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BOMA/Chicago Foundation & Diversity Committee Host Second Annual High School Career Day March 14, 2019 On March 8, 2019, the BOMA/Chicago Foundation and Diversity Committee hosted the second annual Career Day for high school sophomore students in the Pass With Flying Colors program. Pass With Flying Colors is a non-profit that hosts an 8-year program to prepare…

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Gold Circle Awards Profile: 2018 Security Director of the Year Steven Castans Steven Castans, Director of Security with JLL at NBC Tower, was named BOMA/Chicago’s 2018 Security Director of the Year. Everyone has their own unique story about how they ended up in the commercial real estate industry. What’s yours? Upon retiring from the Police…

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Being a Part of the Bigger Solution: Highlights of BOMA/Chicago’s Energy and Sustainability Committee By Rachael Bruketta, Vice Chair of BOMA/Chicago Energy and Sustainability Committee BOMA/Chicago’s Energy and Sustainability Committee works to make member commercial buildings more energy efficient through ongoing educational programming and providing a basis for BOMA/Chicago’s energy advocacy efforts. Under the leadership…

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Decoding BOMA/Chicago’s Codes Committee By Bill Vail, CA Ventures and Janice Goldsmith, Zeller Realty Group From left to right: Codes Committee Chair and Vice Chair Bill Vail and Janice Goldsmith, Building Commissioner Judith Frydland and Executive Vice President Michael Cornicelli There are plenty of ways we talk about collaboration. “Playing nicely in the sandbox”, “a…

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BOMA/Chicago’s Preparedness Committee: Ensuring the safety and security of our buildings and communities By Erin Parks, BOMA/Chicago Preparedness Committee Chair There is an ironic and unfortunate truth surrounding safety and security in the commercial real estate industry. As we benefit from advances in security and emergency preparedness – in regard to technology, strategy and policies/procedures…

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