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Member Luncheon
April 24
Roof Walk
May 15
Member Lucheon
May 21
Emergency 101 Workshop
June 5
Golf Tournament

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Kristen Beccia-Schneider
Irvine Company

Chris Bellizzi
Bellizzi Tree Service

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Woodmont Real Estate Services




The Byline
  APRIL 2014

President's Message

Gizelle LambCan you believe it is already April? And tax time! If you are like me, you are trying to finish all those CAM Reconciliations and getting ready to gear up for starting those capital improvements that you budgeted for in 2014! Remember to make use of your Membership Directory if you are looking for vendors to help you with your next project! 

The March luncheon was very informative. Our speakers were Jessica Zenk from the Silicon Valley Leadership Group and Robert Eckols from Fehr & Peers, Transportation Consultants. We learned a lot about up and coming effects on traffic due to the economic growth in the Bay Area and what our municipalities are planning.

April is a busy month for BOMA events: Our annual Associates Night Trade Show will take place on the 8th!  As usual, this will be a really fun night and I hope to see you there. In spite of the rains received in March, California is officially in a drought.  I hope you will attend the luncheon in April as it will deal with this really important subject and its effect on commercial real estate. The BOMA 360 workshop and the Annual Roof Walk also take place in April, in addition to the Budgeting and Accounting RPA class.  Please take advantage of these fantastic educational opportunities that are offered to our members!

See you at the next event and have a great month!

Gizelle Lamb, RPA/FMA

Associates Night: A Hot Time in the Old Town...

Over 300 commercial real estate professionals attended BOMA's 21st annual Associates Night Trade Show on April 8 at the San Jose Airport Garden Hotel.  The sweltering temperatures outside (and inside!) the hall didn't prevent our 74 exhibitors from showing the attendees a great time.

This combo trade show and winetasting is a perfect mix of fun and business.  Our generous sponsors and exhibitors provided a wide range of wines, beer, specialty drinks and "treats".  Plus fantastic raffle prizes to add even more fun to the night.

BOMA thanks Trade Show Chairman Brian Michael, Perfection Sweeping for his tireless efforts in making this a wonderful event.  Special thanks to our other two key volunteers for this event:  MC Michael Ybarra, Century Lighting & Electric and our Photographer, Kent Goetz, Performance Air Service, Inc.

Workshops, Seminars & Webinars

As we enter the second quarter of the year, BOMA Committees are launching their next group of educational offerings.  Don't miss these great opportunities to enhance your career.

One of our premier education seminars is scheduled for April 24. The annual Roof Walk seminar presented by J&J Air Conditioning and DAVCO Waterproofing Services, Inc. presents in-depth and hands-on information on HVAC and roofing systems for property managers, engineers, and other commercial real estate professionals.

Save the date for the May 21 Emergency 101 Workshop presented by the Emergency Preparedness Committee in conjunction with the Emerging Leaders Committee.  This workshop will provide property management professionals with an overview of effective emergency planning for their properties, tenants and staff.

Our LEED training partner, Sustainable Investment Group, is offering LEED Green Associate Training via Virtual Classroom e-Learning beginning on May 6.  This four session webinar delivers the same content as the classroom, with a live instructor, in real time, via the Internet. It's completely interactive - ask questions and get answers from the instructor.  Plus all the classes are "taped" so students can catch any information they missed.


Presented by the Energy & Sustainable Management Committee

A single demolition project can yield tons of concrete.  Fortunately, this concrete can be crushed into gravel, a high-demand material in new building projects. 

Make sure your contractor, commercial or residential, is not just taking the demoed concrete to the landfill - they need to take it to a recycling facility.  Here in San Jose, we use Zanker Facilities. 

Products produced from the recycled concrete includes a 3/4" class II base rock, utility sand, 3/8" pea gravel and a 1/2" and 3/4" drain rock, made available for sale to contractors and the general public. 

Persis McGinn, WG Construction
ESM Committee Member