The commercial real estate industry is experiencing a shortage of talent in the workforce as senior employees retire. At the BOMA 2019 International Conference & Expo in Salt Lake City, three organizations: BOMA Georgia, Able Services and the Apartment and Office Building Association of Metropolitan Washington (AOBA), will be presenting as a panel to address the issue of developing the next generation of building engineers.Recruiting the Next Generation of Building Engineers Part 2: A Continued Discussion from BOMA 2018 seeks to expand upon the topic at BOMA’s 2019 conference. Mark Kelly, President of Able Services, will be moderating the panel with panelist members Ty Chilcote, Gabriel Eckert, and Marc Fischer. The panel will explain why and how real estate professionals will prepare to accommodate for the next generation of building engineers. Hiring under-qualified workers in skilled positions may initially save money but will put stress on a building’s overall performance and can be costly in the long-run. Injuries, malfunctioning equipment, and retaining leases will be hard to manage if a building is not operating optimally. The transfer of knowledge to the next generation, the development of a local standards, and training will all be discussed at this hour-long panel presentation.