Monthly Archives: April 2012

CRE News: What We’re Reading the Week of April 23

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 April 23: Chicago-based CME Group Inc. sold two of three buildings that … Continue reading

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Crisis Communications for Building Owners and Managers During the NATO Summit

By Nick Kalm, president and founder, Reputation Partners, LLC In my nearly 30 years of crisis communications, I’ve helped address many issues and crisis situations affecting the commercial real estate industry. Although the communications strategies differ for each crisis, it’s … Continue reading

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CRE News: What We’re Reading the Week of April 16

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 April 16: Omni Group purchased the 30-story tower at 200 N. LaSalle … Continue reading

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CRE News: What We’re Reading the Week of April 9

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 April 9: A venture led by Michael Silberberg of Berkley Properties, LLC … Continue reading

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Earth Day: The Catalyst that Launched the Environmental Movement

Next week, a quiet revolution of sorts will continue in office buildings and other commercial properties, in homes and businesses and in cities and towns across metropolitan Chicago and around the world. It took hold 42 years ago here in … Continue reading

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CRE News: What We’re Reading the Week of April 2

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 April 2: Office vacancies in downtown Chicago buildings declined for the fifth … Continue reading

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Want to Take Home a TOBY in 2013? Start the Project Today

By Susan Hammer, RPA, LEED® AP and Frank Tverdek, Co-Chairs, BOMA/Chicago TOBY Subcommittee On January 26, nine BOMA/Chicago Building Members won local TOBY (The Outstanding Building of the Year) awards. The management teams at these properties worked very hard and invested significant time and … Continue reading

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