Join BOMA/Chicago’s Fight For A Better Property Tax System
January 14, 2020
The most important fight you can join for the betterment of your building and its tenants – today’s and tomorrow’s – is supporting BOMA/Chicago’s Industry Defense Fund.
Kevin Purcell: The Man Focused on Bringing the Central Loop Back
December 10, 2019
We had the opportunity to sit down with BOMA/Chicago Board member Kevin Purcell with MB Real Estate. Kevin talked about a career in commercial real estate that was influenced at a very early age in life, in addition to his ambitious plans to return the Central Loop to a high-energy destination and a more competitive market with River North and Fulton Market.
Just How ‘Fair’ is the City’s New Fair Workweek Ordinance?
November 22, 2019
A new ordinance that will impede our federal right to collectively bargain with unions representing our building service workers was recently passed by the Chicago City Council and has triggered our advocacy efforts on behalf of our members.
Minority Mentoring At Its Finest: How BOMA/Chicago’s Ollie Scholarship Is Elevating Commercial Real Estate Careers
October 11, 2019
Reginald L. Ollie Scholarship recipient Ebony Andry reflects on the importance of the Ollie Scholarship mentor program along with her mentor Max Andrews.
Energy Efficiency: What Your Building Can Learn From 200 West Monroe
September 24, 2019
Lee Hebert with 200 West Monroe shares his team's success in cutting energy usage and costs.
Gold Circle Award Profile: Jacqueline Davis, Security Professional of the Year
September 24, 2019
Gold Circle Award Profile: Security Director of the Year Jacqueline Davis with Zeller Realty Group at The Wrigley Building
A Cybersecurity Wakeup Call for the Real Estate Industry
September 5, 2019
As a result of the numerous large-scale cyberattacks over the last few years, cybersecurity is starting to receive the attention of real estate executives that it deserves, however more awareness and education is needed.
Gold Circle Award Profile: Michael Moriarty, Building Engineer of the Year
August 30, 2019
Gold Circle Award Profile: Building Engineer of the Year Michael Moriarty with CBRE at 353 North Clark
Tick-Tock Goes the Property Tax Clock
August 27, 2019
This issue of an increasing property tax burden on commercial properties is much bigger than just our buildings. The continuous increase of property taxes kills jobs and harms the economy, businesses and residents, alike.
Gold Circle Award Profile: Nick Picerno, Property Management Professional of the Year
August 22, 2019
Gold Circle Award Profile: Property Management Professional of the Year Nick Picerno with JLL at 200 West Jackson
Four Ways Accurate Square Footage Can Impact a Property's Financial Position and Accounting Practices
July 9, 2019
One common – but often overlooked – source of data used across all functions of property management is their property’s square footage.
Eggress vs. Safety: Locked Elevator Lobbies
July 2, 2019
A recurring safety issue that continues to present itself is the lack of egress compliance from locked elevator lobbies.
Navigating the Public Way
June 11, 2019
Having a good understanding of the what, who, when, and where of the City of Chicago’s public way process will save you time and money.
Chicago's Next Chapter
June 5, 2019
On May 20, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot, City Treasurer Conyears-Ervin, City Clerk Anna Valencia and the entire City Council were sworn into office, and shortly thereafter the Mayor's changes to the City Council Committee make-up was approved.
2019 Spring Session Update: 1 Week Out
May 28, 2019
With only five days before the General Assembly's scheduled adjournment on Friday, May 31, BOMA/Chicago's political consultants provide a legislative update from Springfield.
Light It Up: How to Participate in BOMA/Chicago’s Building Lighting Program
May 20, 2019
Whether celebrating a holiday or raising awareness for a worthy cause, it’s all part of BOMA/Chicago’s building lighting program, recently renamed Illuminate Chicago. Learn more about recent program changes.
Let's Talk Energy: ENERGY STAR Ratings and City of Chicago Energy Rating System
April 8, 2019
ESD provides a review of two new building energy updates - ENERGY STAR scores and Chicago's new energy rating system.
Building Code Modernization Ordinance: My Take
April 2, 2019
Former Department of Buildings Commissioner and BOMA/Chicago member Graham C. Grady shares his perspective about the history and impact of the Building Code Modernization Ordinance.
2019 General Municipal Election Recap
March 5, 2019
The April 2 election will feature run-offs in the races for Mayor, Treasurer and eight, or possibly nine, Aldermen.
Governor Pritzker Delivers his Budget Address
February 22, 2019
On Wednesday, February 20, Governor Pritzker delivered his inaugural budget address outlining his Fiscal Year 2020 budget totaling $77 billion in spending