BOMA BC announces the appointment of Damian Stathonikos as president of the association. He joins BOMA BC from the British Columbia Real Estate Association (BCREA) where he was vice president, member services and part of the senior management team providing leadership and strategic direction for the association.
He joined BCREA in 2007 as director of communication and public affairs and served as interim CEO from September 2017 to January 2018. Prior to BCREA, Stathonikos worked in the technology sector as well as a government lobbyist and public relations professional.
“The commercial real estate sector contributes more than $3 billion annually to B.C.’s economy and employs almost 40,000 people,” said Stathonikos. “Our industry provides critical operational infrastructure for over 1.1 million B.C. business and generates over $21 billion in property taxes and development charge revenue. It is an honour to serve an organization with such a long history of representing the commercial real estate industry in B.C.”
Stathonikos replaces Paul LaBranche, who retired after 25 years of service to BOMA BC.
Founded in 1911, BOMA BC is the largest commercial real estate industry association in British Columbia. BOMA BC advocates on behalf of their members, offers environmental programs, continuing education for property manager and building operators, engages young professionals, and organizes numerous networking events each year.