Committees

Committee Benefits.jpgThe strength of BOMA Greater Minneapolis lies in the outstanding work of its committees, each staffed by member volunteers. The dozens of commercial real estate professionals involved are drawn from every part of the commercial real estate industry. These people provide the breadth of leadership and the solid core of interested volunteers who make BOMA Greater Minneapolis one of BOMA International’s most active and dynamic associations.

Committees are created to carry out the mission and goals of the Association, consistent with policies adopted from time to time by the Board of Directors. Committees report to the Board of Directors through their committee’s board champion. The committee recommends, the Board approves, and then committee members together with BOMA staff implement the plans.

Click HERE to read about the different committee roles and our expectations of our committee members.

BOMA Greater Minneapolis enjoys a remarkable participation rate from our generous members. One out of every 5 members serves on a committee. Even more members, however, are interested in getting involved. A moderate rate of committee member and leadership turnover is good for committee function, and diversity of committee members brings fresh ideas and a depth and breadth of experience.

Click HERE to fill out a committee interest form.

Once you submit the form to the BOMA office, your information will be passed along to the committee you prefer and either the committee chair or a BOMA staff member will contact you to notify you if there is an open spot.

Committee Descriptions

Awards and Recognition Committee
This committee coordinates, promotes, and supports BOMA's recognition and awards of excellence to the people and buildings that represent the "best" of our association, including the TOBY (The Outstanding Building of the Year) Awards as well as the Best of BOMA Awards. This committee is made up of property managers, building engineers, and service provider members. 

Committee meets on the second Tuesdays of the month at 10:00 AM.
Committee Chair: Paul Turner, Piedmont Office Realty Trust
Committee Co-Chair: Jami Klausen, Ryan Companies
BOMA Staff Liaison: Mackenzie LaSota

Best of BOMA Committee
This committee plans BOMA's annual celebration of the best commercial real estate professionals, the best properties, and the best service providers in the industry.

Committee meets on the second Wednesdays of the month (limited months) at 10:00 AM.
Committee Chair: Caitlin Schouviller, Hines
Committee Co-Chair: Position Open
BOMA Staff Liaison: Kristine Frederick

BOMA Young Professionals Leadership 
This small committee works closely with the Emerging Leaders Council to coordinate and implement the BOMA Young Professionals program which includes nine educational sessions and a few networking opportunities for those new to the industry. 

Committee attends BYP classes on the first Thursdays of the month at 11:30 AM and meets approximately twice a year.
Committee Chair: Katie Huybrecht, Ryan Companies
BOMA Staff Liaisons: Mackenzie LaSota & Rylee Hanson

Communications Committee
This committee works to develop content of the BOMA electronic quarterly newsletter, electronic weekly newsletter, and website, in order to communicate relevant and timely topics to BOMA members. Note: members of this committee do not necessarily have to write the articles themselves, but instead will be expected to secure articles from other authors.

Committee meets on the second Mondays of the month at 11:30 AM.
Committee Chair: Kristin Longhenry, Wildamere Capital Management
Committee Co-Chair: Position Open
BOMA Staff Liaison: Mackenzie LaSota

Education Committee
This committee plans high quality and creditworthy monthly membership meetings and annual educational seminars for the membership. They source topics of interest and relevance to members and select experienced presenters. This committee meets on a frequent basis throughout the year and is made up of members from our Property Management member companies. 

Committee meets on the second Thursdays of the month at 9:00 AM.
Committee Chair: Raymond Vaughn, Ryan Companies US
Committee Co-Chair: Chris Smith, Cushman & Wakefield
BOMA Staff Liaisons: Kristine Frederick & Kevin Lewis

Emerging Leaders Council
This Council provides quarterly educational and networking opportunities for those new to the commercial real estate industry. Participation is for regular members who have completed the BYP coursework.

Committee meets on the second Wednesdays of the month at 2:00 PM.
Committee Chair: Justin Luetschwager, Ryan Companies
Committee Co-Chair: Kayla Stepan, The RMR Group
BOMA Staff Liaison: Mackenzie LaSota

Energy & Environment Committee 
This committee provides members with up-to-date information on energy services, products, and regulatory issues. To keep BOMA on the forefront of sustainability, this committee advocates for reasonable solutions and educates members on voluntary green and sustainable practices.

Committee meets on the second Tuesdays of the month at 3:00 PM.
Committee Chair: Julie Samuelson, Cushman & Wakefield
Committee Co-Chair: Steve Trulen, Target Corporation
BOMA Staff Liaison: Kevin Lewis

Engineers Program Committee 
This committee develops the monthly engineers meeting program content and selects relevant speakers who are of interest to our engineering and building operations members.

Committee attends engineers meetings on the first Wednesdays of the month at 11:30 AM and meets approximately once a year.
Committee Chair: Josh Edwards, Hines
BOMA Staff Liaisons: Mackenzie LaSota & Rylee Hanson

Government Affairs Council
This council oversees the government advocacy activities of the Association in a variety of local and regional arenas and coordinates out involvement with BOMA Minnesota, BOMA International, and other outside coalitions. Holding a position on this Council is by invitation only.

Committee meets on the first Tuesdays of the month at 8:00 AM.
Committee Chair: Kim Ihle, CBRE
Committee Co-Chair: 
BOMA Staff Liaison: Kevin Lewis

Medical Buildings Special Interest Group
This Special Interest Group provides educational meetings specifically relevant to the problems, issues, and trends unique to medical office buildings. The committee meets 4 to 6 times a year to plan a spring and fall event. It is made up of members with responsibility for medical building development, management, and services. 

Committee meets approximately four times per year.
Committee Chair: Molly Tehle, Welltower Inc.
Committee Co-Chair: Angie Kairies, Cushman & Wakefield
BOMA Staff Liaison: Kristine Frederick

Membership Committee
This committee works to strengthen our association by drawing in more individual members, promoting a broader base of support by members’ buildings, and seeking strategies to retain members, especially during ownership and management changes.

Committee meets on the first Thursdays of the month at 8:30 AM.
Committee Chair: Alexx Smith, Zeller Realty Group
Committee Co-Chair: Position Open
BOMA Staff Liaisons: Rylee Hanson & Kevin Lewis

Service Providers Council
The Council's purpose is to engage all types of membership (Regular, Associate, and Professional) in a meaningful way for the good of the organization. This is done by assisting BOMA Greater Minneapolis in promoting event sponsorship opportunities and helping to ensure that event sponsors are pleased with their return on sponsorship investment. This council is also tasked with creating opportunities to further develop trusted partnerships that increase realized value from BOMA membership.

Committee meets on the third Wednesdays of the month at 11:30 AM.
Committee Chair: 
Committee Co-Chair: Position Open
BOMA Staff Liaison: Kristine Frederick & Mackenzie LaSota

Events Committee
This committee plans and carries out special events that provide opportunities for members to network and for Associate and Professional members to participate meaningfully. This committee is open to all members and meets on a monthly basis throughout the year to plan quarterly events and additional smaller activities. 

Committee meets on the fourth Thursdays of the month at 11:30 AM.
Committee Chair: Dan Herman, FLUID Interiors
Committee Co-Chair: Position Open
BOMA Staff Liaison: Kristine Frederick


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