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1972 – Over 45 years of service to the commercial industrial retail real estate industry – 2021.


March 24, 2017

A great member of the CBPA family suddenly and unexpectedly passed away this week and we would like to take a moment to recognize what a great man Ray Magnussen was and hope that those of you that knew him will take a minute to remember him.

Ray had a successful and thriving janitorial company in San Diego and was active with industry issues through BOMA San Diego and was the first Associate member to hold the position of president. In 2011 he was elected by his peers – again as the first Associate member – as the President of BOMA California. In this capacity, he represented the commercial real estate group on the CBPA Board.

Rex Hime, president and CEO of CBPA, said, “this was shocking news to hear of Ray’s passing, I am truly going to miss his positive outlook on life and, well, glow that he brought into a room. Ray never seemed stressed about any problem – he just calmly worked with all sides to resolve the issue at hand. A true leader.”

In addition to his great successes with Paragon Janitorial and Lechuza Vineyards, Ray was a major force in shaping statewide policy. He was a great resource on facilities management and labor issues and worked in a low-key and very positive manner to make sure that BOMA Cal was able to help shape policy in a manner that helped workers and employers alike. In just two short years he was recognized with CBPA’s “Champion of Industry” award recognizing him for tireless work in shaping statewide public policy.

Here is a link to the BOMA San Diego page where people are leaving thoughts about Ray.

Ray Magnussen, you will be missed.

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