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Call for Foundation Board Applications

Call for Foundation Board Applications Call for BOMA/Chicago Foundation Board Applications The BOMA/Chicago Foundation Board of Directors will have one open board seat in January 2023. The Board anticipates filling this position in March 2023. If you are interested in being considered for this position, please submit a resume and statement of interest by January…

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BOMA/Chicago Opposes Transfer Tax Increase 

BOMA/Chicago Opposes Transfer Tax Increase  As part of a coalition of business, real estate, and construction groups, BOMA/Chicago opposes the Bring Chicago Home Transfer Tax proposal. The proposal would increase transfer taxes by 253%, increasing the City’s transfer tax from $5.25 to $14.75 per every $500 of value. While the commercial office industry recognizes the…

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Chicago Releases Building Decarbonization Study

Chicago Releases Building Decarbonization Study The City of Chicago recently released its Decarbonization Study that includes 26 recommendations, including implementation of a building performance standard and a shift from fossil fuel gas to electricity.   Members of BOMA/Chicago served on the city’s decarbonization working group that contributed to the study. Members and staff will continue to…

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2023 Education Course Calendar: Save the Dates!

2023 Education Course Calendar: Save the Dates! BOMA/Chicago has scheduled education classes for the 2023 calendar year (listed below). Mark your calendars and save the dates! All RPA/FMA courses and the Insider’s Guide to Facilitating Building Projects qualify for CMCP certification credits. If you have any questions regarding our education programs, please contact Jaclynne Madden,…

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BOMA/Chicago Supports IL EPA Charging Station Rebates for Members

BOMA/Chicago Supports IL EPA Charging Station Rebates for Members BOMA/Chicago recently submitted formal comments with the Illinois Environmental Protection (EPA) requesting the agency’s grant program include funding for commercial office buildings and Level 2 electric vehicle charging stations in their rebate program.   The Illinois EPA’s rulemaking process is still ongoing.  Read a copy of the…

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Taxation Committee Meets with Board of Review Commissioner-Elect Samantha Steele

Taxation Committee Meets with Board of Review Commissioner-Elect Samantha Steele Samantha Steele, Cook County Board of Review Commissioner-Elect, joined BOMA/Chicago’s Taxation Committee on Tuesday, October 4.  Committee members discussed the importance of reforming the classification system to provide much-needed needed relief for commercial office properties and the businesses our members’ house. The group cited challenges…

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BOMA/Chicago Advocates for Classification Reform with Cook County Board

BOMA/Chicago Advocates for Classification Reform with Cook County Board This month, BOMA/Chicago concentrated advocacy efforts related to property tax assessments and classification on the Cook County Board of Commissioners.  After the Taxation Committee met with Jim Thompson, Director of the Property Assessment and Tax Policy with the Cook County President’s Office, BOMA/Chicago was invited to…

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CHICAGO MARATHON IS THIS SUNDAY, OCTOBER 9

CHICAGO MARATHON IS THIS SUNDAY, OCTOBER 9 Street closures in the Grant Park area have begun this week for the Bank of America Chicago Marathon this Sunday, October 9. TRAFFIC IMPACTS/STREET CLOSURES With street closures prior to and during the race, make sure to allow for extra time, expect delays, or consider alternate routes –…

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E-Scooter Program Expands in Central Business District

E-Scooter Program Expands in Central Business District The Chicago Department of Transportation has announced the expansion of Lime Scooters into the Central Business District. This expansion into downtown comes with an overall doubling of Lime’s fleet to 2,000 scooters citywide. Of that number, 20 scooters will now be allowed into the CBD at any one…

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BOMA/Chicago Advocates for EV Charging Station Incentives

BOMA/Chicago Advocates for EV Charging Station Incentives BOMA/Chicago recently weighed in with the Illinois Commerce Commission (ICC) recommending that dedicated building member incentives for electric vehicle (EV) charging stations be added to ComEd’s Beneficial Electrification plan. The written testimony, filed on September 22, was presented by BOMA/Chicago Board member and Energy and Sustainability Committee Board…

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