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Remembering Ferrell D. Hays, Houston BOMA Past President and Lifetime Member

Friday, May 4, 2018  
Posted by: Shannon Roberts
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Houston BOMA is saddened by the passing of Ferrell D. Hays, CPM, past president of Houston BOMA and a dedicated Life BOMA member who served in many leadership roles to advance the commercial real estate industry. 

Ferrell was a staunch legislative advocate at the local, state and national levels. Ferrell participated on the boards of Houston BOMA, Texas BOMA, and Southwest BOMA, serving 12 years on the board for Texas BOMA and serving as Houston BOMA President in 1991. At BOMA International Ferrell participated on the Education, Asset Management, Product Review, Governmental Review and Codes and Standards Committees. 

As Chair of the Medical Office Building (MOB) SIG for 12 years, Ferrell developed and coordinated the creation of the MOB Book and organized the initial MOB seminars. In 1996, BOMA International awarded Ferrell the President's Award for his service to the association. He was named the Houston BOMA Principal Member of the Year not once, but twice, bringing home the award in 1993 and again in 2001. BOMA Southwest also created the Ferrell D. Hays Scholarship to honor his 17 years of dedication to the advancement of the commercial real estate industry.
Ferrell began his career in property management with the Gerald D. Hines Interests in 1974 as property manager for the Industrial Division before transferring to the Commercial Division where he was the Assistant Property Manager and then the Property Manager of Two Shell Plaza in Houston. In the late seventies he was reassigned to manage the 75 story Texas Commerce Tower and the Texas Commerce Center, now called Chase Tower. Since early in 1984, he was associated with a small real estate developer who developed two medical office buildings in the Texas Medical Center. 

A memorial service will be held next Thursday, May 10 at 11:00 a.m. at The Episcopal Church of The Epiphany (9600 South Gessner Rd. Houston, Texas 77071).  A reception will immediately follow in the Parish Hall. View the full obituary here.

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