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Fred Whitty Awarded BOMA International Life Membership

Wednesday, June 27, 2018  
Posted by: Shannon Roberts
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Congratulations to Houston BOMA Life Member Fred Whitty, RPA, SMA, who was awarded BOMA International Life Membership during the June Annual BOMA International Conference. 

A native Houstonian, Fred Whitty began his career in property management in 1961, when he was 18 years old. From there, he went on to accomplish great things for BOMA and the commercial real estate industry.

Well before Fred became a member of BOMA, he was involved with the education aspect of BOMA. Fred assumed all responsibility for the Texas BOMA School of Management which was taught at the University of Houston and eventually served as the basis for the BOMI RPA program.

Following the lead of Eugene Barbles and Lloyd Sudduth who began the Stationary Engineer Apprenticeship (SEAS) program, Fred got heavily involved in SEAS program, and at the same time, he was serving as the first-ever Chairman of BOMI – SMA Committee, a role he continued in through early 1990’s.

The SMA program was in its infancy, and due to Fred’s efforts, Houston had the first engineer education in the country which was accredited by the US Department of Labor. With an initial budget of $750, Fred began to develop and curate the SMA/SMT program which became the primary curriculum in the SEAS program. Within three years he had netted more than $75,000, and the SEAS school was the largest in North America.

Fred states the development of the SMA/SMT program in Houston was one of his most significant accomplishments.

In 1994 Fred served as Chairman for the Nominating Committee for BOMA International. He served as Houston BOMA President in 1983 followed by serving as President of Texas BOMA.

Join Houston BOMA in congratulating Fred and offering our thanks for all he has done to advance the commercial real estate industry.


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