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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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Ollie Scholarship Applications for Underrepresented CRE Professionals Due February 3 November 11, 2020 2021 Ollie Scholarship Application Season The application for the 2021 Ollie Scholarship is now available. Click here to download the packet containing the application and reference forms. If you meet all of the eligibility criteria (listed below), we encourage you to apply! Applications are…

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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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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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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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No Small Plans for the 2014 Ollie Scholarship Recipients By BOMA/Chicago Time and again, BOMA/Chicago members spring to life to support initiatives that strengthen the commercial real estate industry and the professionals who comprise this industry. After 111 years of spearheading projects to advance CRE in Chicago, BOMA/Chicago continues to notice that our members not…

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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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Strengthen the CRE Industry by Supporting Workplace Diversity By BOMA/Chicago In order to succeed in the $300 billion commercial real estate industry, professionals must rely on their extensive and diverse skill sets. Managing an office building or a portfolio encompass a uniquely wide range of professional specialties that involve tenant relations, budgeting, security measures, emergency…

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