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2018 Board

Executive Committee


Kristin Chavarria - picKristin Chavarria, RPA, Peloton Commercial Real Estate

Kristin has been an active member in BOMA since 2007 and has 17 years of experience in the Commercial Real Estate Industry. Her current role as a Senior Property Manager with Peloton Commercial Real Estate began in 2016. Prior to joining Peloton, Kristin worked at Trammell Crow Company, CB Richard Ellis, Pyramid Properties and HPI Real Estate. Her portfolio consists of managing office, retail and industrial properties throughout Austin. She has the industry in her blood as a second generation professional in the industry. Kristin graduated from Concordia University at Austin, holds her Texas Real Estate License and holds the RPA (Real Property Administrator) designation from BOMI International. Kristin loves spending time with her husband and two children whenever possible.

Vice President

Chad Williams - picChad Williams, MBA, Avison Young

Chad Williams’ career in real estate began with him first overseeing property management, construction management, and engineering operations as Assistant Vice President for Moore & Associates, for a total portfolio size of approximately 700,000 square feet. After moving to Cushman and Wakefield, he built and managed property operations and construction/project management for the Austin and San Antonio markets, and was responsible for approximately 3.5 million square feet of inventory. In his role at Avison Young, Chad will be responsible for building property and construction management service lines throughout the state of Texas. Mr. Williams’ experience includes business development, the complete repositioning and renovation of vacant assets, and the management of over $95 million of capital and tenant improvements.

Chad earned his Bachelor of Business Administration and Master of Business Administration degrees from St. Edward’s University. Chad served a total of sixteen years in the United States Air Force, gaining a broad range of experience including special tactics, resource protection, installation security, and Anti-Terrorism/Force Protection and ultimately attaining the rank of Master Sergeant prior to his Honorable Discharge in 2006. He is a licensed real estate salesman in the state of Texas, a member of RECA, and sits on the board of directors for BOMA Austin. He is also involved with Breakthrough Austin, and hosts an annual golf tournament to raise funds to support their mission of providing a path to college for first-generation college graduates.

Secretary / Treasurer

Marc Krohn - picMarc Krohn, RPA,CPM, The RMR Group

Marc has worked in the commercial real estate industry for over 22 years. He is currently the Area Director for The RMR Group overseeing all real estate operations to include leasing, management, construction management, engineering, customer service acquisitions and dispositions for diverse portfolio of office, medical and industrial properties in Texas, Arkansas and Louisiana.

Prior to joining The RMG Group, Marc was the Managing Director for CBRE providing leadership and strategic direction for Asset Services in Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky Austin, San Antonio and El Paso. He also worked for Duke Realty in Cincinnati and Zeller Realty in Minneapolis where he began his career in the commercial real estate industry.

Marc has been very active in IREM and BOMA over the years. He has chaired a number of committees, lobbied for reform at state capitals and served on the BOMA and IREM Board of Directors in Cincinnati and Minneapolis. Marc is the past recipient of the Future of BOMA award in Minneapolis and CPM of the Year in Cincinnati. Marc has been very involved in TOBY. He served on the International Awards Committed which was tasked with rewriting the criteria for the TOBY and Earth Awards. He is a past local, regional and international TOBY judge and while at Duke Realty, his team in Cincinnati won an International TOBY award in the Industrial category which was the first TOBY ever received in Cincinnati.

Marc is a graduate of Youngstown State University in Ohio. He received his Bachelor in Business Administration majoring in Finance and Economics. He holds the RPA and CPM designations and is a licensed Realtor in Texas and Ohio. He is midway through the completion in pursuing the CCIM designation.

When Marc is not working…he is working. But when he does have free time, he enjoys running, tennis and playing golf (albeit badly) but most importantly, he enjoys spending time with his wife and 12 year old son who plays soccer year around.

Past President

Sammie Baker - picSammie Baker, CPM, RPA, Endeavor Commercial Real Estate

Sammie has over 23 years of commercial property experience managing high rise office, suburban office, medical office, and retail centers. Sammie is currently working with Endeavor Real Estate Group and previously worked with Parkway Properties, Thomas Properties, Cousins Properties, Yancey Hausman, Kucera Management and Hines. Prior to commercial property management, Sammie spent 18 years in multi-family residential construction as an office manager.

Most notably, Sammie has managed Frost Bank Tower since September of 2005. Frost Bank Tower was the first downtown high rise office building in Austin to earn the LEED Gold O&M Certification in December of 2010 and has just recertified as Gold in 2015. Frost Bank Tower also earned the BOMA 360 Designation and was a local BOMA TOBY recipient three times and won Regional BOMA TOBY in 2017. In 2015, Frost Bank Tower won an Ebie Award from the Urban Green Council in “It Takes a Village” category and was a finalist in 2014. Sammie has both her RPA through BOMA and her CPM through IREM. She is a past-President of IREM Austin also holds her LEED Green Associate designation from GBCI.

2017 - 2018 Directors

Dusty McGuire - picDusty McGuire, Kucera

Dusty McGuire joined The Kucera Companies in 2016 and serves as Senior Property Manager managing Stonebridge Plaza I and II.  She has over ten years of commercial property management experience, including both office and retail. Prior to joining the Kucera team, Dusty managed commercial property throughout Texas and Florida. 

Dusty earned her Associates degree in Business Administration at Onondaga Community College in Syracuse, NY. She is a licensed Real Estate Salesperson in the State of Texas and holds the Certified Property Manager designation from the Institute of Real Estate Management. Dusty is also an active member in local chapters of both BOMA and IREM.

Amy Newsom - picAmy Newsom, Cousins Properties Inc.

Amy Newsom serves as a Property Manager with Cousins Properties, Inc. at Colorado Tower in downtown Austin where she has been since 2014 when the building was completed & opened. Amy’s extensive background in customer service roles has provided her with the knowledge and experience to work closely with her customer base and provide the utmost in Class A service. Amy also serves as a mentor & trainer to the emerging professionals on the Cousins Austin team. Prior to working at Cousins, Amy held progressively responsible positions with Thomas Properties, Grubb & Ellis & Crescent Real Estate Equities at 816 Congress. She has been a BOMA Austin member since 2007, an AAFAME member since 2012 and is currently working on her RPA through BOMI. In 2015-16 she has served as the Vice-Chair of the BOMA Community Outreach Committee focusing on projects to benefit Community First! located in East Austin.

Thomas Pannkuk - picThomas Pannkuk, FMA, Texas Municipal League

Thomas Pannkuk serves as Property Manager with Texas Municipal League at the Texas Municipal Center in the Walnut Creek Business Park. He has Managed the property since 1994. Thomas’s knowledge of building systems and construction coupled with his customer service is why he has been there for almost 23 years. Prior to Property Management, Thomas worked in the mechanical field 11 years serving employment by Johnson Controls, Wattinger Service and Young and Pratt. Thomas has been a BOMA member since 1996. He earned his FMA through BOMI in 2004. He has also served on several committee’s through the years and on the BOMA BOD twice.

Julia Taylor - picJulia Taylor, CPM, Moore & Associates, Inc.

Julia Taylor, Executive Vice President joined Moore&Associates, Inc. in 2008 to lead the firm’s Austin portfolio. Julia has 30 years of commercial real estate experience including leasing, property management, asset management and tenant construction. Previous affiliations: CBRE, Kucera Management and REIT Management. Julia is a CPM, and is a member of IREM, BOMA, CBA, RECA and CCIM.

Chris Toliver, ACT Security Group

2018 - 2019 Directors

Chris Covo - picChris Covo, PJS of Texas


Chris Covo began working with PJS of Texas in 2013 to manage the Special Services division, which offers services that complement in-suite janitorial cleaning. In effort to expand the services offered to PJS clients, Chris led the launch of a commercial pressure washing unit, high and low rise window cleaning operations, and an upholstery cleaning service. The exterior division is now known as Exterior Cleaning Solutions of Texas and serves a variety of properties across the city. In 2017, Chris was named the Vice President of Sales and Partnerships for PJS and now oversees all transactions for the firm. Chris grew up in San Antonio, Texas. He received his undergraduate degree from Texas State University and his masters degree in legal and political theory from University College London. After receiving his MA, Chris moved back to Austin and worked as a fellow at the communication firm Hill & Knowlton Strategies, and later as the legislative director for a state representative during the 2012 Texas Legislative session. He currently serves on the BOMA board, the City of Austin Board of Adjustment, and is the current Chairman of the Austin Civic Fund – a local non-profit that invests in innovative groups and initiatives working to solve Austin’s most pressing community problems.

Katherine Englund - picKatherine Englund, RPA, FMA, Stream Realty Partners

I have been in property management since 1996 when I started as the receptionist for Mack-Cali at Cielo Center. Later, I was promoted to Assistant Property Manager for Lowe Enterprises helping to run Stonebridge Plaza One. In 2000, I became an active member of BOMA Austin volunteering for a variety of committees including Advocacy, Golf and the Extravaganza. I also served as a TOBY local, regional, and international judge, as well as a BOMA Board of Directors member from 2003-2007, and again 2010-2013. I have successfully received both my RPA and FMA designations through the BOMI classes. During my career, I have managed both downtown and suburban properties, as well as the suburban portfolio for Thomas Properties. Currently, I am the Vice President of Stream Realty’s Commercial Management and I run two office complexes consisting of approximately 430,000 sf.

Karisa Johnson - picKarisa Johnson, CPM, RPA, Transwestern

Karisa Johnson is Vice President of Management Services with Transwestern and oversees a portfolio of approximately 2.5 million square feet of office, industrial and medical properties. Karisa’s staff includes 3 property managers, 4 administrative assistants and 10 engineers. Her primary roles include property takeover and management transition, client and tenant satisfaction, enhancing value and asset preservation for clients. She received her RPA designation from the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) in 1999 and received her CPM® from the Institute of Real Estate Management. She is past BOMA Austin President, Texas BOMA President and BOMA Southwest Region President. She has served on the Programs Committee and regional TOBY Committee.

Amy Oclon - picAmy Oclon, CPM, HPI Real Estate Management

Amy Oclon began her career in the hospitality industry, working for luxury resorts, and specialized in guest satisfaction. She received a Bachelor of Sciences Degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Hospitality Management from San Francisco State University. Her career in Property Management began in Austin with the RMR Group where she worked as the Event & Tenant Coordinator at the Hill Country Galleria, a 150 acre mixed use retail, dining, office and lodging destination in the heart of the Texas hill country. She was then promoted to the corporate real estate division where she worked as a Tenant Coordinator assisting in the management of 1.7M RSF and oversaw all contract and Certificate of Insurance compliance.

Amy joined Cushman & Wakefield of Texas, Inc. as an Assistant Property Manager in October of 2014. After only a few months on the team, she was promoted to Property Manager where she has managed a varied portfolio consisting of Class A Office, Office, Medical Office, Historical, Industrial, and Retail Centers in the Austin Area. Her willingness to take on challenges with a patient resourceful approach allows her to complete projects effectively while recognizing cost savings and efficiencies whenever possible. in 2018 Amy moved to HPI Real Estate Management as a Property Manager, overseeing a portfolio of properties.

In January of 2016 Amy established the newest BOMA Austin committee for Emerging Professionals and supported this committee as chair for two years. This involvement inspired her to join the 2018/2019 Board of Directors where she will support the Membership Committee as the Board Liaison. Through these responsibilities, she has seen growth in membership, and in involvement from our most important resources, our Emerging Professionals, as they are the future of the real estate industry. She is looking forward towards exciting growth for BOMA Austin in the next two years, and for years to come.

Jasmine Porter - picJasmine Porter, CPM, Newmark Knight Frank

Jasmine Porter is a senior property manager at Newmark Knight Frank (NKF) who brings over 12 years of professional experience in commercial real estate. She has been with NKF for two years and previously was with Reit Management & Research LLC (RMR) for 10 years. She has experience in managing office, medical, government, industrial and downtown high-rise in the CBD. Ms. Porter is skilled in ownership environments including managing directly-owned and third-party portfolios. She is an energetic, self-motivated individual focused on meeting the needs of the client while building tenant relationships.

Ms. Porter is responsible for managing 560k square feet of Class A office in Austin, TX and surrounding areas. She is responsible for budgeting, forecasting, and managing construction projects including building improvements and tenant finish outs.

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