Canadians now fill half the executive officer positions of the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) International with the election of Randal Froebelius as vice chair. The past chair of BOMA Canada and Toronto-based president and general manager of Equity ICI Real Estate Services Inc. is attending his first BOMA International conference in his new role via a virtual format. The three-day annual event is unfolding on connected devices worldwide from July 7 to 9.
Froebelius joins an executive slate that includes: newly elected chair and chief elected officer Shelby Christensen, who was most recently senior vice president of operations with Liberty Property Trust based in Philadelphia prior to the company’s acquisition by Prologis earlier this year; and chair-elect Mark Dukes, vice president, asset management, with Physicians Realty Trust, based in Atlanta. As secretary-treasurer, Keith Major, managing partner with BentallGreenOak’s Canadian office and industrial division, is the fourth BOMA International executive officer — a position he was first elected to in 2017.
Froebelius previously served on the BOMA International executive committee and has been actively involved as an officer and committee member with BOMA Canada and BOMA Toronto for more than 25 years. He is a BOMA Fellow and a recipient of both BOMA International’s and BOMA Canada’s prestigious Chair’s Award, recognizing exemplary commitment to and accomplishments within the BOMA organization and the commercial real estate industry.
“I have had the privilege of working with Randal for the past eight years and have come to rely on his sage advice and insight into an industry that continues to evolve,” says Benjamin Shinewald, president and chief executive officer of BOMA Canada. “Randal’s breadth of experience, collaborative leadership style and unequalled dedication will take our industry to amazing new heights.”