J. Michael Coleman Scholarship
for Emerging Professionals
The J. Michael Coleman Scholarship is awarded annually to up to 10 young or emerging professionals working in commercial real estate to attend the BOMA International Conference & Expo. The scholarship covers registration fees plus $1,000 USD to be used toward other costs (travel, hotel, etc.). Awardees are also invited to an exclusive Future Leaders Networking Reception at the conference.
Applicants must be a BOMA member and an emerging professional. An emerging professional is defined as a member under the age of 35, working full-time in commercial real estate, whose responsibilities include managing or operating commercial properties and who has five (5) years or less experience in the industry. Review application procedures.
This scholarship, administered by the BOMA Foundation, is named in honor of J. Michael Coleman, BOMA Fellow, who passed away in 2020. Mike had a successful career in the builidng security industry, working for more than 30 years as the top commercial real estate expert for AlliedBarton Security (now Allied Universal) before retiring in 2016. Mike's generosity, dedication and mentorship were hallmarks of his active, decades-long involvement with BOMA. Among his many contributions to the BOMA community, Mike served on BOMA International's Executive Committee and the BOMA Foundation Board. The mission of the J. Michael Coleman Scholarship fund is to support young and emerging professionals in their careers and in their involvement with BOMA.