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Lights Out Chicago! Turn Off/Down Lights after 11 p.m. March 15-August 15 March 20, 2021 Save Migratory Birds by Reducing Collisions! Each Spring and Fall, about five million birds (of 250 bird species) migrate through Chicago. The birds are often attracted by building lights and lighted glass areas – with fatal results. With good light…

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BOMA/Chicago President Derrick Johnson to Headline Return to Work Panel January 11, 2021   BOMA/Chicago President Derrick Johnson will headline a Forward Chicago Return to Work panel discussion this Wednesday, January 13 at 9 a.m. Plan for the impact of COVID-19 on your business, workers, customers, and the public and hear from notable experts about…

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Gold Circle Award Profile: Mark Kexel with Titan Security Group and CBRE at 110 North Wacker Mark Kexel, Director of Security with Titan Security and CBRE at 110 North Wacker, was named BOMA/Chicago’s 2020 Security Professional of the Year. How did you get involved in the security industry?  When I was in my late teens,…

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Gold Circle Award Profile: Courtney Hamm with MB Real Estate at One North LaSalle Courtney Hamm, Vice President and General Manager with MB Real Estate at One North LaSalle, was named BOMA/Chicago’s 2020 Property Management Professional of the Year. What was your first job? My first job was working at the local mall a few…

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Gold Circle Award Profile: Mary Pat Bitner with ABM Business & Industry Mary Pat Bitner with ABM Business & Industry was named 2020 BOMA/Chicago Affiliate Member of the Year. Tell us about your involvement with both the commercial real estate industry and the local community. I started in the Commercial Real Estate Industry in Chicago…

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What Do Lenders Really Want from Property Managers? By Michael Giese, Executive Director, Glenstar There are times when it seems that lenders, loans and reporting requirements are a mystery, and that one misstep could potentially put your funding in jeopardy.  With so much at risk, how are property managers supposed to know what lenders want?…

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Preparedness Committee Open Meeting Addresses Workplace Violence [Download Presentations] September 21, 2019 BOMA/Chicago’s Preparedness Committee hosted an open meeting for property management teams at the Aon Center on September 17, 2019. Over 150 members attended the meeting where speakers Amber L. Cox, Laner Muchin, Ltd. and Debra Kirby, Hillard Heintze addressed a number of topics…

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Congratulations to our 2019 TOBY International Award Winners! June 27, 2019 The commercial real estate industry honored 16 commercial properties with The Outstanding Building of the Year (TOBY) Award at the June 25 TOBY Awards Banquet as part of the 2019 BOMA International Conference & Expo in Salt Lake City, Utah. This year marked the 33rd…

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Congratulations to BOMA/Chicago’s Six North Central Region TOBY Winners! April 9, 2019   Six BOMA/Chicago buildings have won the North Central Region TOBY Award. The North Central Region includes Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio and Kentucky. In the commercial real estate industry, the TOBY Award is the most prestigious and comprehensive award of its kind, recognizing…

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The 411 with the Man from 911: CFD Chief Schroeder Talks about Building Preparedness BOMA/Chicago Preparedness Committee Chair Erin Parks with Sterling Bay recently interviewed Chicago Fire Department Deputy District Chief Walter Schroeder, who is celebrating his 30th year anniversary with the Chicago Fire Department. What is your role at the CFD? Chief Schroeder: I conduct education for…

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