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Bay Area BOMAs Celebrate Outstanding Buildings and Members at Annual Gala Members of BOMA San Francisco and BOMA Oakland/East Bay (OEB) come together each year to honor the teams behind The Outstanding Buildings of the Year (TOBYs), as well as principal, associate and engineer members of the year at the BOMA Bay Area Awards Gala. This year BOMA San Francisco played host, welcoming gala guests to

Hines’ Pleasanton Corporate Commons team took home the BOMA OEB TOBY Award in the largest category (500,000-1 million square feet). Another East Bay winner was the Cushman & Wakefield team at KBSIII Towers at Emeryville (250,000499,999 square feet category). Management teams in San Francisco scooped up honors for BOMA SF buildings in these categories: w 330 Townsend, managed by CIM Group, under 100,000 square-feet category w 88 Kearny, managed by CBRE, 100,000-249,999 square-feet category (Continued on page 10)

Best Office Building 500,000–1 million SF Pleasanton Corporate Commons, Pleasanton • Managed by Hines • Owned by UBS

the opulent California Spanish Revival-style Marines’ Memorial Club. The rivalry was spirited. “A record number of building teams from both sides of the Bay entered the competition,” said Cortney Shadel, Cushman & Wakefield, who chairs the Awards Committee, a joint committee of BOMA SF and BOMA OEB that oversees entries and judging. BOMA SF President Marc Gille and BOMA OEB President Warren Mead co-emceed the event, announcing the sought-after awards to an enthusiastic crowd.

Best Office Building 250,000 – 499,999 SF 55 Second Street, San Francisco Managed by Hines • Owned by T-C 55 Second Street LLC

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By Marc Gille BOMA San Francisco President Recently I had the opportunity to attend the BOMA Winter Business Meeting in Washington, D.C. with a group of BOMA staff, board members and dedicated members. A highlight of the experience was a day when each local BOMA meets with its Congressional delegation. The BOMA International staff put together talking points for three issues: reform Federal ADA to reduce drive-by lawsuits (modeled on laws California currently has), maintain EnergyStar funding, and continue to invest in infrastructure. Our Director of Government and BOMA SF members and staff lobby on Capitol Hill. Industry Affairs, John Bozeman, had spent time briefing us on what to expect and how to deliver the three issues in a succinct fashion. As luck would have it, the Representatives and Senators were off the Hill at retreats following the State of the Union the previous night. But fear not — due to John’s hard work, we were able to secure meetings with aides of Senators Dianne Feinstein and Kamala Harris and Representatives Nancy Pelosi, Jackie Speier and Jared Huffman. The next morning, we ventured out into the un-San Francisco-like 30-degree weather for the walk to Capitol Hill to meet with Congressional staff. We trudged through the security checkpoint and into Senator Feinstein’s conference room, where we were met by one of her aides, Trevor Higgins. One of his first questions was “what is BOMA?” That was a great question and one that we were prepared to answer. When we replied, I realized that this is a question that continues to come up as we meet with elected officials. And, more importantly, why should they listen to us? Nationally, BOMA’s 91 local associations represent 10.5 billion square feet of office space across the U.S. Through annual operating (Continued on page 5)

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expenditures, they directly infuse $89 billion into the economy which contributes to $235 billion to the U.S. GDP. More than 1.7 million jobs are supported by BOMA members, and a staggering one-third of all U.S. office workers work in a BOMA building. Not surprisingly, California has the highest percent of the office space, with our eight local BOMA associations making up approximately 13% of the national office inventory. California BOMA members are directly contributing more than $25 billion into the state’s economy and creating jobs for 190,000 people. The economic impact of BOMA members can be lost on our elected officials, as they don’t fully comprehend the complexities of owning and operating office space. That it is why it is vital that we continue to support BOMA— and especially the BOMA-SF-PAC. Along with other local PACs, our own PAC helps educate elected officials to ensure that policy isn’t generated that would hamper our industry and the economic contributions it makes.

BOMA President Marc Gille (left) and Bill Whitfield (right), BOMA SF PresidentElect, visiting the office of Senator Harris.

Gille is President of BOMA San Francisco and Senior Vice President of Rockhill Management.

6 Principal Member Profile

Ben Maxon, Senior Property Manager Harvest Properties, Inc.

Senior Property Manager Ben Maxon finds his role at Harvest Properties, Inc. to be very dynamic. “There is very little monotony in property management,” he notes. “Each day greets me with a new challenge. It requires ongoing problem-solving, which highlights my critical thinking and analytical mindset. I also enjoy building relationships in the industry.” Maxon helps to oversee a portfolio of properties and has had opportunities to assist with acquisition due diligence. “I am currently working on a repositioning of 400 Montgomery Street, a historic building with a great past that is receiving a touch of modern. We are currently leasing six brand new floors, and we look forward to welcoming new tenants to the building,” he says. He admires Harvest Properties’ sense of entrepreneurial spirit: “The partner group is very involved with every asset and involves the team in decisions. They have a vision to create value opportunities that might be overlooked by others.” Like many others, Maxon stumbled into property management, landing at Shorenstein Maxon enjoys traveling and a decade ago. “I was initially interested in leasing when I got the opportunity to enter the spending time outdoors. industry with Shorenstein and learn from some of the best,” says Maxon. The BOMA community has provided him “tremendous support and career development” opportunities. At BOMA San Francisco, he has been active on both the GAPAC (government affairs and policy advisory) and Historic Buildings committees. How does he spend his downtime? “I like traveling with friends, skiing, hiking and everything outdoors. I also work on restoring cars/motorcycles, woodworking and other crafts.” Maxon enjoys life in San Francisco with his wife, daughter and dog.

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Carol Leytem, Business Development Rossi Builders Inc.

Carol Leytem’s varied responsibilities at Rossi Builders include business development, closeout management and acting as an over-the-counter permit guru for the 84-year-old San Francisco firm, which is headed by its thirdgeneration leader, President Craig Rossi. “Branding Rossi Builders is by far one of my favorite tasks,” says Leytem. “I have the opportunity to do what I love, with people I love, and our team is amazing.” For the last 30 years, Rossi has mainly been a landlord contractor that works with many BOMA principal members. “We understand the needs that landlords have when it comes to getting space delivered for their tenants, as well as capital projects. Our entire focus is to take care of these needs,” Leytem explains. “Our largest 2017 project, which we are currently completing, is an 150,000 sq. ft./ $20M office build-out for a San Francisco-based client.” BOMA has been a valuable resource for Leytem. She is active on the Events (formerly Associates) Committee, which plans and manages BOMA’s popular networking events. (She notes that the committee is welcoming Principal members this year.) Leytem also serves on the CREATE (Commercial Real Estate Alliance for Tomorrow’s Employees) Gala Committee, supporting the program which funds educational programs that prepare college students for commercial real estate careers. “I wish every property owner, property manager and general contractor would realize CREATE’s potential and support this organization which benefits all of us,” Leytem says. “Be sure to mark your calendar for the CREATE Gala on May 16 at the Bently Reserve!” Outside of work and BOMA, Leytem says “my passion is meeting people, but I also Carol Leytem enjoys traveling love spending time with my family, reading and when vacation time rolls around, taking with husband, Rick, also a Rossi a cruise (my choice of vacationing).” A 15-night Hawaiian Cruise, round-trip out of the employee and BOMA member. Port of San Francisco, was her most recent voyage.


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Shorenstein Salutes Jim Collins

CIM Group TOBY & OMY Winners 330 Townsend Street, San Francisco (Under 100k SF) 2017 TOBY AWARD 703 Market Street, San Francisco (Historical) 2017 TOBY AWARD Bob Woltz, Oakland - Engineer Member of the Year 2017 OMY AWARD | 415.541.9991

Shorenstein joins BOMA San Francisco members in congratulating Jim Collins, Vice President – Leasing, as Principal Member of the Year.


Renovated Building • 360 Third Street, San Francisco • Managed by Kilroy Realty Corporation • Owned by Kilroy Realty Finance Partnership

Best Mixed-Use Building The Cove at Oyster Point, S. San Francisco Managed by CBRE Owned by HCP

TOBY Award Winners (Continued from front page) w 55 Second Street, managed by Hines Bay Area TOBY winners advance to Interests Limited Partnership, 250,000the Pacific Southwest Region to compete 499,999 square-feet category for the honor of moving on to the internaw The Cove at Oyster Point, managed by CBRE, mixed-use category tional competition, with winners announced at the BOMA International Conference in w 360 Third Street, managed by Kilroy June. The Outstanding Building of the Year Realty Corporation, renovated building “TOBY” Awards were developed in 1985 category by BOMA International to honor and recogw Central Tower (703 Market Street), nize quality in office building operations and managed by CIM Group, historical award excellence in buildings management. building category

Best Office Building 100,000-249,999 SF 88 Kearny Street, San Francisco Managed by CBRE Owned by Teachers Insurance and Annuity Assn. of America


BOMA SF also recognized its outstanding members of the year at the Gala. See page 18. Best Office Building Under 100,000 SF 330 Townsend, San Francisco Managed by CIM Group Owned by 330 Townsend LLC

Best Office Building 250,000-499,999 SF KBSIII Towers at Emeryville Managed by Cushman & Wakefield Owned by KBS Capital Advisors

Historical Building Central Tower, San Francisco Managed by CIM Group • Owned by 703 Market Street LLC

11 TOBY Winners Announced at BOMA Bay Area Gala Congratulations to These Outstanding Teams!

360 Third Street/Kilroy Realty team

Central Tower and 330 Townsend Street/ CIM Group teams The Cove at Oyster Point/ CBRE team (right)

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55 Second Street/Hines team

KBSIII Towers at Emeryville/Cushman & Wakefield team

88 Kearny Street/ CBRE team Pleasanton Corporate Commons/Hines team


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13 BOMA Classes Boost Performance & Profitability BOMA San Francisco and BOMA Oakland/ East Bay have created a partnership to provide Real Property Administrator (RPA®) Designation classes through BOMi Institute and Foundations of Real Estate Management classes through BOMA International. Foundations was the first class offered this year. “We set a record with an enrollment of 41 students, the largest in BOMA International’s history” says Akiba Davis-Everett, BOMA SF Education Coordinator. “The class has grown in popularity because it provides an overview of commercial property management which makes it ideal for new employees.” RPA classes are a great resource for professional development and training for commercial property managers. The three-day accelerated classes are taught by seasoned industry veterans, providing real-world knowledge and skills. Students return to work with a better understanding of how to perform their jobs, which adds value to their companies. The coursework covers all aspects of building

systems: lease negotiations, risk management, security, landscaping, tenant relations, pest control, vendor management, finance, corporate policies, procedures and best practices. Property managers are responsible for a portfolio of real estate assets that may be worth millions. They are part of a multi-disciplinary team that provides a safe and comfortable space for tenants to do business. Property managers are leaders of the management team that works to keep the building operating , hiring and supervising vendors to perform certain tasks. The eight RPA classes that it takes to earn the RPA Designation prepare graduates to have rewarding careers in commercial real estate. The program’s end goal is to enhance the value of assets through proper and strategic decision-making. For more information on the program, contact Akiba Davis-Everett at or 415-362-2662 x125. You may also learn more by visiting BOMA’s website at

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Last Word (Continued from back page)

w Give back, and ensure the continued professionalism of our industry by helping those interested in commercial real estate learn about our business. Via the fine work of our Careers Committee, and through the workforce development efforts of our Foundation, we can offer you many opportunities to offer a hand up to a new, young recruit. You could serve as a mentor, host an internship, be a guest lecturer, or simply offer to be a “sounding board”/buddy for someone just beginning their career. There are numerous ways for you to help others just getting started in this amazing business. NOW is the time to make the commitment to work on your personal skills and your business brand in 2018. BOMA stands ready to assist! 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.

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650-588-9808 Bozeman Earns Certification BOMA San Francisco’s Director of Government & Industry Affairs John Bozeman, CAE, has attained the Certified Association Executive (CAE) professional designation from the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE). The CAE is the highest professional credential in the association industry. To be designated as a Certified Association Executive, an applicant must have a minimum of three years of experience with nonprofit organization management, complete a minimum of 100 hours of specialized professional development, pass a stringent examination in association management, and pledge to uphold a code of ethics. To maintain the certification, individuals must undertake ongoing professional development and activities in association and nonprofit management. Congratulations John!

15 BOMA Members on the Move Skyline Construction reported that Dan Allen joined the firm as Safety Manager. In this role, he will be responsible for the administration and oversight of Skyline Construction’s Health and Safety Program to ensure compliance with city, state and federal regulations, and to support Skyline Construction’s commitment to safety throughout the organization. He brings over 10 years of construction safety experience and 39 years of commercial construction expertise. Prior to joining Skyline, Allen worked as a senior level safety manager at a commercial drywall contractor in the Bay Area. He has earned over 25 certifications and designations including Construction Health and Safety Technician, Safety Trained Supervisor Construction, Silica Awareness Instructor, OSHA Regulations Instructor and more.

Able Services announced that Katie Fraher is the new Director of Client Relations for Northern California. Formerly a Regional Operations Manager in Able’s San Francisco office, Fraher has more than 10 years of national experience in managed services, operations and security. She will focus on building client relationships, account retention and the development of new business. Fraher serves on BOMA SF’s Emergency and Preparedness committee. With more than 17,000 employees servicing over one billion square feet of real estate, Able Services delivers valuAble work-life experiences to its clients and employees. In business since 1926, the company offers engineering, janitorial and facility solutions.

Marx|Okubo Associates, Inc. is pleased to announce the promotion of Tommy Fong (right) to the position of Assistant Vice President for the Northern California region. With 20 years of technical expertise and experience in building and construction at Marx|Okubo, Tommy looks forward to building relationships with new real estate clients and advancing relationships with the firm’s existing clients. The firm also promoted Joel Villamil (left) to the position of Assistant Vice President for the Northern California region. Joel has over 16 years of experience in the design and construction industry with the last 10 as a real estate consultant with Marx|Okubo. He is looking forward to being an active member of BOMA SF.

Oracle HQ in Redwood Shores welcomed two recent college graduates to its team. Kelsey Morgan is a graduate of UC Berkeley with a degree in Environmental Science. She has a background in waste management with a focus on sustainability. Kelsey Cariffe is a graduate of the California Maritime Academy with a degree in facilities engineering. She worked with Able as a facilities intern at two Oracle locations before getting hired as an Assistant Site Manager and is now an Assistant Facilities Manager. Both Kelseys are hoping to bring fresh ideas and innovation to building services at Oracle. (Shown left to right: Kelsey Cariffe and Kelsey Morgan).

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16 BOMA Members Gather at Bently Reserve for Holiday Party and Contribute to SF Firefighters Toy Program

Clockwise from top left: Crowd at the holiday party. Bill Whitfield, Shorenstein; Anne Hill, Bently Reserve; and Tory Brubaker, BOMA SF; with collected toys. Daryl Harris, Service by Medallion; Kim TamayoHarris, Jacki Nolen Neves and Rick Neves; Pyro-Comm Systems, Inc. Chris Trotier, Hines; Cory Wenisch, Hines; Sylvia Luna, Hines; Brenda Avila-Martin, Hines; Michelle Funkhouser, Hines; Robert Dawes, ABM; and Matt Kruvant, Hines. Rossi Builders team celebrates. Photo credit: Kent Goetz

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Congratulations! BOMA SF Outstanding Members of the Year

Principal Member of the Year Jim Collins, Shorenstein

Engineer of the Year Larry Newton, Columbia Property Trust/221 Main St.

Associate Member of the Year Jeff Palmer, Able Services

Raymond C. Nann Distinguished Service Award Howard Fish, Skyline Construction (right), with Ray Nann (left)

19 Mixing & Mingling Scenes from the 4th Annual BOMA Bay Area Awards Gala

Top left: Michelle Donnelly, Cushman & Wakefield; Mark Buckingham, Hines; Sylwia Preis, Hines; and Paul Baker, Baker’s Floor and Surface. Center left: Ken Cadorin, GSH Group and Kristine Chau, current SF State intern with GSH Group. Lower left: Leni Batz, Linda Foster and Megan Kershek, CBRE.

Top right: Christopher Simmons, Tatiana French, Antonio Zavalaall, and Samantha Roldan, Kilroy Realty Corporation. Lower right: Kelly Jauregui and Blake Peterson, Cushman & Wakefield.

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Remaining Relevant in Fast-Moving, Volatile Times:

w Build your skills by enrolling in our classes and seminars, all designed to support efficient, effective property operations and profitability. Whether you’re early in your career or a seasoned professional, there’s always new knowledge to acquire and skills to sharpen. We can make you more valuable to your employer by matching your needs with BOMA’s program offerings… just call. Managers: are your team members’ skills at their peak? Our educational offerings can help!

How You Can Use BOMA To Ensure Personal and Corporate Success Because your company is a member of BOMA, you already have a “leg up” on those that aren’t. But have you fully unlocked the value of your membership? Is every member of your team accessing the knowledge and problem-solving assistance available from the Association? (Remember, we don’t restrict participation to just one or two company representatives; ALL employees of duespaying firms are considered members)! To increase your chances for success this year, consider these actions: w Build your company’s brand and extend your reach to potential customers, with a “sponsored report” or a display ad in BOMA Views, whose print edition goes to more than 3,000 industry readers in the Bay Area, with a digital edition viewed by many more prospective clients. Or, demonstrate your support for our industry by sponsoring a BOMA seminar, class, or social event. It pays off when customers and potential clients see that you’re helping to support our many programs and actions benefiting commercial property professionals.

BOMA’s classes and seminars support property operations and profitability for members throughout their careers.

w Expand your connections, locally and beyond. A large network is a tremendous asset when it comes to achieving professional success. Make the BOMA network your own, and get ideas on how to address a challenge, learn best practices, or find that new opportunity. Our dynamic local, state, national, and international membership is rich with knowledge and experience to support your personal development as well as your company’s business objectives. How best to engage? Consider sitting in on a committee meeting. It’s the best way to gain knowledge about operational, political, and many other industryrelated issues, with the added benefit of getting to know your fellow members. Value-add: free lunch—no kidding! Talk with me or with Tory Brubaker if you’re uncertain where to begin. (Continued on page 14)

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News from the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) San Francisco

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News from the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) San Francisco