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October 2015 Print

President's Report

Dear Fellow BOMA Columbus Members,

As 2015 draws to a close, I wanted to take an opportunity to say thank you to each and every one of you.  Your continued support of our organization through participation, leadership, and financial support have made BOMA Columbus what it is today.  We have much to be proud of and it seems that each and every year we continue to build on that success.  Locally and nationally, we have continued to promote BOMA Columbus, and the people and properties we represent.  Did you know that we have a waiting list for Associate Membership of more than 20 companies?  BOMA Columbus is on the map, and we are poised for great growth based on our success to this point.  We continue to gain new Property Manager members each year, which also allows us to gain more Associate members, and fuel our growth.

In this newsletter, you will find information about our upcoming events for the remainder of the year. There is also information on our 2016 Board of Governors candidates, so that you can make sure you are familiar with these individuals prior to our election that will be held and the annual meeting in November.  A special thank you to our Board, our Committee Chairs and Members, our past leaders, and Karen Knies our BAE for all of the hours and resources that you have all given to BOMA.  We have several individuals in leadership roles whose terms are drawing to a close, and so we also want to thank our Members that have stepped up to the call for new leadership.  Without your dedication, your passion for BOMA Columbus and all the knowledge you bring, we would not be able to serve our Members and our community.    

Succession planning is paramount for any organization to sustain, and BOMA Columbus is no exception.  Because we are a volunteer organization, in fact, this can be an even greater challenge.  Juggling work, home life, and a volunteer commitment (or several, as most of us are overachievers!) can put a lot of stress on each of us, and it certainly means a great deal to BOMA that you are willing to make that commitment to keeping our organization great!  As we look to the future, continuing to grow Members into our leadership pipeline is an important piece of our ongoing success.

I hope that all of our Members will be able to come out and join us for the upcoming events in the remainder of 2015.  The luncheon, the annual meeting, and of course the TOBY Gala.  Let’s take time, time to participate in our networking, our annual meeting and election.  Time to recognize our accomplishments as a group, and of our individual members as well.  Time to celebrate all of these things with our peers, business partners, and friends.  Let’s take time for BOMA Columbus.

I have appreciated the opportunity to serve as President this past year and look forward to continuing to be a part of this wonderful organization with all of you!

Best Regards,

Aimee D’Amore, CPM ®

Director of Commercial Real Estate

DRK & Company Realtors/Triangle Commercial Properties LLC

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Welcome New Members

Please welcome the following new members to BOMA Columbus:

April Hankinson, Facilities Manager for the City of Obetz

Marcy Racki, Property Manager for Goodwill Columbus

Tim Kaylor, Property Manager for Paradigm Properties

Regan Berry, Allied Barton

Cory Boggs, ThyssenKrupp

Zach Boren, Grass Groomers

Emily Kershaw, Loeb Electric

Dina Kay, Capital Choice Office Furniture

 

 

 

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Events

October starts off with three great events. 

The first is our member luncheon with a talk from Erin Macuga of Ohio Homeland Security.  she'll focus on Cyber Security as it relates to your business operations.  This is Oct. 21st at Longaber Alumni House.  Registration is required and open until Friday, Oct. 16th.

The next event everyone is invited to attend is a Lunch & Learn at ServPro on what's new in window treatments.  Come hear this informative talk by Brad Hulett and have lunch on ServPro.  The seminar will be held on Thursday, Oct. 22 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m..   Please visit the web site to register no later than Tuesday, Oct. 20th. Members free guests $10.00.

Also on the 22nd is the ever popular BOMA Mixer.  This month we will be at King On 5, 945 King Ave. just a quick trip from downtown.  No need to register and no fee to attend just come on over and bring some friends and work associates.  There will be a coloring contest for property managers and prizes will be awarded!  Watch for details or better yet just come on over! Festivities start at 4 p.m.   

The November luncheon is our annual business meeting and it will take place at Longaberger on Wednesday, Nov. 18th 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Registration is open now and it's never too early to sign up.

December 10th is the much anticipated TOBY Awards Gala.  We have moved the location to the Ivory Room at the Miranova Building.  This gorgeous event space will put you in a grand mood for celebrating the achivements of your peers in property management.  New this year the winners will not be announced in advance!  You'll need to attend to find out just who wins this prestigious award.  There are seven entries this year so the competition will be intense.  Tickets are required and are available for sale now as well as sponsorships.   

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Board Candidates

At the Annual November Members Business Meeting we will elect new board members.  We have one open seat in the Associate/Vendor category and three seats available in the Professional category.  John Achevich has completed his first term and is running for a second term. 

Rick Sargent has completed two terms yes thank you!  Sheree Sauline and Bill Casassa have decided not to run again ending their terms as of December 31st.  We thank them also and imagine we will still see them around for a long time to come!  So who is running in their places?  See below for a list of the candidates.

John Achevich 

 Education:

The Ohio State University – Business Degree with Focus in Marketing

University of Dayton – MBA, with focus in Marketing

Licensed Real Estate Agent 

Professional:

Sr Account Manager with Georgia Pacific (28 years)

-          Specialist in Office and Healthcare Markets

Current BOMA Board Member

Served on several committees including Networking, Marketing and TOBY committees…

-          TOBY Committee - Developed the “Advisory Panel” concept (helped the Columbus Chapter to get buildings to the International Level for past 3 years, we had 2 International entries in 2015)

-          Marketing Committee – Co-creating a program with Sheree Sauline where BOMA helps member companies collaborate with educational institutions to discover and develop young professionals for careers in commercial real estate by participating in College Job Fairs.

Hobbies:

Golfing and Tailgating!

 

Jennifer Hastings

I am so excited to be nominated for consideration to the BOMA board. I was lucky to be introduced to the BOMA organization by Ron Greenhill over 6 years ago. From day one I joined the social committee and started to meet and work with the amazing people who make up this vast group of individuals. Due to a job change, I left BOMA for several years and truly missed it , but I kept intouch with many friends I met along the way. When I took my job with Neverman Construction I pushed my boss from day one to re-join the BOMA family. I was fortunate that I was quickly excepted back as a member, and strive to show my appreciation by currently serving on the membership committee and most recently the emergency preparedness committee. I also had the opportunity to help the TOBY committee with a video encouraging members to enter their buildings for the TOBY awards.

Boma,to me ,is more than a monthly meeting, a holiday party, or an occasional mixer. It is a group of professionals who have become my friends, and who work together to promote, support, and educate one and other. I would be honored to be considered for the BOMA board.

Sincerely, 

Jennifer Hastings, Account Executive

Neverman Construction

Professional Candidates  

 

BOMA Members,

I have lived in Columbus 38 years and have been in the Property Management Industry since 1994. My higher education includes The Ohio State University, Franklin University, Hondros College, and most recently BOMI classes through BOMA Columbus. I have completed the BOMI RPA and received my certification.

NAI Ohio Equities, LLC brokerage holds my active State of Ohio R.E. Sales License (#2009003438). My professional memberships include; Columbus Board of Realtors, NAR, OAR, and BOMA Columbus.

I currently serve on educational and charitable committees in the property management and real estate industry; BOMA Professional Development Committee Chairperson (2013-2015), Columbus Board of Realtors Commercial Education Committee member, and Columbus Board of Realtors Commercial CORPAC member. I have instructed the Managing the Organization course for BOMA Columbus. Volunteer/fundraising activities include the American Cancer Association’s Making Strides for Breast Cancer campaign and Pelotonia.

I would like the Board to consider my offer to participate and serve the BOMA organization’s need for the open position as a Member at Large.

 Saundra K. Cramblett, RPA

 

Tracey Sanok

Dear BOMA Members:

I am Tracey Sanok and am interested in serving on the 2016 Board of Trustees for BOMA Columbus. As a member for the past one and one half years I have learned a lot more about the organization as a whole and the many benefits it provides to our industry. BOMA is a high energy group that has quite a lot to offer its members! I currently am a member of the Emergency Preparedness Committee and serve that group by providing information on activities in the immediate downtown area.

I hold 30 years experience in the industry with 15 dedicated directly to the commercial real estate sector. I currently work for Colliers International of Greater Columbus managing the Chase Tower, The Cannon Center in Canal Winchester, and will acquire two new industrial buildings at the end of the month.

I thank you for your consideration and look forward to serving the members of BOMA Columbus in 2016. Please feel free to contact me if you should have any questions.

Sincere Regards,

Tracey Sanok
tracey.sanok@colliers.com

Amie Washburn

 

I have been a BOMA member since 2010. Upon joining BOMA Columbus, I started taking classes to earn my RPA designation. I expect to receive my RPA designation by the end of 2015. I also became the committee chair of the Professional Development Committee in 2011. I have been a board member since 2012 and am currently President-Elect for 2016.

The best part of being a member of BOMA is getting to know not only property managers from other companies but getting to know our vendor members as well. Both play a part in the success of our organization.

I am honored that my fellow board members asked me to serve as President–Elect for BOMA. I gave it much thought prior to accepting the position. Upon re-election I would willingly serve as President in 2016.  This is not something that I take lightly. I want to make sure that I act in the best interest of our organization. I don’t want to assume that I, as well as my fellow board members, can correctly identify the priorities and concerns of our members. Like my predecessors, we want to hear from you. If there is any issue that you want addressed, I am always willing to listen. I hope to encourage more member involvement during my term. If re-elected I would be excited to serve as President in 2016 to make this organization that best it can be. Thank you for your support.   

Debi Pair

With over 20 years of property management experience, I am the high-rise office specialist within Continental Realty. I have developed and implemented a variety of impairment and preparedness plans working closely with local municipalities. I manage a staff of 12 and oversee all aspects of the day to day operations of 1.5 million square feet of mix uses in a downtown high rise environment.

I have over 10 years as a BOMA member and am looking forward to serving in a leadership role by serving on the 2016 Board of Trustees for BOMA Columbus.   I offer BOMA a deep knowledge of contract negotiations, strong administrative and excellent communication skills. With these resources and processes we can steer towards a future of cultivating opportunities towards growth and success.

I am truly passionate about developing, collaborating and creating value to the Board. I currently serve as a member of the Membership Committee and am a licensed Real Estate Agent.

I thank you for your consideration and look forward to a higher mission.

 

 

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TOBY 2015/2016 Entries

Our local commitment to the TOBY competition continues with seven buildings entering this year.  Last year a total of six buildings entered and two - Nationwide Corporate Office and 140 East Town Street - made it to the BOMA International competition in Los Angeles this past summer.  Not bad for a local affiliation of our size!  The entries this year are:

1. 140 East Town Street, Police and Fire Pension Fund Owner, managed by Megan Revoldt of Continental Realty Ltd.  Entered in the 100,000 to 249,999 sq. ft. category.

2. Easton III, Lane Bryant Corporate Office, owned by CSP Operating Partnership LP and managed by Mark Stanley of DTZ.  Entered in the Corporate Facility category.

3. Atrium I, Nationwide Mutual Insurance Co., owned by CSP Operating Partnership LP, managed by Mark Stanley of DTZ.  Entered in the Suburban Low Rise category.

4. 5100 Rings Road, Nationwide Mutual Insurance Co., owned by Kendall-Dublin, LLC and managed by Janine Roffe of CBRE, Inc. Entered in the Suburban Mid Rise Category.

5. 280 Plaza, Nationwide Mutual Insurance Co., owned by Nationwide Mutual Insurance Co., and managed by Janine Roffe of CBRE, Inc. Entered in the 250,000 to 499,999 sq. ft. category.

6. 1105 Schrock Delaware, LLC, owned by 1105 Schrock Delaware LLC and managed by Bonnie Henry of IMC Real Estate Management, LLC.  Entered in the 100,249,999 sq. ft. category.

7. Care Point Lewis Center, owned by Olentangy Crossings Medical Office, LLC and managed by Rick Sargent of The Ohio State Wexner Medical Center.  Entered in the Medical Office Building Category.

Judging takes place in October and winners will be announced at the TOBY Banquet on Thursday, December 10th.  We invite all BOMA members to attend this event to honor all of these managers and the buildings they represent.  Those vendors that service these buildings are invited to sponsor and attend this gala event. Tickets are available on-line now. 

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