Keith Major, executive vice president, real estate services, with Bentall Kennedy (Canada) has been elected secretary/treasurer of the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) International. He joins the new slate of officers for 2017-18, which begins its term with this week’s BOMA International Conference & Expo in Nashville, Tennessee.
First elected to BOMA International’s executive committee in 2012, Major serves as vice chair of its international council. He was honoured with the BOMA Canada Chairman’s Award in 2014 and the BOMA International Chair’s Award in 2016.
“Keith’s wise counsel as a member of the executive committee has enhanced BOMA’s programs and initiatives around the world, and his vision and diplomacy have further strengthened the relationship between BOMA International and BOMA Canada,” Kent Gibson, BOMA International’s 2015-16 chair and chief elected officer, said as he conferred the award at last year’s annual conference and expo in Washington, D.C..
Major is part of Bentall Kennedy’s senior leadership team, overseeing property management, operations, leasing and development for the company’s Canadian office and industrial portfolio. He is a long-time member of BOMA Toronto, and has been a particularly valuable resource for the commercial real estate sector on energy, sustainability and tax issues. He has also played a key role in BOMA’s outreach to young professionals.
Robert Brierley, managing director and executive vice president of Colliers Boston; Brian Cappelli, vice president, asset management, Global X Properties, Cleveland; and Scott Jones, vice president, Jacobs, San Francisco, join Major as BOMA International top officers for 2017-18, with Brierley serving as chair.
Canadian properties also earned BOMA International accolades at the Nashville conference, drawing TOBY awards for excellence in commercial building management and operations in four categories. Winners include: the Toronto-Dominion Centre for office buildings/complexes greater than 1 million square feet; CF Toronto Eaton Centre as the retail property of the year; the Kennedy Matheson Industrial Complex in Mississauga in the industrial office category; and the East Calgary Health Centre as the medical property of the year. All were 2016 BOMA Canada award winners in the same categories.