October 8
Celebration of Commercial Real Estate Awards Event
October 14
The Registry & Silicon Valley CRE Organizations Joint Program

October 28
Emerging Leaders Workshop
"Business Etiquette"

November 5
"Cackles & Cocktails" Mixer
@ Rooster T. Feathers
November 14
Ethics is Good Business
RPA/FMA Short Course
November 20
Monthly Luncheon
December 4
Share Your Holiday

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The Byline
  OCTOBER 2014

President's Message

Gizelle LambWelcome to Fall everyone.  Well at least I thought the weather was changing with the arrival of our first rain in many months! But alas, it appears we still have a stretch of warm weather for a while.  I for one, am ready for the cold weather and hopefully a lot more rain!

I want to welcome our newly elected board of directors for 2015.  (See their pictures, names and offices in the article below.)

I can't believe we are preparing for a new year already. The Board just completed and approved a balanced budget for 2015.  It looks like we are going to end 2014 on a positive number as well. Thanks to all the hard work by the committee chairs and Board members for their focus and hard work on the budget and for making 2014 one of our  busiest and best years ever. Along with being educated on various subjects by some of the best in the industry, we had a lot of fun networking and getting to know new members!

I look forward to seeing you all at the Celebration of Commercial Real Estate on October 8 or another of our upcoming events


Gizelle Lamb, RPA/FMA

Firemen, FEMA and Ready!

BOMA Members participated in an interactive disaster "table-top" simulation during the Emergency Preparedness Committee's Responding to a Large Scale Emergency Seminar.  Members of the San Jose Police and Fire participated in the "airplane hits a downtown building" scenario.  Building links between public safety agencies and commercial real estate professionals is a key EPC goal.

Developing these ties to public agencies continued at the luncheon following the seminar as presenters from the National Guard, FEMA, and the California Resiliency Alliance spoke on how property managers can work effectively with their agencies during a disaster.
Links to websites and emergency information from these and other agencies are available under RESOURCES on the Emergency page of the BOMA SV website.

2015 Board of Directors

Members elected their 2015 Board of Directors at the September 18 luncheon and annual meeting.  In addition to the slate presented by Nominating Committee Chair Leslie Fisk, Treasurer Olga Ornelas nominated from the floor Noreen Gillespie, property manager with Orchard Commercial.  Gillespie who serves on the BOMA Awards Committee accepted the nomination.  The revised slate was approved by unanimous acclamation

Please welcome your 2015 Board of Directors.  These commercial real estate professionals will be installed as your representatives and advocates at the October 8 Celebration of Commercial Real Estate award event.

Anna Mcquillan Rose
Vice President
Rebecca Barnes
Kristen Schneider
Olga Ornelas
Associate Director
Persis McGinn
Noreen Gillespie
Imm. Past President
Gizelle Lamb, RPA/FMA

Last Quarter Win for BOMA Members

BOMA Silicon Valley has an exciting calendar of activities scheduled for the last quarter of 2014:  education, awards, and fun events.  All registrations are posted on the website, so sign up today!

October 8
Celebration of Commercial Real Estate
The evening program includes awards for building excellence and volunteer service, installation of the 2015 Board of Directors, scholarship and emerging leaders award presentations.  Join us for the program and the wonderful cocktail reception.
October 14
The Next Generation of Silicon Valley Development
October 28
Business Etiquette/Tenant & Vendor Relations
Presented by the Emerging Leaders Committee this workshop provides guidelines and advice from experienced industry professionals.  The program is geared to those with 7 years or less experience in commercial real estate.
November 5
Cackles & Cocktails Mixer
The Associates Committee has planned a great evening!  Cocktails, appetizers, a great comedy show…and fantastic company!
November 14
Ethics is Good Business Short Course
November 20
Monthly Luncheon
Strategic Issues for Commercial Real Estate: 
BOMA California Government Affairs Update
December 4
Share Your Holiday
BOMA's annual charity event has a new venue:  the Corinthian Center in downtown San Jose.  We will have our raffle, auction, and of course, keys to open TWO wine vaults stuffed with wonderful wines.  Join us for this fun event that raises money to make the holidays brighter for needy kids and families.