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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…

Smart Meters: Smart Is What Smart Does

November 30, 2011

In the energy industry, the term “smart” is the current buzzword of the day.  Smart cars.  Smart homes.  Smart grids.  The list is growing in perpetuity.  But what makes a device “smart”?  Is…

Soldier Field: Where Chicago Flexes its Big Shoulders

October 11, 2011

f you ask any number of Chicagoans about their sentiments towards local politics, baseball teams, Chicago neighborhoods or which local eateries have the best Chicago-style pizza or hot dogs, you will certainly receive a variety…

The 2012 NATO and G8 Summits – A Catalyst for Preparedness

September 28, 2011

By Ron Tabaczynski, Director of Government Affairs, BOMA/Chicago Earlier this month, BOMA/Chicago hosted an open security meeting at the Aon Center led by Gary Schenkel, the Executive Director of the Chicago Office of…

Be Your Own Power Broker

September 22, 2011

Now that the electric supply market has existed for a full decade in Illinois, BOMA/Chicago member buildings enjoy lower prices than their counterparts in other metropolitan areas.  In many cases, like New York City…

Nurturing the Next Generation of CRE Professionals

September 14, 2011

By Rebecca Steffes, RPA, LEED Green Associate Senior Property Manager, Piedmont Office Realty Trust One of the most rewarding aspects of working in commercial real estate is the level of generosity displayed by those…

What We Learned: Thoughts on Winning the International TOBY Earth Award

August 17, 2011

By Rick Pospisil, RPA Property Manager, FBI Chicago Regional Office As property managers, we are charged with preserving and enhancing the owner’s asset and serving the needs of our tenants. Getting recognition…

BOMA/Chicago Gold Circle Awards: Rewarding Individual Excellence in the CRE Industry

August 9, 2011

By Wade Rodgers, RPA Property Manager, Lincoln Property Company As the 2011 winner of the BOMA/Chicago Gold Circle Awards in the Emerging Leader category, it truly was a rewarding experience to have my name…

Golf Outings: Make Time for Business, But Remember Golf Scramble Etiquette

July 26, 2011

By Daniel Ryan, General Manager, Jones Lang LaSalle Like many BOMA/Chicago colleagues, I will be participating in the 13th Annual BOMA/Chicago Golf Classic presented by Comcast Business Class and many other generous sponsors. This year, the day-long outing…

Effective Communications Strategies Are Key to Attracting & Retaining Tenants

July 19, 2011

By Nick Kalm – Founder and President, Reputation Partners, LLC As the president of Reputation Partners, LLC, a corporate communications firm with years of experience in commercial real estate, I’ve worked with building owners and…

The Commercial Real Estate Industry Gives Back

July 10, 2011

We all know the importance of giving back to those in need. However, during the recent economic downturn, people and businesses had to make some tough decisions regarding whether to donate, or…

BOMA/Chicago’s Blockbuster Buildings

June 30, 2011

Transformers’ Bumble Bee flies by Willis Tower This summer’s big-screen blockbuster season is all about Chicago. You might remember when the Autobots and Decepticons took over Chicago’s Central Business District last summer to film Transformers 3:…

Green Buildings & Green Payoffs: Our LEED-Certified Member Buildings

June 21, 2011

Commercial real estate professionals today are inundated with messages about the benefits of “going green.” After awhile, the messages can all start to sound the same. So you can see why we…

On a Mission to LEED

June 8, 2011

By Susan Hammer, RPA, LEED® AP General Manager, Prime Group Realty Trust Does your building have a sustainability mission? These days, it should. The sustainability movement has generated a culture shift for office…