Bonnie Kalbrosky, JLL This committee helps members plan for critical incidents, interfaces with public agencies, supports first responder needs, and provides member and tenant education. Under the leadership of Bonnie Kalbrosky, the group will focus on providing members with pertinent and timely information related to security and emergency preparedness. “We hold meetings every other month, with engaging speakers about relevant topics, as well as the annual seminar in the fall. We are looking for innovative ways to engage newer members and will partner with the Emerging Professionals Committee.” Energy and Environment Committee – Chair: Ana Duffy, Shorenstein Realty Services Guiding members on best sustainable operating practices through educational programming is the committee’s objective. Chair Ana Duffy reports that 2019 goals are: to increase active engagement of committee members by offering educational and networking opportunities outside of meetings and to share committee best practices with other local BOMAs. Government Affairs Policy Advisory Committee Chair – Shayna Eskew, Alhouse Deaton This committee will continue to focus on establishing new relationships and growing existing relationships with our City’s elected officials and department heads. Many of our members are focused on the new taxes facing our industry, including the “Old Prop C” enacted in June 2018 and the “New Prop C”, enacted in November 2018, both of which became effective in January 2019. Implementation of both of these measures will affect many of our members. Therefore, much of our efforts will involve assisting member buildings in interpreting the new laws. Political Action Committee – Chair: Andrew Junius, Reuben, Junius, Rose, LLP The PAC maintains relationships with elected officials, raises funds for electoral campaigns, and deploys funding

17 to influence candidates and issues for the benefit of BOMA members. “The PAC is BOMA’s eyes and ears in the City’s political world,” says Chair Andrew Junius. “The last couple of years have produced a dramatic upswing in City hall activities, and the results have been more taxes on downtown businesses. The new Board of Supervisors is likely to continue in this direction, and so the challenges will just get greater. In 2019 the PAC will be monitoring the Mayor’s election and Supervisor Vallie Brown in D5, as well as a new raft of ballot measures that appear designed to solve all the City’s problems on the backs of downtown building owners, business owners and tenants.” Emerging Professionals Committee – Chair: Isabella Risucci, Hudson Pacific Properties This committee develops training and networking opportunities for individuals who are relatively new to the real estate industry. This year’s event calendar is filled with career success workshops, building tours, networking events and community outreach efforts — and all but two events are FREE to attend. “Emerging Professionals strives for its membership to grow personally and professionally by nurturing a community of like-minded, ambitious, and diverse people who connect, network, and empower one another to succeed,” says Risucci. Historic Buildings Committee – Chair: Jose Guevara, American Assets Trust This committee focuses on issues unique to older properties. Chair Guevera says goals include: encouraging and supporting the preservation, conservation and improvement of historic properties that give San Francisco its signature charm; fostering a network of historic building owners, managers, engineers, contractors and vendors; educating our members on best practices with regard to the maintenance or improvement of historic properties; and educating the committee on code compliance issues, upcoming ordinances, and issues that might impact the historical segment of our industry.

BOMA SF Foundation Board – Chair: Tawni Sullivan, CBRE The board works to expand and diversify the CRE workforce and partners with other CRE associations via Commercial Real Estate Alliance for Tomorrow’s Employees (CREATE) to grow our industry’s talent pool. “Our mission is to bring awareness of the CRE industry as a career opportunity and create job ready applicants,” says Chair Tawni Sullivan. “Initiatives include developing a video that showcases the job shadow program and the value to employers offering job shadow or internships; engaging a professional facilitator to work with our board and the four alliance partners of CREATE to develop a strategic plan for our future; and hiring a consultant to reformat educational materials.”

BOMA Bay Area Awards Committee – Chair: Lucinda Alipio, CBRE A joint committee of BOMA Oakland/East Bay and BOMA San Francisco, the group administers the Bay Area’s annual “The Outstanding Building of the Year” (TOBY) competition, overseeing the award entry and judging process. The annual BOMA Bay Area Awards Gala recognizes outstanding volunteers, as well as buildings. Says Chair Lucinda Alipio, “the committee is working to get more Bay Area buildings to win at the regional TOBY Awards and then, ultimately, at the international level.” Leadership Development & Nominating Committee – Chair: Blake Peterson, Transwestern “The committee will continue to support the Board of Directors on thought leadership and succession planning,” Chair Blake Peterson notes.. “Our committee will host two ‘Listening Tours’ in 2019. These events solicit feedback from various members in a focus group format to report to the Board of Directors about how BOMA can remain relevant, vibrant, and the ‘go-to’ resource for our industry. We attempt to identify rising stars within our association and help position them within committee work, or otherwise, for leadership roles throughout our organization.”


Congratulations to the 333 Bush Team! Tishman Speyer congratulates 333 Bush, winner in the 500,000–1 million square-feet category of the Bay Area 2018 Outstanding Building of the Year Awards (TOBY).

Columbia Property Trust is proud of our team at 221 Main Street, winner of the 2018 San Francisco TOBY Award (250k sf - 499ksf).


19 Mixing & Mingling Scenes from the 5th Annual Bay Area Awards Gala at the Rock Wall Winery

Clockwise from top right: Joe Annino, GHS; Jon Burdett, Able Engineering; Lee Miller, Cushman & Wakefield; Kristine Chau, GSH; and Denise Yee, Cushman & Wakefield. Grand Sponsor Russell Hinton’s Kenny Seagle (4th from left) surrounded by Hines’ Sylwia Pries, Marc Buckingham, Logan Bjuorkman, Sonia Sharma and David Downing. Fred West, Marble West; and Chris Baker, Baker’s Floor & Surface. Robert Dawes, ABM; and Bill Whitfield, Shorenstein. Warren Mead, Cushman & Wakefield; Samantha Hoyle, Columbia Property Trust; Nicole DuBee, Columbia Property Trust; and Ryan Rusler, HARBRO Emergency Services & Restoration. Photo credit: Olivia Smartt Photography

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The Last Word: Marc Intermaggio

As our first (and so far, our only) Legacy Sponsor, Kilroy Realty committed $100,000 over four years towards our effort to identify, train and recruit new people into our workforce. This is in addition to Kilroy’s funding of several scholarships, designating key employees to provide guidance on curriculum development, participating in our mentoring programs, conducting building tours, employing interns sourced through our education partnerships with S.F. State and Merritt College, and hiring full-time personnel out of Who will fill our ranks as seasoned staff retire? our programs! How does an industry that is largely white and male On the matter of ensuring access to a professional better reflect a changing client base? How do we ensure workforce, commercial real estate is facing an existential that all employees have relevant strategic challenge. When it comes to education to address ever-changing that challenge, Kilroy “gets it” and operational and client needs? Can has demonstrated meaningful leaderreal estate in general, and your ship that is making a big difference. company in particular, win the talent THANK YOU, Kilroy Realty, for your war for competent professionals? tremendous backing. Together, we’re Your company’s top leadership building a solid foundation for our should be very concerned that our industry’s future. staffing deficit could reduce our CREATE aims to ensure that no industry’s ability to operate, manage building will lack properly trained and add value to current and future personnel at a time when many real property investments. In just experienced professionals leave our a few years there won’t be enough industry. CREATE provides funding well-educated people to properly care John Kilroy, CEO of Kilroy Realty, speaks for college-level instruction, career for commercial buildings, according to attendees at a past CREATE Gala. guidance and mentoring, job shadowto demographers and Commercial Real ing and internship opportunities that support the hiring Estate (CRE) leaders. However, via the Commercial Real needs of building owners, investors, operators and Estate Alliance for Tomorrow’s Employees (CREATE), service firms — at a time when we expect industry BOMA San Francisco, BOMA Oakland/East Bay, and the employee turnover of nearly 50% in the next five San Francisco Bay Area chapters of IREM and NAIOP are years according to RHR International. working together to address real estate’s talent scarcity.

Thank You, Kilroy Realty—A True Leader in Workforce Development!

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