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Gold Circle Award Profile: Kurt Anderson, 2021 Building Engineer of the Year Kurt Anderson, Chief Building Engineer with Zeller at 401 North Michigan Avenue, was named 2021 Building Engineer of the Year. Tell us about your involvement in the commercial real estate industry and Local 399. How did you start out? How long have been…

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BOMA/Chicago Participates in BID Steering Committee By Amy Masters, BOMA/Chicago Director of Marketing and Communications BOMA/Chicago is participating in a steering committee with the City of Chicago to develop a state legislative proposal to authorize Business Improvement Districts (BIDs). Currently, Illinois is one of only 5 states that has not enabled BID legislation in some…

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Premier Partner Spotlight: ComEd®-Sponsored Building Operator Certification® No matter where a large building is located or what it is used for, there’s one powerful tool that will make it run more efficiently: operator education. Building Operator Certification® (BOC) is a nationally recognized, award winning, eight-day training program for commercial facility personnel focused on the energy-efficient…

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High-Rise Lighting Ordinance May 9, 2021   A few weeks ago, BOMA/Chicago distributed a building member survey related to an ordinance being considered by the City Council that would require high-rise illuminated signs to be extinguished between 11 p.m. and 5 a.m. As a follow up to the survey, here is some additional information about…

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Major Renovations, Energy Efficiency, and COVID-19 Over the past several months, engineers and contractors have collaborated on new technologies and strategies to mitigate the opportunities to spread COVID-19 in their facilities. Modifications to design standards are becoming more common in the market, including new types of air filters, new applications for UV lighting, and modifications…

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BOMA/Chicago Leaders Discuss CEJA with Representative Ann Williams April 12, 2021   BOMA/Chicago’s legislative team has been busy with over 79 energy and utility related bills filed in the 102nd Illinois General Assembly.  Over the next several weeks, numerous committee hearings will likely be held on specific bills as well as “subject matter hearings.”  The…

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BOMA/Chicago President Derrick Johnson Testifies in Opposition to Data Exposure Legislation April 7, 2021   BOMA/Chicago President Derrick Johnson appeared at the Illinois House Property Tax Subcommittee on April 1 to testify in opposition to House Bill 860 and House Bill 3529. The legislation, being forwarded by the Cook County Assessor’s Office, would mandate all…

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BOMA/Chicago Taxation Committee Invites Assessor Kaegi to Meet April 5, 2021   Committee Advocates for Greater Transparency and Fairness Given Tax Burden Shift onto Commercial Properties during Recession BOMA/Chicago’s Taxation Committee hosted Cook County Assessor Fritz Kaegi at its meeting on Tuesday, March 30. Topics discussed included the Assessor’s data exposure legislation, Cook County’s unique…

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Take Action: Oppose Legislation That Would Result in Higher Commercial Property Taxes March 23, 2021 BOMA/Chicago is opposing two Illinois House Bills being advanced by Cook County Assessor Fritz Kaegi that we believe would negatively impact commercial office properties and our ability to recruit jobs and investment to our local economy: HB 860 and HB…

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Vaccine Update: Phase 1C Starts March 29; All Over 16 Starts April 12 March 20, 2021   On March 17, Mayor Lightfoot and Dr. Arwady announced that Chicago will move to Phase 1C of the vaccination distribution on Monday, March 29. Under this phase, all essential workers – including property management professionals – and Chicagoans…

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