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Building operator awarded 2022 BOMI scholarship

Wednesday, October 5, 2022

Paolo Cordovado, a senior building operator with Avison Young, is the 2022 recipient of the Vyetta Sunderland scholarship from BOMI Education Canada. The annual award for a Canadian student pursuing career advancement in property or facilities management was bestowed during the national awards gala at the recent BOMEX annual conference and exposition of the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) of Canada.

In his current role, Cordovado is responsible for building operations and oversight of cleaning staff for three buildings totalling more than 420,000 square feet of office space. He has worked in the commercial building sector since 2010 and holds Building Environmental Systems Operators Class I and II credentials through Sheridan College and a Systems Maintenance Technician (SMT) designation from BOMI. He is also actively involved in professional development and team building within his company, participating Avison Young’s global engineering task force, emerging leaders program and social committee.

“I always aim to achieve the highest satisfaction with my tenants, clients and co-workers,” Cordovado says. “I’m very excited to get started on my Systems Maintenance Administrator (SMA) designation thanks to BOMI Education Canada.”

“Paolo’s commitment to enhancing his learning makes him the ideal recipient of the Vyetta Sunderland Scholarship,” affirms Laurie Ell, chair of BOMI Education Canada and general manager of real estate management services with Colliers Canada.

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