A Special Message from Tim Matzdorf
General Manager at Arrow Facilities Management
Foundation Decade of Diversity Sponsor
Diversity Committee Member
Diversity Celebration Event Chair
I have been a member of the Diversity Committee for the past 11 years. During this time, I’ve taken part in expanding BOMA/Chicago’s diversity outreach initiatives and have helped educate fellow members on the importance of diversity and inclusion in the workplace. I’ve also had the pleasure of watching our Ollie Scholars blossom into industry leaders. For all of these reasons and more, I’m so proud to be a member of this Committee and equally grateful to have served as the Event Chair of the Diversity Celebration these past few years. Even though the 2020 Celebration has been postponed until 2021, I remain committed to our mission – which is to promote and strengthen diversity in commercial real estate. That is why Arrow Messenger has signed on as the 2020 BOMA/Chicago Foundation Decade of Diversity Sponsor.
Though everyone is unfortunately facing new hardships and can’t gather in a physical space, our BOMA/Chicago community remains as close-knit as ever. None of us have hit the “pause” button. In this industry, the doors
close. And that is how I feel about diversity and inclusion in the workplace – it is something we must advocate for every day. We must walk the walk and build each other up. We must hire and support diverse professionals; and we need to be there for each other even in times of hardships and uncertainty.
To say I’m proud to be a Committee member and the Celebration Chair would be an understatement. Even though all of us need to wait a year, I know everyone is looking look forward to the 2021 Celebration as much as I am. At that time, we’ll have plenty of accomplishments and CRE leaders to applaud…because nothing can stop the passion of this Committee and our members!