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Congrats to our 2021 Ollie Scholar: Jose Bahena with JLL March 26, 2021 Congrats to Jose Bahena, JLL, who was named the BOMA/Chicago Foundation’s 2021 Ollie Scholarship recipient! Jose is currently enrolled in his second RPA class, Design Ops II. Jose’s scholarship will cover all eight required RPA classes (worth $10,000)! Jose is the Assistant…

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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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Minority Mentoring At Its Finest: How BOMA/Chicago’s Ollie Scholarship Is Elevating Commercial Real Estate Careers In the commercial real estate industry, there are inevitably going to be situations in which a person from a minority group is the only one in the room. Like everyone else, minority professionals want to excel in the workplace, and…

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Congratulations to BOMA/Chicago’s CMCP Graduates! July 5, 2019 In July 2019, the Commercial Real Estate Certification Institute (CRECI) launched the Certified Manager of Commercial Properties (CMCP) certification. This certification is for those who are new to CRE or have less than five years of experience in the industry. Learn more about the CMCP certification program on…

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BOMA/Chicago Education Committee Profile By Susan Hammer, BOMA/Chicago Education Committee Chair and Vice President/General Manager at AMA Plaza Sir Isaac Newton once said: “What we know is a drop, what we don’t know is an ocean.”  This philosophy is what drives BOMA/Chicago’s Education Committee to develop diverse and engaging education programs for BOMA/Chicago members. BOMA/Chicago’s…

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Five Reasons to Invest in the RPA/FMA Designation Program By Nancy Capadona, RPA, General Manager at The Hearn Company I earned my Real Property Administrator (RPA) about 25 years ago after I was encouraged by my supervisor to take the designation classes. The comprehensive RPA coursework accelerated my understanding of property management and allowed me to immediately use…

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Educational Opportunities Abound – How Will You Take Your Career to the Next Level? By Jaclynne Madden, BOMA/Chicago Marketing & Education Program Manager Labor Day has come and gone. The September chill is in the air. Businesses are flooding the airwaves to tout backpack sales and notebook bargains. All of the signs are here –…

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Notes from a Non-Profit Newcomer By Joe Sherman, Operations Coordinator at the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Susan Hammer (Riverview Realty Partners) and Joell Molk (Golub Realty Services) awarding me the Full Designation Scholarship at the 2013-14 TOBY/Gold Circle Awards Gala. Earlier this year, I was incredibly fortunate to receive the 2014 BOMA/ Chicago Foundation Full Designation…

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Derrick Johnson

Five Questions with Derrick Johnson: Industry Executive and BOMA/Chicago Board Member By BOMA/Chicago BOMA/Chicago is proud to represent the passionate and diversely talented commercial real estate professionals of Chicago. Our membership includes 260 commercial office, institutional and public buildings along with 170 companies that provide services to support the operational excellence of those buildings. Both…

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