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  • Abstract picture of buildings and light at night Four Ways Accurate Square Footage Can Impact a Property's Financial Position and Accounting Practices
    July 9, 2019

    One common – but often overlooked – source of data used across all functions of property management is their property’s square footage.

  • elevator shutterstock_114846214 Eggress vs. Safety: Locked Elevator Lobbies
    July 2, 2019

    A recurring safety issue that continues to present itself is the lack of egress compliance from locked elevator lobbies.

  • street security people block 37 city Navigating the Public Way
    June 11, 2019

    Having a good understanding of the what, who, when, and where of the City of Chicago’s public way process will save you time and money.

  • City of Chicago flag Chicago's Next Chapter
    June 5, 2019

    On May 20, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot, City Treasurer Conyears-Ervin, City Clerk Anna Valencia and the entire City Council were sworn into office, and shortly thereafter the Mayor's changes to the City Council Committee make-up was approved.

  • Illinois State Capitol 2019 Spring Session Update: 1 Week Out
    May 28, 2019

    With only five days before the General Assembly's scheduled adjournment on Friday, May 31, BOMA/Chicago's political consultants provide a legislative update from Springfield.

  • night skyline lake Light It Up: How to Participate in BOMA/Chicago’s Building Lighting Program
    May 20, 2019

    Whether celebrating a holiday or raising awareness for a worthy cause, it’s all part of BOMA/Chicago’s building lighting program, recently renamed Illuminate Chicago. Learn more about recent program changes.

  • Green building with reduce, reuse and recycle symbol Let's Talk Energy: ENERGY STAR Ratings and City of Chicago Energy Rating System
    April 8, 2019

    ESD provides a review of two new building energy updates - ENERGY STAR scores and Chicago's new energy rating system.

  • Calculator, pencil and blueprints Building Code Modernization Ordinance: My Take
    April 2, 2019

    Former Department of Buildings Commissioner and BOMA/Chicago member Graham C. Grady shares his perspective about the history and impact of the Building Code Modernization Ordinance.

  • Chicago City Hall 2019 General Municipal Election Recap
    March 5, 2019

    The April 2 election will feature run-offs in the races for Mayor, Treasurer and eight, or possibly nine, Aldermen.

  • Illinois State Capitol Governor Pritzker Delivers his Budget Address
    February 22, 2019

    On Wednesday, February 20, Governor Pritzker delivered his inaugural budget address outlining his Fiscal Year 2020 budget totaling $77 billion in spending

  • Green building with reduce, reuse and recycle symbol Save Money and Energy with the Peoples Gas Commercial and Industrial Program
    February 19, 2019

  • Window washers on side of skyscraper Two Years In With OSHA’s Rope Descent Systems Rule Change — What We’ve Learned
    December 18, 2018

    By Terry McDonald, S.E., P.E, Klein & Hoffman Across Chicagoland it’s a common sight to see window washers perched on the sides of the city’s buildings, sometime hundreds of feet above the street, at work cleaning the windows and glass … Continue reading →

  • 2018 Education Committee Group Photos BOMA/Chicago Education Committee Profile
    December 3, 2018

    By Susan Hammer, BOMA/Chicago Education Committee Chair and Vice President/General Manager at AMA Plaza Sir Isaac Newton once said: “What we know is a drop, what we don’t know is an ocean.”  This philosophy is what drives BOMA/Chicago’s Education Committee … Continue reading →

  • Illinois State Capitol Illinois Legislative Preview
    November 27, 2018

    By Stephen S. Morrill, Principal of Morrill & Fiedler LLC (M&F) Policy decisions made in Springfield greatly impact the commercial office industry and BOMA/Chicago members have an ongoing interest in Illinois election outcomes.  As a follow up to last week’s … Continue reading →

  • Food Drive hunger GCFD holiday Help Us Fight Hunger this Holiday Season
    November 26, 2018

    Make a Food or Financial Donation through December 7 By BOMA/Chicago Each year, the Greater Chicago Food Depository (GCFD) provides meals for 1 in 6 residents living in Cook County. This translates into 810,000+ men, women and children. For those … Continue reading →

  • Illinois State Capitol Illinois 2018 General Election Review
    November 20, 2018

    By Stephen S. Morrill, Principal of Morrill & Fiedler LLC (M&F) The 2018 Illinois General Election was held earlier this month on Tuesday, November 6.  The anticipated “blue wave,” while not as impactful as originally predicted (at least in the … Continue reading →

  • Chicago City Hall BOMA/Chicago PAC: Gearing Up for the City’s Big Elections
    October 23, 2018

    By Ron Tabaczynski, Director of Government Affairs, BOMA/Chicago Right now, Chicago is approaching an important election year in 2019. Fortunately, BOMA/Chicago will be ready. Through its political action committee (PAC), BOMA/Chicago supports political candidates who have demonstrated leadership and sound … Continue reading →

  • 2018 Property Manager of the Year Heather Holderman Gold Circle Awards Profile: 2018 Property Management Professional of the Year Heather Holderman [Part 2 of 2]
    October 22, 2018

    Heather Holderman, General Manager with CBRE at 353 North Clark, was named BOMA/Chicago’s 2018 Property Management Professional of the Year. < Read Part 1 of Heather Holderman’s Profile. Over the last couple years, you’ve seen an increase in your building … Continue reading →

  • Illinois State Capitol Illinois 2018 General Election Preview
    October 9, 2018

    By Stephen S. Morrill, Principal of Morrill & Fiedler LLC (M&F) Because the commercial office industry is profoundly impacted by legislative and regulatory activity at the state and local levels, BOMA/Chicago members and affiliates rightfully pay close attention to elections … Continue reading →

  • RPA FMA Designation Logos Five Reasons to Invest in the RPA/FMA Designation Program
    October 9, 2018

    By Nancy Capadona, RPA, General Manager at The Hearn Company I earned my Real Property Administrator (RPA) about 25 years ago after I was encouraged by my supervisor to take the designation classes. The comprehensive RPA coursework accelerated my understanding of … Continue reading →