Greetings, BOMA Hawai'i:
Our goals in 2014 were simple; promote and support our mission of; “Advancing the Commercial Property Management Industry through Education, Networking and Advocacy”, while creating value for our partners, sponsors and friends. We also have emphasized the need for solid succession planning so that BOMA Hawai’i will continue to be the premier source for Building Owner’s Managers and vendor partners, while maintaining a close working relationship with both BOMA International and our BOMA affiliates in more than 90 other North American cities. I’m proud to say as the year is ending, we have several real estate leaders who are already looking forward to future opportunities to lead committees, get involved; by running for the board, and ultimately work towards available opportunities to lead our association. The investment in succession planning today will continue to scope and attract young leaders to BOMA Hawai’i.
We will continue our leadership role in representing our industry to protect the core interests of commercial real estate both in Hawai’i and across America on regulatory, legislative, and building code issues. We also will impart strong educational offerings, be actively involved with advocacy and government affairs, and continue to promote and participate in networking opportunities to build those networks of trust among our members.
It’s important to remember we would not have the same level of success without our sponsors whose support both financially and time dedicated is greatly appreciated.
It’s still hard to believe we’re already in December. As we’re finishing up the year, I can’t help but to be proud of everything we’ve accomplished with a collaborative effort by our Board of Directors, Committee members, and others. Just last week (November 24th), a few of our BOMA Hawai’i ohana met with Joshua Tokars (from Armstrong Building Maintenance) who coordinated a volunteer service opportunity, “The Annual Holiday Season Salvation Army Kettle Ringing”. The enthusiasm and energy of our members is infectious and it's impossible not to get a good return on your investment when you get involved. This is just one of many examples of what makes being a BOMA Hawai’i member worthwhile and adds value to our community.
Thank you again for your valued membership and continued support for BOMA Hawai’i. Our 2014 Team was diligent in its efforts to grow the association and I’m honored you allowed me to be a part of that progression.