JA Job Shadow – Building Owners & Management Association (Denver Metro BOMA)

Virtual JA Job Shadow Overview

Below you will find the overview for the virtual JA Job Shadow at Building Owners & Management Association (Denver Metro BOMA). During the next few hours, you should complete steps 1 and 2. You should watch at least TWO videos from step 3, but JA encourages you to watch all Deep Dive videos. Lastly, check out some of the supporting documents that BOMA has provided.

Before starting any of the videos, you should open your virtual JA Job Shadow Student Guide. This is where you can take notes throughout these videos and take the most away from this experience. For this event, please complete the full student guide document. The only section that should be skipped over is called “Scenario Challenge.” Remember – if you hear any terms or words that you are not familiar with, write those down! You can then review the additional documents the company has sent over to see if they cover those words you don’t know. If they don’t, it is your turn to do your own research!

Now let’s get started!

Step 1 – Company Overview: The Denver Metro Building Owners & Managers Association (Denver Metro BOMA) is a nonprofit trade association representing owners and managers of commercial office and other commercial buildings. Denver Metro BOMA provides information, advocacy, educational programs and networking to all members and is governed by a fourteen-member Board of Directors. 2020 marked the 100th anniversary of Denver Metro BOMA, the oldest commercial real estate association in the Denver area. It is one of the largest membership associations in the region representing over 90,000,000 square feet, nearly 80 percent, of Denver’s commercial real estate.

BOMA is dedicated to providing local and regional industry information, state and local advocacy and educational programming. BOMA efforts in the public policy arena save building owners money through the early notification of and representation on issues that could negatively impact their building’s or company’s bottom lines.

Below you will find a few resources to help kick off this virtual event! Check out more details about what BOMA is all about by clicking their website. Once you have done a bit more research, head over to the overview and tour, led by our BOMA volunteers.

Step 2 – Employee Panel: Now that you know a bit more about the mission of BOMA and what they do, it is time to meet some of those involved with their organization! Check out this panel discussion to hear about some of the possible career opportunities that could be waiting for you. Take notes on some of the amazing things these panelists do at a high level. You will get a chance to learn more about commercial property professionals and their days in the next step.

  • Panel Discussion Video
    • Panelists: 
      • (Introduction) Stephen Shepard – Executive Vice President, BOMA Denver
      • (Moderator) Channing Gibson – RPA, FMA, LEED AP, Director of Property Management, Hospitality at Work
      • Sandrena Robinson – MBA, BOMA Fellow, LEED GA, General Manager LBA Realty
      • Tyler Root – Senior Facility Manager, U.S. Bank
      • Penfield Belton – Assistant Property Manager, Brookfield Properties
      • Jeremy Andrews – Chief Engineer, Cushman & Wakefield

Step 3 – Department Deep Dives: You’ve now heard a high level overview of some of the job opportunities available in this industry, but what do professionals in the field actually do on a day to day basis? Several volunteers have recorded a video to walk you through their days, give a feel for what their jobs entail, and provide additional context about their overall career journeys! Click on their names to watch each Deep Dive video.

  • Aaron Johnson – Assistant Property Manager, LBA Realty
  • Sarah Whetzell – Director of Commercial Property Management, BLDG Management & BMC Investments
  • Jared Maio – Building Engineer, Haynes Mechanical
  • Liz Medina – Assistant Property Manager, ACP Property Services

Step 4 – Additional Resources: Congratulations! You have just finished our BOMA Virtual JA Job Shadow! It wouldn’t be an actual event if you didn’t get some handouts! Below are some additional resources provided by BOMA. They give you a bit more information on what they do at their office and also provide some more context on some of the things mentioned throughout the videos. 

  • BOMA Annual Partners
    • CBRE
    • Cushman & Wakefield
    • Unico Properties
    • Hines
    • JLL
    • Brookfield Properties
    • Hospitality at Work
    • Lincoln Property Company
    • Transwestern
    • Prime West Real Estate Services
    • America’s Capital Partners
    • CIM Group
    • Corum Real Estate Group
    • Elevate Real Estate Services
    • EverWest Property Services
    • Granite Properties
    • Healthcare Realty
    • SteelWave
    • Stream Realty
    • Vector Property Services
    • Accesso Services
    • AORN
    • Arapahoe Library District
    • Baceline Investments
    • BKM Management Company
    • BLDG Management Co.
    • CapRidge Partners
    • Centennial Realty Advisors, LLC
    • Cole Taylor
    • Colorado Judicial Department
    • Crestone Partners
    • Daniels Fund
    • Dikeou Realty & Investments
    • Etkin Johnson Real Estate Partners
    • First Industrial Realty Trust
    • Fitzsimons Innovation
    • Global Pacific Properties, Inc.
    • Habitat Property Management
    • Health Connect Properties
    • Kittredge Properties, Ltd.
    • LBA Realty, LLC
    • M&J Wilkow
    • NAI Shames Makovsky
    • Newmark
    • Nexcore Group
    • Paramount Property Company
    • Park Center Properties c/o Westfield Properties
    • Patrinely Group
    • Physicians Realty Trust
    • PN Eklund Interests Inc.
    • ProEquity Asset Management
    • Q Factor
    • Realty Management Group, LLC
    • Revesco Properties
    • Shea Properties
    • The Anschutz Corporation
    • The John Buck Company
    • The RMR Group
    • The Taubman Company
    • Urban Renaissance Group
    • US Bank
    • Vanderbilt Office Properties
    • Western Development Group
    • Westfield Property Services
    • Xcel Energy
    • Zaser & Longston, LLC

Questions? If you have any questions about what you saw during the videos or questions for any of the volunteers that spoke, please provide those to your teacher. Your teacher can then provide those questions to their JA representative.

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