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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 would like to fill this position by March 2023.…

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…

BOMA/Chicago Advocates for EV Charging Station Incentives

September 27, 2022

BOMA/Chicago recently weighed in with the Illinois Commerce Commission (ICC) recommending that dedicated building member incentives for electric vehicle (EV) charging stations be added to ComEd’s Beneficial Electrification plan. The written testimony,…

Building Members Can Link Exterior Cameras to OEMC

August 23, 2022

Building Members can help create a safer Chicago by linking exterior cameras to Chicago’s Office of Emergency Management and Communications (OEMC) to provide additional points of contact during an emergency. The OEMC’s…

ComEd Ratepayer Refund Approved by ICC 

August 23, 2022

ComEd’s $31 million settlement offer to refund ratepayers for their bribery scheme was approved unanimously by the Illinois Commerce Commission last week. Another $7 million was added by ComEd under the Federal…

BOMA/Chicago Intervenes on ComEd Multi-Year Integrated Grid Plan Case

August 23, 2022

In response to the Illinois Commerce Commission’s (ICC) order filed in July for ComEd to file an initial multi-year integrated grid plan, BOMA/Chicago has filed as an intervenor to be a party…

BOMA/Chicago Opposes Transfer Tax Increase 

August 23, 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…

Lollapalooza 2022 Overview

July 26, 2022

Dates: July 28-31, 2022 Street Closures: Columbus from Roosevelt to Monroe. Monroe from Michigan to Dusable LSD. All east-west streets from Monroe to Roosevelt / Michigan Ave to Columbus Primary Entrances: Ida…