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Smart Streets Pilot Program/Smart Loading Zones Pilot Program

January 25, 2023

During the January City Council Meeting, Mayor Lightfoot and several aldermanic cosponsors introduced the “Smart Streets Pilot Program and Smart Loading Zone Pilot Program.” This ordinance will create two two-year pilot programs…

BOMA/Chicago Launches Decarb Task Force

January 25, 2023

BOMA/Chicago has launched a Decarb Task Force to review and develop policies related to decarbonization. As the City and State consider policies that will impact existing buildings, the task force will also…

BOMA/Chicago Proposes $30 Million Fund for Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

January 25, 2023

BOMA/Chicago has filed three rounds of testimony and multiple briefs with the Illinois Commerce Commission (ICC) to propose a combined $30 million in funding to support the installation of electric vehicle (EV)…

Congratulations to Our 2023 Local TOBY Finalists!

December 9, 2022

BOMA/Chicago is excited to announce our finalists for the 2023 Local TOBY Awards! Winners will be announced at the February 1 TOBY Gold Circle Awards Gala. Congratulations to Our TOBY Finalists! In…

Governor Signs Trailer Bill to Clarify Safe-T Act 

December 9, 2022

Governor Pritzker signed HB 1095, a series of amendments and clarifications to the SAFE-T Act, on December 6. The Safe-T Act was originally passed in 2021 and is scheduled to go into…

Congratulations to Our 2023 Gold Circle Award Nominees

December 7, 2022

Congratulations to our 2023 Gold Circle Award nominees! This award honors individual excellence within Chicago’s commercial real estate community. All nominees will be recognized at our TOBY Gold Circle Awards Luncheon on…

Call for Foundation Board Applications

November 22, 2022

Call for BOMA/Chicago Foundation Board Applications The BOMA/Chicago Foundation Board of Directors will have one open board seat in January 2023. The Board anticipates filling this position in March 2023. If you…

BOMA/Chicago Opposes Transfer Tax Increase 

November 17, 2022

As part of a coalition of business, real estate, and construction groups, BOMA/Chicago opposes the Bring Chicago Home Transfer Tax proposal. The proposal would increase transfer taxes by 253%, increasing the City’s…

Chicago Releases Building Decarbonization Study

November 14, 2022

The City of Chicago recently released its Decarbonization Study that includes 26 recommendations, including implementation of a building performance standard and a shift from fossil fuel gas to electricity.   Members of BOMA/Chicago…

2023 Education Course Calendar: Save the Dates!

November 8, 2022

BOMA/Chicago has scheduled education classes for the 2023 calendar year (listed below). Mark your calendars and save the dates! All RPA/FMA courses and the Insider’s Guide to Facilitating Building Projects qualify for…

BOMA/Chicago Supports IL EPA Charging Station Rebates for Members

October 26, 2022

BOMA/Chicago recently submitted formal comments with the Illinois Environmental Protection (EPA) requesting the agency’s grant program include funding for commercial office buildings and Level 2 electric vehicle charging stations in their rebate…

Taxation Committee Meets with Board of Review Commissioner-Elect Samantha Steele

October 26, 2022

Samantha Steele, Cook County Board of Review Commissioner-Elect, joined BOMA/Chicago’s Taxation Committee on Tuesday, October 4.  Committee members discussed the importance of reforming the classification system to provide much-needed needed relief for…

BOMA/Chicago Advocates for Classification Reform with Cook County Board

October 26, 2022

This month, BOMA/Chicago concentrated advocacy efforts related to property tax assessments and classification on the Cook County Board of Commissioners.  After the Taxation Committee met with Jim Thompson, Director of the Property…

CHICAGO MARATHON IS THIS SUNDAY, OCTOBER 9

October 4, 2022

Street closures in the Grant Park area have begun this week for the Bank of America Chicago Marathon this Sunday, October 9. TRAFFIC IMPACTS/STREET CLOSURES With street closures prior to and during…

E-Scooter Program Expands in Central Business District

September 27, 2022

The Chicago Department of Transportation has announced the expansion of Lime Scooters into the Central Business District. This expansion into downtown comes with an overall doubling of Lime’s fleet to 2,000 scooters…