Last week, during BOMA New York’s Annual Conference & Leadership Breakfast at Club 101, the association announced its 2018 officers and board leadership for the term 2018-2020. Ronald S. Zeccardi, of The Moinian Group, will serve as BOMA New York’s 2018 president. He will be supported by Vice President-ElectHani J. Salama, of Capital Properties, Inc., Treasurer-Elect Matthew J. Duthie, of Jones Lang LaSalle Americas, Inc. and Secretary-ElectCynthia M. Boyea, of Paramount Group, Inc.
“I want to thank Jim Kleeman for the work he has done for the chapter this year,” said BOMA New York President-Elect Ronald Zeccardi.“Jim has consistently pushed BOMA New York to be its best. He’s kicked off new initiatives and inspired our members. I look forward to leading BOMA New York in the next year and continuing the success and progress Jim has achieved.”
The New Board of Directors
Outgoing BOMA New York PresidentJames Kleeman will join the board of directors as former president next year.BOMA New York’s board oversees the general direction, control and management of BOMA New York, working in the interest of the membership at-large. Also joining the board are:
- Mark S. Landstrom, Tishman Speyer Properties
- Kevin T. Lillis, ABS Partners Real Estate, LLC
- Rosemarie Subasic, Hines
- Michael F. Sullivan, Edward J. Minskoff Equities
- Deborah Tomasi, Boston Properties, Inc.
“It has been an honor to serve as BOMA New York’s president this past year,” said BOMA New York President James Kleeman.“I have been fortunate enough to lead the association through milestones such as its 50th anniversary celebration, the launch of its new logo and website, establishing the emerging leader membership and mentorship program, as well as many other accomplishments. I am thankful for the support of a talented board, and look forward to continuing to work alongside Ron.”
Business Improvement Districts (BIDs) Themed Conference
After the new officers and board leadership were announced, BOMA New York kicked off the conference portion of the Annual Conference & Leadership Breakfast.This year’s theme was Business Improvement Districts (BIDs). The heads of six BIDs from throughout the city delivered remarks and answered questions about their respective BIDs.
The speakers included: Robert Benfatto, President, Hudson Yards/Hell’s Kitchen Alliance; Dan Biederman, President and Co-Founder, Grand Central Partnership, 34th Street Partnership and Bryant Park Corporation; Barbara Blair, President, Garment District Alliance; Monica Blum, President, Lincoln Square BID; Alfred Cerullo, President/CEO, Grand Central Alliance; Jennifer Falk, Executive Director, Union Square Partnership; and Josh Nachowitz, Vice President for Economic Development & Planning, Alliance for Downtown New York.
A BID is a not-for-profit organized by New York City and managed by boards of building owners, neighborhood merchants and residents. BIDs deliver a wide variation of services to local neighborhoods such as street cleanings, event planning, advocacy of neighborhood issues and initiatives, and capital enhancements.
About Building Owners & Managers Association of Greater New York (BOMA NY)
BOMA New York is the Greater New York area association of BOMA International, which represents 91 local associations throughout the United States and sixteen affiliates in Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Finland, Greece, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Mexico, New Zealand, Panama, the Philippines, Russia, South Africa and the United Kingdom. BOMA/NY represents the largest industry in commercial real estate, responsible for the ownership and management of some of the world’s most prestigious properties. BOMA New York serves as the first line of defense for New York’s working public, accountable for the safety, physical well-being and security of the City’s 3 million office tenants. For more information, please visit the Association’s website at www.bomany.org.