BOMA 2019 Expo: Discussing the Talent Gap in Commercial Real Estate

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BOMA 2019 Expo: Discussing the Talent Gap in Commercial Real Estate

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The commercial real estate industry is experiencing a shortage of talent in the workforce as senior employees retire. At the BOMA 2019 International Conference & Expo in Salt Lake City, three organizations: BOMA Georgia, Able Services and the Apartment and Office Building Association of Metropolitan Washington (AOBA), will be presenting as a panel to address the issue of developing the next generation of building engineers.

Recruiting the Next Generation of Building Engineers Part 2: A Continued Discussion from BOMA 2018 seeks to expand upon the topic at BOMA’s 2019 conference. Mark Kelly, President of Able Services, will be moderating the panel with panelist members Ty Chilcote, Gabriel Eckert, and Marc Fischer. The panel will explain why and how real estate professionals will prepare to accommodate for the next generation of building engineers. Hiring under-qualified workers in skilled positions may initially save money but will put stress on a building’s overall performance and can be costly in the long-run. Injuries, malfunctioning equipment, and retaining leases will be hard to manage if a building is not operating optimally. The transfer of knowledge to the next generation, the development of a local standards, and training will all be discussed at this hour-long panel presentation.

The panel is scheduled for Monday, June 24, 2019: 2:45 PM – 3:45 PM in the Salt Palace, Room 251C during the BOMA 2019 International Conference & Expo in Salt Lake City, UT.

About BOMA Georgia

The Building Owners and Managers Association of Georgia represents one of the largest industries in the state of Georgia—commercial real estate. BOMA Georgia membership includes building owners, property managers, facility managers, and building engineers. BOMA Georgia’s mission statement: leading the commercial real estate community to enhance the professionalism and value of our members through education, advocacy, community involvement, membership participation and the open exchange of ideas.

About AOBA Educational Foundation

The AEF, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, was created by members of the Apartment and Office Building Association of Metropolitan Washington (AOBA) to address the talent crisis in the commercial real estate industry by focusing on the critical need to promote careers in building operations, engineering, and maintenance.  We connect job seekers, training centers, workforce development programs, and employers – all to help companies recruit, develop, train, and retain the next generation of skilled tradespeople in the Metro DC region.  Our work provides long-term, tangible economic benefits and a workforce development pathway to stable, lucrative careers.

About Able Services

Founded in 1926, Able Services provides solutions for facility operations. Working together to deliver valuAble work-life experiences, Able cleans, operates and maintains more than 1 billion square feet of the built environment for the world’s biggest owners of real estate and facilities operators. Employing 17,000 people in 43 states, Able is revolutionizing solutions where people work and live. Able is ‘Service at Work.’ Learn more at ableseve.com or call (800) 461 9033.

Working together to provide valuAble work-life experiences, Able Services is USA’s largest family-owned and privately held provider of facility solutions for more than one billion sq. ft. of real estate.

Since 1926 we’ve delivered ‘Service at Work.’

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