BOMA/Chicago elects officers and board members

The Building Owners and Managers Association of Chicago (BOMA/Chicago) announced today that Derrick Johnson, senior vice president of Zeller, was re-elected president of the association. Phil Stafford, chief operating officer of Colliers International, was re-elected to vice president and Nancy Capadona, portfolio manager at The Hearn Company, was also re-elected treasurer. All three will serve a second one-year term.

BOMA/Chicago officers and directors were elected during the association’s 2021 Annual Meeting held on November 18.

“Derrick’s leadership and knowledge have been critical to BOMA/Chicago as we work to advance the commercial real estate industry—especially in these difficult times,” said Farzin Parang, executive director of BOMA/Chicago. “With Derrick at the helm, we’re excited about the upcoming year as tenants continue to return to the office and we amplify our advocacy efforts to push for property tax reform and transparency.”

As president of BOMA/Chicago, Johnson will continue to guide the strategic direction of the organization around key issues and initiatives, including property taxes, building codes, member education, energy management and sustainability, security and life safety, and diversity and inclusion, among others.

The following individuals were elected to the association’s board of directors for terms ending in December 2024:

  • T.J. Brookover, AmTrust Realty Corp.
  • Adam Devlin-Brown, Sterling Bay
  • David Hopwood, JLL
  • Gary Michon, EQ Office
  • Wade Rodgers, Lincoln Property Company
  • Steve Sise, Golub & Company
  • BOMA/Chicago re-elected Tamala Ballard, retail property manager of EQ Office, as the association’s emerging leader member, for a term ending in December 2022.

The association also welcomed new board member Kristi Rankin with CBRE, to fill the unexpired term of Neil Pendleton.

At its Annual Meeting, the association thanked outgoing and long-time board members for their tireless efforts and unique contributions to the industry. Outgoing directors include:

  • Robert Quast, Lincoln Property Company
  • Jack Houze, Sterling Bay
  • Matt Amato, JLL
  • Neil Pendleton, CBRE
  • Paul Saccone, Able Services

In addition to their service on the BOMA/Chicago Board, two of the outgoing directors performed additional leadership roles that were vital to the Association.

Robert Quast has been a member of BOMA/Chicago’s Board for 20 years. In addition to serving on the BOMA/Chicago Board, Quast also chaired the Labor Committee, served on the BOMA/Chicago Foundation Board, and is a former BOMA/Chicago Board President. 

Jack Houze has been a member of BOMA/Chicago for 6 years. Houze served as the Board Liaison to the Preparedness Committee, where he helped lead association efforts to strengthen our partnerships with first responders and expand communications. 

“Bob Quast has brought energy, enthusiasm, and expertise to every initiative he has been involved with at BOMA/Chicago. As Chair of the Labor Committee, Bob guided labor contract negotiations year after year that benefited our building members while fostering positive and productive relationships with unions,” said Derrick Johnson, BOMA/Chicago President. “As BOMA/Chicago President, he optimized our advocacy efforts and communications with elected officials and membership. He has also kept our association focused on increasing diversity in the commercial real estate industry.”

“As Principal of Property management at Sterling Bay, Jack has played an integral role in the growth of our firm, developing a team of property professionals who demonstrate excellence in all that they do,” said Andy Gloor, CEO, Sterling Bay. “As anyone who has ever entered a Sterling Bay building knows, our spaces offer a special experience that puts hospitality and high-quality service at the center of our operations. It’s a distinction that sets us apart in the industry — winning us both awards and leases — and it’s all thanks to Jack’s incredible dedication to making Sterling Bay the best of the best. We are grateful for Jack’s unwavering dedication to his craft, the generous mentorship he’s so willingly offered our teammates, and most importantly, the genuine friendship he’s gifted us with over the course of his time with Sterling Bay.”

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.