President's Update
Elizabeth Fulk
Lincoln Harris

I recently had a couple of short hospital stays and upon a surprise visit from friends bearing balloons, flowers, an edible arrangement (and wine!), I thought about where those dear friendships formed. You can probably guess - it was through BOMA! Which led me to look back at the 10+ years I've been a member. A little history....

When I first joined BOMA Greater Charlotte, the purpose was for Networking. That piece was at first difficult for me. Although everyone was friendly, they seemed to all know each other and I felt like a kid on their first day at a new school. I threw myself into it despite my jitters, never missing a lunch, an event or opportunity to volunteer for community outreach events. 


Eventually, I found myself co-chairing the Outreach Committee, then serving on the Board, the Executive Committee and this year and next (God willing) as President. Over these past 10 years BOMA has given me endless resources for information and advice through our Principal Members and our Allied Members. It has provided me with job opportunities and mentors. And I've been able to form valuable professional relationships. Education through BOMI has given me industry knowledge I apply on a daily basis, and our advocacy benefits the entire membership.

So my advice is to put yourself out there and get involved. It may have to be virtually for longer than we ever imagined but participate wherever and however you can. I promise you will find the same benefits I have. And you just may make some amazing friends along the way!

I awoke this morning with devout thanksgiving for my friends, the old and the new.
Ralph Waldo Emerson


We are excited to announce there are 5 local entries into the TOBY (The Office Building of the Year) competition this year and need judges to volunteer for the inspections.   During these challenging times, we are instituting a two-part judging protocol.  There will be an on-site inspection limited to no more than an hour.  All judges will be required to wear PPE (masks and gloves) and be as socially distant as possible.  The remote portion will include reviewing the property documents typically done in the management office conference rooms.  

Three judges per property would be optimal and the judging will take place in the coming weeks and may flow into the first week or two of December. 

Please contact me here if you are interested.  I will coordinate with each of you once we have the final list of judges. 

Thank you so much for your continued support of your peers during the TOBY.

Melinda Hopkins, RPA, FMA, LEED AP | Associate Director
CBRE | Property Management


  • Over 100 participants enjoyed the BOMA Fall Shoot again this year
  • Over 7,200 shotgun shells were discharged
  • Over 7,800 clay targets were presented
  • A new Lucky Bird raffle contest was introduced and drove excitement for the participants
  • The BBQ was smoked on a highly customized smoke pit, of which the backbone of the pit is a welded wheelbarrow and tool rack from an old Bland Landscaping work truck
  • Bland used an old fashioned low and slow method with indirect heat and lots of airflow, with oak and hickory wood burned down into embers and coals to feed the barrel and the pit
  • Bland prepared 14 locally raised Pork Picnic Shoulders, averaging about 13 pounds apiece from The Nahunta Pork King
  • The BBQ was cooked for about 9 hours and were then wrapped in foil to rest for twelve hours before being pulled and seasoned on site
  • Seasoning this year was a traditional Eastern NC vinegar and spice with no sugar or tomato, from Charlie Mills in Greenville, NC.

Special thanks to Crystal, Alex and her volunteer team for their tireless efforts to make the event a huge success.  This success will help us fund charitable contributions to needy organizations prior to the end of an odd 2020!  

Brian Eckle, JLL

BOMA Clay Shoot

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Dave Dabson highlighted this month
in our Member Spotlight

Read more here about LandCare highlighted this
month in our Allied Spotlight

Congratulations to Kasey Ferrell who was awarded the Emerging Young Professional scholarship for the
BOMI Environmental Health & Safety Issues class

Join us December 2 for a webinar led by Accesso and JLL focusing on "The Future of Office Use & the COVID-19 Impact".  Register here