Monthly Archives: June 2011

BOMA/Chicago’s Blockbuster Buildings

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: Dark of the Moon, which debuted in theaters this week. Check out the trailer … Continue reading

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CRE News: What We’re Reading the Week of June 20th

Each week, The Elevator Speech summarizes a list of important news stories impacting our industry and the City of Chicago. Here are the news stories that caught our attention this week: Magellan Development Group broke ground on The Coast, a 499-unit apartment tower at … Continue reading

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

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 were interested in the contents of a presentation … Continue reading

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CRE News: What We’re Reading the Week of June 13th

Each week, The Elevator Speech summarizes a list of important news stories impacting our industry and the City of Chicago. Here are the headlines and news stories that caught our attention this week: CME Group Inc. put the 1.4 million-square-foot Chicago Board … Continue reading

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Let’s Get Social: Social Media Can Work for Commercial Real Estate

Is your office building or company on Facebook? Twitter? LinkedIn? Should you be? How do you get started? These are questions that many communications professionals in our industry ask every day. Social media has dramatically changed the way we communicate, … Continue reading

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CRE News: What We’re Reading the Week of June 6th

Each week, The Elevator Speech will summarize a list of important news stories impacting our industry and the City of Chicago.  So, what headlines and news caught our attention this week? The Leo Burnett Building at 35 W. Wacker Drive … Continue reading

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On a Mission to LEED

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 building owners, managers and tenants. All stakeholders realize … Continue reading

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