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Our beloved and past Executive Director, Jack Drummond passed away Sunday evening. Please send your thoughts, prayers and love to Jack's family during this difficult time. It brings some comfort knowing that Jack and Mary Pat are together again. Jack's obituary and service arrangements are below.
|Jack Drummond passes away
Jack Drummond was an exceptional husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather. He earned an undergraduate degree from Texas Tech University and a masters degree from Florida State University with honors courtesy of the US Air Force. Jack's early Air Force career was marked by exceptional service through six tours in Southeast Asia . His decorations include three Silver Stars for gallantry in action, two Distinguished Flying Crosses, 18 Air Medals, and over a dozen other awards from the US, Laos, Cambodia, and Vietnam governments. Lt. Col. Drummond was also inducted into the Air Commando Hall of Fame in 2017. He flew over 600 combat missions, including 125 night combat missions, evading gunfire and delivering munitions at altitudes as low as 50 feet.
Lt. Col. Drummond trained the Royal Lao Air Force T-28 pilots whose mission it was to prevent a communist overrun of Laos. He worked directly with presidents, vice presidents, and secretaries of state and defense. After retirement from the Air Force, Jack served as executive director of the Austin Apartment Association and later the Association of Facility and Maintenance Engineers.
He also led the Building Owners and Managers Association of Austin into one of the top BOMA organizations in the US. Jack is survived by children from his second marriage, Greg Head and wife Shannon, and Becky Head-Doss;
and daughter from his first marriage, Dedra Lance and husband Kenny; grandchildren Bailey and Cameron Head, Olivia Jinks and husband Coty, Emma and Clayton Doss, Carlene Savard,
Alison Lance; great grandchildren Ryder and Brooklyn Jinks; and brother Clif Drummond and sisters-in-law Fayma and Gale Drummond; and multiple nieces and nephews. He is also survived by Mary Pat's brothers and sisters whom he considered his own. He is preceded in death by his beloved wife of 33 years Mary Pat Drummond, his mothers Lois Hudson and Llera Drummond, father G.W. Drummond, and brothers Don and Dave Drummond.
The family would like to give a special thanks to the BOMA family and AAFAME Family. He loved you all dearly!
Services will be in the chapel of Cook-Walden Funeral Home, 6100 N Lamar, in Austin, Texas, on Thursday, August 23, at 1 p.m. A reception following services will be held at the Crowne Plaza, 6121 N I-35 from 3-5 p.m., to which all BOMA Austin and AAFAME Members are welcome.
With all of the changes that are happening in Austin and Commercial Real Estate, it's essential that BOMA Austin continues to remain a leader in the industry. In order to do that, we must maintain a long-term strategy that continually is evolving and looking toward the future. This fall, the Board of Directors will meet to discuss and develop that strategy. Please plan to join us on Sep. 20 for the Monthly Luncheon and a Town Hall discussion. If something is not working, how should we work together to get it fixed? The input from discussions at the luncheon, and those from the recent Membership Survey, will give the Board of Directors ample feedback to develop the next iteration of the Strategic Plan.
Luncheon Sponsors: Aquatic Features Inc., Capitol City Janitorial, LandCare, and PJS Janitorial
Registration Sponsor: Platinum Parking
BOMA Austin is supporting Community First Village with the 2nd Annual Movie Night on Saturday, Sept. 29. This year's theme is Take Me Out to The Ballgame. There will be a lot of family friendly activities centered around the movie The Sandlot! This event is not limited to BOMA Austin Members, so be sure to invite your whole neighborhood and help support this incredible community!
You may support this event with a Sponsorship of $300, which includes sponsor recognition and one adult movie ticket.
Tickets for Adults are $25 and Children are $10 each before Sep. 15. Ticket prices include the movie and a Burger Combo (burger, fries and a drink). Other snacks will be available for purchase. All proceeds will go to The Village. After Sept. 15, tickets will be $35 for Adults and $15 for Children.
Sponsors: 816 Congress, Chamberlain Roofing and Waterproofing, JPM Carpet & Hard Surface Maintenance, PJS, Texas Tropical Plants, Signal 88 Security, Transwestern
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Take a break and join us for an afternoon of team building and fun. Block off Oct. 12 in your calendar and invite the office! Registration for Teams is open! Sign up today for Shooting Teams and Ranch House Games Teams.
Reminder: In order to participate as a shooter or in the Ranch House Games as an Allied member, you must sponsor! Sponsorship is open to Waitlist now!
- Team Registration - $600
- Individual Registration - $150
- Clinic Registration - Free for Principal Members
- Ranch House Games Registration - $20 Principals / $40 Allied Members
- Evening Networking Only - $20 Principals / $40 Allied Members
All registrations include dinner, two-drink tickets and one raffle ticket.
Name: Dusty McGuire
Company: Cushman & Wakefield
Position: Senior Property Manager
Industry: Property Management
BOMA Austin Member since (month/year): Good question. 2010?
How long you have lived in Austin: 11 years
What is your favorite hobby? Travel!
What is one item/activity on your bucket list? To fill up my passport
Where would you choose to go on an all-expense paid vacation? Greek island tour on a catamaran
Name: Chris Toliver
Company: ACT Security Group
Industry: Contract Security Officers
BOMA Austin Member since (month/year): Sometime in 2000, I would guess
How long you have lived in Austin: Moved here in 1999 from Houston
What is your favorite quote? "I care not what others think of what I do, but I care very much about what I think of what I do!" ~ Theodore Roosevelt.
And, "When you have exhausted all the possibilities, remember this - you haven't." ~ Thomas Edison
What is one item/activity on your bucket list? Fishing in Alaska
Where would you choose to go on an all-expense paid vacation? An Amazon River Cruise or the Cook Islands
Just hours before the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) was due to expire at the end of July, the U.S. Senate passed an extension of the program through November that later was signed by President Donald Trump. This is the eighth extension that the NFIP has received. The NFIP primarily is responsible for providing flood coverage; standard property insurance policies do not cover flood damage and even some private insurance requires the initial purchase of an NFIP policy.
While an extension is preferable to an expiration or lapse, BOMA International and other groups have lobbied for a longer-term solution for the NFIP, as well as needed reforms to make the program more financially viable and user-friendly to customers. Because of the new deadline, the program will need another extension during the post-election lame-duck legislative session, which likely is to prove challenging in a divided Congress. The BOMA International advocacy staff will continue to work with real estate partners and lawmakers on Capitol Hill to ensure that this valuable program and its needed reforms are prioritized in Congress.
Information for Austin's Watershed Department's Atlas 14 recommendations can be found at http://austintexas.gov/atlas14.
Austin may be cementing its place among North America's top tech cities, according to new research from commercial real estate firm CBRE. Each year, CBRE ranks markets on various factors such as tech job growth, wages, wage-to-rent ratio, number of residents with tech degrees and more. In recent years, Austin has maintained its position as a top 10 market for tech jobs in North America. From 2017 to 2018 the city climbed from a No. 8 ranking to a No. 6 ranking, according to the report. Despite affordability concerns in both commercial and residential real estate, Austin remains relatively attractive to companies when compared to other major tech markets such as The Bay Area in California and Boston, Massachusetts, said Erin Morales, Senior Vice President in CBRE's Austin office.
Community Impact Newspaper
Developers provided updates on three major downtown projects, including a newly announced 32-story hotel and residential tower planned for the corner of Fifth and Brazos streets, at a recent Real Estate Council of Austin event.
Around 450 real estate professionals attended the event.
Dallas Business Journal
Bob Sulentic, a former Trammell Crow chief executive who was named CEO of CBRE six years ago, has led the company through a period of blazing growth. But there’s plenty of room for more, he says. And North Texas is "critical" to that growth.
Every year, mayors from cities of all sizes share their visions for the upcoming year in their state of the city speeches. NLC has analyzed trends in these speeches for the last five years, and it should surprise no one that economic development has remained the most popular topic. But this year, the subtopic of downtown development edged out all other economic development issues for the top spot, coming up in more than a third of the 160 speeches NLC analyzed.
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By Dale Willerton and Jeff Grandfield
For many commercial tenants, negotiating a good lease or lease renewal against an experienced agent or landlord can be a challenge. While an entrepreneur focuses on marketing and managing, savvy real estate agents and brokers are specialized salespeople. Their job is to sell tenants on leasing their location at the highest possible rental rate. Whether you are leasing a new location for the first time or negotiating a lease renewal for your business, here are two money-saving tips.
Conventional wisdom tells us that culture always starts at the top, and it's certainly true that the behaviors of the CEO end up under a microscope when it comes to setting basic cultural boundaries. If your behavior as the CEO ever contradicts what your core values posters say, you can bet that the employees will quickly realize that those core values posters are not, in fact, what is valued there.
But conventional wisdom (as is often the case) doesn't give you the full picture.
By Ana Reisdorf
According to the recent Workplace Wellness 2017 Survey Report conducted by the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans, up to 75 percent of employers offer some type of wellness program to employees. The primary goal of these programs is not only to help maintain a healthy workforce, but also to reduce healthcare costs, boost attendance, and increase productivity. The survey revealed that common wellness trends for 2017 include coverage for chiropractic services, sponsoring wellness events and competitions, providing standing desks and fitness trackers, as well as offering healthier food in cafeterias and vending machines.
The Wall Street Journal
The challenges of managing a multigenerational workforce are on full display at Pitney Bowes Inc.
There, Brigitte Van Den Houte, vice president of human resources and global talent management, must persuade employees in their 20s that they have a future at the Stamford, Connecticut-based company, especially as it makes a push into e-commerce services to offset falling demand for its traditional postage-meter equipment.
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