Aloha BOMA members and friends.
Together, we had a wonderful year developing our organization and creating new connections to expand our BOMA Hawaii family!
BOMA Hawaii is much more than a trade organization. It is truly special because of its members. It’s comprised of wonderful and talented individuals drawn from the most diverse backgrounds. The force that drives any association is its membership. They are the ones putting in the time, energy and hard work for the association to exist. It is through the work of its members that BOMA Hawaii’s mission is carried out. With this is mind, our theme for 2019 is “The Year of You – Members First”.
The development of this theme was created for the following purpose:
We want your membership to make a difference.
We want to hear from you.
We want to expand our membership.
In 2019, we want to ensure that every member is able to create lasting connections. It is important that our membership platform encourages and supports initiatives, innovation, collaboration, and decision-making that enables all members to influence the industry through their ideas. BOMA is the aggregate voice of our members and the accuracy of that voice can only be assured through open communication. Our industry is diverse and faces many challenges. It is through the wisdom and experience of our membership that we are able to surface the issues that we need to solve. Effective feedback, both positive and negative, is very important and a tool to continued learning.
To keep our organization going strong we need a steady flow of new members, but we also must focus on retention and enhancement of membership experiences. As we grow, there is more exposure for our Allied Members and Building Members to expand their network of connections. As our very first President, Keith Lysen, wrote in BOMA Hawaii’s newsletter, 47 years ago, he said “Let’s all resolve that we’re going to make BOMA Hawaii Chapter THE VOICE of the building owners and managers here in Hawaii.”
As your 2019 President, it is my commitment to always remember these words – that is our duty and privilege to keep our membership at the forefront of all we do, and serve as the voice of the commercial real estate industry. On behalf of the 2019 Board of Directors, we would like to sincerely thank every member and sponsor for their continued support and dedication to BOMA Hawaii. In addition, we would like to thank Melissa Pavlicek and her team at HPPA for their efforts to expand BOMA Hawaii’s horizons. HPPA has been instrumental to our development. We look forward to a bright future and continued partnership with HPPA.
Happy Holidays and cheers to a dynamic 2019!