The BOMA/Suburban Chicago membership would like to welcome and congratulate our newly elected board members who will take office on January 1, 2021. We invite you to read their biographies below to learn more about each board member.
Director (Regular) - two-year term
Jonathan Swindle, MBA
As the president of Waveland Property Group, Inc. and a long-time member of BOMA/Suburban Chicago, I am eager to contribute to the future of BOMA as we work towards maintaining the many strengths of the organization while looking for new ways to improve and grow. Waveland is based in Wheaton not far from where I grew up. After attending Wheaton College and studying philosophy and economics, I attended Pepperdine Law School In California. A professor encouraged me to go back to Chicago and becoming a commercial real estate broker instead of a lawyer. That was great advice.
Scribcor Capital in the Wrigley Building led me to Glenlake Capital in Evanston. In 2005, I started Waveland with the belief that the medical and financial sectors of real estate needed a team to focus on their facility management and leasing. I am very proud of the team I have brought together. We have managed and leased over 50 properties in the Chicago suburbs.
Having benefitted a great deal from my time on the Healthcare Committee, I look forward to taking on more tasks and responsibilities in the future. The Chicago Suburban real estate world is completely interconnected and BOMA has the goal of being the common denominator.
Director (Associate) - two-year term
Thomas R. Frye, MBA
Tom Frye is the Director of Business Development at Harvard Maintenance. With an MBA in Organizational Behavior, Tom has certifications in Strategic Thinking, Management Analytics and Change Management. Tom has been a dedicated BOMA/Suburban member for 10 years. He has worked extensively with the Emerging Leaders Special Interest Group, the Mentorship Program and volunteering for BOMA/Suburban Charity’s.
Tom has also been on the Membership Committee since 2011. He has been the champion for the Executive Industrial Circle and modifying the dues structure for Industrial Membership. He also drives the Executive Circle, bringing together industry leaders to help influence BOMA/Suburban efforts, resources, active participation and membership statistics. These efforts have increased BOMA membership by 54 new members since Tom took over as the Chairman. With natural attrition, that is greater than 106 new members in overall BOMA/Suburban Membership since 2016.
Tom Frye received the BOMA/Suburban Associate of the Year Award in 2018 along with the President’s Award. At Harvard Maintenance, Tom’s primary goal is focus on Cleaning for Wellness, Sustainability, Disruptive Innovation and positioning Harvard as a resource and partner to their clients. Tom believes the Real Estate Industry is in a difficult situation, and he believes BOMA/Suburban is the solution. He looks forward to contributing his education and experience to the BOMA/Suburban Board of Director’s!