Monthly Archives: November 2011

Smart Meters: Smart Is What Smart Does

By Mike Munson CEO of Metropolitan Energy, LLC In the energy industry, the term “smart” is the current buzzword of the day.  Smart cars.  Smart homes.  Smart grids.  The list is growing in perpetuity.  But what makes a device “smart”?  … Continue reading

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It’s The Most Wonderful Time of the Year: Chicago’s Central Business District Gives Back

By Michael Cornicelli Executive Vice President, BOMA/Chicago This week, more than 115 BOMA/Chicago members took a big step toward making the 2011 holiday season better for those less fortunate.  They registered to receive a collection barrel to gather food as part of … Continue reading

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CRE News: What We’re Reading the Week of November 14

Each week, The Elevator Speech summarizes news related to some of the key industry trends, buildings, deals and dealmakers that shaped headlines. Here’s what caught our attention the week of November 14: Chicago commercial real estate giant Sam Zell entered the luxury … Continue reading

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Get Inspired and Help the Environment on America Recycles Day 2012

By Kelly Aaron President, EverLights Recently, you may have seen the graphic message below, which includes the well-known “circular arrows” image that signifies recycling. If you’re wondering about why the recycling image is featured, keep reading this post and your … Continue reading

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CRE News: What We’re Reading the Week of November 7

Each week, The Elevator Speech summarizes news related to some of the key industry trends, buildings, deals and dealmakers that shaped headlines. Here’s what caught our attention the week of November 7: The owners of the Willis Tower are taking a “marketing … Continue reading

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“Spooktacular” Annual Event Provides Networking Opportunity While Raising Money for Charity

By Michael Ehlert, Vice President, Concierge Unlimited International There are many benefits to working in the commercial real estate industry, but one aspect really stands out: The people in our industry are generous, creative and like to enjoy themselves from … Continue reading

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CRE News: What We’re Reading the Week of October 31

Each week, The Elevator Speech summarizes news related to some of the key industry trends, buildings, deals and dealmakers that shaped headlines. Here’s what caught our attention the week of October 31: The former Apparel Center (now the Chicago Sun-Times building) at … Continue reading

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