Keynote Speaker




Henry H. Chamberlain,

President and Chief Operating Officer
Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) International 

Peering Into the Future: Prepare for Impact

KEYNOTE  |  OCTOBER 13  |  8:30 – 9:30 AM


About the Speaker

In his role as president and chief operating officer, Henry Chamberlain directs the staff of the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) International. Founded in 1907, BOMA International is a federation of 86 US local associations and 19 global affiliates. The leading trade association for commercial real estate professionals, it represents the owners, managers, service providers, and other property professionals of all commercial building types, including office, industrial, medical, corporate, and mixed-use. BOMA International is the partner that individuals in the commercial real estate industry choose so they can maximize value for their career, organization, and assets. Its mission is to advance a vibrant commercial real estate industry through advocacy, influence, and knowledge. 

Chamberlain is a member of The Real Estate Roundtable, the US Chamber of Commerce Committee of 100, the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE), and the National Capital Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA). He is also a facilitator of the Real Estate Association Executives Summit. 


About the Talk

Few of us expected that in October 2022 we'd still be dealing with fallout from the pandemic, but here we are. It has brought major changes that need to be considered in project planning. In this opening keynote address, Henry Chamberlain, president and chief operating officer of BOMA International, will help us peer into the future through the lens of the top trends that are torpedoing business as usual. Hear how environmental, social, and governance (ESG); resilient, high-performance, sustainable design; and workforce development priorities will shape the business decisions of building owners. Understanding the impact of these issues will provide business opportunities with projects and practice in the coming years. 

1. Insights into the commercial real estate industry’s economy and market dynamics. 
2. Knowledge about the changing office tenant marketplace and how buildings will be designed, constructed, and utilized in the future.
3. An understanding of how ESG, resilient design, and changing workforce dynamics strategies will influence future development and practice.
4. An appreciation of how real estate is being reimagined in cities nationwide. 


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