What Do Lenders Really Want from Property Managers?
June 25, 2020
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?
BOMA/Chicago Board Spotlight: Micah Larmie with Transwestern
June 24, 2020
Newly elected BOMA/Chicago Board member Micah Larmie with Transwestern talks about how she connects and supports colleagues, her career trajectory, and what she learned while leading her team to win the prestigious BOMA International TOBY Award for Accenture Tower.
Gold Circle Award Profile: Tyler Siegel, 2020 Emerging Leader of the Year
June 12, 2020
BOMA/Chicago Emerging Leader of the Year Tyler Siegel talks about the importance of community service, commitment to tenants and more in this Gold Circle Awards profile.
How to Maintain Parking Lots While Safely Preparing for Re-Entry
June 4, 2020
An overview of proactive ways commercial property managers can ease the strain on their tenants, limit their liability and prepare for a phased re-entry in the coming months.
General Assembly Approves Essential Agenda Legislation During COVID-Shortened Spring Session
May 29, 2020
The Illinois General Assembly met in a COVID-19 shortened legislative session advancing “essential” legislation that normally takes more than three months to accomplish.
Premier Partner Spotlight: Maurice Allen with Comcast Business
May 26, 2020
Get to know Maurice Allen, Comcast Business Commercial Market Development Manager, and BOMA/Chicago Premier Partner
Maximize Your Remote Working Efficiency with These Four Tips
May 12, 2020
Working from home during the Stay at Home order? Maximize your remote working efficiency with these four tips.
Gold Circle Award Profile: Craig Sieben, 2019 Affiliate Member of the Year
March 11, 2020
Gold Circle Award Profile: Affiliate Member of the Year Craig Sieben, Director of Energy at AECOM.
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.