ALOHA & MAHALO BOMA HAWAII ‘OHANA!
I hope this message finds you well and that you have stayed healthy physically, emotionally and mentally throughout 2020. We truly miss each and every one of you. We miss seeing your beautiful smiles, hearing your familiar voices and connecting with you in person.
Our theme this year is “Building BOMA Hawaii Together.” This theme took on a whole new meaning this year as the COVID-19 pandemic required us to stretch, grow and build on our foundation of networking, advocacy and education in different ways. We are building faster than ever and in ways we never imagined would be necessary now.
We built on our existing BOMA Hawaii network and educational platforms by quickly pivoting the way we connect with our members. Virtual webinars, pre-recorded sound-bites, weekly e-blasts of COVID-19 resources, timely communication related to COVID-19 developments and special events coordinated with social distancing in mind. Although the pandemic has separated us physically, we are so grateful to have the technology available to connect with you virtually. We will continue to build a stronger BOMA Hawaii for you, our members.
Throughout the year, our Government Affairs Committee has continued to stay active and informed on all legislative developments. With a close eye on issues such as the Storm Water Utility, we are committed to being the voice for legislation that will affect our membership.
Your membership and BOMA `ohana reaches farther than Hawaii. The Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) International is a federation of 88 U.S. local associations as well as global affiliates. It is the leading trade association for commercial real estate professionals for over 100 years. With BOMA International’s leadership and the strong foundation created by our past and present Presidents, Officers, Directors, Committee Chairs and Member Volunteers, we will continue to build BOMA Hawaii together.
BOMA Hawaii will continue to adjust our programs and content delivery with your health and safety as our main priority. On behalf of BOMA Hawaii, MAHALO NUI LOA from the bottom of our hearts for your support and partnership. We are here to listen and are always looking to add value to you, our members.
Mahalo and a hui hou!
2020 BOMA Hawaii President