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BOMA Hawai’i President’s Message

Aloha BOMA Hawai’i ‘Ohana,

We are two years into a difficult pandemic, and I am filled with renewed hope for 2022 and beyond. Let me tell you why.

Navigating challenges and unchartered territory have given those of us in commercial real estate some perspective and made us a little more resilient. We got creative. Building members worked with tenants on rent relief and creative lease renewal structures to help all lease parties. Vendors worked with property managers on innovative and budget-conscious adjustments. Some of our Allied members created new revenue streams. Through it all, we came together for our employees, our clients, our peers and most importantly, our communities. Many of us recognized the frontline workers of our industry, facilitated donation drives or focused on keeping properties open to service our hardest hit communities.

As an association, BOMA Hawai’i endured. We adjusted to a mostly-virtual environment, and our leadership sought to support our members with educational programs, community service, and strong advocacy.

In 2022, BOMA Hawai’i wants to build on the resilience, innovation and connectivity we’ve all developed during the pandemic. Our 2022 theme sums it up best: Evolve & Elevate. We’ve set our goals around engagement, education and access in order to do this. We want to:

  • Engagement – Strengthen and diversify our network by welcoming underrepresented categories to our membership. Give our sponsors more visibility and opportunities to connect with our members, as well as give our members more visibility and opportunities to connect with one another.
  • Education – Educate ourselves and our successors by further developing Emerging Professional programs and welcoming more in the category to create succession and future industry health. And also keep our seasoned professionals sharp and knowledgeable when it comes to industry updates and innovations.
  •  Accessibility – Further leverage our BOMA International benefits and ensure our members are informed of them. Continue to advocate for the commercial real estate industry and our members, plus strategize with our industry peer organizations on legislation impacting our members.

I am extremely proud of the diversity of backgrounds and experience on our 2022 BOMA Hawai’i Board that will help tackle these goals. I also welcome any ideas, comments, opportunities or questions from our BOMA ‘ohana, as we are here to serve you. If you want to get involved in a committee, please reach out.  

Mahalo nui loa for your continued support and participation. Mahalo also for this incredible opportunity to serve as your 2022 BOMA Hawai’i President.

Gail M. Abrena-Agas

Our Mission

BOMA Hawaii Mission Statement 
Advancing the Commercial Property Management Industry through Education, Networking and Advocacy. 

BOMA International Mission Statement 
The mission of the Building Owners and Managers Association International is to enhance the human, intellectual and physical assets of the commercial real estate industry through advocacy, education, research, standards and information.

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Phone: 808-447-1840
Email: bae@bomahawaii.com 

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