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Rising Star Program


To provide a platform for engaging and educating the next generation of Commercial Real Estate Professionals.


  • Grow your professional network
  • Build lasting professional relationships
  • Gain a greater understanding of the CRE 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, information and serve as an industry resource throughout the year.

How Long is the Program?

The program beings January 24, 2024, at the Rising Star Orientation where participants will meet their mentor. The program ends August 31, 2024, and all participants successfully completing the program will receive a certificate of completion and will also qualify for the Rising Star Award presented at the Awards Gala in October.

How to Register

To participate in the program, register at 2024 BOMA/GLA Rising Star Program Registration Form by January 10, 2024. 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
  • Five years or less in the CRE Industry
  • Current BOMA/GLA Member

Program Requirements

  • Attend Rising Star Events
    • Meet & Greet Orientation– January 24, 2024 (6:00 PM – 7:30 PM)
    • Networking Event –May 2, 2024 (6:00 PM – 7:30 PM)
    • Community Event with the Emerging Leaders Group –August 2024
  • Attend two BOMA/GLA events with mentor(s)
  • Join the BOMA/GLA Emerging Leaders Networking Group
  • Connect with your mentor in February, April, June, and August to review professional goals.
  • Provide BOMA/GLA with a written or video program testimonial.

2024 Participants


Alex Koenig, Lincoln

Andrew Fields, CBRE

Bethany Ahnert, Kilroy Realty Corporation

Bradley Kleinman, Kilroy Realty Corporation

David Reyes, CBRE

Emely Gutierrez, Kilroy Realty Corporation

Joshua Stevenson, CBRE

June Kim, Charles Dunn Real Estate Management Company

Kayla Rodriguez, Lincoln

Kelsey Chine, Charles Dunn Real Estate Management Company

Michael Sparaco, Colliers International

Monica Caporal, Brookfield Properties

Monique Moore, CBRE

Samantha Fuentes, Brookfield Properties

      2024 Mentors


Amy Martin, The Muller Company

Barrett Stone, Anderson Real Estate

Christy Freshour, Cushman & Wakefield

Finland Alejo, Kilroy Realty Corporation

Frank Gaugler, Tishman Speyer

Jan Church, Lincoln

Jaymi Lacap, Rockhill Management, LLC

Joanna Morrow, LBA Realty, Inc.

Karla Alba, Avison Young

Natalie Wade, Rockhill Management, LLC

Nathan Sovich, CBRE

Shannon Hathaway, Irvine Company

Vicki Conrad, Cushman & Wakefield

Vivian Bryant, Tishman Speyer

2023 Rising Star Winner

Jessica Madrigal - Rising Star

Jessica Madrigal, Kilroy Realty Corporation

Interested in Being a Mentor to a Rising Star?