(WASHINGTON, D.C. – June 18, 2018) –- (RealEstateRama) — Tenant companies looking to attract and retain the best talent increasingly are placing more demands on commercial building owners and managers to offer premium amenities and services to help them with this goal. On Tuesday, June 26, at 8:30am, a panel of experts will share how they are meeting evolving tenant expectations and which amenities future tenants may come to expect as part of the 2018 BOMA International Conference & Expo.


During the Tuesday General Session, panelists of “The New Tenant Amenity Demands: Creating a Better Workplace Experience” will discuss how cutting-edge properties have increased their value proposition with hotel-like services, physical amenities and user-friendly technology to meet the new demands of tenants and their employees. The panel will be moderated by Jim Tainter, managing director of the Landlord Services Division at NAI Partners in Houston. Panelists will include:

Brian Harnetiaux, Senior Vice President of Asset Management, McCarthy Cook (Costa Mesa, Ca.)
Amanda Heismann Gray, CPM, General Manager, Lillibridge Healthcare Services, Inc. (Knoxville, Tenn.)
Sam Schaefer, Managing Director and Global Head of Property Management, Leasing & Corporate Outreach, Tishman Speyer (Boston)
Jeanne Wood, Senior Associate Vice President, CallisonRTKL (Washington, D.C.)
“The evolving landscape of tenant needs offers novel opportunities for the commercial real estate industry to demonstrate value in new ways,” said BOMA International Chair Rob Brierley, BOMA Fellow, managing director of Real Estate Management Services and executive vice president of Colliers Boston. “Property professionals from around the world who attend BOMA International’s annual conference can take the expert insights from this panel back to their own buildings and portfolios.”

Just prior to the panel discussion, BOMA International President and Chief Operating Officer Henry Chamberlain, APR, CAE, FASAE, will present the 2018 State of the Industry address. He will explore marketplace trends and technology disrupters in his forward-looking annual presentation.

The 2018 BOMA International Conference & Expo is commercial real estate’s most important event of the year. The program features more than 40 expert-led sessions across seven education tracks on topics ranging from how blockchain technology is impacting the commercial real estate industry to the most effective strategies for recruiting top talent. More than 400 exhibits by leading manufacturers and suppliers at the BOMA International Expo will help attendees find solutions to every operational challenge and strategies to enhance asset performance. The event will culminate in The Outstanding Building of the Year® (TOBY®) Awards, the commercial real estate industry’s highest recognition honoring excellence in commercial building management and operations.

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About BOMA International
The Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) International is a federation of 88 BOMA U.S. associations and 18 international affiliates. Founded in 1907, BOMA represents the owners and managers of all commercial property types including 10.5 billion square feet of U.S. office space that supports 1.7 million jobs and contributes $234.9 billion to the U.S. GDP. Its mission is to advance a vibrant commercial real estate industry through advocacy, influence and knowledge. Learn more at

Jessica Bates
Manager of Communications & Marketing
BOMA International
(202) 326-6348

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