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Lori Raphael has been hired as the new executive director for BOMA New York, succeeding Bobbi McGowan

BOMA New York Names New Executive Director 

BOMA New York has hired Lori Raphael as its new executive director. She succeeds Bobbi McGowan, who has led the organization since 1989. 

Raphael comes to BOMA New York from the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce, where she was SVP of strategic partnerships and director of real estate programs. Prior to the Brooklyn Chamber, she was VP of asset management for New York City Economic Development Corporation. There, she developed the marketing strategy for the three million square feet of commercial space at the Brooklyn Army Terminal and administered the MetroTech ground lease. 

Matt Duthie, SVP of property management for Newmark and chair of BOMA New York said, “We are excited to welcome Lori to BOMA New York. She has the unique blend of asset management, member services, and government affairs experience to guide BOMA New York and work collaboratively with all stakeholders.” 

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