President's Update
Elizabeth Fulk
Lincoln Harris

This week's BOMA International (Virtual) Conference began with a State of the Industry address by Henry Chamberlain, President and COO of BOMA International. A significant portion of his address highlighted information about the impact of the health crisis on both the current and expected future state of the commercial real estate industry. A second theme throughout this address was how the health crisis has affected employees/tenants. One statistic in particular stood out to me:

74% of workers say people are what they miss most about not being in the office
One of BOMA Greater Charlotte's commitments is to provide a network for members to share experiences and knowledge (for all of our federation's goals, click here). I know many of us do this at least weekly by reaching out to our fellow BOMA members for professional advice or recommendations. However for the past 4+ months and in the foreseeable future, in-person events are perhaps the most challenging. But since our people are core to our commitments, we have the following options for you to consider:
  • Our webinar series has been well-attended, and we will continue to schedule opportunities for learning, with the date of our July webinar to be announced next week. We were able to record some of our previous webinars, so if you missed them, check out our webinar tab at your leisure. We entered everyone that attended a webinar or the June take-out luncheon into a prize wheel, and randomly drew names for Amazon gift cards, whitewater center passes and BOMA face masks. Check below to see if you were a winner!
  • If you can spare just three hours, Second Harvest Food Bank is in need of volunteers. Please register here for our Community Outreach event on July 30th, 1:00pm 4:00pm.
  • A non-sponsored meet-up has been suggested for July 21st from 4:00pm 6:00pm at Olde Mecklenburg Brewery. This is not a BOMA event, but rather an opportunity for those that are interested to meet and connect/re-connect. Social distancing is encouraged and per Governor Cooper's mandate, masks will be required.
And last, but certainly not least, I hope this newsletter finds you in all ways healthy, and that you are continuing to successfully tackle the hourly, daily, weekly and monthly challenges you may be facing while working in the commercial real estate industry during this time.

Please feel free to reach out to me at elizabeth.fulk@fox.com or to BOMA Greater Charlotte at info@bomagreatercharlotte.org if you have any questions or suggestions at any time.

Dave Dabson - Beacon Properties
Sarah Gibbs  - US Bank
Brian Hill - Cushman & Wakefield
Jen Mugnano - KONE Elevator
Sharon Nokovich - Brady Services
David Pitser - Childress Klein

Read more here about Sarah Gibbs with US Bank highlighted this month in our Member Spotlight



Read more here about Mecklenburg Paint highlighted this month in our Allied Spotlight.

Join us later this month to sort food at the Second Harvest Food Bank.  The event will be limited to 10 volunteers & social distancing will be practiced.  REGISTER HERE

Are you new to the Industry? 

If so, have you heard about the NEW Property Manager Certification Program? The commerical real estate industry has a professional certification that provides early recognition for foundational knowledge and guides the next generation of property managers toward greater responsibility and success in their careers: the Certified Manager of Commerical Properties (CMCP).

Click here for a quick video to learn how you can stand out in today's competitive market.

Questions: Contact Heather Hopkins or
Jema Bravo