Kansas City Missouri

The Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) International 2023 Annual Conference and Expo is headed to Kansas City, Missouri from June 24-27.  

This event provides the perfect chance to discover the latest in evolving workplaces, workforce development, emerging technologies, and the significant initiatives being undertaken by BOMA International. 

“The 2023 BOMA Conference provides the perfect opportunity for commercial real estate professionals to come together and learn what the industry’s future holds. We’ve also got some great BOMA International achievements to celebrate, like the introduction of BOMA BEST to the US market and our reunification with BOMI (Building Owners & Managers Institute),” says BOMA International Chair Randal Froebelius, P.Eng. “Join us in Kansas City to see what these big changes at BOMA International mean for our members and the industry at large.” 

BOMA announced that the BOMI team has been hard at work revising three courses set to launch on July 1st. The three courses are Budgeting and Accounting, Law and Risk Management, and Real Estate Investment and Finance. For more insight and information, BOMI representatives will be onsite to guide attendees through their educational opportunities.  

Mary Lue Peck, BOMA International senior vice president, says, “BOMA International has had a year full of growth and learning. All of this will be on full display in Kansas City. While we’re excited to show off these achievements, we also can’t wait to once again bring the Commercial Real Estate Industry together to promote collaboration and explore new ways of creating value for property owners and managers.” 

Incredible keynote speakers are another can’t-miss aspect of BOMA 2023. On Sunday, attendees will hear from the Executive Chairman of Team Rubicon and Founder of Groundswell, Jake Wood. His keynote will cover strategies to deal with uncertainty and chaos using the U.S. military’s VUCA (Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity, and Ambiguity) framework. On Tuesday, attendees can hear from Melissa Swift, U.S. Transformation leader at Mercer, about the future of work. In Melissa’s presentation, the crowd will hear how recent shifts across workplaces are leading to a more human future of work and creating a better output for both companies and employees. 

“In what has been an extremely productive and exciting year since our last Annual Conference, BOMA is excited to continue the momentum by hosting an incredible conference in Kansas City,” says incoming BOMA International Chair Bob Six. “We’ve got an amazing slate of educational opportunities lined up, no matter the phase of an attendee's career, there are sessions worth attending. There is always something new and exciting around the corner at BOMA 2023 whether it is on the expo floor with some of our amazing exhibitors, or industry insights from BOMA International President Henry Chamberlain’s State of the Industry presentation; so come join us!” 

With the variety of hand-picked education sessions, seasoned industry veterans and emerging professionals can expect to learn something new at BOMA 2023. Here is a glimpse at a couple of the sessions you can expect at BOMA 2023: 

Rethinking the Office Experience Through a Flexible Lens 

• In the decade leading up to COVID-19, the global flexible space sector grew at an average annual rate of 22 percent, compared to a 1 percent average annual growth rate in traditional office space. Flex space is anticipated to comprise 30 percent of all office space by 2030, and 60 percent of corporate clients plan on incorporating flexible space into their work environment in the future. This session will focus on how traditional office space and flex are now complementary.  

Market Drivers and Pathways to Decarbonize Your Portfolio 

• With the increased drive to decarbonize and adhere to corporate commitments and state and local emissions targets, many organizations and governments have developed strategies, set goals, and made significant strides toward achievement. Building owners are taking steps to increase efficiency, electrify buildings, replace gas-powered equipment, and procure renewable energy to meet aggressive targets and advance to zero carbon. In this session, industry leaders will share perspectives and experiences with emissions tracking, electrification, and improving the overall performance of their spaces.