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Rising Star Program


To provide a platform for engaging and educating the next generation of professionals.


  • Grow your professional network
  • Build long-lasting professional relationships
  • Gain a greater understanding of the commercial real estate industry
  • Learn more about BOMA/GLA and how to access association resources

Why Participate?

If you are new to the commercial real estate industry, participating in this program will enhance your professional growth and build your business network. Mentors will provide support, share knowledge, skills, and information and serve as an industry resource throughout the year.

The program will begin in January 2023 at the Rising Star Orientation, where participants will meet their mentors.  The program will end in September 2023, and all the participants successfully completing the program will qualify for the Rising Star of the Year Award presented at the end of the year.

To participate in the program, sign up at  Rising Star Program Registration Form by January 13, 2023. This program is free for all participants and mentors.


Property Management Professional - Assistant Property Manager -  Property Coordinator -  Office Manager - Tenant Coordinator - Administrative Assistants -  Real Estate Coordinators
  • Up to five years in the CRE Industry
  • Current BOMA/GLA Member

Program Requirements

  • Attend Rising Star Events
    - Meet & Greet Orientation - January 31, 2023
    - Networking Event - May 11, 2023
    - Community Event - July/August 2023
  • Attend two BOMA/GLA events with your mentor(s)
  • Connect with mentor quarterly to review professional goals

2023 Participants


Amairani Pagovich, GI Property Management
Anna Parsamyan, Tishman Speyer
Libby Lynch, Boston Properties
Maria Maciel, Rockhill Management
Michael Russell, Avison Young
Silvia Castano, Brookfield Properties
Bobby Dean, CBRE
Sara Torres, CBRE
Steven Nunez, Lincoln Property Company

Caramel Velez-Nguyen, 4663 Rosewood Ave
Garrett Moberg, Redcar
Heydi Chamale, CBRE
Isabel Cauich, CBRE
Jessica Bergin, Kilroy Realty
Micah Davis, CBRE
Sarah Arnold, Rockhill Management
Tamara Santoyo, CBRE


      2023 Mentors


Finland Alejo, Kilroy Realty Corporation
Karla Alba, Avison Young
Jaymi Lacap, Rockhill Management, LLC
Frank Gaugler, Tishman Speyer


Amy Martin, The Muller Company
Nathan Sovich, CBRE
Shannon Hathaway, Irvine Company Office Properties
Christy Freshour, Cushman & Wakefield

Interested in Being a Mentor to a Rising Star?