BOMI Education Canada is the newly launched delivery agent for training and designations for commercial property professionals, assuming the role the Building Owners and Managers Institute of Canada previously fulfilled. The new entity is likewise aligned with BOMI International and promises enrollees in various programs a seamless transition as they work toward attaining widely recognized industry designations, such as Real Property Administrator (RPA) or Facilities Management Administrator (FMA).
“Our goal is to provide building professionals best-in-class training and development opportunities while also advocating on behalf of the Canadian constituency with BOMI International,” says Laurie Ell, general manager, real estate management services, with Colliers International and chair of BOMI Education Canada’s board of directors.
Other members of the new board include: Susan Allen, president, Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) of Toronto; Kim Saunders, property manager, East Port Properties Limited; Anne Marie Guèvremont, 2017-18 chair, BOMA Canada; Howard Arndt, president and chief executive officer, Fieldstone Management; Nicholas Stolatis, vice president, EPN Real Estate Services; and Jeffrey Horn, president and chief executive officer, BOMI International.
“Our roots in Canada go deep,” Horn notes, as the non-profit educational organization marks its 50th anniversary as a provider of industry-related learning and skills development support in 2020. Over five decades, BOMI International has responded to new and continuing job performance demands that property, facilities and operational personnel face in an evolving industry — and today offers a path to achieve five professional designations, along with associated certificates and continuing education opportunities.
“BOMI Education Canada is pleased to be open for business to serve the professional development needs of building managers, facility managers and building operators throughout Canada,” Ell affirms.