Through the inevitable ebb and flow of the markets, BOMA San Diego provides members with resources, legislative impact and connections.
“I joined BOMA in 1996, and networking and education were the two primary things,” said Barbara Puccio, BOMA vice president. “The education they offer includes FMA (Financial Management Administration) and the property administrator (RPA), and I finished those in 1998. Any senior positions want you to have at least an RPA, so in terms of being able to market myself, it’s very helpful.”
Over the past few years, BOMA San Diego has increased its focus on education even more, based in part on the feedback from an advisory board that was formed to address key concerns and interests of industry professionals. Companies such as the Irvine Co., CB Richards Ellis, Cushman & Wakefield, and PM Realty Group were on that board -- and educating young talent was a seminal concern. BOMA’s seminar program was in turn expanded to reach some of the industry’s leaders in law, energy and sustainability, and the organization also launched a new program called the Foundations of Real Estate Management.