The BOMA Pittsburgh monthly meeting was held at Nova Place this past Wednesday, May 24, 2017. BOMA, The Building Owners & Managers Association, of Pittsburgh was established in 1919 to help owners and managers of commercial real estate maintain safe, efficient properties in the Greater Pittsburgh area. BOMA’s mission is to actively and responsibly represent and promote the interests of their members, the owners and managers of commercial real estate in Western Pennsylvania, through effective leadership and advocacy, through the collection, analysis and dissemination of industry-related information, and through professional development.
The event started with the BOMA Pittsburgh members interacting by sharing lunch in the Concourse. Later, the members congregated in Alloy 26’s auditorium where Mike Woycheck, Operations Director of Alloy 26, and Jeremy Leventhal, Managing Partner of Faros Properties, shared their ideas and expectations of the co-working space and the overall urban redevelopment project of Nova Place.
Leventhal described the long-term goals of Nova Place: establishing a mixed-use environment where living, working, shopping, and creating can all be done in one place. “There is a resurgence of cities. People want to move back to the cities because they want that dynamic atmosphere of where they can live, work and play. We thought of how we could accomplish that here,” said Leventhal.
Woycheck described co-working an extension of the sharing economy. “Sharing and being frugal are now perceived as cool and clever as ownership is not a necessity anymore; for the Millennial generation, ownership can instead be an obstacle in care and maintenance.”
After both speakers, the new members of the executive board of BOMA Pittsburgh were announced, and the event ended with tours of Nova Place. A big thanks to BOMA for choosing to host their meeting here!