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Safety Reimagined – Technology for a Safer World

May 24, 2021
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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…

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…

Farewell from BOMA/Chicago’s Executive Vice President Michael Cornicelli

August 3, 2020

Dear Members, Colleagues and Friends, Six months ago, I announced my intention to retire. It was theoretical for me then, but on July 31, theory becomes reality and my time with BOMA/Chicago…

How to Maintain Parking Lots While Safely Preparing for Re-Entry

June 30, 2020

The COVID-19 outbreak has left many building owners feeling stuck between a rock and a hard place. After all, the mortgage doesn’t care if your tenants can’t pay the rent because of…

Gold Circle Award Profile: Tyler Siegel, 2020 Emerging Leader of the Year

June 30, 2020

I began my Real Estate career in the Spring of 2017 at 20 North Michigan as a Real Estate Services Administrator.  Despite not having a real estate background, I quickly learned CBRE’s…

BOMA/Chicago Board Spotlight: Micah Larmie with Transwestern

June 30, 2020

Transwestern’s Micah Larmie knows all about the inner workings of what makes a property management company hum smoothly, dating back to her time working as an auditor of system, finance and accounting…

What Do Lenders Really Want from Property Managers?

June 30, 2020

There are times when it seems that lenders, loans and reporting requirements are a mystery, and that one misstep could potentially put your funding in jeopardy.  With so much at risk, how…

Maximize Your Remote Working Efficiency with These Four Tips

May 30, 2020

Have you been operating at maximum efficiency throughout the stay at home order? If we’re honest, we can all note areas in our professional lives where efficiency has been impacted. For some…