The affiliate committee is dedicated to ensuring that all affiliate members have the proper tools and information to fully benefit from their membership in BOMA/Chicago. In addition to presenting ample opportunity to network with fellow affiliates, this committee is integral to planning affiliate focused-events and education programming.
Business Continuity & Resiliency Committee
BOMA/Chicago’s membership committees drive the organization’s many events, programs and advocacy initiatives. Held each month, participation in BOMA/Chicago’s member committees is an effective way to build your professional network and take an active leadership role in the industry. All affiliate and building members are welcomed to participate on committees. For more information on joining a committee, please contact Beth Halat.
Provide BOMA members with a forum for the exchange of relevant and useful business continuity and resiliency knowledge that may be applied to a building’s operational strategy to reduce risks, hazards, threats and vulnerabilities and increase overall resiliency.
The codes committee is responsible for reviewing and monitoring code compliance issues in downtown Chicago. Working closed with city departments, the committee also recommends key code changes and helps to ensure compliance with building codes throughout all of BOMA/Chicago’s buildings.
Diversity & Corporate Social Responsibility Committee
The diversity committee’s main goal is to promote diversity within Chicago’s commercial real estate community through events and other member engagement initiatives. The committee is also responsible for administering BOMA/Chicago’s annual “Ollie Scholarship” which goes to a rising star in the commercial real estate industry who hails from a diverse background.
The education committee leads all of BOMA/Chicago’s professional development programming. This includes administering RPA courses, brown bag lunches and a wide range of other educational offerings.
Emergency Preparedness Committee
The emergency preparedness committee is dedicated to ensuring that building personnel are prepared to respond in the event of an emergency in downtown Chicago. The committee works with city and federal officials to disseminate critical information about emergency preparedness issues and evacuation protocols.
Emerging Leaders Subcommittee
BOMA/Chicago’s emerging leaders are comprised of young professionals with less than five years of experience in commercial real estate. The subcommittee organizes events and program to advance the professional development of the industry’s next generation of leaders.
Energy & Sustainability Committee
The energy & sustainability committee is dedicated to helping BOMA/Chicago’s membership “go green” in cost-effective ways. The committee explores such topics as energy efficiency strategies, LEED certification, demand response programs, among other ways to advance the environmental sustainability of Chicago’s office buildings.
The golf subcommittee is responsible for organizing BOMA/Chicago’s annual golf outing, one of the organization’s most well-attended and much-anticipated events of the year.
Government Affairs Oversight Committee
The government affairs oversight committee oversees all of BOMA/Chicago’s advocacy efforts in the areas of taxation, building codes, as well as other regulatory and legislative issues impacting the commercial real estate industry.
Industry Affairs Oversight Committee
The industry affairs oversight committee oversees BOMA/Chicago’s position on industry issues including professional education, as well as fostering diversity within the industry. It also evaluates BOMA/Chicago’s communications to members through the newsletter, website and public relations efforts.
BOMA/Chicago’s information committee manages all internal and external communications and marketing efforts on behalf of the organization. The committee is responsible for overseeing branding, public relations, event marketing and other communications initiatives.
The labor committee is dedicated to negotiating mutually effective agreements with unions servicing Chicago’s office buildings. The members work to ensure there is greater flexibility in subcontracting, work week scheduling and work assignments.
Medical Office Building Subcommittee
The medical office building subcommittee oversees the role of medical office buildings within the BOMA/Chicago organization.
The Membership committee is dedicated to retaining current members and recruiting new members. It also addresses issues and events relevant to affiliate and building membership.
Political Action Committee
The political action committee (PAC) oversees fund allocation of BOMA/Chicago’s PAC fees which are used to fund the organization’s advocacy efforts.
The security committee implements programs for building owners and managers on critical security issues. The members also develop, recommend and publish security policy and maintain strong working relationships with the Chicago Police Department and other agencies involved in the security of Chicago office buildings.
Social Marketing Committee
The committee is responsible for planning all of BOMA/Chicago’s membership luncheons, fundraising events, annual meeting and award celebrations. The members play an active role in determining event locations, themes and speakers.
The Taxation committee analyzes proposed city, county and state tax policies and legislation as they affect the industry. The committee also develops and recommends BOMA/Chicago positions on taxation and conducts research on relevant taxation issues.
The TOBY subcommittee is responsible for administering BOMA/Chicago’s annual “Office Building of the Year” competition. The committee oversees the award entry and judging process.
Trade Show Committee
The Trade Show Committee is responsible for planning and executing the annual Trade Show, including event programming and marketing efforts.