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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…

Working with Chicago Police/SWAT in response to a workplace violence incident

October 15, 2014

by Mark Kexel, Titan Security Chair of BOMA/Chicago Open Security Emergency Preparedness Committee Having up-to-date resources at your fingertips and strategic planning are critical to effectively responding to building threats, according to Lieutenant…

Educational Opportunities Abound – How Will You Take Your Career to the Next Level?

September 17, 2014

By Jaclynne Madden, BOMA/Chicago Marketing & Education Program Manager Labor Day has come and gone. The September chill is in the air. Businesses are flooding the airwaves to tout backpack sales and…

One Voice, Your Voice: Rising to Defeat the Proposed Expansion of SSA #1

June 18, 2014

By Ron Tabaczynski, BOMA/Chicago Director of Government Relations One voice in a loud, crowded room can easily be ignored. Its words and opinions can cease to be heard amongst the various other…

BOMA/Chicago Labor Negotiations: Historical Insight into a Core Member Benefit

June 4, 2014

By Bob Quast, Chair of the BOMA/Chicago Labor Committee and BOMA/Chicago Treasurer Did you know that BOMA/Chicago is the only local BOMA in the country that negotiates directly with unions on behalf of member…

Why Expand the State Street SSA and Increase Taxes to Pay for It?

May 8, 2014

By Michael Cornicelli, BOMA/Chicago Executive Vice President The Chicago Loop Alliance thinks they know better than you how to operate a commercial office building, fill vacant space and increase asset value. And they want…

TOBY Insights from the 2014 North Central Region Winners

April 23, 2014

By BOMA/Chicago Several weeks ago, BOMA/Chicago proudly announced the four member buildings that will go on to compete in the BOMA International TOBY Awards. These four buildings and their property management teams have advanced…

No Small Plans for the 2014 Ollie Scholarship Recipients

April 9, 2014

By BOMA/Chicago Time and again, BOMA/Chicago members spring to life to support initiatives that strengthen the commercial real estate industry and the professionals who comprise this industry. After 111 years of spearheading…

Notes from a Non-Profit Newcomer

April 2, 2014

By Joe Sherman, Operations Coordinator at the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Susan Hammer (Riverview Realty Partners) and Joell Molk (Golub Realty Services) awarding me the Full Designation Scholarship at the 2013-14 TOBY/Gold Circle…

Tax Increases are Coming & Chicago’s Economic Viability Hangs in the Balance

March 26, 2014

By Ron Tabaczynski, BOMA/Chicago Director of Government Affairs Chicago is facing a predicament whose resolution will surely impact office building owners. State law mandates that Chicago make a $590 million contribution to…

Advance Your Career with BOMA/Chicago’s NLU Partnership

March 19, 2014

By Paulette Slaiher, Corporate Business Development Specialist at National Louis University Since 1886, National Louis University (NLU) has been a pioneer in higher education in Chicagoland, built on a strong tradition of access and…

An Emerging Leader’s Industry Insights

March 12, 2014

By Kristine Sorenson, Real Estate Services Administrator at 100 N. Riverside Plaza and 2013-14 Emerging Leader of the Year Did you know that women and minorities hold less than 1,000 of the commercial real…

Five Questions with Derrick Johnson: Industry Executive and BOMA/Chicago Board Member

March 5, 2014
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By BOMA/Chicago BOMA/Chicago is proud to represent the passionate and diversely talented commercial real estate professionals of Chicago. Our membership includes 260 commercial office, institutional and public buildings along with 170 companies…

Strengthen the CRE Industry by Supporting Workplace Diversity

February 26, 2014

By BOMA/Chicago In order to succeed in the $300 billion commercial real estate industry, professionals must rely on their extensive and diverse skill sets. Managing an office building or a portfolio encompass…

Partnerships with City Officials: A Key Component to Advocacy Success

January 29, 2014

By Ron Tabaczynski, BOMA/Chicago Director of Government Affairs Advocating on behalf of our members is one of the most important and valuable services a trade association like BOMA/Chicago provides.  Our members clearly…

A Guaranteed Return on Investment: Your BOMA/Chicago Membership Dues

January 15, 2014

By BOMA/Chicago Did you know that your BOMA/Chicago membership dues accrue a direct dollar for dollar benefit to your property, staff and building owners? As all of you are preparing to pay…

Death of the Office Door

November 6, 2013
Moto Mobility’s rendering of a planned recreation area.

By the BOMA/Chicago Emerging Leaders Subcommittee What do open seating workspaces, Zen rooms, fully loaded kitchens, outdoor decks, Lego conference tables and open bars have in common? All are located in downtown…

How to Effectively Plan Ahead for 2014’s Concealed Carry Act

September 25, 2013

By BOMA/Chicago Security Committee Many Chicagoans would be shocked to see a “No Guns Allowed” sign at the entrance of a hospital. To us, this is implicit knowledge. Richard A. Devine, a…

The Prestige of Taking Home a TOBY Award

August 14, 2013

The buildings you manage are more than just brick and mortar and a checklist of passed inspections. Their sturdiness is not solely based on the metal foundations lining the walls. The buildings…

Chicago’s Proposed Energy Benchmarking Ordinance: Our Support for Energy Intel, But Opposition to Public Disclosure

July 10, 2013

By Michael Cornicelli On June 26, 2013, Mayor Emanuel unveiled an energy benchmarking ordinance that, if passed by the City Council, would require municipal, commercial and residential properties over 50,000 square feet…

Keys to Hosting Successful Building Blood Drives: Knowing Your Tenants & Creating the Right Marketing Mix

July 3, 2013

During the past eight years I’ve spent working in this industry, I have managed buildings with various levels of tenant engagement. While some buildings may not have an active tenant population, other…