In support of its advocacy efforts, particularly on substantive issues such as real estate property taxes, fire and life safety, and energy, BOMA/Chicago has conducted research of its own, or engaged credentialed academics or others to conduct specific research, including BOMA/Chicago's Economic Impact Study.  Examples of significant BOMA/Chicago research projects include:

  • Economic impact study of Chicago’s commercial office building market conducted in 2006, updated in 2012 and most recently in 2017. 
  • Annual survey of the total property taxes paid by all BOMA/Chicago member buildings. 
  • Tracking and analysis of historic trends in property assessment and taxation through the annual compilation of the BOMA/Chicago Property Tax and Assessment Index.

BOMA/Chicago is proud of its reputation for arriving at fact-based positions on issues of concern to both members and the City at large.

 

2017 Economic Impact Study

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Read more about BOMA/Chicago's 2017 Economic Impact Study, including an executive summary, video and infographics.

2018 Economic Impact Series, Why Chicago?

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Read more about this 2018 Economic Impact Series that analyzes trends driving businesses to Chicago and identifies challenges facing our city.