• Chicago’s Elevated Rapid Transit System: Tracking the Expansion of the “L”
    July 11, 2012

    Chicago has many distinguishing features that set it apart from other great cities.  There’s the 26 miles of lakefront parks and beaches, world-class restaurants, landmark theaters, legendary professional sports, globally-inspired cultural events, and of course world-renowned architecture and commercial buildings. … Continue reading →

  • NATO North Atlantic Treaty Organization NATO Summit: Five Takeaways for BOMA/Chicago
    June 4, 2012

    By Michael Cornicelli, Executive Vice President The NATO Summit held in Chicago last month was one of those rare events that had a major impact on many of us, apart from the important work being done by the NATO delegates … Continue reading →

  • Chicago Cubs Logo Wrigley Field: Home of the Chicago Cubs, Site of Chicago’s Next Development Challenge
    May 16, 2012

    It’s one of Chicago’s most iconic, most visited, most historic structures.  It’s been the scene of intense joy and, more often, intense heartbreak.  It’s a landmark, and there’s only one other place like it left in the nation – make … Continue reading →

  • BOMA/Chicago Logo A Clear-Cut Benefit of BOMA/Chicago Membership: Hosting a Brown Bag Seminar
    May 2, 2012

    By Mike Collins, Commercial Client Advocate, J.C. Restoration, Inc. One key to success in business is this: take advantage of opportunities to demonstrate your knowledge and skills to help establish yourself as an expert. In today’s competitive environment, smart managers … Continue reading →

  • NATO North Atlantic Treaty Organization Crisis Communications for Building Owners and Managers During the NATO Summit
    April 25, 2012

    By Nick Kalm, president and founder, Reputation Partners, LLC In my nearly 30 years of crisis communications, I’ve helped address many issues and crisis situations affecting the commercial real estate industry. Although the communications strategies differ for each crisis, it’s … Continue reading →

  • Three Thoughts For Chicago’s Buildings and Businesses During NATO Summit
    March 21, 2012

    Since learning Chicago was selected as the host city for the 2012 NATO Summit, BOMA/Chicago leadership and staff have collaborated with public and private organizations to prepare members for the logistical and operational issues associated with hosting this global event. … Continue reading →

  • Navy Pier The Ongoing Transformation of Navy Pier: Part II
    February 14, 2012

    Last week, we profiled Navy Pier’s rich history and transforming identity throughout the last 96 years. This week, we will discuss the future of Navy Pier and how its redesign will contribute to its ongoing transformation. In September 2011, Navy Pier … Continue reading →

  • The Ongoing Transformation of Navy Pier: Part I
    February 9, 2012

    Navy Pier is one of Chicago’s most dynamic and vibrant landmarks. Throughout its history, the Pier has been a center of commerce, a military base, a school, an events venue and a world-renowned destination. In fact, Navy Pier has not … Continue reading →

  • Weathering Winter in Chicago’s CBD
    January 19, 2012

    When the winter wind off Lake Michigan howls and the wind chill drops to single digits, it can be daunting to make your way across Chicago’s Loop. Walking across the Chicago River from Union Station or stepping out for a quick bite … Continue reading →

  • Smart Meters Smart Meters: Smart Is What Smart Does
    November 30, 2011

    By Mike Munson CEO of Metropolitan Energy, LLC In the energy industry, the term “smart” is the current buzzword of the day.  Smart cars.  Smart homes.  Smart grids.  The list is growing in perpetuity.  But what makes a device “smart”?  … Continue reading →

  • Soldier Field: Where Chicago Flexes its Big Shoulders
    October 11, 2011

    If you ask any number of Chicagoans about their sentiments towards local politics, baseball teams, Chicago neighborhoods or which local eateries have the best Chicago-style pizza or hot dogs, you will certainly receive a variety of confident responses. However, one … Continue reading →

  • NATO North Atlantic Treaty Organization The 2012 NATO and G8 Summits – A Catalyst for Preparedness
    September 28, 2011

    Ron Tabaczynski Director of Government Affairs, BOMA/Chicago Earlier this month, BOMA/Chicago hosted an open security meeting at the Aon Center led by Gary Schenkel, the Executive Director of the Chicago Office of Emergency Management & Communications (OEMC). The focus: Next … Continue reading →

  • Be Your Own Power Broker
    September 22, 2011

    Now that the electric supply market has existed for a full decade in Illinois, BOMA/Chicago member buildings enjoy lower prices than their counterparts in other metropolitan areas.  In many cases, like New York City for example, the prices are much, … Continue reading →

  • Emerging Leaders Education Nurturing the Next Generation of CRE Professionals
    September 14, 2011

    By Rebecca Steffes, RPA, LEED Green Associate Senior Property Manager, Piedmont Office Realty Trust One of the most rewarding aspects of working in commercial real estate is the level of generosity displayed by those of us in this industry.  We … Continue reading →

  • TOBY What We Learned: Thoughts on Winning the International TOBY Earth Award
    August 17, 2011

    By Rick Pospisil, RPA Property Manager, FBI Chicago Regional Office As property managers, we are charged with preserving and enhancing the owner’s asset and serving the needs of our tenants. Getting recognition from our peers is the ultimate compliment and … Continue reading →

  • Gold Circle Trophies BOMA/Chicago Gold Circle Awards: Rewarding Individual Excellence in the CRE Industry
    August 9, 2011

    By Wade Rodgers, RPA Property Manager, Lincoln Property Company As the 2011 winner of the BOMA/Chicago Gold Circle Awards in the Emerging Leader category, it truly was a rewarding experience to have my name called during the gala celebration January 20. … Continue reading →

  • Golf Classic Golf Outings: Make Time for Business, But Remember Golf Scramble Etiquette
    July 26, 2011

    By Daniel Ryan, General Manager, Jones Lang LaSalle Like many BOMA/Chicago colleagues, I will be participating in the 13th Annual BOMA/Chicago Golf Classic presented by Comcast Business Class and many other generous sponsors. This year, the day-long outing takes place … Continue reading →

  • Communicating/Public Speaking Effective Communications Strategies Are Key to Attracting & Retaining Tenants
    July 19, 2011

    By Nick Kalm – Founder and President, Reputation Partners, LLC As the president of Reputation Partners, LLC, a corporate communications firm with years of experience in commercial real estate, I’ve worked with building owners and managers in Chicago and nationally. I … Continue reading →

  • Chicago Food Drive GCFD The Commercial Real Estate Industry Gives Back
    July 13, 2011

    We all know the importance of giving back to those in need. However, during the recent economic downturn, people and businesses had to make some tough decisions regarding whether to donate, or to hold back. Corporate giving and philanthropic support … Continue reading →

  • BOMA/Chicago’s Blockbuster Buildings
    June 30, 2011

    This summer’s big-screen blockbuster season is all about Chicago. You might remember when the Autobots and Decepticons took over Chicago’s Central Business District last summer to film Transformers 3: Dark of the Moon, which debuted in theaters this week.