Gold Circle Awards

By: | September 19, 2016

Nominations are now closed. Gold Circle Awards finalists will be announced in November, 2016.

Now in its eight year, the BOMA/Chicago Gold Circle Awards honor individual excellence within Chicago's commercial real estate community in five categories: Property Management Professional of the Year, Emerging Leader of the Year, Building Engineer of the Year, Security Professional of the Year and Affiliate Member of the Year.

Gold Circle Awards Process

Nomination Submissions 

Nomination submissions were accepted Monday, September 19 through Friday, October 28.

See additional award guidelines below.

The Award Selection Committee

The award selection committee, referred to as the “Gold Circle Panel,” is comprised of one representative each from fifteen to twenty management companies that have the most BOMA/Chicago members, and includes one BOMA/Chicago Board member. The panel will evaluate each nomination submission to determine the top finalists in each category, interview finalists and select award winners for each category.

Predetermined Award Criteria

All nominees and finalists are judged based on predetermined, weighted criteria as indicated on the nomination form and detailed on the Gold Circle Awards FAQ page.

Finalist Selection

The Gold Circle Panel will review nominations and judge each category based on the predetermined criteria. Panelists for each category will be selected to avoid conflicts of interest because of company or building affiliations.  The scores will be tallied by BOMA/Chicago staff and the top three finalists in each category will be determined.

Interviews and Selection

BOMA/Chicago will notify all finalists and arrange an in-person interview with at least three members of the Gold Circle Panel. Panelists for each category will be selected to avoid conflicts of interest because of company or building affiliations. After all interviews have been completed, the scores will be tallied by BOMA/Chicago staff and the winners in each category will be determined.

Timeline

DATES GOLD CIRCLE TIMELINE
September 19 - October 28 Gold Circle Award online nomination period
October 31 - November 11 Written nomination submission forms reviewed by judges and three finalists selected within each award category
November 14 - December 2 All nominees will be informed of panel outcomes and interviews will be coordinated with all award finalists
December 5 - December 16 In-person interviews will be conducted and Gold Circle winners decided
January 19, 2017 Awards are presented at TOBY/Gold Circle Awards Gala


Award Guidelines

To participate in the BOMA/Chicago Gold Circle Awards, nominees must meet the following criteria:

Individual applicants must be nominated. Self-nominating entries will not be accepted.

All nominees must be employed in a BOMA/Chicago member building or affiliate company.

All candidates must have at least five years of experience in commercial real estate (with the exception of the Emerging Leader Professional of the Year which requires three years of experience).

All nominees must complete and submit all nomination materials as indicated on the nomination forms.

One nomination per category will be allowed from each Commercial Real Estate Company for Property Management, Building Engineer, Security Professional and Emerging Leader.

BOMA/Chicago Building and Affiliate Members may submit nominations for the Affiliate of the Year Award.

Nominee finalists will be required to participate in an in-person interview with select members of the Gold Circle Panel (Note: please allow 30 minutes to complete the interview).

Nominees are not eligible to serve on the Gold Circle Panel.

Winners will not be eligible to resubmit for a minimum of two years following their recognition; for example, a 2016  winner could reapply for the 2019 awards. Winners will be announced at the 2017 TOBY/Gold Circle Awards Gala on January 20, 2017 at the Chicago Hilton and Towers.

Click here to see a list of previous Gold Circle Award winners.

Additional Information

For additional information, head over to our new Gold Circle Awards FAQ page or contact Amy Masters, Director of Marketing and Communications at amasters@bomachicago.org or (312) 870-9612.

 

Nomination Forms

Click here to download the packet containing all nomination forms including questions and required documents in Microsoft Word format (note: forms must be submitted online using links in packet).

Nominations should be submitted via the online forms using the links below. You may opt to complete the packet in MS Word and copy and paste your answers to the online form.

Click the following category links to submit an online nomination:

Property Management Professional of the Year

Building Engineer of the Year

Security Professional of the Year

Emerging Leader of the Year

Affiliate Member of the Year

Gold Circle Awards Process

Nomination Submissions 

Nomination submissions will be accepted Monday, September 19 through Friday, October 28.

Award nominations must be completed online and submitted to BOMA/Chicago no later than 5 p.m. on October 28, 2016.

See additional award guidelines below.

The Award Selection Committee

The award selection committee, referred to as the “Gold Circle Panel,” is comprised of one representative each from fifteen to twenty management companies that have the most BOMA/Chicago members, and includes one BOMA/Chicago Board member. The panel will evaluate each nomination submission to determine the top finalists in each category, interview finalists and select award winners for each category.

Predetermined Award Criteria

All nominees and finalists are judged based on predetermined, weighted criteria as indicated on the nomination form and detailed on the Gold Circle Awards FAQ page.

Finalist Selection

The Gold Circle Panel will review nominations and judge each category based on the predetermined criteria. Panelists for each category will be selected to avoid conflicts of interest because of company or building affiliations.  The scores will be tallied by BOMA/Chicago staff and the top three finalists in each category will be determined.

Interviews and Selection

BOMA/Chicago will notify all finalists and arrange an in-person interview with at least three members of the Gold Circle Panel. Panelists for each category will be selected to avoid conflicts of interest because of company or building affiliations. After all interviews have been completed, the scores will be tallied by BOMA/Chicago staff and the winners in each category will be determined.

Timeline

DATES GOLD CIRCLE TIMELINE
September 19 - October 28 Gold Circle Award online nomination period
October 31 - November 11 Written nomination submission forms reviewed by judges and three finalists selected within each award category
November 14 - December 2 All nominees will be informed of panel outcomes and interviews will be coordinated with all award finalists
December 5 - December 16 In-person interviews will be conducted and Gold Circle winners decided
January 19, 2017 Awards are presented at TOBY/Gold Circle Awards Gala

 

Award Guidelines

To participate in the BOMA/Chicago Gold Circle Awards, nominees must meet the following criteria:

Individual applicants must be nominated. Self-nominating entries will not be accepted.

All nominees must be employed in a BOMA/Chicago member building or affiliate company.

All candidates must have at least five years of experience in commercial real estate (with the exception of the Emerging Leader Professional of the Year which requires three years of experience).

All nominees must complete and submit all nomination materials as indicated on the nomination forms.

One nomination per category will be allowed from each Commercial Real Estate Company for Property Management, Building Engineer, Security Professional and Emerging Leader.

BOMA/Chicago Building and Affiliate Members may submit nominations for the Affiliate of the Year Award.

Nominee finalists will be required to participate in an in-person interview with select members of the Gold Circle Panel (Note: please allow 30 minutes to complete the interview).

Nominees are not eligible to serve on the Gold Circle Panel.

Winners will not be eligible to resubmit for a minimum of two years following their recognition; for example, a 2016  winner could reapply for the 2019 awards. Winners will be announced at the 2017 TOBY/Gold Circle Awards Gala on January 20, 2017 at the Chicago Hilton and Towers.

Click here to see a list of previous Gold Circle Award winners.

Additional Information

For additional information, head over to our new Gold Circle Awards FAQ page or contact Amy Masters, Director of Marketing and Communications at amasters@bomachicago.org or (312) 870-9612.

 

 

 

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