Category Archives: Chicago CRE industry and philanthropy

Help Us Fight Hunger this Holiday Season

Make a Food or Financial Donation through December 7 By BOMA/Chicago Each year, the Greater Chicago Food Depository (GCFD) provides meals for 1 in 6 residents living in Cook County. This translates into 810,000+ men, women and children. For those … Continue reading

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Premier Security Hosts Second Annual 5K for Missing Children October 14

By James Taff, CEO of Premier Security Last year, Premier Security hosted the first ever 5K for Missing Children benefiting The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC).  Last year’s event raised nearly $25,000 in donations, registrations and sponsorships. Over … Continue reading

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Premier Security’s 5K for Missing Children

By: Jim Taff, CEO, Premier Security Child abduction and exploitation is a very real and serious issue that occurs in many of America’s major cities, just like right here in Chicago. According to the FBI, there were over 460,000 reports … Continue reading

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No Small Plans for the 2014 Ollie Scholarship Recipients

By BOMA/Chicago Time and again, BOMA/Chicago members spring to life to support initiatives that strengthen the commercial real estate industry and the professionals who comprise this industry. After 111 years of spearheading projects to advance CRE in Chicago, BOMA/Chicago continues … Continue reading

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Strengthen the CRE Industry by Supporting Workplace Diversity

By BOMA/Chicago In order to succeed in the $300 billion commercial real estate industry, professionals must rely on their extensive and diverse skill sets. Managing an office building or a portfolio encompass a uniquely wide range of professional specialties that … Continue reading

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The Spirit of Giving: Three Ways You Can Pay it Forward this Holiday Season

By BOMA/Chicago The gift of giving comes in many shapes and sizes. Some of these gifts are in the form of a check. Others come in the shape of a helpful hand and are measured by their amount of thoughtfulness … Continue reading

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

By BOMA/Chicago 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 October 14. No Property Tax Increase … Continue reading

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BOMA/Chicago’s Emerging Leader Committee: Creating a Community for Young Industry Professionals

By BOMA/Chicago’s Emerging Leader Committee Launching a career in a big city as a young professional can be daunting. You are looking to excel in your position and learn the tricks of the trade from senior coworkers – all while … Continue reading

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Keys to Hosting Successful Building Blood Drives: Knowing Your Tenants & Creating the Right Marketing Mix

By Celeste Villanueva During the past eight years I’ve spent working in this industry, I have managed buildings with various levels of tenant engagement. While some buildings may not have an active tenant population, other buildings are sky high with … Continue reading

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Hang Up the Phone…And Seal the Deal on the Green!

By the 2013 Golf Classic Task Force As a Task Force comprised of both Building and Affiliate Members, we understand the dynamics that are necessary for both types of members to enjoy their day of putting in the sun. That … Continue reading

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