Talent Shortage Inspired BOMA San Francisco Foundation’s Mission

A looming talent shortage faces the commercial real estate industry, as Baby Boomers retire from the workforce. Who will manage the increasingly complex commercial buildings that the vibrant Bay Area economy demands? Determined to address this crisis, the Foundation’s mission is to expand and diversify the CRE workforce by recruiting, training and retaining top-quality talent. 

The Problem, and our Solution

Click here to learn how we are meeting the challenge of our workforce deficit.

Strength Through Partnerships

The BOMA San Francisco Foundation has a partnership with San Francisco State University to provide commercial real estate courses that will prepare students to enter the workforce. Graduates earn a B.S. in business administration with a concentration in finance and a Certificate in Commercial Real Estate.  The Foundation also collaborates with other industry groups including BOMA Oakland/East Bay, IREM San Francisco Bay Area and NAIOP San Francisco Bay Area Chapter, plans to expand CRE education to other universities, and holds joint events and programs with groups like JUMA Ventures.

Making an Impact

Since its launch, the BOMA Foundation has created job-shadowing programs where students can learn about different aspects of CRE – from finance to property management to marketing to construction – and more. Each summer, companies host SFSU student interns to give them real-life experience. Many CRE program graduates are now working full-time in CRE for employers like CBRE, City and County of San Francisco, Cushman & Wakefield, Harsch Investment Properties, JLL, Kilroy Realty Corporation, Newmark Grubb Knight Frank, and the Presidio Trust.

How Can You Help?

Interested in supporting the BOMA Foundation? There are a variety of ways to get involved, including hosting an intern, attending an event, sponsoring a scholarship or making a donation.

About the Foundation

The BOMA San Francisco Foundation is a tax-exempt, 501(c)(3) charitable organization dedicated to addressing the employment and training needs of the commercial real estate industry.  Foundation programs are supported through tax-deductible gifts.  Click here for comprehensive background information on the BOMA San Francisco Foundation.

Click here to contribute to the BOMA San Francisco Foundation.  For additional information on programs, including information on support through wills and bequests and formal recognition of gifts, contact:

BOMA San Francisco Foundation (EIN # 80-0757877)
233 Sansome Street, 8th Floor
San Francisco, CA  94104
Marc Intermaggio, CAE, Executive Director/CEO
mli@boma.com or (415) 362-8567 x 1117

Foundation Board of Directors

The Foundation is guided by a board of directors composed of senior BOMA members, industry representatives and others prominent in the commercial real estate community.

Chair:  Tawni Sullivan, RPA, CBRE
Vice Chair:  Marsha Ramsey, RPA, Cushman & Wakefield 


Elaine Dell'Aquila, The Swig Company
Howard Fish, Skyline Construction, Inc.
Alyssa Freeman, PCCP, LLC
Michelle Funkhouser, Hines
Nicole Hom, JLL
Mark Kelly, Able Services
Sarah MacIntyre, Ellis Partners
Kathy Mattes, Real Estate Consultant
Mike Sanford
Anne Miller Sparks, NextPlay Consulting
Brandon Wang, Lincoln Properties

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