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BOMA Greater Phoenix names young professionals’ leadership

Posted By Administration, Friday, May 4, 2018
Updated: Wednesday, May 2, 2018

 PHOENIX, ARIZ. (February 6, 2018) — BOMA Greater Phoenix, the industry group that advances the commercial real estate industry through advocacy, influence, and knowledge, named Daniel Mazzon and Jessica Allen as chair and vice chair of its Young Professionals Group for 2018.


     Mazzon, Sales Marketing Manager for Allied Universal Janitorial Services, has been a BOMA member since 2016 and will serve as YPG chair this year. Allen, a member of BOMA since 2014, is a property manager with Lincoln Property Company. She manages Luhrs City Center in Downtown Phoenix.


     “Our goal in 2018 is to create original concepts that benefit both sides of the business,” Mazzon said. “We will achieve this through quarterly events that appeal to professionals of all levels in the commercial real estate community.”


    The first BOMA and YPG community impact event of 2018 is this Saturday (Feb. 10) in conjunction with the nonprofit group Rekindle. “Second Chance Saturday” begins at 1:45 p.m. at 76 S. 12thAve. in Downtown Phoenix.


    “We’re encouraging attendees to bring cases of water, clothes, beverages, backpacks, and supplies to hand out to the homeless,” Allen said. “2018 will be a big year for community impact, building relationships, and business growth.”


    YPG’s 2018 events include BOMA Battle of the Buildings; BOMA Bidding Wars; BOMA Battle of the Bands; Young Professionals Summer Splash; and Young Professionals are coming to town Toy Drive during the holiday season.


    Rekindle invites the public to the homeless shelter the second Saturday of each month to volunteer. It’s an opportunity for other local groups and individuals to team up BOMA to host their own table at the homeless shelter.


    “We bring our own tables and set up our own services,” Allen said. “One table will have backpacks/bags, the next one will have socks, the next one washcloths. We get donations of food as well as ice cold beverages, popsicles, a massage booth, and haircut station. The idea is to get people clothed, looking good and feeling good and bring kindness to the world.”

Trick the Trash, a street clean-up in Downtown Phoenix, was one of the volunteer events in 2017 by the BOMA Greater Phoenix Young Professionals Group.  

Jessica Allen

Daniel Mazzon

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Property management industry leader Karen Piper receives BOMA Greater Phoenix Lifetime Achievement Award

Posted By administrator , Thursday, May 3, 2018
Updated: Wednesday, May 2, 2018

 PHOENIX, ARIZ. (Dec. 18, 2017) — Karen Piper, an industry leader in property management for more than 30 years, was honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award by BOMA Greater Phoenix at its Holiday and Awards Celebration held at the Arizona Biltmore.

     Piper’s career includes positions at LBA Realty as a Senior Property Manager and Cushman & Wakefield as Executive Director, Client Solutions – Facilities and Property Management.

     “BOMA has been so good to me,” Piper said. “It’s been a foundation for me for 32 years and has been a vital part of my career. I have a great appreciation for what an organization like this can be and do for those in the industry.”

      While at LBA, Piper oversaw a Phoenix portfolio of 4.7 million square feet of industrial and Class A office space. She spent 16 years at Cushman & Wakefield, including seven years in Asia Pacific establishing the C&W Property and Facilities Management Service line in nine countries, including China.

     “Karen Piper is truly a jewel in our industry, and I am grateful for my association with her. She has been a mentor and a source of wisdom as we served together,” said Darwyn Harp, General Property Manager with Hines, who took the gavel as BOMA Greater Phoenix President for 2018.

     “I truly appreciate her willingness to share the benefit of her experience with anyone who would seek her counsel. I am better for having the privilege of knowing her, and the honor from BOMA is certainly well deserved,” Harp said.

     Member and sustainability awards presented at the event:

  • Property Manager of the Year: Robert Vincent III, Cordia Capital Management;
  • Building Engineer of the Year: Robert Bonilla, Hines;
  • Allied Partner of the Year: Bella Barker, Ace Building Maintenance;
  • Committee Member of the Year: Barker;
  • Committee Chair of the Year: Melissa Scott, Sunbelt Holdings;
  • Service to the Profession: Jayme Bartholomew, Development Services of America;
  • Civic Excellence Award: Bartholomew;
  • Helping Hand Award: Tyrel Williams, Breinholt Insurance Group;
  • Ougha-Chucka Award: Daniel Mazzon, Allied Universal Services;
  • Young Professional of the Year: Mazzon;
  • Kilowatt Krackdown: 3200 Central, CBRE; Portales Corporate Center II, Forum Capital; USAA, USAA Real Estate Services; Leave-Behind Plaque, 3200 Central;
  • Stop Drops: 2355 Camelback Center, Cushman & Wakefield; Biltmore Center II, ViaWest Group; Paradise Valley Office Park, Lincoln Property Company;
  • Golden Dumpster: Biltmore Center, ViaWest Group; Terra Verde, Wentworth Property Company.

Karen Piper (right) receives the BOMA Greater Phoenix Lifetime Achievement Award from outgoing BOMA President Maricela Nunez of LBA Realty at the group’s holiday and awards celebration at the Arizona Biltmore. (Photo courtesy of Roger Ottaway)

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BOMA Greater Phoenix elects new officers, board for 2018

Posted By Administration, Wednesday, May 2, 2018


     Phoenix, Ariz. (Nov. 16, 2017) — BOMA Greater Phoenix, the industry group that advances the commercial real estate industry through advocacy, influence, and knowledge, elected its 2018 officers and board members via electronic vote of its membership.

     Darwyn Harp, General Property Manager with Hines, was elected President. He is joined by Vice President Robert Vincent, Cordia Capital Management; Treasurer Jayme Bartholomew, Development Services of America; and Allied Chair Tim Barber, Maintenance Mart.

     “I am honored and humbled to have been elected as BOMA Greater Phoenix’s next President,” Harp said. “BOMA has vibrant energy, and I want to capitalize on it. My goal is to reach out to prospective members and share our story of the great work BOMA has accomplished and will continue to do.

     “With a focus on public policy advocacy, networking, and education, I renew my desire to make BOMA’s name synonymous with excellence in commercial real estate and be the go-to entity for building owners and managers,” Harp said.

     Board members for 2018: Colleen Leblanc, ATI Restoration; Gina Rouban, Edge Building Services; Michael Chadwick, ViaWest Group; Julie Martens, CBRE; Melissa Scott, Sunbelt Holdings; Maricela Nunez, LBA Realty; Nate Williams, ProServ; Toni Covington, ABM; Chris Vetter, Transcend Security; and Bruce Coomer, Dircks Moving & Logistics.

      BOMA Greater Phoenix wrapped up the year on Nov. 3 by hosting The Outstanding Building of the Year (TOBY) Awards. Each year the TOBYs recognize outstanding performance in buildings and reward excellence in building management.


Darwyn Harp

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