Building Young Professionals Group

Shaping the Future of Commercial Real Estate: BOMA’s Building Young Professionals

Looking for a way to engage the future leaders of your company? Consider our newest offering, BOMA’s Building Young Professionals (BYP) group!

BYP participants will grow and learn with their peers in a welcoming and comfortable environment. Through educational sessions, mentorship and networking opportunities, our young professionals will gain the confidence and skills they have to take on greater roles and responsibilities in the future.

BOMA’s newest offering is for young property management professionals and service providers (35 and under) looking to connect with other professionals in the industry, learn from leaders in the field, and expand their knowledge.


Annual Group Membership Cost (individual):

$350 per year (for current BOMA member firms)

$200 per year (for individuals who are currently BOMA member representatives)


2018 Events:


Date: February 6, 2018
Time: 8:00 am – 10:00 am
Location: The Metropolitan Entertainment Centre, 281 Donald Street.
Topic: Presence: The “You” Who Enters the Room – more information here



Date: March 6, 2018
Time: 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Location: Salon B, Richardson Centre (Concourse level, past Nathan Detroits)
Topic: Dawn LeRoye, General Manager, Property Management, Bentall Kennedy (Canada) LP



Date: May 8, 2018
Time: 8:00 am – 9:30 am
Location: Inn at the Forks
Topic: Building Young Professionals and industry leaders networking breakfast and trivia event



Date: June 11, 2018
Time: 11 a.m.
Location: Shaw Park
Topic: Networking event with YCLM at the Goldeyes game!



Date: October 16, 2018
Time: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Location: Victoria Inn Hotel and Convention Centre
Topic: Join us as a full day delegate at the Manitoba Building Expo



Date: November 6, 2018
Time: 2 pm – 3:30 pm
Location: TBA
Topic: Boardroom Series



Date: December 12, 2018
Time: 11:45 am
Location: Club Regent Event Centre
Topic: Holiday Luncheon


2017 Events:


Lunch and Learn: BOMA Manitoba and education opportunities in the commercial building industry

March 7, 2017
Time: Networking: 1130 am – 12 pm
Lunch: 12 pm – 1:30 pm
Location: Prairie 360  (28-83 Garry Street)

Topic: Continuing Education and Professional Development

Speakers: Tom Thiessen, Executive Director, BOMA Manitoba and Jim Preece, President and CSO, BOMI Canada



April 11, 2017
Location: Inn at the Forks (75 Forks Market Road, River Salon)
Topic: The Importance of Networking
Laine Jubinville, Talent Acquisition Specialist with National Leasing

Networking isn’t always at the top of our priority list, most people find it awkward, however networking is an essential part of advancing your career especially for young professionals. The ability to network is one of the most crucial skills any professional can have.

Effective Networking is all about relationships, building them and keeping them strong. The trick with networking is to think strategically, proactively and outside of the box. Going beyond your comfort zone and getting comfortable with being uncomfortable is imperative. A solid network will serve you well and will be a valuable tool in your career management toolbox for years to come.




Date: May 16, 2017
2: 00 pm – 3:30 pm
Location: VIA Rail Canada 146-123 Main Street – please meet in the station rotunda near the Security/Information desk

Boardroom Series #1: Join one of our mentors in their boardroom as they share their career and education path that has lead them to the industry leader they are today

Presenter: Michael Woelcke, General Manager Regional Services, VIA Rail Canada



Date: June 13, 2017
11:00 am – 2:00 pm (doors open at 10:30am)
Location: Shaw Park

Please join BYP and the Young Construction Leaders of Manitoba (YCLM) for an afternoon at the ball park to watch the Winnipeg Goldeyes take on the Texas AirHogs in the double sky suite at Shaw Park.

The game begins at 11:00 a.m., so join us for lunch, enjoy a great networking opportunity with your fellow BYP members and make some connections with a like-minded group in YCLM.

More info here



Date: October 17, 2017

Join us for a full day at the Manitoba Building Expo. The day will include breakfast, 2 education sessions, keynote luncheon, reception and our Expo tradeshow. For more information about the Expo visit the Manitoba Building Expo website or email Lise at



Date: November 7, 2017
Time: 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Boardroom Series #2 : Sandy Shindleman, President, Shindico Group
Location: Shindico Building, 1355 Taylor Ave



Date: December 13
BYP members will join BOMA for our annual holiday luncheon


For more information please contact Lise Thiessen to sign up your young professional today!