Monthly Archives: August 2012

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

Each week, The Elevator Speech summarizes news related to some of the key industry trends, buildings, deals and dealmakers that shaped headlines. Below are articles that caught our attention the week of August 20. Last week we hosted the 14th Annual BOMA/Chicago … Continue reading

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Shanghai Foreign Affairs Officials Learn the Value of Public/Private Partnerships From Chicago Workshop

By Donna Kobzaruk, Chair of the BOMA/Chicago Emergency Preparedness Committee More than a dozen government officials from the Shanghai Foreign Affairs Office (FAO) learned firsthand about the value and benefits of public/private cooperation before, during and after an emergency situation … Continue reading

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

Each week, The Elevator Speech summarizes news related to some of the key industry trends, buildings, deals and dealmakers that shaped headlines. Below are articles that caught our attention the week of August 13. The world’s largest airline, United Airlines, announced it … Continue reading

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

Each week, The Elevator Speech summarizes news related to some of the key industry trends, buildings, deals and dealmakers that shaped headlines. Below are articles that caught our attention the week of August 6. Chicago hosted Lollapalooza for the eighth annual year … Continue reading

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Planning to Enter the TOBY Awards? Nominate Team Members for a Gold Circle, Too

There are many benefits to an awards competition.  There’s the recognition and honor that goes along with winning or even being nominated.  There’s exposure for best practices and for outstanding accomplishments by individuals.  And, there’s reinforcement that business is being … Continue reading

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CRE News: What We’re Reading the Week of July 30

Each week, The Elevator Speech summarizes news related to some of the key industry trends, buildings, deals and dealmakers that shaped headlines. Below are articles that caught our attention the week of July 30. Google-owned Motorola Mobility announced it will move its … Continue reading

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What’s in a Name? According to Chicagoans and the Commercial Real Estate Industry — Everything

The process and purpose behind transitioning naming rights seems simple: A company purchases the rights to rename a building or property to increase brand awareness and ultimately market share and revenue. However, the naming rights of buildings, an important part … Continue reading

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