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Noted economist, actor Ben Stein to headline 2010 BOMA International Conference

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BOMA recently announced that well-known economist, columnist, humorist and actor Ben Stein will be the keynote speaker at the 2010 BOMA International Conference, June 27–29 at the Long Beach Convention Center in Los Angeles County.

Stein has built a diverse career that includes many different roles, and has continued to be a leading voice on the economy. He is a graduate of both Columbia University and Yale Law School, where he was class valedictorian. As part of his long career in law, politics and journalism, Stein served as both a speech writer and economic adviser for Presidents Nixon and Ford. He has also written columns for The Wall Street Journal, FORTUNE Magazine and The New York Times.

In addition to a side job as an expert witness in complex securities law cases, Stein is also a best-selling author of a series of finance and self-help books beginning with “How to Ruin Your Life.” Stein became even more well-known with his iconic role in the film “Ferris Bueller´s Day Off” in 1986. He has also won recognition for his economics writing including The Malcolm Forbes Award for Excellence in Financial Reporting for 2008. Currently, Stein can be seen as a regular commentator for “CBS Sunday Morning, Larry King Live” on CNN, Fox News and Yahoo! Finance.

“Ben Stein’s sharp sense of humor and keen economic insight make him one of the most insightful and entertaining speakers of our generation," said BOMA International Chair James A. Peck, a senior director of asset services for CB Richard Ellis. “We are excited to host him at our conference and look forward to hearing his outlook on current economic affairs.”

The BOMA International Conference and The Every Building Show is the premier meeting for commercial real estate professionals to learn strategies and build relationships vital for achieving operational excellence and sustaining their businesses through this challenging market cycle. Key topics covered in this year’s program include solutions for prospering in a down economy, attracting and retaining tenants, reducing operating expenses, negotiating more profitable leases, achieving sustainability, keeping buildings and tenants safe, and making sound financial decisions that create value. For more information on the BOMA International Conference and The Every Building Show, visit bomaconvention.org.

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