BOMI scholarship winners gain help to advance their property management/maintenance careers

by Brianna Crandall — November 19, 2021 — BOMI International, the nonprofit Independent Institute for Property and Facility Management Education, has awarded two J. Bradley Kennedy Scholarships this year to Heidi Bass, assistant property manager, Transwestern, and Rico Stewart, lead engineer, Lee Associates.

BOMI J Bradley Kennedy ScholarshipBOMI International created the scholarship in 2011 in honor of Mr. J. Bradley (Brad) Kennedy’s focus on excellence, and his lifelong commitment to education. The annual scholarship is awarded to a student who is in pursuit of advancing their property or facilities management career.

Bass has five years’ experience in property management for multiple Class A properties with high profile tenants such as State Farm, Legendary Pictures, Warner Brothers and Conde Nast.

Bass stated:

Managing commercial real estate has been my goal since I worked as a leasing agent for a residential property in college. It’s an honor to be awarded this scholarship to complete my RPA designation.

Stewart has worked in the building engineer and maintenance field for 13 years. He received two associates degrees from Vatterott College in Environmental Systems Technology and Building Maintenance Technology.

Stewart remarked:

Training with BOMI is an honor and a privilege. No matter how many degrees or certifications a person may have, a designation from BOMI means you are among a select group of professionals who are dedicated to the property management and property maintenance industry.

Each of the scholarship recipients is awarded a full ride in pursuit of their designation. Bass will continue her work towards the RPA (Real Property Administrator) designation, and Stewart towards his SMA (Systems Maintenance Administrator) designation.

To learn more about the J. Bradley Kennedy Scholarships and this and past years’ recipients, visit the BOMI International website.