Houston BOMA Committees
Read about each of our ten committees below. If you would like to be added to any of these committees, fill out the Committee Involvement Application. You're encouraged to select any and all committees that peak your interest! If there are no openings on the committees you've selected, you will be added to our waiting list.
Meeters and Greeters
Committee Chair: Kathy Giddings, Whelan Security
*This committee has no limit on the number of members.
The Meeters and Greeters Committee is charged with assisting with registration and directional at Houston BOMA Events. Participation on this committee gives you a great opportunity to really get to know your fellow members. There are no formal meeting for this committee. You will receive emailed information from the committee chair when registration/directional assistance is needed, and you can volunteer to help out when it works with your schedule.
BOMA BAC PAC/Sporting Clays
Committee Chair: David Piro, Hines
Meetings: 4th Thursdays, 3:00 pm 811 Louisiana Conference Center - Level 24
The BAC PAC Committee is charged with organizing and running the annual sporting clays tournament in order to raise funds for Houston BOMA's political action committee, as well as developing ideas for fund raising to tie in to all existing Houston BOMA events, researching and recommending local candidates seeking endorsements and campaign contributions from the BAC PAC.
Committee Chair: Kim Peck, Woodbranch Management
Meetings: 2nd Thursdays, 3:00 pm, BOMA office
The Building Expo Committee is charged with organizing and running Houston BOMA's largest event of the year, the Building Expo.
New for 2019! Community Outreach
Committee Chair and Meetings TBD
New in 2019, the Community Outreach Committee was created to help research and recommend organizations for BOMA to partner with that advance BOMA’s mission and vision. Committee members will identify opportunities to partner with existing events to expand BOMA’s outreach into the Houston community utilizing charities/organizations identified above. This committee is currently seeking members! Apply now here.
Committee Chair: Seth Eslami, 1225 North Loop Investments
Staff Liason: Shannon Roberts, Houston BOMA
Meetings held quarterly at BOMA Office
The Editorial Committee will help BOMA identify topics of interest to our members and create content for our publications. Members will share ideas and develop content to include in future publications by conducting interviews with industry leaders, sourcing articles from experts, reporting on the latest trends in CRE, and more.
Engineer All Stars: Maintenance Olympics
Committee Chair: Jose Hernandez, Transwestern
Meetings: 3rd Tuesdays, 2:00 pm, BOMA office
The Engineer All Stars: Maintenance Olympics Committee is charged with organizing and running the Engineer All Stars: Maintenance Olympics event.
Committee Chair: Stephanie Sides, Transwestern
Meetings: 4th Wednesdays, 3:30 pm, BOMA Office
The Golf Classic Committee is charged with organizing and running the annual golf tournament in order to raise funds for Houston Fire Fighters, Houston Police Department, and the Houston BOMA Foundation.
Legislative Advisory Committee
Committee Chair: Bill Carey, Senterra
Meetings: 2nd Tuesdays, 7:30 am, 811 Louisiana
The Legislative Advisory Committee is charged with advocating on behalf of commercial real estate on local city, county and state issues. We work hard to protect the industry from onerous regulations that could raise the operating expenses of commercial real estate in the Greater Houston area. In coordination with the Houston BOMA staff, the committee works hard to:
- Monitor and review codes, ordinances and legislation which directly impacts the commercial real estate industry
- Communicate with elected officials and policy makers regarding our industry issues.
- Formulate and advocate for needed changes, and
- Educate members of the organization about current issues, new laws, regulatory and administrative matters.
Professional Development & Education
Committee Chair: Sandra Hernandez, Lincoln Property Company
Meetings: 3rd Thursdays, 3:00 pm, BOMA Office
The Professional Development & Education Committee is charged with creating and implementing a robust educational calendar including educational seminars and BOMI's RPA Designation Courses.
New for 2019! Programs
Committee Chair and Meetings TBD
New for 2019, the Programs Committee was created to help BOMA identify topics and secure speakers for membership meetings. Committee members will also help with identifying and securing buildings for building tours and other interactive events. This committee is currently seeking members! Apply now here.
Committee Chair: Bunmi Fashola, Transwestern
Meetings: 1st Thursdays, 3:00 pm, BOMA Office
The Special Events Committee is charged with organizing and implementing the Annual Awards Extravaganza and one members-only event annually. They also assist with the Engineer All Stars: Maintenance Olympics event.
TOBY Awards (Inactive)
Committee Chair: Rebecca Burns, Transwestern
Meetings: 2nd Wednesdays, 3:00 pm, BOMA Office
The TOBY Committee is charged with recruiting buildings to enter the TOBY awards program and with promoting the program. The TOBY program is on hiatus and this committee is currently inactive. Houston’s next TOBY Program will be held in 2021, with applications opening in 2020.