The Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) International announced that Dr. Alan Greenspan, former chairman of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, will be the keynote speaker during the Monday morning general session of the North American Commercial Real Estate Congress® and The Office Building Show in New York City, July 21-24, 2007.

Alan Greenspan served as the Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System for 18 years being designated Chairman by Presidents Reagan, Bush, Clinton and Bush. Dr. Greenspan also served as Chairman of the Federal Open Market Committee, the System’s principal monetary policymaking body.

During the Monday morning session on July 23, Dr. Greenspan will join BOMA International Chairman Kurt R. Padavano on stage for an engaging conversation about the economic outlook for the U.S. economy in general and the commercial real estate industry specifically.

“We are delighted to have Dr. Alan Greenspan joining us as BOMA International celebrates 100 years of service to the commercial real estate industry,” said BOMA International Chairman and Chief Elected Officer Kurt R. Padavano, RPA, CPM, FMA, SMA, and Chief Operating Officer of Advance Realty Group of Bedminster, NJ. “During his tenure as Chairman of the Federal Reserve System, Dr. Greenspan helped guide our nation to one of its most prosperous economic eras in history. And, I am personally honored to have the privilege to lead a conversation with Dr. Greenspan as he shares his insights, which are of special interest to commercial real estate professionals whose livelihoods are intricately tied to the nation’s economic health.”

The BOMA Congress and The Office Building Show, commercial real estate industry’s premier annual conference and exhibition, will take place July 21-24, 2007, at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City. This year’s convention is the site of BOMA International’s Centennial Celebration – honoring 100 years of commercial real estate. The BOMA Congress offers world class seminars, education and speakers. The Office Buildings Show, held in conjunction with Buildings magazine, features the best of the industry including the popular BOMA Green Pavilion and ENERGY STAR® Showcase highlighting the leading providers of environmentally friendly and energy-efficient products and services.