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Watch Reggie Ollie’s 10th Annual Diversity Celebration Speech

May 18, 2022

Reginald L. Ollie, our Ollie Scholarship namesake, recorded a special message for the 10th Annual BOMA/Chicago Foundation Diversity Celebration. You can watch Reggie’s message here and read his speech below. We look…

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Susan Hammer Named BOMA Fellow

May 10, 2022

Congratulations to Susan Hammer, RPA, LEED AP O&M, named by BOMA International as a 2022 BOMA Fellow. Individuals honored as BOMA Fellows have displayed exemplary and sustained contributions to the industry, their…

Chicago Returns Week a Big Success

May 10, 2022

BOMA/Chicago, in partnership with Chicago Returns, World Business Chicago, and the City of Chicago, launched Chicago Returns Week the week of May 2-May 6. The initiative, a celebration of a return to…

Delay in Property Tax Bills Subject of Cook County Board Hearing

April 26, 2022

The Cook County Finance and Technology and Innovations Committees met in joint session on Monday, April 25 to discuss the anticipated delays in property tax billing caused by the Cook County Assessor.…

Chicago’s City-Wide Scooter Program To Launch in May

April 26, 2022

After two years of pilot programs authorizing scooter usage on the public way, the City of Chicago’s citywide scooter program is set to launch in May of 2022. BOMA/Chicago was engaged in…

Congratulations to BOMA/Chicago’s Five Regional TOBY Winners!

April 11, 2022

BOMA/Chicago is proud to announce that all five local BOMA/Chicago TOBY winners have also won the 2022 North Central Region TOBY Award! The North Central Region includes Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio and…

BOMA/Chicago Presents Chicago Returns Week May 2-6

April 6, 2022

Chicago Returns Week May 2-May 6: Celebrate the end of the pandemic and a return of Chicago’s downtown to the vibrant business district that is once again full of opportunity, connections, and…

Congratulations to Daja Walker-Parker, the 2022 Ollie Scholarship Recipient!

April 3, 2022

The BOMA/Chicago Foundation and the Scholarship Committee are excited to announce that Daja Walker-Parker has been awarded the 2022 Reginald L. Ollie Inclusion and Outreach Scholarship. Daja is the Assistant General Manager…

Are you BOMA 360 certified? Learn more about BOMA 360 and the 2023 TOBY requirements.

March 31, 2022

IMPORTANT TOBY UPDATE: For the next TOBY season (the 2023 season and beyond), all TOBY applicants must have the BOMA 360 designation. This is a brand-new criterion that has been implemented by…

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Property Taxes Focus of Crain’s Op-Ed Penned by BOMA/Chicago Executive Director Farzin Parang

March 24, 2022

BOMA/Chicago Executive Director, Farzin Parang, recently authored an opinion piece on property taxes that was published in Crain’s Chicago Business, “Property Taxes Don’t Have to Be a Zero-Sum Game. The text of the…

Congrats to Maureen Mwangi, the BOMA/Chicago Foundation’s 2022 Full Designation Scholarship Recipient!

February 24, 2022

Congratulations to Maureen Mwangi, Lincoln Property Company, who was named the BOMA/Chicago Foundation’s 2022 Full Designation Scholarship recipient! Maureen has already taken her first RPA class, Law & Risk Management. Her scholarship…

City to Lift Mask, Vaccine Mandates on February 28

February 22, 2022

Mayor Lightfoot announced today, Tuesday, February 22, that both indoor mask and vaccine mandates will be lifted with some restrictions. Masks will continue to be required in health care settings, on public…

Congratulations 2022 Gold Circle Award Winners!

February 18, 2022

BOMA/Chicago announced the winners of the Gold Circle and “The Outstanding Building of the Year” (TOBY) Awards at their recent awards event held at the Mid-America Club on February 17. Now in…

Congratulations to the 2022 BOMA/Chicago Local TOBY Winners!

February 17, 2022

At the February 17 TOBY Gold Circle Awards Luncheon, BOMA/Chicago honored local buildings through the TOBY Awards, which recognize excellence in office building management. This year, 10 TOBY award finalists competed in…

City Anticipates Lifting City’s Mask Mandate Around Same Time as Governor

February 10, 2022

Governor Pritzker today announced that the State of Illinois is going to lift its statewide mask mandate on February 28. In Chicago, the City has both a mask mandate and, for certain…