BOMA/Chicago elects new officers, board members for 2023

Phil Stafford

The Building Owners and Managers Association of Chicago (BOMA/Chicago) announced today that Phil Stafford, chief operating officer of Colliers Chicago, was elected president of the association effective immediately. Stafford was elected during the association’s 2022 Annual Meeting held on Thursday, November 17 at the Hyatt Regency Chicago. Stafford succeeds Derrick Johnson, senior vice president of Zeller, who completes two years as president this year.  

As president of BOMA/Chicago, Stafford will be responsible for guiding the strategic direction of the organization around key issues and initiatives, including real estate taxes, energy management and sustainability, security and life safety, building codes, member education, diversity and inclusion, and return to office initiatives, among others. 

Stafford has been an active and integral member of BOMA/Chicago’s leadership since 2010. He previously served as director, treasurer, and vice president, and is an active member of BOMA/Chicago’s Labor and Nominating Committees. As chief operating officer for Colliers Chicago, Stafford oversees overall business operations for more than 400 professionals in the firm’s Chicago-area offices, including business development, client service, finance, human resources, marketing, and strategic direction. He also leads Colliers’ Real Estate Management Services division in the Chicago area, including responsibility for more than 57 million square feet in 300+ properties. 

BOMA/Chicago members also elected the association’s vice president and treasurer, effective until December 31, 2023. Nancy Capadona, portfolio manager at The Hearn Company, was elected vice president, and Michael Giese, executive director at Glenstar, was elected treasurer. Additionally, the following individuals were elected to the association’s board of directors, effective until December 31, 2025:

  • Harvey Camins, CTK Chicago Partners 
  • Kate Guercio, Hard Surface Finishers 
  • Suzanne Hendrick, MB Real Estate 
  • Derrick Johnson, Zeller 
  • Micah Larmie, Transwestern 
  • Terri Maurer, Avison Young 

Vivian Orozco, assistant general manager of Sterling Bay, was elected as the association’s emerging leader director, effective until December 31, 2023.

The association’s newly elected members will serve to replace the following outgoing board members:

  • Tamala Ballard, EQ Office
  • Randel Waites, Avison Young

BOMA/Chicago’s board of directors is comprised of 22 commercial real estate executives, who average more than 20 years of experience in the industry.