Monthly Archives: August 2011

CRE News: What We’re Reading the Week of August 22

Each week, The Elevator Speech summarizes news related to some of the key events, buildings, deals and dealmakers that shaped headlines. Here’s what caught our attention the week of August 22: Chicago-based Hearn Company has agreed to buy the Helmut Jahn-designed tower … Continue reading

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CRE News: What We’re Reading the Week of August 15

Each week, The Elevator Speech summarizes news related to some of the key events, buildings, deals and dealmakers that shaped headlines. Here’s what caught our attention the week of August 15th: The Illinois Real Estate Journal interviewed Phil Stafford, a … Continue reading

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What We Learned: Thoughts on Winning the International TOBY Earth Award

By Rick Pospisil, RPA Property Manager, FBI Chicago Regional Office As property managers, we are charged with preserving and enhancing the owner’s asset and serving the needs of our tenants. Getting recognition from our peers is the ultimate compliment and … Continue reading

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CRE News: What We’re Reading the Week of August 8

Each week, The Elevator Speech summarizes news related to some of the key events, buildings, deals and dealmakers that shaped headlines. Here’s what caught our attention the week of August 8th: This week, the Federal Reserve created a plan to … Continue reading

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BOMA/Chicago Gold Circle Awards: Rewarding Individual Excellence in the CRE Industry

By Wade Rodgers, RPA Property Manager, Lincoln Property Company As the 2011 winner of the BOMA/Chicago Gold Circle Awards in the Emerging Leader category, it truly was a rewarding experience to have my name called during the gala celebration January 20. … Continue reading

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CRE News: What We’re Reading the Week of August 1

Each week, The Elevator Speech summarizes news related to some of the key events, buildings, deals and dealmakers that shaped headlines. Here’s what caught our attention the week of August 1st: After a long political debate, Congress delivered a bill … Continue reading

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Establishing a Foundation for Energy Conservation

By Robert Graham, LC, LEED AP BD+C, Facility Solutions Group Property management companies have two primary goals in mind: Reduce operating costs for ownership and increase the value of the asset. As a result, many companies focus on spending less by putting … Continue reading

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