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  • 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 →

  • View of State Street Chicago Demystifying the State Street SSA and its Impact on BOMA/Chicago Buildings
    October 4, 2018

    By Amy Masters, BOMA/Chicago Director of Marketing and Communications If you received email promotions over the summer for ACTivate networking events hosted by the Chicago Loop Alliance (CLA), you may have wondered … what is the CLA? What does this … Continue reading →

  • 2018 Property Manager of the Year Heather Holderman Gold Circle Awards Profile: 2018 Property Management Professional of the Year Heather Holderman [Part 1 of 2]
    October 2, 2018

    Heather Holderman, General Manager with CBRE at 353 North Clark, was named BOMA/Chicago’s 2018 Property Management Professional of the Year. How did you get involved in the commercial real estate industry? Somewhat by accident actually.  I was working in the … Continue reading →

  • Gold Circle Awards Profile: 2018 Emerging Leader of the Year Dan Williams
    September 25, 2018

    Dan Williams, Assistant General Manager with JLL at 101 North Wacker Drive, was named BOMA/Chicago’s 2018 Emerging Leader of the Year Before arriving at JLL as security director, you worked in the retail sector in security. How did that experience … Continue reading →

  • 2018 Buildng Engineer of the Year Sean Casey Gold Circle Awards Profile: 2018 Building Engineer of the Year Sean Casey
    September 14, 2018

    Sean Casey, Chief Engineer with JLL at 71 South Wacker, was named BOMA/Chicago’s 2018 Building Engineer of the Year. How did you get your start in the commercial real estate industry? I started out as an Apprentice Engineer in 1992 … Continue reading →

  • cfd wally schroeder The 411 with the Man from 911: CFD Chief Schroeder Talks about Building Preparedness
    September 11, 2018

    BOMA/Chicago Preparedness Committee Chair Erin Parks with Sterling Bay recently interviewed Chicago Fire Department Deputy District Chief Walter Schroeder, who is celebrating his 30th year anniversary with the Chicago Fire Department. What is your role at the CFD? Chief Schroeder: … Continue reading →

  • 2018 Affiliate Member of the Year Jim Wissinger Gold Circle Awards Profile: 2018 Affiliate Member of the Year Jim Wissinger
    September 5, 2018

    Jim Wissinger with Harvard Maintenance, was named BOMA/Chicago’s 2018 Affiliate Member of the Year. After drying out from the BOMA PAC dunk tank at our recent Golf Classic, Jim Wissinger – twenty-year plus BOMA/Chicago veteran and 2018 Affiliate Member of … Continue reading →

  • Steven Castans JLL NBC Tower Gold Circle Awards Profile: 2018 Security Director of the Year Steven Castans
    August 28, 2018

    Steven Castans, Director of Security with JLL at NBC Tower, was named BOMA/Chicago’s 2018 Security Director of the Year. Everyone has their own unique story about how they ended up in the commercial real estate industry. What’s yours? Upon retiring … Continue reading →

  • green rooftop garden city buildings aerial Being a Part of the Bigger Solution: Highlights of BOMA/Chicago’s Energy and Sustainability Committee
    August 7, 2018

    By Rachael Bruketta, Vice Chair of BOMA/Chicago Energy and Sustainability Committee BOMA/Chicago’s Energy and Sustainability Committee works to make member commercial buildings more energy efficient through ongoing educational programming and providing a basis for BOMA/Chicago’s energy advocacy efforts. Under the … Continue reading →