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Women In Action - The Diversity Movement: A Candid Conversation. Women, Diversity and Careers in CRE
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Our fourth annual Women in Action Event has gone virtual! Join us for networking and listen in on a candid conversation about women, diversity and careers in commercial real estate.

 Export to Your Calendar 10/21/2020
When: Wednesday, October 21, 2020
Where: Virtual
United States
Presenter: Beth Halvorsen
Contact: Corina Taniguchi

Online registration is available until: 10/21/2020
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Our fourth annual Women in Action Event is going virtual and is taking place on October 21,2020. Join us for networking and listen in on a candid conversation about women, diversity and careers in commercial real estate.


Beth Halvorsen will lead the conversation with two other panelists: Rocale Timmons, Senior VP of Planning and Development of SECO Development, Inc. and Felicia Collier, MBA, Director, Facilities and Workplace Experience - U.S. and Canada, Snap Chat Account at CBRE to discuss relevant issues many women are facing today. Each participant will receive a $25 DoorDash eGift Card to use for lunch during the event or anytime.



3PM-4PM Panel Presentation

4PM-4:30PM Door Prizes and Optional Networking


Presenter Bios:

Beth Halvorsen is a writer, speaker and business consultant sought after for her intuitive and reliable no-nonsense advice.  She writes the Got A Minute? column for Seattle Business Magazine and is nationally recognized for her extensive career in commercial real estate on both the east and west coasts.  A tenacious leader and mentor, Beth is an outspoken advocate for women’s career and growth opportunities and was featured in the 2019 Puget Sound Business Journal’s Women Who Lead. Beth engages audiences with her inspirational, energetic, and insightful approach to personal fulfillment and professional success.


Rocale Timmons is the Sr. Vice President of Planning and Development for SECO Development, Inc. Rocale works with a team of professionals on construction, leasing, financing, marketing and development to conceptualize, underwrite, design and execute all real estate requirements for SECO’s pursuits. Development projects and assets in various phases include: 4.5MSF+ of commercial space valued at $3B+ of investment. Rocale draws on more than 15 years of urban planning, commercial, mixed use, residential, and infrastructure project management/entitlement experience in public and private organizations.  Prior to joining SECO Development, Rocale was a Senior Planner for the City of Renton, facilitating legacy City projects, engaging a diverse set of stakeholders and negotiating very compelling, yet competing, interests associated with complex urban redevelopment projects. Rocale holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics with a minor in Urban Planning  and an Executive Master of Arts in Business Administration from the University of Washington.


Felicia Collier, the daughter of a retired LAPD sergeant and a County Commissioner Judge, born and raised in south central Los Angeles. is a Director for CBRE Global Workplace Services (GWS) with 20 years of commercial real estate management experience, spanning across California, Oregon and Washington. Possessing strong organizational skills, and an effective interpersonal style, Felicia has mastery with financial analysis and reporting, occupancy strategies and work environment solutions that align with and support core business unit strategies. She is adept at optimizing occupant and portfolio productivity through extensive, cross-industry knowledge and uses effective communication and business strategies, to build strong relationships with her team, clients, tenants and vendors. Felicia is currently responsible for overseeing facilities, operations and workplace experience across the US and Canada for the Snap, Inc. account. Prior to her current role, Felicia was responsible for overseeing the Administrative and Engineering staff and day-to-day management, operations and financial activity for F5 Tower, the fifth tallest building in Seattle—a 660-foot-tall skyscraper. The tower consists of office space leased entirely by F5 Networks and a 189-room luxury hotel; and, subsequently, property and transaction management for 1.8 million sq. ft. across 11 buildings at Amazon’s Headquarters campus, including over 20 unique retail tenants. Felicia was also the first African American to manage the tallest building in Oregon, Wells Fargo Center.


This annual event is open to all BOMA members. Our goal for this event is to bring women and men alike, to a place where we can harness the changes and challenges women face in this rapidly growing industry.


Please note that a late registration fee of $20 will be charged for registrations received after 3:00pm the Thursday before the event date. Registration fees are not refundable. Substitutions are welcome. 



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