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"Let's all resolve that we're going to make BOMA HAWAII Chapter THE VOICE of the building owners and managers here in Hawaii in 1972. There is a tremendous potential for all of us to benefit from this association if we will all invest a little extra time and effort right now to really get it rolling."

Keith Lysen had no idea just how closely his words would mirror reality when he wrote this in the first BOMA newsletter that was published in January 1972. Forty Three years from the first meeting of BOMA HAWAII, our organization is over 150 members strong and the premier commercial real estate organization in Hawaii. The first meeting of BOMA HAWAII took place on July 19, 1971, at the Ala Moana Hotel. Thirty-five out of forty people contacted attended this meeting and seven volunteered to serve as the interim slate of officers until the January, 1972 Annual Election Meeting. The original officers of BOMA HAWAII were Sander Waterhouse, Jack Rene, Fritz Irwin, Doug Lee, Jim Sirani and R.W. Davis with Keith Lysen serving as interim President. Keith also volunteered to write the association newsletter and was the person primarily responsible for developing the BOMA Hawaii logo. Keith took a picture of the Honolulu skyline from the 12th floor of a Salt Lake condominium and sent it to Chet Tomczak who created the BOMA Hawaii logo that we used until 2002.

As we look back on the history of BOMA HAWAII, the reason behind our success is readily apparent and can be summarized with just two words-our membership. Since 1971, 35 people have served as President and over 360 as Officers and Directors of this organization. During each calendar year over 85 individuals contribute their ideas and talents to our many programs, serving as committee chairs or volunteers. The diversity, creativity and synergy of this group of individuals have earned BOMA HAWAII its reputation as the "cornerstone of the commercial real estate industry."

For over 43 years, BOMA HAWAII has consistently delivered on the commitment to improve the business climate for the entire commercial real estate industry. BOMA has taken the leading role in shaping the implementation of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). In educating and informing government and the public about Indoor Air Quality (IAQ), the phase-out of chlorofluorocarbons (CFC's), changes in the commercial real-estate tax structure as well as a host of other issues.

To keep up with the changing times, in recent years, BOMA has focused on what we can do to influence our industry in becoming kinder and more thoughtful of our environment. In July 2007, BOMA has launched the Market Transformation Energy Plan and 7-Point Challenge to reduce energy consumption in commercial building by 30 percent by 2012. The 7-Point Challenge provides 7 tools for the participants to implement in their effort to improve energy performance. BOMA has also announced the development of the BOMA 360 Performance Program, a groundbreaking new program designed to validate and recognize commercial properties that demonstrate best practices in all major areas of building operations and management. In an ongoing effort to provide value and educate members, BOMA developed a course titled Foundations of Real Estate Management. This 5 module program covers fundamentals of commercial real estate administration, management, building systems, accounting and reporting. Such programs have continued to provide a competitive advantage for BOMA members and financially benefited those whose livelihood depends on a strong and profitable commercial real estate industry.

With your dedication and support, BOMA HAWAII Chapter is THE VOICE of the building owners and managers here in Hawaii in 2014 and beyond.

Past Presidents

1971 - Keith Lysen (RPA)
1972 - Douglas Hee
1973 - Keith Lysen (RPA)
1974 - Padraic Murphey
1975 - Albert Turner (RPA)
1976 - Keith Lysen (RPA)
1977 - John Lyles
1978 - Richard Hagstrom (RPA) (CPM)
1979 - William Powell (CPM)
1980 - Philip Russel (CSM)
1981 - William Powell (CPM)
1982 - Thelma Gretzinger (CPM)
1983 - James Bolan (RPA)
1984 - Susan Sublett (CPM)
1985 - Calvin Reed
1986 - Christine Maki
1987 - Edward Sulliban (RPA) (CPM)
1988 - Pamela Bearce (RPA)
1989 - Pamela Bearce (RPA)
1990 - Rhonda West (RPA) (CPM)
1991 - Rhonda West (RPA) (CPM)
1992 - Marlene DeCosta (RPA) (CPM)
1993 - Barbara Campbell (CPM)
1994 - Stan Krasniewski (RPA) (CPM)
1995 - Pamela Bearce (RPA)
1996 - Toni Cofran (RPA) (CPM)
1997 - Myra Wright (RPA)
1998 - Jo Ann Mau (RPA) (CPM)
1999 - Miles Kamimura (RPA) (CPM) (CSM)
2000 - Miles Kamimura (RPA) (CPM) (CSM)
2001 - Ulu Stevenson
2002 - Susan Hansen (RPA)
2003 - Bobbie Lau (CPM)
2004 - Elizabeth Palmer (CPM) (CCIM)
2005 - Samuel Chung
2006 - CJ Jenkins
2007 - Dennis Gillum
2008 - Cecily Ching
2009 - Corinne Hiromoto (CPM)
2010 - Corinne Hiromoto (CPM)
2011 - Ray Marquina (RPA)
2012 - Jeff Shinagwa (S)LEED AP
2013 - Mark Higuchi (S)
2014 - Steve Sullivan (S)

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