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September 9 Downtown Security Update

September 9 Downtown Security Update September 9, 2020   On September 9, 2020, BOMA/Chicago received a brief security update from the Mayor’s office that included the following information: Protest Update: There were no protests of major concern this past weekend and none resulted in large scale police action, although we were prepared with City assets throughout…

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Update on Security Briefings with Mayor’s Office and CPD

Update on Security Briefings with Mayor’s Office and CPD August 27, 2020   Last week, representatives from BOMA/Chicago’s Board and Preparedness Advisory Group met with the Office of the Mayor and the Chicago Police Department (CPD). As you know, the Mayor recently announced a plan to improve the City’s response to large public safety events, and…

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BOMA International Submits Recommendations to Congressional Leadership

BOMA International Submits Recommendations to Congressional Leadership April 16, 2020   On Thursday, April 16, BOMA International sent a letter outlining recommendations to ensure the physical safety and economic security of the commercial buildings sector to congressional leadership as Congress considers additional COVID-19 relief legislation. The letter was signed by BOMA President Henry Chamberlain and Chair Scott…

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Homeland Security Reissues NTAS Bulletin Pertaining to Terror Threat in Wake of Recent Events Abroad

Homeland Security Reissues NTAS Bulletin Pertaining to Terror Threat in Wake of Recent Events Abroad January 6, 2020   Acting Secretary of the US Department of Homeland Security, Chad Wolf, reissued the NTAS bulletin pertaining to the terror threat to the U.S. homeland in the wake of recent events abroad. Please note that at this…

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Gold Circle Award Profile: Jacqueline Davis, Security Professional of the Year

Gold Circle Award Profile: Jacqueline Davis, Security Professional of the Year Jacqueline Davis, Security Director with Zeller Realty Group and SecurAmerica at The Wrigley Building, is the recipient of BOMA/Chicago’s 2019 Security Professional of the Year Award. How did you get involved in the security industry? I studied criminal justice at Southern Illinois University, as I…

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Preparedness Committee Open Meeting Addresses Workplace Violence [Download Presentations]

Preparedness Committee Open Meeting Addresses Workplace Violence [Download Presentations] September 21, 2019 BOMA/Chicago’s Preparedness Committee hosted an open meeting for property management teams at the Aon Center on September 17, 2019. Over 150 members attended the meeting where speakers Amber L. Cox, Laner Muchin, Ltd. and Debra Kirby, Hillard Heintze addressed a number of topics…

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A Cybersecurity Wakeup Call for the Real Estate Industry

A Cybersecurity Wakeup Call for the Real Estate Industry By Wes Crews with SDI Presence In this time of instant information, where everyone and everything is connected to the internet, there are amazing opportunities to improve speed and efficiency.  The real estate industry is no exception, embracing technology that improves efficiencies in building management and…

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Chicago Fire Department Looking for Building Partners

Chicago Fire Department Looking for Building Partners July 23, 2019   The Chicago Fire Department is looking for BOMA/Chicago member buildings to help them with some training opportunities. Building partners are needed for the following: Fire Safety Director Program Classes – Buildings interested in hosting a Fire Safety Director Certification class in 2019/2020. Space needs to…

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Safety Drill Best Practice Added to Preparedness Best Practices Library

Safety Drill Best Practice Added to Preparedness Best Practices Library May 21, 2019   BOMA/Chicago’s Emergency Preparedness Committee added a new Safety Drill Best Practice to the Preparedness Best Practices Library. As property management and security teams have a range of possible drill options available to them – including fire evacuation drills, severe weather shelter-in-place drills, active…

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Brazen New Tactic in Loop Bicycle Thefts

Brazen New Tactic in Loop Bicycle Thefts March 5, 2019   BOMA/Chicago property managers and their security teams enjoy a strong partnership with the Chicago Police Department and work diligently to prevent crime on and near their properties.  One of the most recent challenges that they are confronting is bicycle theft. Bicycle theft has been…

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