July 16
CRE Community Cleanup Day
July 22
BOMA & Bauer's Wine Tour
July 29
TOBY Awards Entry Deadline
August 1
Emerging Leaders
Dues Award Fund Deadline
August 4
Beginning Blueprint Reading
August 12
Sherie Dunn Memorial
Scholarship Deadline
August 18
Summer Mixer
August 24-27
Leasing & Marketing
Sep 19-22
Sustainability Conference

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  JULY 2016

President's Message

This year's BOMA International Conference & Expo in Washington, DC was educational and inspiring.  Enlightening speakers offered their valuable insights on the commercial real estate industry, and the educational sessions and networking opportunities were unparalleled. 

President Rebecca Barnes, Vice President Olga Ornelas and BAE Sharon Fredlund
represented BOMA SV at the BOMA Int'l. Conference.  Here they are shown attending
the Board of Governors meeting and the TOBY awards. 

The conference concluded with the TOBY Awards Program and Banquet.  It is with great pleasure that I offer hearty congratulations to Oracle, Redwood Shores!  The Oracle team was awarded the International TOBY in the Corporate Facility category.  The TOBY is the most prestigious and comprehensive award of its kind in the commercial real estate industry, rewarding excellence in building management.  With their focus on sustainability and occupant satisfaction, Oracle is certainly a deserving winner. 

Next year, the BOMA Conference will be hosted in Nashville, TN from June 24-27th, 2017 – be sure to mark your calendar.  I'd like to see more BOMA Silicon Valley buildings at the BOMA Conference next year.  Don't miss the July 29, 2016 deadline for your TOBY Entry!

Many exciting BOMA-SV events are coming up.  Join in for the BOMA & Bauer's Wine Tour on July 22nd as we taste and tour at three outstanding wineries in the South Bay.  Also, not to be missed is our End of Summer Mixer on the evening of August 18th at Gordon Biersch Brewery.

Please do not miss these upcoming deadlines:  August 1st is the deadline for the Emerging Leaders Dues Award Application, and August 12th is the deadline for the Sherie Dunn Scholarship Application.

And while for most of us, our days are spent seated at our desks and working on our computers, it is always important to pursue work-life balance.  I'll leave you with a few tips from WebMD.

  1. Build downtime into your schedule
  2. Drop activities that sap your time or energy
  3. Rethink your errands
  4. Get moving
  5. Remember that a little relaxation goes a long way

Best wishes for an enjoyable Summer,

Oracle Wins at BOMA International

BOMA Silicon Valley is proud to announce that one of our local TOBY winners was selected as the International TOBY winner in their category at the BOMA International Conference & Expo on June 29.  

Oracle, Redwood Shores was selected from seven regional winners in the Corporate Facility category for The Outstanding Building Awards.

2016 BOMA International President Kent Gibson, Capstone Property Management (left); TOBY banquet sponsor, The Home Depot Pro's Earl Madison (second from right); and BOMA Fellow Steve Harrison of Parmenter Realty Partners (far right) presented the award to George Denise and the Oracle Team as BOMA Silicon Valley President Barnes looks on.

BOMA Silicon Valley looks forward to more International winners in 2017!  We have begun the process for our next TOBY awards: Entries are due July 29.   Local winners will be announced at the Silicon Valley Business Journal Structures event and presented at our Celebration of Commercial Real Estate luncheon on October 21, 2016.  Our Main Event Sponsor for the Awards luncheon is BrightView

For more information on how you can get the recognition you and your building team deserve, click here for the 2016 TOBY Awards page.

BOMA is on the VERGE!

Accelerate the Clean Economy at VERGE at the Santa Clara Convention Center, September 19-22. Join the diverse, cross-sector audience of 1,500+ leaders from the world's largest companies, tech startups, energy producers and consumers, commercial real estate owners and the public sector—all exploring business opportunities and solutions at the intersection of technology and sustainability.

Members & Friends of BOMA Silicon Valley save 10% on this four-day conference and expo with discount code V16BSV.  Learn more and register: http://grn.bz/v16bsv

Career Boosters:  BOMA Workshops & Classes

BOMA Silicon Valley Committees are hard at work putting together a great line-up of educational opportunities for professionals in commercial real estate.  Summer is a great time to hone your skills and boost your talents!

Beginning Blueprint Reading Workshop
August 4, 2016

The ability to read and understand blueprints is a must in our industry.  Learn about the various types of plans most often seen in our daily activities.  You will learn to conduct targeted market surveys and to develop a marketing plan that will please both the owner and the tenant.

Leasing & Marketing for Property Managers
RPA 4 Day Accelerated Class
August 24-27, 2016

In this course, you will gain the skills needed to successfully lease and market  building space under favorable as well as adverse economic conditions.

Fundamentals of Facilities Management
FMA 3 Day Accelerated Class
October 13-15, 2016

This course provides the base from which to build a career in facilities management. You will learn how to structure and manage operations and maintenance programs, and how to manage personnel effectively to control workload.

Details coming soon on our Fall Emergency Preparedness Workshop and free-to-members brown bag luncheon topics in Sustainability.

New Members And New Companies

Betsy Esquivel
Restoration Management Co
Ben Nurse
Smith Commercial Management, Inc.
Denise Wallace
Sares-Regis Group