OVERVIEW

Building Owners and Managers Association of Edmonton (BOMA Edmonton) is a membership-driven industry association for companies and professionals involved in commercial property ownership and management, operations, and service provision in the Edmonton Metropolitan Region, Central and Northern Alberta, NWT, and Yukon. Real estate – residential and commercial – is the second largest contributor to Alberta’s GDP after oil and gas and is a major contributor to municipalities. BOMA Edmonton’s strategic focus areas are:

BUILDING EXCELLENCE (SUSTAINABLE, SMART, AND HEALTHY BUILDINGS)

BOMA Edmonton supports members in their goals to have buildings that are environmentally sustainable, technologically advanced, and conducive to occupant health and well-being.

DIVERSIFIED AND EDUCATED TALENT

BOMA Edmonton recognizes the importance of a skilled and diverse workforce in the industry and works towards fostering talent development and creating opportunities for education and professional growth.

SAFE COMMUNITIES AND VIBRANT ECONOMIES

BOMA Edmonton strives to create safe and thriving communities for our industry and others by promoting initiatives that enhance public safety and contribute to the economic vitality of the region.

FAIR AND EQUITABLE TAXATION, POLICIES, AND REGULATIONS

BOMA Edmonton advocates for fair taxation, regulation, and policies that support the growth and success of the commercial property sector.

A STRONG VIOCE

Since the 1960s, Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) Edmonton has been the foremost voice and resource for commercial real estate in the Edmonton Metropolitan Region. Our vision is of a vibrant, inclusive, and responsible commercial real estate industry that positively impacts economies, businesses, communities, and lives.

As an industry association, BOMA Edmonton provides trusted expertise and opportunities to members, governments, and to the public. We also offer career and leadership development, sustainability programs like BOMA BEST, and other premier services to our members through advocacy, education, networking, and information.

CONNECTED NATIONALLY AND INTERNATIONALLY

The global BOMA network of associations is best known for driving building performance through The Outstanding Building of the Year (TOBY®) award, BOMA BEST sustainable building certification, BOMEX – BOMA Canada’s Annual Building Excellence Summit, and The BOMA Standard Methods of Measurement.

BOMA Edmonton is part of an influential network of 120 influential BOMAs around the world. The BOMA brand has been around for more than 100 years. As one of eleven local BOMA associations in Canada, BOMA Edmonton has a mandate to serve members north of Red Deer, through the Edmonton Region, and into Northern Alberta, Northwest Territories, and Yukon. These associations came together to found BOMA Canada to lead the federated model that exists today.

PURPOSE

We are a strong voice and resource for commercial real estate.
We enhance industry vibrancy and advocate for our members.
We are thought leaders with our fingers on the pulse of top issues.
We provide intelligence and partnership to government and other sectors.
We support business and professional growth.
We celebrate and verify industry excellence.
We promote and build the communities we serve in the Edmonton Region and northern Alberta, NWT, and Yukon.

We are BOMA Edmonton.
We build community.

BOMA Edmonton’s vision is of a vibrant, inclusive, and responsible commercial real estate industry that positively impacts economies, businesses, communities, and lives. 

Our mandate as an industry association is to provide trusted expertise and opportunities to members, governments, and to the public. We also offer career and leadership development, sustainability programs like BOMA BEST, and other premier services to our members through advocacy, education, networking and information.

The “BOMA Family,” which includes our staff, board, committees, and entire membership, takes pride in the following core values that guide our conduct: 

Strong advocacy and industry excellence

Educating and empowering each other

Acting with integrity and professionalism

Connecting people and opportunities

Inclusivity and informed leadership

BOARD MEMBERS

Hilary Lumme
Chair

Senior Director, Alberta Division
Redstone Group

Cameron Naqvi
Vice Chair

President
Cameron Development Corporation

Morley Barr
Treasurer

Vice President, Property Management & Operations
Aspen Properties

Stacey Claffey
Secretary

Regional Director, Operations
RioCan

Tanya Doran
Director

Principal, Carbon Lead Western Canada
Stantec

Rob Gingras
Director

President, Western Canada
Bee-Clean Building Maintenance

Kevin Humprhys
Director

Vice President, Real Estate Management
Epic Investment Services

Sean Kirk
Director

General Manager
Edmonton City Centre

Julian Mannella
Director

Senior Property Manager
Avison Young

Brock Ryan
Director

Vice President & Edmonton Lead
Atlus Group

Desiree Ryziuk
Director

Partner
Ogilvie Law

Nick Trovato
Director

Managing Principal
Read Jones Christoffersen

Adam Greenough
Board Observer

Manager, Real Estate Services
Canderel

Elaf Khadhair
Board Observer

Corporate, Commercial and Real Estate Lawyer
Ogilvie Law

DISTINGUISHED MEMBERS

Anthony Patenaude

Portfolio Manager, Real Estate
AIMco

Tony Prsa

Vice President, Alberta
Harvard Property Management Inc.

Chris Vilcsak

President & CEO
Solution 105 Consulting Ltd.

Erin White

General Manager
BentallGreenOak (Canada) LP

TEAM

Lisa Baroldi
President & Chief Executive Officer

Brian Heerensperger
Chief Financial Officer via BDO

Jeannette Mensink
Manager, Membership & Special Events

COMMITTEES

BOMA Edmonton has three types of committees: Board, Industry and Association, and Special Events. Our committees are comprised of up to eight BOMA members who volunteer to support the work we do. They act as advisors, making recommendations to the board and association, which in turn make final decisions. BOMA Edmonton also has five membership advisory councils that correspond with BOMA membership types. These advisory councils help to inform committee, board, and association work. BOMA’s board and committees can create short-term task forces or ad-hoc committees to address particular issues or drive initiatives with board approval.

If you are interested in a BOMA Edmonton Committee or a Membership Advisory Council, please contact communciations@bomaedm.ca. You must be a BOMA member to join. If you are employed by a BOMA corporate member, then you are a BOMA member.

INDUSTRY & ASSOCIATION COMMITTEES

EDUCATION

  • Mandate: The BOMA Edmonton Education Committee focuses on professional development and leadership by promoting existing membership education opportunities and developing new opportunities for all BOMA members.
  • Meets: 4th Wednesday of every other month (January, March, May, August, October)

MEMBERSHIP

  • Mandate: The BOMA Edmonton Membership Committee provides guidance on membership and sponsorship retention, diversification, and growth, as well as membership and sponsorship orientation, services, and inclusive engagement.
  • Meets: 2nd Tuesday of every other month (January, March, May, June, September, November)

EMERGING LEADERS

  • Mandate: The BOMA Edmonton Emerging Leaders Committee promotes CRE careers to young people under the age of 40 especially and facilitates inter-generational connections. They do this through events, strategic initiatives, campaigns, mentorship programs, working with post-secondary institutions, and attracting emerging leaders to BOMA’s committees and board.
  • Meets: 1st Wednesday of every month (except July, August, and December)

MARKETING & COMMUNICATIONS

  • Mandate: The BOMA Edmonton Marketing and Communications Committee meets monthly to help shape BOMA Edmonton’s outreach to members and the public.
  • Meets: 2nd Thursday of every month (except July, August, and December)

ADVOCACY

  • Mandate: The BOMA Edmonton Advocacy Committee sets the strategic priorities for advocacy with the BOMA Edmonton Office and supports advocacy communications.
  • Meets: 1st Monday of selected month per quarter (February, May, September, November)

TAXATION & ASSESSMENT

  • Mandate: The BOMA Edmonton Taxation and Assessment Think Tank advocates for fair and equitable taxation and assessment that supports healthy economic growth.
  • Meets: 4th Monday of every month (except July, August, and December)

SAFE COMMUNITIES & VIBRANT ECONOMIES

  • Mandate: The BOMA Edmonton Safe Communities and Vibrant Economies Think Tank strives to create safe and thriving communities by promoting initiatives that enhance public safety and contribute to regional economic vitality.
  • Meets: TBD

DOWNTOWN SAFETY AND VIBRANCY

  • Mandate: The BOMA Edmonton Downtown Safety and Vibrancy Committee focuses downtown safety and vibrancy initiatives.
  • Meets: as needed

BUILDING EXCELLENCE

  • Mandate: The BOMA Edmonton Building Excellence Think Tank aims to promote the operations of buildings that are environmentally sustainable, technologically advanced, and conducive to occupant health and wellness.
  • Meets: TBD

CREATING CAREER PATHWAYS IN COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE (INDIGENOUS INCLUSION)

  • Mandate: The BOMA CCPCRE Task Force is a group of industry professionals who assists with the Creating Career Pathways in Commercial Real Estate project careerpathwayscre.ca
  • Meets: as needed

SPECIAL EVENTS COMMITTEES

AWARDS AND SPECIAL EVENTS

  • Mandate: The BOMA Edmonton Awards and Special Events Committee provides input into BOMA Edmonton’s annual industry excellence awards showcase that recognizes professionals and companies in commercial real estate. The Committees also helps to produce the gala, a signature event that is a networking highlight of the year. 
  • 1st Tuesday of every month

BOMA GOLF AND SKI

  • Mandate: The BOMA Edmonton Golf and Ski Committee helps to produce the coveted annual signature charity event that sells out in seconds. The committee will also plan an annual ski event. 
  • 4th Monday of every month

BOARD COMMITTEES
(BOARD MEMBERS ONLY)

FINANCE

  • Mandate: The BOMA Edmonton Finance Committee assists the board in fulfilling its obligations and oversight responsibilities relating to financial planning, the audit process, financial reporting, the system of corporate controls and risk management.  
  • Meets: Quarterly (February, May, September and November)

GOVERNANCE

  • Mandate: The BOMA Edmonton Governance Committee works on governance improvements for the association. 
  •  Meets: As needed 

EXECUTIVE

  • Mandate:   The BOMA Edmonton Executive Committee performs traditional executive functions, acting as a guiding and decision-making body as outlined by the board. The Executive is comprised of BOMA Edmonton Officers and handles governance and board development.    
  •  Meets: As needed