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 BOMA GREATER CHARLOTTE
FEBRUARY 2020 NEWS
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Purchase your table today
BOMA Members please RSVP

(This luncheon is included with your 2020 membership dues)

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Do you know what mushrooms growing on the bark of a tree means? Do you know how far from a building or how high to cut when pruning a crepe myrtle, or any other tree? When an entire tree needs to be removed? Or the City Code on not cutting down a tree within the city limits? How about what the best variety of flower or shrub to brighten up your tenant's front entry door, and the hardiest to last the longest for your tight budget?

Bland Landscaping has professionals in many different genres to answer these and many more questions. I have had the personal experience of learning the answers to those questions above, and it assists in my knowledge when walking my sites to be on the lookout for signs of a tree disease. Or to know when to call Bland Landscaping's Arborist, Stephen Mosko, to give a professional review.

The folks at Bland Landscaping came in like a whirlwind to Charlotte and cleaned up so pretty our entire account is now in their hands. Wow, and what a difference they have made to our portfolio!

Bland Landscaping has been designing, installing, and maintaining commercial landscapes since 1976. Their consistent focuse on quality of work, proactive communication, and to practice environmental care to reduce the use of water, fossil fuels and chemicals, are a few ways Bland stands out in the landscaping field. Bland was one of the very first Green Plus Certified companies in the nation. They always focus to lead the business community as a sustainable and industry leader in environmental stewardship. Bland Landscaping is a member of BOMA Greater Charlotte, and one of the founding members of BOMA Raleigh Durham.

Bland Landscaping is the recipient of over 100 State and National Industry awards for environmental improvement and landscaping excellence. Since joining our Charlotte chapter, Bland Landscaping has maintained a Platinum sponsorship, and on top of that they are great cooks!

Those guys at Bland know how to work on a grill! They spent hours grilling the best chicken at the BOMA Clay Shoot Event this past October, and have a big surprise planned for the 2020 event. (And it's not BOMA chicken!!) If you attend any of the fun and fabulous after hour events, lunches, or community service events, I can promise you, you will see JonMarc McDougan or a Bland Landscaping representative there giving back to the community  just as Kurt and Matt Bland's father taught them when he began Bland Landscaping in 1976!

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Jackie Sherard, RPA | BOMA Board of Directors
Facility Manager
Lincoln Harris
Atrium Health Account

BOMA MEMBER SPONSORSHIP PROGRAM

BOMA Charlotte's Member Sponsorship Program was recently created to assist new members during their first year in the organization. Membership sustainability is most effective when new members have the opportunity to leverage the experience and knowledge of existing members in the organization. The intent of the program is to match new members with seasoned and enthusiastic BOMA Greater Charlotte individuals. Sponsorship programs have proven to be extremely effective in many industries.

Sponsorship Programs:

  • Increase individual retention in the organization and ultimately the industry.
  • Give support to both experienced & emerging professionals.
  • Pass on valuable knowledge of the organization and how to best get involved.
  • Provide a sounding board for any questions pertaining to BOMA operations.
  • Promote individual growth and avenues to get the most out of your membership.
  • A friendly face at sponsored events throughout the year.

Program Format:

  • Duration: The sponsorship program is a year-long program. Success will only be realized if both parties remain involved and communicate.
  • Interaction: It is recommended that member and sponsor meet in person quarterly.
How the Program Works:
  • Upon membership acceptance into BOMA Greater Charlotte, Member will be assigned a Principal or Allied Sponsor depending on your membership category.
  • Sponsor will reach out to Member within two (2) weeks of membership acceptance.
  • Member and Sponsor will schedule a "Kick-off" meeting for an introduction.
  • Meetings will continue at discretion of both parties but recommended to meet quarterly.
Keys to Success:
  • Commitment from the Member and Sponsor to set aside the minimum amount of time required for meetings and give one another their full attention.
  • When Member has clear and concise objectives, i.e. "Community Service is a passion of mine who can I talk to in order to get more involved? "
  • Establishing what the Member wants to gain from their BOMA membership at the introductory meeting.
  • Sponsors who have a desire to help and grow others.
  • Ask Questions! Your BOMA Sponsor has been an involved member in BOMA and is there for your benefit.
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Peter Tanneberger | BOMA President-Elect
Senior Property Manager
Trinity Partners

 

 
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BOMA MEMBER SPOTLIGHT

STEVE BANNER
NAI SOUTHERN REAL ESTATE


 
Background
  • I grew up in Charlotte, so I feel like Charlotte native. I am a proud South Mecklenburg Sabre.  I graduated from Winthrop University where I majored in marketing. During high school and college, I worked at Carowinds, I worked there for 10 seasons. I have been in 3rd party property management for my entire career and in that time, I have worked for only 2 firms. I have been lucky enough to have been in property management for over 37 years and received my RPA designation in 1987. Getting my designation was one of the best achievements in my career.
Favorite Mentor
  • It would have to be the person that gave me my opportunity in property management, Charlie Madsen, he was a great mentor, but he was a better friend. Charlie always set the bar very high for me and he was a great teacher, he always knew the answer before he asked the question.
Best advice for emerging professionals:
  • My best advice is to live a healthy lifestyle, learn to live with incompleteness and always be sharpening the saw, and always try to be better today than you were yesterday.
Most valuable skill needed for career in property management:
  • In the real time world, we seem to live in it is important to be able to manage your time effectively since there are so many time wasters, but a manager must also possess effective intrapersonal skills which include effective written and verbal communication.
Favorite aspect of a career in property management:
  • I have really enjoy never having 2 days alike. But the best thing about property management is having the opportunity to meet so many different people and being able to work with so many extremely talented people over my career. 
Why did you join BOMA?
  • I initially joined BOMA for the networking and the education offerings but being a member of BOMA has enhanced my professional career in so many ways. When I first started my real estate career, BOMA was the one organization which I was told you must be a member of. I believe that is as true today as it was 37 years ago. The real difference between then and now is all the activities where BOMA members give back to the community, Ronald McDonald House, supporting our troops, etc.
Fun fact: I live on a hobby farm that includes 5 miniature donkeys.

Favorite thing about Charlotte:
  • I have enjoyed seeing the growth of the city. Charlotte is so much more dynamic than it has ever been. I am not sure that there have many places better than Charlotte for real estate management. The number of career opportunities that have been available is tremendous.

WELCOME NEW MEMBERS! 
Shanna Burgess
Lillibridge Healthcare
Brenna Jackson
Trinity Partners
Craig Spiesman
After Disaster
Jalisia Davis
YMCA Charlotte
Zeke Martins
Guy Roofing
Lisa Thomas
Flagship Healthcare
David Edwards
Cousins Properties
Mario Mendigana
Elite Touch
Carl Ward
Momentive 
Betsy Good
Spectrum Companies
Jim Patterson
Childress Klein
Dan Ward
Beacon Development
Ryan Hughes
Brady Services
Brian Smith
Lincoln Harris
Rachel Zeeb
Childress Klein

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PANDEMIC GUIDE
Thank you to BOMA Canada for this Pandemic Guide which was originally created after the SARS outbreak but has been recently update. 

Today, more than ever, building owners and managers need to be ready for pandemics. The number of people entering our properties is expanding, the population is aging and the world is globalizing. Together, these factors mean that pandemics can spread more quickly than in the past.

The latest version of BOMA Canda's Pandemic Guide has been released with the most up to date knowledge of preparedness and we encourage you to review it.

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