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  • Taxes Tick-Tock Goes the Property Tax Clock
    August 27, 2019

    This issue of an increasing property tax burden on commercial properties is much bigger than just our buildings. The continuous increase of property taxes kills jobs and harms the economy, businesses and residents, alike.

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  • 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 →

  • dog in dog friendly building How to Implement a Dog-Friendly Building Policy
    June 19, 2018

    By Courtney Hamm, VP/General Manager with MB Real Estate at 1 N. LaSalle We’ve all been there. You find out you have to stay late at the office. Or even worse, you have to come in over the weekend. It’s … Continue reading →

  • Codes Committee Chairs with Commissioner Judith Frydland Decoding BOMA/Chicago’s Codes Committee
    May 22, 2018

    By Bill Vail, CA Ventures and Janice Goldsmith, Zeller Realty Group From left to right: Codes Committee Chair and Vice Chair Bill Vail and Janice Goldsmith, Building Commissioner Judith Frydland and Executive Vice President Michael Cornicelli There are plenty of … Continue reading →

  • Tenants talking around a reduce reuse recycle sign in office setting Five Takeaways About Fitwel Certification
    May 8, 2018

    By Erin Vicelja and Allie Goldstein, Goby You have an existing building. You’ve recently taken steps to improve the overall environment for its occupants. You’ve made your office building community better. Now what? That’s where Fitwel certification comes in. Developed … Continue reading →

  • Parking Garage Cars 5 Steps to Spring Cleaning Your Parking Garage
    April 16, 2018

    By Kyle Stanish, PhD, SE, PE, Klein & Hoffman As the long-awaited spring weather begins to enter our forecast, so too does another often loathed thought – spring cleaning. While usually reserved for our homes, this annual tradition should extend … Continue reading →

  • Lights out migratory birds Leave the Lights Out for Birds!
    April 3, 2018

    By Annette Price, Chicago Collision Bird Monitors Chicago building managers and owners can take pride in participating in the nation’s most successful light reduction program for migratory birds. Lights Out! Chicago asks buildings to turn off or dim bright antenna, rooftop … Continue reading →