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President's Message

On the afternoon of Friday, October 21st, we raised a toast to our many deserving honorees during our BOMA-SV Celebration of Commercial Real Estate luncheon at the Westin Sainte Claire Hotel in downtown San Jose. It was quite an honor to acknowledge our scholarship awardees, TOBY submissions, generous sponsors and dedicated volunteers. We also installed our 2017 BOMA-SV Board of Directors at this exciting event.

This year, we are electing our next President of the United States of America.  It has been a dizzying and contentious campaign season with high stakes in this election year.  I sincerely hope that each of you exercised your privilege and got to the polls to vote! 

On November 17th at the Hyatt Regency in Santa Clara, we are delighted to welcome BOMA Cal advocate Matthew Hargrove, Senior Vice President of Governmental Affairs at the California Business Properties Association as he presents his insights on the impact of the result of our recent elections.

As this year comes to a close and the holidays approach, be sure to mark your calendar for our cherished Share Your Holiday event.  Our luncheon will be hosted at the Westin Sainte Claire in San Jose on Friday, December 2nd.  I look forward to seeing you all at this inspiring event, which brings us together in celebration and funds BOMA-SV's efforts to help needy children and families find joy this holiday season!

2016 Celebration of Commercial Real Estate

BOMA Members and colleagues came together on October 21 to congratulate members of the Silicon Valley commercial real estate industry on their professional development, management expertise and service to the industry.

Click here to view pictures from this outstanding event.

Many thanks to our sponsors for the event!  Our special thanks to our Main Event Sponsor:

The Outstanding Building (TOBY) Awards
Awards Committee Co-Chairs Tracy Ward and Danielle Mello announced two local winners as well as the 2016 BOMA International winner in the Corporate Facility category.

100,000-249,999 sf Category
1400 A Seaport
Redwood City, CA  
Managed by:  JLL
Manager: Tiffany Lauchlan

250,000-499,999 sf Category
488 Almaden Boulevard
San Jose, CA
Managed by:  Embarcadero Realty Services
Manager: Brandi Rodgers

BOMA International TOBY Award - Corporate Category
Redwood City, CA
Managed by: George Denise
and facilities team from Oracle

Volunteer Awards
2016 President Rebecca Barnes recognized outstanding volunteers for their service to BOMA.

President's Award Principal of the Year Associate of the Year
Brian Michael 
Perfection Sweeping
Gem Escano, RPA
Christian Pellechia
Slatter Construction

Emerging Leaders  
BOMA is committed to the professional development of the next generation of leaders in our industry.  Two funds help promote this growth:  the Sherie Dunn Memorial Scholarship, which provides funds for continuing education in real estate, and the Emerging Leaders Dues Fund, which helps underwrite the cost of being a member in BOMA Silicon Valley.  This year we were able to recognize two awardees for these scholarships.

Sherie Dunn Memorial Scholarship Recipient
Angela Bushong, Sleepy Hollow Management

Emerging Leaders Dues Scholarship Recipient
Ethel Olivares, Cushman & Wakefield

Member Updates

Gachina Landscape Management receives two San Francisco Business Times Awards

Gachina Landscape Management ranks #19 on the Top Women-Owned companies in the Bay Area by the San Francisco Business Times. The annual List ranks privately-held, women-owned businesses headquartered in Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Francisco and San Mateo counties, and the city of Palo Alto, by 2015 revenue.  To qualify, List companies must be 51 percent or more women-owned.

Gachina also ranked #7 on the Top Minority-Owned companies in the Bay Area by the SF Business Times. The Bay Area is not only diverse in its demographics, but also in its businesses. The list ranks the top 25 Bay Area minority-owned companies by fiscal year 2015 revenue as well.

H. Jaclyn Gachina-Ishimaru is sole owner, President and co-founder of Gachina Landscape Management. She assumed the responsibilities of President and CEO when her husband John, co-founder, passed December 27, 2015.

Cosmopolitan Catering ranks No. 35 on the Silicon Valley Business Journal's Fast Private List

http://media.bizj.us/view/img/7271212/angelinirick*100xx480-480-0-0.jpgWith over 50% growth, Cosmopolitan Catering was recently recognized in the 2017 Fast Private List.  CEO Rick Angelini was interviewed in the publication regarding this rapid growth and what he foresees as the biggest opportunity for growth over the next year:

"The reason for Cosmopolitan Catering's growth is two pronged. Plainly and simply, we win business when we earn the opportunity to present our services. Our services are received very well by the corporate community. With that said, sales efforts are never enough to grow. Equally important to growth is strong retention. We do not lose clients very often. When we do, it is for reasons outside of our control. Clearly, a company cannot grow if it loses as much revenue on one side as it brings in on the other. Our growth is a result of strong sales efforts coupled with a level of customer service and customer satisfaction that keeps our clients on board.

Growth comes from increased revenue. Increased revenue comes from increased sales. Increased sales come from simply seeing enough people and saying and doing the right things. As much as we have grown over the years and as large as we are in our own industry, we are still very much in the shadows to those who have a need for our services. Our biggest opportunity to grow will come from exposure by increasing our marketing efforts and expanding marketing channels."