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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…

City With A View – A Look at Chicago’s Distinctive Skyline

May 15, 2013

It has been a big month for skyscrapers in the news – most notably, construction was completed on New York City’s One World Trade Center, rising to its full symbolic height of 1,776…

Disastrous Due Diligence, or Due Diligence pre-Disaster?

May 1, 2013

Chicago building owners and managers wouldn’t wait for June to make plans for spring landscaping or December to plan for snow and ice. Yet still, many property managers wait to connect with a building restoration…

BOMA/Chicago Economic Impact Study: Analyzing Chicago Office Buildings as a Major Economic Driver

April 17, 2013

Last week, BOMA/Chicago was proud to unveil its 2012 Economic Impact Study (EIS), a research report commissioned to analyze the economic impact of our building members. The report, which builds on the original EIS released in…

When Disaster Strikes: Have a Plan Ready

March 27, 2013

If recent events during the past year have taught us anything – Hurricane Sandy, wildfires, earthquakes and seemingly dozens of harsh winter storms, to name a few – it’s that natural disasters and severe weather emergencies can…

The Creepy, Crawly Facts about Bed Bugs in Office Buildings

March 13, 2013

One would think that the potential for bed bugs in office buildings would be extremely low, given the lack of, well, beds. Unfortunately, that’s not what pest professionals in the field are…

Look Up, Out and Around to Determine Best Time to Replace Office Building Window Caulking

December 19, 2012

Property managers today have a wide range of resources to help determine whether their building is operating at peak efficiency.  For example, building managers determine power and energy usage in HVAC and lighting…

The Rebirth of a “New Age Skyscraper” in Downtown Chicago: The Monroe Building Renovation

December 11, 2012

By Paul Rades, Property Manager for the Monroe Building. When the Monroe Building opened its doors in 1912, the ornate office tower on Chicago’s famous Michigan Avenue already had a tremendous pedigree.  After all, it was designed by…

Taking a Bow for BOMA International Award for NATO Summit Communications

October 5, 2012

Rarely do we make efforts to pat ourselves on the back for a job well done.  But here we’re making an exception. Last month, BOMA/Chicago earned a “2012 Best Practices Award” in the Marketing…

A Key Discussion: Appearance and Reality with Building Security Keys

September 26, 2012

If you’re a property management professional, you surely spend most of your time managing operating funds, allocating staff and vendor resources and responding to a wide range of tenant service requests. But one…

Phase Two: Bringing Two North Riverside Plaza to LEED Standards

September 12, 2012

Visitors to the Two North Riverside Plaza website learn that we market the 83-year-old Art Deco office property as “A Current Classic.”  And, we should. Two North Riverside, which commands a prominent location along the…

What’s in a Name? According to Chicagoans and the Commercial Real Estate Industry — Everything

August 1, 2012

The process and purpose behind transitioning naming rights seems simple: A company purchases the rights to rename a building or property to increase brand awareness and ultimately market share and revenue. However, the naming…

A Big Benefit of Earning a Gold Circle Award: Validation from Peers

July 25, 2012

It’s been just about six months since my name was announced during the Gold Circle Awards competition as the Property Manager of the Year for 2012. Without question, I was thrilled to be selected for this…

The Future of Chicago’s Rapid Transit System: Keeping Chicago on Track

July 18, 2012

Last week, we shared insight on the history of Chicago’s elevated rapid transit system – better known as the “L” – and how it helped shape Chicago’s Central Business District. This week, we’ll consider what’s…

Chicago’s Elevated Rapid Transit System: Tracking the Expansion of the “L”

July 11, 2012

Chicago has many distinguishing features that set it apart from other great cities.  There’s the 26 miles of lakefront parks and beaches, world-class restaurants, landmark theaters, legendary professional sports, globally-inspired cultural events, and of course world-renowned…

NATO Summit: Five Takeaways for BOMA/Chicago

June 4, 2012

By Michael Cornicelli, Executive Vice President The NATO Summit held in Chicago last month was one of those rare events that had a major impact on many of us, apart from the important work…

Wrigley Field: Home of the Chicago Cubs, Site of Chicago’s Next Development Challenge

May 16, 2012

It’s one of Chicago’s most iconic, most visited, most historic structures.  It’s been the scene of intense joy and, more often, intense heartbreak.  It’s a landmark, and there’s only one other place…

A Clear-Cut Benefit of BOMA/Chicago Membership: Hosting a Brown Bag Seminar

May 2, 2012

By Mike Collins, Commercial Client Advocate, J.C. Restoration, Inc. One key to success in business is this: take advantage of opportunities to demonstrate your knowledge and skills to help establish yourself as an…

Crisis Communications for Building Owners and Managers During the NATO Summit

April 25, 2012

In my nearly 30 years of crisis communications, I’ve helped address many issues and crisis situations affecting the commercial real estate industry. Although the communications strategies differ for each crisis, it’s clear…

Three Thoughts For Chicago’s Buildings and Businesses During NATO Summit

March 21, 2012

Since learning Chicago was selected as the host city for the 2012 NATO Summit, BOMA/Chicago leadership and staff have collaborated with public and private organizations to prepare members for the logistical and operational issues associated…

The Ongoing Transformation of Navy Pier: Part II

February 14, 2012

Last week, we profiled Navy Pier’s rich history and transforming identity throughout the last 96 years. This week, we will discuss the future of Navy Pier and how its redesign will contribute to its ongoing transformation.…