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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…

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…

General Assembly Approves Essential Agenda Legislation During COVID-Shortened Spring Session

May 29, 2020

By Curt Fiedler, Morrill & Fiedler, LLC The Illinois General Assembly met in a COVID-19 shortened legislative session over a four-day period May 20 through 23 – negotiating and advancing “essential” legislation…

Premier Partner Spotlight: Maurice Allen with Comcast Business

May 26, 2020

Comcast Business is built for speed, flexibility, and performance. Business tenants don’t want just any building. They’re leasing space in locations with a robust network. One that supports growing broadband Internet, WiFi, and…

Gold Circle Award Profile: Craig Sieben, 2019 Affiliate Member of the Year

March 11, 2020

What was your first paying job? I was a paper boy when I was 10 years old. I delivered the Chicago Daily News afternoon edition to about 35 houses and apartments in…

Join BOMA/Chicago’s Fight For A Better Property Tax System

January 14, 2020

In 2020, thousands of Chicago’s commercial properties will face a level of pressure unlike any we’ve experienced from city government. With Mayor Lightfoot staring at a gaping budget deficit of $1 billion,…

Kevin Purcell: The Man Focused on Bringing the Central Loop Back

December 10, 2019

That’s right. Even before college, I was actually exposed to the real estate world when my brothers and I were caddies at Ravisloe Country Club. There were a number of prominent members…

Just How ‘Fair’ is the City’s New Fair Workweek Ordinance?

November 22, 2019

Most BOMA/Chicago members know us as the champion for all aspects of the commercial real estate industry through our education, advocacy and networking efforts. Yet an interesting fact many people are surprised…

Minority Mentoring At Its Finest: How BOMA/Chicago’s Ollie Scholarship Is Elevating Commercial Real Estate Careers

October 11, 2019

In the commercial real estate industry, there are inevitably going to be situations in which a person from a minority group is the only one in the room. Like everyone else, minority…

Gold Circle Award Profile: Jacqueline Davis, Security Professional of the Year

September 24, 2019

Jacqueline Davis, Security Director with Zeller Realty Group and SecurAmerica at The Wrigley Building, is the recipient of BOMA/Chicago’s 2019 Security Professional of the Year Award. How did you get involved in the…

Energy Efficiency: What Your Building Can Learn From 200 West Monroe

September 24, 2019

As commercial buildings across downtown Chicago continue to identify ways to cut energy usage, they’re finding they need to pull off delicate a balancing act between energy efficiency, related costs, and tenant…

A Cybersecurity Wakeup Call for the Real Estate Industry

September 5, 2019

In this time of instant information, where everyone and everything is connected to the internet, there are amazing opportunities to improve speed and efficiency.  The real estate industry is no exception, embracing…

Gold Circle Award Profile: Michael Moriarty, Building Engineer of the Year

August 30, 2019

How did you get involved in the commercial real estate industry? My Dad was an engineer and member of Local 399. He encouraged me to consider becoming an engineer. I began taking…

Tick-Tock Goes the Property Tax Clock

August 27, 2019

One of the more eye-catching headlines I have seen in the last month or so came from Joe Cahill at Crain’s Chicago Business, and it read, “Defuse the property tax bomb.” How appropriate given the extensive…

Gold Circle Award Profile: Nick Picerno, Property Management Professional of the Year

August 22, 2019

How did you get involved in the commercial real estate industry? I started as a leasing agent at an apartment building right out of college, and from there moved on into an…

Four Ways Accurate Square Footage Can Impact a Property’s Financial Position and Accounting Practices

July 9, 2019

By Robert Ladner with SDI Presence The responsibilities of a commercial real estate property manager are many and varied, ranging from managing occupancy, tenant relationships, safety concerns and building financials. One common –…

Eggress vs. Safety: Locked Elevator Lobbies

July 2, 2019

Tragic events have been an unfortunate way of calling the attention to safety mishaps that could have been avoided. While the number of fires in Chicago office buildings are limited, those resulting…