2020 Local TOBY Season: Applications Now Open and Due September 26
July 11, 2019
Call for applications! The 2020 local TOBY award application season is now open. Applications are due on Thursday, September 26.
Chicago Fire Department Seeking Elevator Shafts in Downtown Buildings for Training Purposes
July 9, 2019
The Chicago Fire Department is seeking elevator shafts in downtown buildings that would allow for blind elevator shaft training.
Congratulations to BOMA/Chicago’s CMCP Graduates!
July 5, 2019
Congratulations to the 16 BOMA/Chicago professionals who recently earned the Certified Manager of Commercial Properties (CMCP) certification. Review the list of grads and learn more about the CMCP.
Congratulations to our 2019 TOBY International Award Winners!
June 27, 2019
Three BOMA/Chicago buildings won the 2019 International TOBY Award at the BOMA International conference. Join us in congratulating 500 West Madison, 550 West Washington and 737 North Michigan/Olympia Centre.
BOMA/Chicago Weighs In on Chicago's Fair Workweek Proposal
June 11, 2019
BOMA/Chicago provides testimony relaying concerns from the commercial office industry about Chicago's "Fair Workweek Ordinance."
No Vote Taken this Session on Property Tax Bill
June 11, 2019
At the urging of BOMA/Chicago members and their building tenants, BOMA/Chicago successfully opposed Senate Bill (SB) 1379 this past legislative session.
BOMA/Chicago Teams with Business Group Coalition to Oppose Property Tax Legislation
May 28, 2019
BOMA/Chicago continues to actively oppose SB 1379 during the last days of session along with other prominent business associations across the state.
BOMA/Chicago Foundation Hosts Inaugural Diversity Panel
May 23, 2019
The BOMA/Chicago Foundation and Diversity Committee held its inaugural diversity panel – The Business of Diversity: A Case for Action. Over 90 CRE professionals attended.
Energy & Sustainability Open Committee Meeting Highlights MBCx & RCx Energy Efficiency Programs
May 21, 2019
ComEd's Energy Efficiency programs related to MBCx and RCx were highlighted at the open meeting.
Safety Drill Best Practice Added to Preparedness Best Practices Library
May 21, 2019
BOMA/Chicago's Emergency Preparedness Committee adds a new best practice document to the Preparedness Best Practices Library.
Committee Members Delay Vote on Property Tax Legislation Opposed by BOMA/Chicago
May 14, 2019
At the urging of BOMA/Chicago members and their building tenants, the Revenue Committee of the Illinois House of Representatives has delayed a vote on SB 1379.
Chicago City Council Votes to Modernize Building Code
April 11, 2019
After many years in the making, the Chicago City Council votes to modernize Chicago's Building Code.
Congratulations to BOMA/Chicago's Six North Central Region TOBY Winners!
April 9, 2019
Congratulations to the six BOMA/Chicago buildings who have won the North Central Region TOBY Award. International winners will be announced on June 25 at BOMA International's conference in Salt Lake.
Chicago Code Modernization Passes Zoning, Landmarks and Building Standards Committee, Proceeds to Full City Council Vote
April 9, 2019
Phase Two of the Chicago Code Modernization was passed by the Zoning, Landmarks and Building Standards Committee on April 9, 2019 and will be voted on by the full City Council on April 10.
New Security Agreement Signatory Forms Due April 29
March 27, 2019
BOMA/Chicago Building Members must submit a completed signatory form for the new Security Agreement with SEIU no later than April 29, 2019.
Exelon Asks for Another Nuke Bailout at Ratepayer Expense
March 26, 2019
Exelon has formally threatened to close its Dresden, Byron and Braidwood nuclear power plants with an estimated bailout cost of in excess of $680 million.
Lights Out Chicago! Save Migratory Birds by Reducing Collisions
March 25, 2019
Save our migratory birds by turning off building lights by 11 p.m. from March 15 through June 15.
BOMA/Chicago Foundation & Diversity Committee Host Second Annual High School Career Day
March 14, 2019
BOMA/Chicago Foundation's Diversity Committee hosted its annual Pass With Flying Colors Career Day for 17 high school sophomore students on March 8.
Tour the New BOMA/Chicago Website
March 12, 2019
Learn about the enhanced features on BOMA/Chicago's new mobile friendly website.
BOMA/Chicago Raises Concerns About Assessment Legislation
March 11, 2019
BOMA/Chicago has voiced concerns about privacy and data security as well as how the data will actually be used in the assessment valuation process.