Author archive for Aydan Aslan

  • Up Close with Chris Nasim

    By Aydan Aslan on June 21, 2016
    When one meets Chris Nasim for the first time, it becomes glaringly apparent to sense the passion for commercial real estate and BOMA Calgary. As the current chair of BOMA Calgary, Nasim is a true believer that you “get out what you put in” and will jump at every opportunity to contribute and shape the many environments he is involved […]
  • BOMA Calgary Recognizes Industry Leaders at the TransCanada BOMA Excellence Awards

    By Aydan Aslan on May 16, 2016
    On Thursday evening at the Westin, The Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) of Calgary recognized leaders in commercial real estate at the TransCanada BOMA Excellence Awards. Hosted by Amber Schinkel and Jayme Doll of Global TV, the Awards recognized individual achievements as well as the teams that are responsible for high performing buildings in Calgary no matter the size, […]
  • Alberta’s Carbon Tax: Certainty, Served With a Side of Uncertainty

    By Aydan Aslan on April 21, 2016
    On November 22, 2015, the Alberta government announced plans for an expanded carbon-pricing scheme – labelled by pundits as a carbon tax. In the April 14, 2016 release of the provincial budget (Budget 2016), further information on the carbon tax was revealed. Calgary’s Energy Profiles Limited (EPL) prepared this summary to help you understand the impact this could have on […]
  • Building Operators & Recycling Lightbulbs

    By Aydan Aslan on April 20, 2016
    In Alberta, unlike in BC and Ontario, recycling lightbulbs is not part of our province’s legislation. This is an issue, as bulbs, especially the type used in large commercial buildings (referred to as lamps in this post), contain a large amount of mercury. For each case of lamps, there is enough mercury to make an Olympic sized swimming pool toxic […]
  • Earth Day Recycling Right Tips

    By Aydan Aslan on April 12, 2016
    In honor of Earth Day on April 22, Waste Management encourages businesses to make the biggest impact by getting back to the basics of good recycling. By visiting, individuals can learn how three simple steps will contribute to a greener Earth and make a promise to be a better recycler. By making a commitment to recycle the right way […]
  • Event Recap: 23rd Annual BOMA Ski Day

    By Aydan Aslan on March 23, 2016
    What another beautiful day out on the ski hill for the annual BOMA ski trip! Two busses made their way from COP to Lake Louise on Friday, March 11th. The morning began with some coffee to wake us all up and some Baileys for extra flavor. The weather on the trip was the best yet. The sun was shining, it […]
  • Event Recap: BOMA March Luncheon

    By Aydan Aslan on March 15, 2016
    On Thursday, March 10th, Todd Hirsch, literally blew into the Fairmont Palliser Hotel through high winds, to present at the monthly BOMA luncheon. His eighth time presenting to BOMA members and guests, Todd once again made provincial, national and global economics not only palatable, but entertaining as well. This year’s presentation “What Are The Odds?” was based on Vegas odds, […]
  • Event Recap: City of Calgary Waste & Recycling Bylaw Workshop

    By Aydan Aslan on January 29, 2016
    On January 27, BOMA Calgary hosted a session at the Centennial Place, about changes coming to the Waste and Recycling Bylaw, which will affect owners and managers of commercial buildings. The morning included; Noreen Music from Oxford Properties speaking about Centennial Place’s waste reduction and diversion initiatives & Lauren Minuk from The City of Calgary speaking about bylaw changes. A […]
  • BOMA Next Gen Committee & RESA Event

    By Aydan Aslan on January 26, 2016
    A group of eager and engaging University of Calgary students took time out of their academic schedules to connect with some of Calgary’s true characters of the industry. On Monday, January 25th, the BOMA Next Gen Committee hosted a panel discussion with Art Skow from Bentall Kennedy, Steve Walton from Oxford Properties, Guy Priddle from Cadillac Fairview and moderated by […]
  • Inside the Industry – An Interview with Melissa Heer & Dolly Munga

    By Aydan Aslan on September 30, 2015
    BOMA Calgary offers a mentorship program for its property management members. This month, we interview the 2014-15 mentorship pairs to discuss their experiences and thoughts on mentorship. Today, we catch up with Melissa Heer, Sr. Property Manager at Enright Management & Dolly Munga, Staff Assistant at Hines Canada. How did you get into commercial real estate? Was there a defining […]