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  • 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 →

  • BOMA/Chicago’s Preparedness Committee: Ensuring the safety and security of our buildings and communities
    March 13, 2018

    By Erin Parks, BOMA/Chicago Preparedness Committee Chair There is an ironic and unfortunate truth surrounding safety and security in the commercial real estate industry. As we benefit from advances in security and emergency preparedness – in regard to technology, strategy … Continue reading →

  • green rooftop garden city buildings aerial ENERGY STAR Scores for Most Office Buildings Will Fall in 2018
    February 27, 2018

    By Dan Bailey, Sieben Energy Associates ENERGY STAR scores for most if not all office buildings will decrease as early as August 2018 due to recalibration. Current scores for office buildings will drop by an average of 8 points. The U.S. EPA broke this … Continue reading →

  • exterior building office blue How BOMA 2017 Can Change Your Building’s Rentable Square Footage (RSF)
    October 31, 2017

    By Bob Ladner, John Kuczura, Veronica Avila, Meredith Bass at SDI Presence Last week, the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) International released its new office measurement standard: BOMA 2017 For Office Buildings: Standard Methods of Measurement (ANSI/BOMA Z65.1-2017). Last updated … Continue reading →

  • Gold Circle Award Winner Profile: Julia Rabban
    September 18, 2017

    Julia Rabban, Property Manager with Transwestern, is the recipient of BOMA/Chicago’s 2017 Emerging Leader of the Year Award. What was your first paying job? I had my first job when I was 14 years old during the summer before my first … Continue reading →

  • Updated Chicago Disability Rights Regulations Affect New and Existing Buildings
    July 24, 2017

    By Leah Riley, Senior Code Consultant, Burnham Nationwide and member BOMA/Chicago Codes Committee Chicago adopted new disability rights regulations governing accessibility that went into effect on July 1, 2017. Promulgated pursuant to the Chicago Human Rights Ordinance to provide greater … Continue reading →

  • Gold Circle Trophies 2017 Property Manager of the Year Bonnie Boden
    July 17, 2017

  • Gold Circle Award Profile: Alex Hales
    June 6, 2017

    Alex Hales, Security Director with Hines at the Citadel Center, is the recipient of BOMA/Chicago’s 2017 Security Professional of the Year Award. How did you get involved in the security industry? After my service in the U.S. Marines, I remained in Yuma, … Continue reading →

  • Gold Circle Award Profile: Jeff Bryski
    May 9, 2017

      Jeff Bryski, Chief Engineer with Sterling Bay at 111 North Canal, is the recipient of BOMA/Chicago’s 2017 Building Engineer of the Year Award. You started your career as a Boiler Technician with the United States Navy. How did your six years … Continue reading →

  • Gold Circle Award Profile: Freddy Flores
    April 25, 2017

    Freddy Flores, Business Development Manager at Thyssenkrupp Elevator, is the recipient of BOMA/Chicago’s 2017 Affiliate Member of the Year Award. What service does your company provide and what benefits do they offer to the commercial real estate industry? Thyssenkrupp provides elevator maintenance, repair, … Continue reading →

  • Gold Circle Award Winner Profile: Krystal Kurinsky
    March 28, 2017

    Krystal Kurinsky, Senior Vice President/General Manager with MB Real Estate Services, Inc. at 181 West Madison, is the recipient of BOMA/Chicago’s 2017 Property Management Professional of the Year. How did you get started in the commercial real estate industry? By accident … Continue reading →

  • Randy Waites with Avison Young Joins BOMA/Chicago Board of Directors
    February 14, 2017

    First appointed nearly ten years ago, Randy Waites, principal at Avison Young, is the newest member of BOMA/Chicago’s Board of Directors. Randy jokingly says he “feels vindicated” after his original appointment in 2007, since shortly thereafter he accepted a position … Continue reading →

  • Electricity tower with cables Six Surprising Facts about the Exelon/ComEd Rate Increase Proposal
    November 22, 2016

    Exelon and ComEd have introduced a new legislation (House Amendent #2 to SB 2814) to drastically raise commercial and residential electricity rates and add new charges that will total $24 billion over twenty-three years. While Exelon and ComEd have claimed … Continue reading →

  • Emerging Leaders CRE CRE Insights & Advice from Three Emerging Leaders
    November 8, 2016

    BOMA/Chicago’s Emerging Leaders Network provides career development, education and networking opportunities for BOMA/Chicago Building and Affiliate members with a recommended seven years or less of experience in the commercial real estate industry. We asked three emerging leaders to describe their professional backgrounds and … Continue reading →

  • Electricity tower with cables What Exelon and ComEd Don’t Want You to Know
    November 1, 2016

    With electricity costs making up the first or second largest expense for BOMA/Chicago buildings, it’s crucial that we continue shedding light on Exelon and ComEd’s proposed legislation which, with its latest proposal introduced on November 15, would raise electricity rates … Continue reading →

  • BOMA/Chicago Logo BOMA/Chicago’s Chief Curmudgeon Enlightened by our Hometown Heroes, the Chicago Cubs
    October 24, 2016

    My job as chief staff officer for BOMA/Chicago often involves criticizing and opposing proposed actions that we view as damaging to our members, the commercial real estate industry, and our great city. Sometimes I’m a naysayer and sometimes I go … Continue reading →

  • Taxes A Closer Look at the Property Tax Burden on BOMA/Chicago Buildings
    October 4, 2016

    At BOMA/Chicago, we’re always advocating on our members’ behalf by regularly engaging in open, productive dialogue with key stakeholders surrounding public policy and fiscal decisions aimed at fostering a thriving Chicago. While our elected officials at the local, state and federal … Continue reading →

  • Fundamentals of Emergency Preparedness in the CBD
    September 27, 2016

    Keeping buildings and tenants safe is a top priority – and it begins with proper preparation. A key part of any preparedness plan is fully understanding the resources available in the event of an emergency. To ensure these resources are … Continue reading →

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