The Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) International elected its 2006/2007 officers at The North American Commercial Real Estate Congress® and The Office Building Show, held June 24-27 in Dallas, Texas.

The Board of Governors of BOMA International has elected Kurt R. Padavano, RPA, CPM, FMA, SMA, and chief operating officer of Advance Realty Management, Bedminster, New Jersey as Chairman and Chief Elected Officer for 2006-2007. Other officers elected were: Chairman-Elect Brenna Walraven, RPA, CPM, executive director, national property management, USAA Realty Company, BOMA/Orange County; Vice Chairman Richard D. Purtell, RPA, vice president, Andalex Group, BOMA/Greater Cincinnati; and Secretary/Treasurer, David Stucky, building manager and special projects coordinator, City of San Diego, BOMA/San Diego.

As Chief Operating Officer over the past 15 years, Kurt Padavano has provided vision and leadership to help successfully position Advance Realty as a leading owner and developer of Class A office properties in the Northeast U.S. With over 5 million square feet of commercial Class A office properties, with several more million square feet in the pipeline, Advance Realty provides World Class Business Environments for corporate America. Padavano directs the business operations for a total employee base of more than 115 associates.

Padavano has served as chairman of the Regional Owners Council, and as a member of BOMA International’s Executive Committee, and its State Association Committee, as well as served on the Board of Governors. He served as BOMA International Chairman-Elect in 2005/2006. At BOMA/New Jersey he served as president and chaired the Government Affairs, Education, Investment, and Utility Deregulation/Aggregation Committees.

From USAA Realty’s offices in Irvine, California, Brenna Walraven directs national property management efforts that have resulted in 98 percent tenant satisfaction for the last three years, a company record. She has been instrumental in the development and implementation of a national energy strategy that has resulted in USAA winning its fourth straight Energy Star Partner of the Year Award for Leadership in Energy Management and most recently for Sustained Excellence in March 2006. She also supports USAA’s tremendous growth as one of the nation’s top developers by ensuring the world class customer service, sound energy management and operational excellence benefits are delivered to each and every tenant.

Walraven is chair of the BOMA Energy Efficiency Program (BEEP) Task Force, and vice chair of the BOMA International Foundation. She also serves as chair of the BOMA/Orange County Advisory Board and sits on the Board of Directors for BOMA California. She was BOMA/Orange County’s President in 2003 and 2004, and served on the association’s Board of Directors for eight years. A BOMA member since 1986, she has served on a number of BOMA International committees.

As Vice President with the Andalex Group, Dick Purtell is responsible for the company’s Cincinnati portfolio. Purtell joined the Andalex Group in March, 2004 to start-up their Cincinnati Operation. Prior to this, he spent five years with Lowe Enterprises in Cincinnati, 19 years with the Galbreath Company in Columbus and Cincinnati and two years with Jones Lang LaSalle in Cincinnati. Purtell has leased and managed a varied of properties, including the Museum Center at Union Terminal (500,000 sq. ft.), the Aronoff Center for the Performing Arts (300,000 sq. ft.) and the James A. Rhodes State Office Tower (1.1 million sq. ft.).

Purtell is a former Secretary/Treasurer of BOMA International and has served as chair of the Industry Defense Fund. He also served on the State Association Task Force and on several committees, including the Finance Committee. He is currently a member of the State Government Affairs Committee. He is chair of the Legislative Committee of BOMA/Greater Cincinnati and is president of the BOMA/Ohio.

In addition to overseeing the operation of San Diego’s portfolio of commercial office buildings, David Stucky has, among other special projects, led the effort to implement energy efficiency projects in city-owned facilities, developed departmental organizational development plans and coordinated the creation of a standard access control protocol for over 300 city facilities. He also sits on the San Diego Homeland Preparedness Coordination Council and the city’s Energy Conservation Board.

Stucky has served as the chair of the Awards and Industry Defense Fund Oversight Committees of BOMA International and as a member of the Finance Committee, Recapitalization Task Force, Government Affairs Committee, Nominating Committee and Board of Governors. He was president and a member of the board of directors of BOMA/San Diego where he also chaired the Government Affairs, Awards and Nominating committees. At BOMA/California, he served on the board of directors and chaired the Strategic Long Range Planning Task Force.