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Safety Reimagined – Technology for a Safer World

May 24, 2021
safety reimagined

By Gary Kuzel, Jeff Jacklin, and Chris Allison. Join Affiliate Member United Radio Communications for a guided tour of Safety Reimagined –Technology for a Safer World – an integrated technology ecosystem. The tour will share how this ecosystem enables Building…

Gold Circle Award Profile: Andre Wiggins, 2021 Property Management Professional of the Year

October 10, 2021

  How did you get started in the commercial real estate industry? I first got introduced to the real estate industry in 2002 when I started working for a small real estate…

Gold Circle Award Profile: Jason Sikora, 2021 Affiliate Member of the Year

September 17, 2021
Jason Sikora

What was your first paying job? I had my first semi-legitimate job was I was about 13. I worked with a bunch of other kids going to door to door in various…

Gold Circle Award Profile: Kurt Anderson, 2021 Building Engineer of the Year

September 13, 2021
Kurt Anderson

Gold Circle Award Profile: Kurt Anderson, 2021 Building Engineer of the Year Tell us about your involvement in the commercial real estate industry and Local 399. How did you start out? How…

Mayor Lightfoot Releases 2022 Preliminary Budget

August 24, 2021

Mayor Lightfoot Releases 2022 Preliminary Budget Mayor Lori Lightfoot released her 2022 preliminary budget for the City of Chicago. In the corporate fund, revenues for 2022 are projected to be $4,217.3 million…

iParkit: Rethinking Employee Parking Programs

July 27, 2021

iParkit offers an amazing combination of convenient locations, flexible pricing and best-in-class parking technology to accommodate the shifting needs of employee parking in 2021. Simply put, iParkit has the lowest rates at…

BOMA/Chicago Participates in BID Steering Committee

July 26, 2021

BOMA/Chicago is participating in a steering committee with the City of Chicago to develop a state legislative proposal to authorize Business Improvement Districts (BIDs). Currently, Illinois is one of only 5 states…

Premier Partner Spotlight: ComEd®-Sponsored Building Operator Certification®

July 13, 2021

No matter where a large building is located or what it is used for, there’s one powerful tool that will make it run more efficiently: operator education. Building Operator Certification® (BOC) is…

Safety Reimagined – Technology for a Safer World

May 24, 2021
safety reimagined

By Gary Kuzel, Jeff Jacklin, and Chris Allison. Join Affiliate Member United Radio Communications for a guided tour of Safety Reimagined –Technology for a Safer World – an integrated technology ecosystem. The tour will share how this ecosystem enables Building…

Major Renovations, Energy Efficiency, and COVID-19

April 30, 2021

Over the past several months, engineers and contractors have collaborated on new technologies and strategies to mitigate the opportunities to spread COVID-19 in their facilities. Modifications to design standards are becoming more…

Furthering The Diversity And Inclusion Conversation: Blanca Lopez, BOMA/Chicago Diversity Ambassador

October 29, 2020

Blanca, you got into the Diversity Ambassador program via a youth motivation career day. Talk about your background, what drew you towards becoming a Diversity Ambassador for BOMA/Chicago and your experience with…

BOMA/Chicago Premier Sponsor Spotlight: P4 Protective Services

October 26, 2020

P4 Protective Services (P4P) is a full-service security solutions provider for a wide range of organizations and markets located throughout the Chicago metropolitan area, and across the country. P4P offers a boutique-style approach…

Gold Circle Award Profile: Mark Kexel with Titan Security Group and CBRE at 110 North Wacker

October 19, 2020

When I was in my late teens, I wanted to become a Police Officer. At the time I thought getting into the private security industry was a good steppingstone. However, as I…

Gold Circle Award Profile: Courtney Hamm with MB Real Estate at One North LaSalle

October 13, 2020

My first job was working at the local mall a few days a week in high school. I worked at a clothing store. Unfortunately, the folding skills I learned did not translate…

Gold Circle Award Profile: Mary Pat Bitner with ABM Business & Industry

October 2, 2020

I started in the Commercial Real Estate Industry in Chicago 35 years ago. In 1995, I began volunteering my time at CARA, an organization which provides workplace training to individuals struggling to…

Gold Circle Award Profile: Donna Dachowski, 2020 Janitorial Professional of the Year

September 22, 2020

I was given the advice “be the best that you can be” 30 years ago. Every person makes a difference every day. Buildings have responded with several new safety measures in response…

Gold Circle Award Profile: Larry Dunn, 2020 Building Engineer of the Year

September 9, 2020

I went away to college and quickly realized it wasn’t for me. I joined Local 399, which sparked an interest in mechanical systems and building operation. Eventually I returned to school and…

Furthering The Diversity And Inclusion Conversation: Angel Brown Talks About BOMA/Chicago Foundation Diversity Ambassador Program

September 9, 2020

Angel, in your own words, let’s talk about what being Diversity Ambassador not only literally means, but what it means to you. I am a Diversity Ambassador for the BOMA/Chicago Foundation because…

How Existing Technology Can Support a Safe Return to Work

September 9, 2020

As Chicagoans return to the workplace, keeping employees safe won’t be solved by handing out keycards – it will involve keeping an endless number of surfaces sanitized, limiting the number of people…

Open for Business: How Property Managers Can Support Building Retailers During COVID-19

August 27, 2020

Now more than ever, we must explore innovative, and perhaps unconventional, strategies because this is a very unconventional time. It’s critical that building managers partner with their retail tenants and see how…

COVID-19 Shutdown and Reoccupancy Water Recommendations

August 4, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused fundamental changes to commercial real estate operations, especially in multi-use facilities. Water quality is one area greatly impacted that is on everyone’s radar while considering reoccupancy. By…