February 5, 2013
On January 29, DPR's Dave Seastrom, who manages our Southern California region, participated in a panel discussion at the BOMA Orange County luncheon program: Success from Scratch: How Business Models and Culture Make a Difference. The moderator was John Combs, Founder and Principal of RiverRock Real Estate Group, Inc. and, in addition to Dave Seastrom, panel members included:
- Scott Emigh, Director of Enterprise Solution Sales for Microsoft;
- Alan Gladstone, Chairman, President, CEO & Owner of Anna’s Linens
- Steve Jones, Co-CEO/Chief Operating Officer of Universal Services of America
The panel shared their experiences with establishing their companies; trials and tribulations along the way; company culture & work environment, comparisons of the early days to today; and what's in store for the future. More than 200 people attended the event at The Westin in Costa Mesa, CA.
The panel (Dave is the third from the left)
Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) members are building owners, managers, developers, leasing professionals, medical office building managers, corporate facility managers, asset managers, and the providers of the products and services needed to operate commercial properties.
Collectively, BOMA members own or manage more than nine billion square feet of office space, which represents more than 80 percent of the prime office space in North America! More than 80 percent of individual members have annual operating budgets exceeding $1 million, while more than 75 percent of individual members are responsible for multiple buildings.