• Gold Circle Awards Profile: 2018 Emerging Leader of the Year Dan Williams
    September 25, 2018

    Dan Williams, Assistant General Manager with JLL at 101 North Wacker Drive, was named BOMA/Chicago’s 2018 Emerging Leader of the Year Before arriving at JLL as security director, you worked in the retail sector in security. How did that experience … Continue reading →

  • 2018 Buildng Engineer of the Year Sean Casey Gold Circle Awards Profile: 2018 Building Engineer of the Year Sean Casey
    September 14, 2018

    Sean Casey, Chief Engineer with JLL at 71 South Wacker, was named BOMA/Chicago’s 2018 Building Engineer of the Year. How did you get your start in the commercial real estate industry? I started out as an Apprentice Engineer in 1992 … Continue reading →

  • cfd wally schroeder The 411 with the Man from 911: CFD Chief Schroeder Talks about Building Preparedness
    September 11, 2018

    BOMA/Chicago Preparedness Committee Chair Erin Parks with Sterling Bay recently interviewed Chicago Fire Department Deputy District Chief Walter Schroeder, who is celebrating his 30th year anniversary with the Chicago Fire Department. What is your role at the CFD? Chief Schroeder: … Continue reading →

  • 2018 Affiliate Member of the Year Jim Wissinger Gold Circle Awards Profile: 2018 Affiliate Member of the Year Jim Wissinger
    September 5, 2018

    Jim Wissinger with Harvard Maintenance, was named BOMA/Chicago’s 2018 Affiliate Member of the Year. After drying out from the BOMA PAC dunk tank at our recent Golf Classic, Jim Wissinger – twenty-year plus BOMA/Chicago veteran and 2018 Affiliate Member of … Continue reading →

  • Steven Castans JLL NBC Tower Gold Circle Awards Profile: 2018 Security Director of the Year Steven Castans
    August 28, 2018

    Steven Castans, Director of Security with JLL at NBC Tower, was named BOMA/Chicago’s 2018 Security Director of the Year. Everyone has their own unique story about how they ended up in the commercial real estate industry. What’s yours? Upon retiring … Continue reading →

  • green rooftop garden city buildings aerial Being a Part of the Bigger Solution: Highlights of BOMA/Chicago’s Energy and Sustainability Committee
    August 7, 2018

    By Rachael Bruketta, Vice Chair of BOMA/Chicago Energy and Sustainability Committee BOMA/Chicago’s Energy and Sustainability Committee works to make member commercial buildings more energy efficient through ongoing educational programming and providing a basis for BOMA/Chicago’s energy advocacy efforts. Under the … Continue reading →

  • dog in dog friendly building How to Implement a Dog-Friendly Building Policy
    June 19, 2018

    By Courtney Hamm, VP/General Manager with MB Real Estate at 1 N. LaSalle We’ve all been there. You find out you have to stay late at the office. Or even worse, you have to come in over the weekend. It’s … Continue reading →

  • Codes Committee Chairs with Commissioner Judith Frydland Decoding BOMA/Chicago’s Codes Committee
    May 22, 2018

    By Bill Vail, CA Ventures and Janice Goldsmith, Zeller Realty Group From left to right: Codes Committee Chair and Vice Chair Bill Vail and Janice Goldsmith, Building Commissioner Judith Frydland and Executive Vice President Michael Cornicelli There are plenty of … Continue reading →

  • Tenants talking around a reduce reuse recycle sign in office setting Five Takeaways About Fitwel Certification
    May 8, 2018

    By Erin Vicelja and Allie Goldstein, Goby You have an existing building. You’ve recently taken steps to improve the overall environment for its occupants. You’ve made your office building community better. Now what? That’s where Fitwel certification comes in. Developed … Continue reading →

  • Parking Garage Cars 5 Steps to Spring Cleaning Your Parking Garage
    April 16, 2018

    By Kyle Stanish, PhD, SE, PE, Klein & Hoffman As the long-awaited spring weather begins to enter our forecast, so too does another often loathed thought – spring cleaning. While usually reserved for our homes, this annual tradition should extend … Continue reading →

  • Lights out migratory birds Leave the Lights Out for Birds!
    April 3, 2018

    By Annette Price, Chicago Collision Bird Monitors Chicago building managers and owners can take pride in participating in the nation’s most successful light reduction program for migratory birds. Lights Out! Chicago asks buildings to turn off or dim bright antenna, rooftop … Continue reading →

  • BOMA/Chicago’s Preparedness Committee: Ensuring the safety and security of our buildings and communities
    March 13, 2018

    By Erin Parks, BOMA/Chicago Preparedness Committee Chair There is an ironic and unfortunate truth surrounding safety and security in the commercial real estate industry. As we benefit from advances in security and emergency preparedness – in regard to technology, strategy … Continue reading →

  • green rooftop garden city buildings aerial ENERGY STAR Scores for Most Office Buildings Will Fall in 2018
    February 27, 2018

    By Dan Bailey, Sieben Energy Associates ENERGY STAR scores for most if not all office buildings will decrease as early as August 2018 due to recalibration. Current scores for office buildings will drop by an average of 8 points. The U.S. EPA broke this … Continue reading →

  • exterior building office blue How BOMA 2017 Can Change Your Building’s Rentable Square Footage (RSF)
    October 31, 2017

    By Bob Ladner, John Kuczura, Veronica Avila, Meredith Bass at SDI Presence Last week, the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) International released its new office measurement standard: BOMA 2017 For Office Buildings: Standard Methods of Measurement (ANSI/BOMA Z65.1-2017). Last updated … Continue reading →

  • Gold Circle Award Winner Profile: Julia Rabban
    September 18, 2017

    Julia Rabban, Property Manager with Transwestern, is the recipient of BOMA/Chicago’s 2017 Emerging Leader of the Year Award. What was your first paying job? I had my first job when I was 14 years old during the summer before my first … Continue reading →

  • Updated Chicago Disability Rights Regulations Affect New and Existing Buildings
    July 24, 2017

    By Leah Riley, Senior Code Consultant, Burnham Nationwide and member BOMA/Chicago Codes Committee Chicago adopted new disability rights regulations governing accessibility that went into effect on July 1, 2017. Promulgated pursuant to the Chicago Human Rights Ordinance to provide greater … Continue reading →

  • Gold Circle Trophies 2017 Property Manager of the Year Bonnie Boden
    July 17, 2017

  • Gold Circle Award Profile: Alex Hales
    June 6, 2017

    Alex Hales, Security Director with Hines at the Citadel Center, is the recipient of BOMA/Chicago’s 2017 Security Professional of the Year Award. How did you get involved in the security industry? After my service in the U.S. Marines, I remained in Yuma, … Continue reading →

  • Gold Circle Award Profile: Jeff Bryski
    May 9, 2017

      Jeff Bryski, Chief Engineer with Sterling Bay at 111 North Canal, is the recipient of BOMA/Chicago’s 2017 Building Engineer of the Year Award. You started your career as a Boiler Technician with the United States Navy. How did your six years … Continue reading →

  • Gold Circle Award Profile: Freddy Flores
    April 25, 2017

    Freddy Flores, Business Development Manager at Thyssenkrupp Elevator, is the recipient of BOMA/Chicago’s 2017 Affiliate Member of the Year Award. What service does your company provide and what benefits do they offer to the commercial real estate industry? Thyssenkrupp provides elevator maintenance, repair, … Continue reading →