The following message was written by BOMA California Chair, Dave Mastro:

It is with a heavy heart that I pass along word of Ray Magnussen’s passing.

In addition to his great successes with Paragon Janitorial and Lechuza Vineyards, Ray was a very active member of BOMA San Diego and BOMA California for many years, leaving an indelible mark on our industry. After joining the BOMA San Diego Board in 2003, Ray was elected President in 2007 – the first Associate member to hold the position. Ray joined the BOMA Cal Board in 2005, was VP in 2010, and President in 2011 (again, the first Associate member to hold the position).

In his many roles with BOMA, 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. For his achievements, Ray was awarded the Ernie Hahn Award by the California Business Properties Association.

I met Ray several years ago, when I first joined the BOMA Cal board, and found him to be a magnetic, bigger-than-life personality with a passion and keen sense for the issues that affect our industry. He is the one who guided (dragged?) me into an officer position on the Board, and for that I will always be thankful.

Here is a link to a post on BOMA San Diego’s Facebook page.

All of our thoughts and prayers are with Ray’s family at this difficult time.

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