Houston BOMA Foundation

The Houston BOMA Foundation is a charitable 501(c)(3) organization created to provide career, leadership and workplace development for our members' employees and to fund important industry research. Since its inception in 2016, the Foundation has grown to enable the development of Houston BOMA's robust research programs, produce the Leadership Lyceum program, facilitate the creation our very own educational course for engineers, and now, offer educational scholarships.

Foundation Funded Programs

Educational Scholarships

Our Foundation now offers scholarships for Houston BOMA members who are looking to further develop their career potential in commercial real estate. These scholarships cover the full cost of the following courses:

  • BOMI RPA, FMA, SMA, or SMT Courses
  • BOMI "DNA of ESG" Certificate Course
  • Certified Manager of Commercial Properties (CMCP) Certificate Course
  • BOMA 101 Education Courses (Building Engineering Management 101 or Managing Industrial Properties 101)
  • BOMA Foundations of Real Estate Management Course

The Houston BOMA Foundation will consider scholarship recommendations annually based on needs and the criteria provided in the candidate’s application. Each application will be reviewed, voted upon, and approved by the Houston BOMA Foundation Board of Trustees. If you are a member in good standing and pursuing one of these designations, certifications, or educational courses for foundational knowledge, we encourage you to apply today. Learn more here.

Leadership Lyceum

The Houston BOMA Leadership Lyceum program is for professionals who have been in the industry for less than 10 years and are looking to develop overall leadership skills. The program teaches these future leaders everything they need to know about BOMA and our industry through discussions with CRE executives, local city officials, and learn about advocacy efforts within the CRE industry. The Foundation supports Leadership Lyceum by funding the program and the end-of-year Capstone project. Learn more about the program here.

Building Engineering Management 101

Houston BOMA's first original course, Building Engineering Management 101, was created by our most knowledgeable members to give building engineers a high-level overview of engineering best practices, property management, and effective communication skills that will help further their careers. With help from the Foundation, we were able to create and publish a course manual made exclusively for the class. Learn more about the course here.


The Foundation helps fund Houston BOMA's important industry research efforts. Research programs include:

  • Houston BOMA Compensation Study, a report on salary and compensation benefits for CRE professionals;
  • Houston BOMA's Economic Impact Study, a report showcasing CRE's impact and contributions to Houston and Texas economies to stakeholders, local and state government, created in partnership with the University of Houston Hobby School of Public Affairs;
  • The BOMA Index, a set of easy-to-read guides on the industrial and office sectors, released every quarter, with key market metrics from Houston’s largest property management companies.


2024 Board of Trustees

  • Chair: Roger Ritter, M-M Properties
  • Vice Chair: James Froelich, Memorial Hermann 
  • Treasurer: Cindy Magouirk, Granite Properties
  • Immediate Past Chair: Mark Janssen, Hines
  • Seth Eslami, Stellar International Real Estate/1225 North Loop Investments
  • Erik Hedegaard, Avison Young
  • Jen Suddreth, JLL

Houston BOMA Foundation Bylaws as adopted March 2022.