Overheard at BOMA
Snapped at BOMA and Buildings’ 2014 Every Building Conference & Expo in Orlando this week (where we're on the ground, producing the official show dailies): a power group ready to learn—City of San Diego’s Dave Stucky, Peloton Dallas COO Ray Mackey, Allen Tate’s Kenneth Brown, and Cassidy Turley Raleigh SVP Becky Hanner. Becky tells us she’s been working with BOMA on new international floor measure standards. (This is the 21st century, so "about yay big" won't cut it anymore.) She’s also excited about BOMA’s new focus on industrial and is working on the latest experience exchange report to improve benchmarking of those properties.
We also sat down with BOMA prez/COO Henry Chamberlain to get an update on the org's six-month-old strategic plan. You can probably deduce from the flags behind him that it's quite worldly—Henry says he’s been traveling a lot with BOMA officers, talking to owners and institutions about the value of BOMA and building its international reach (now at 93 US affiliates and 17 more worldwide, with 16 additional countries repped at the conference). Countries it's specifically targeting for growth are Mexico, China (with the second BOMA conference in Shanghai in September), Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, and Japan. (Picking a World Cup favorite must be hard.)