Category Archives: Property Management

Five Reasons to Invest in the RPA/FMA Designation Program

By Nancy Capadona, RPA, General Manager at The Hearn Company I earned my Real Property Administrator (RPA) about 25 years ago after I was encouraged by my supervisor to take the designation classes. The comprehensive RPA coursework accelerated my understanding of … Continue reading

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Randy Waites with Avison Young Joins BOMA/Chicago Board of Directors

First appointed nearly ten years ago, Randy Waites, principal at Avison Young, is the newest member of BOMA/Chicago’s Board of Directors. Randy jokingly says he “feels vindicated” after his original appointment in 2007, since shortly thereafter he accepted a position … Continue reading

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Six Surprising Facts about the Exelon/ComEd Rate Increase Proposal

Exelon and ComEd have introduced a proposal (Senate Amendments 2 and 3 to SB 1585) to drastically raise commercial and residential electricity rates and add new charges that will total $7.7 billion over ten years. While Exelon and ComEd have … Continue reading

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How 20,000 Worms Transformed this Building [Interview]

We’re kicking off a new series of stories focusing on sustainable rooftops and initiatives in a dialogue with AMA Plaza’s Assistant Property Manager Yordanos Ghdey with Riverview Realty Property Management. Yordanos walks us through the ins and outs of the AMA … Continue reading

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Rauner’s Proposed Property Tax Freeze: The Devil’s in the Details

In last week’s State of the State address, Governor Bruce Rauner offered up a bold agenda to turn the state around while focusing on efforts to make Illinois competitive again. Some of his key points included increasing education funding, raising … Continue reading

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Working with Chicago Police/SWAT in response to a workplace violence incident

by Mark Kexel, Titan Security Chair of BOMA/Chicago Open Security Emergency Preparedness Committee Having up-to-date resources at your fingertips and strategic planning are critical to effectively responding to building threats, according to Lieutenant Mark Marianovich of the Chicago Police Department … Continue reading

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CRE News: What We’re Reading the Week of September 29

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 September 29. BOMA Chicago Energy Center … Continue reading

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