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BOMA/Chicago elects new officers, board members for 2023

The Building Owners and Managers Association of Chicago (BOMA/Chicago) announced today that Phil Stafford, chief operating officer of Colliers Chicago, was elected president of the association effective immediately. Stafford was elected during the association’s 2022 Annual Meeting held on Thursday, November 17 at the Hyatt Regency Chicago. Stafford succeeds Derrick Johnson, senior vice president of Zeller, who completes two years as president this year.  

As president of BOMA/Chicago, Stafford will be responsible for guiding the strategic direction of the organization around key issues and initiatives, including real estate taxes, energy management and sustainability, security and life safety, building codes, member education, diversity and inclusion, and return to office initiatives, among others. 

Stafford has been an active and integral member of BOMA/Chicago’s leadership since 2010. He previously served as director, treasurer, and vice president, and is an active member of BOMA/Chicago’s Labor and Nominating Committees. As chief operating officer for Colliers Chicago, Stafford oversees overall business operations for more than 400 professionals in the firm’s Chicago-area offices, including business development, client service, finance, human resources, marketing, and strategic direction. He also leads Colliers’ Real Estate Management Services division in the Chicago area, including responsibility for more than 57 million square feet in 300+ properties. 

BOMA/Chicago members also elected the association’s vice president and treasurer, effective until December 31, 2023. Nancy Capadona, portfolio manager at The Hearn Company, was elected vice president, and Michael Giese, executive director at Glenstar, was elected treasurer. Additionally, the following individuals were elected to the association’s board of directors, effective until December 31, 2025:

  • Harvey Camins, CTK Chicago Partners 
  • Kate Guercio, Hard Surface Finishers 
  • Suzanne Hendrick, MB Real Estate 
  • Derrick Johnson, Zeller 
  • Micah Larmie, Transwestern 
  • Terri Maurer, Avison Young 


Vivian Orozco, assistant general manager of Sterling Bay, was elected as the association’s emerging leader director, effective until December 31, 2023.

The association’s newly elected members will serve to replace the following outgoing board members:

  • Tamala Ballard, EQ Office
  • Randel Waites, Avison Young


BOMA/Chicago’s board of directors is comprised of 22 commercial real estate executives, who average more than 20 years of experience in the industry.


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Phil Stafford

Chief Operating Officer

Chicago - Rosemont

As Chief Operating Officer for Colliers International | Chicago, I oversee overall business operations for more than 275 professionals in Colliers’ Chicago-area offices, including business development, client service, finance, human resources, marketing and strategic direction.

In addition, I co-lead Colliers’ Real Estate Management Services division in the Chicago area, including responsibility for more than 45 million square feet in 300+ properties. The division includes a staff of 138 property management, engineering and construction personnel in 20 local offices. I have demonstrated success integrating Colliers’ teams across divisions – including marketing, leasing, advisory and investment sales – to provide clients with exceptional, value-added service.

Prior to Colliers, I was the director of property management for the Chicago Suburban Market with Lincoln Property Company Commercial, providing property management, construction management and acquisition due diligence services for corporate clients and joint venture partners.  My oversight included daily operations, execution of capital programs, contract administration, service specifications, fiscal/financial controls, lease administration and budgeting. 
Prior to Lincoln Property Company, I worked as a portfolio manager for Prentiss Properties Limited, where I oversaw property and construction management of a 2 million-square-foot office and industrial portfolio in Chicago, including the operation and redevelopment of 123 North Wacker Drive. It involved fast-paced due diligence and acquisitions often leading to redevelopment of acquired properties through capital programs.

I also previously worked as a project architect with VOA Associates providing commercial property development services in Illinois, Ohio and Florida. I also worked as a software programmer for the Army Corps of Engineers Construction Research Laboratory.

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