News & Announcements

  • August 13, 2019 10:39 AM | Anonymous

    Be sure to attend our September Members Lunch where a panel of experts--including two HR representatives, a fashion stylist, a senior-level property manager, and an Emerging Leader--will weigh-in on what the models are wearing, provide information on dress code policies, and offer their own personal experiences on fashion in the commercial real estate industry. You don't want to miss this action-packed Members Lunch! 

    Panelists Include: 

    Luke Clarkson 
    Business Development Manager

    Kim DeFily, RPA 
    Portfolio Manager
    American Landmark Properties

    Katherine Eldridge
    Fashion Stylist

    Courtni Hughes
    Assistant Vice President
    Zeller Realty

    Krista Owens
    Senior Vice President
    Zeller Realty

    Event Emcee: 
    Michael Collins 
    Commercial Client Advocate
    J.C. Restoration, Inc.

    Model Appearances by:
    Maggie Amaya, RPA, FMA, JLL
    Lloyd Berry, CCIM, RPA, Colliers International
    Ben Bischmann, JLL 
    Denise Olalde, Inland Commercial Real Estate Services, LLC
    Brett Simpson, North American Corporation of Illinois
    Lindy Schrik, LEED AP, CenterPoint Properties
    Elizabeth Schuttler, Victor Construction Co., Inc.
    Jason Sikora, CPP, SOS Security

    Register now! The deadline to register is Monday, September 16 by noon.

    This event is open to BOMA/Suburban Chicago members and non-member property professionals only. Non-member vendors will not be admitted. 


  • August 01, 2019 4:03 PM | Anonymous

    BOC Level I - Northwest Suburbs - August 2019BOMA/Suburban Chicago's Engineers Committee hosted an Engineers Lunch earlier this year on Education & Training. A portion of the presentation was on the Building Operator Certification┬« (BOC) program, which is a nationally recognized training and certification program focusing on energy efficient building operations and preventative maintenance procedures. 

    They will be hosting both a level I and II training series in the suburbs and are offering our members a special discount code. 

    Enter BOCIL19 to receive a 20% discount at registration!

    Level I Training Series

    August 29 - November 14
    Lake in the Hills

    Level II Training Series
    September 18 - December 4

    In addition, attendees could be eligible for a rebate upon completion of the series.   

  • July 29, 2019 8:00 AM | Anonymous

    The annual Day at the Races event will be held on Friday, August 16 at Arlington International Racecourse. Attend this networking event for live horse racing, food, prizes, contests, and more. This is BOMA's hottest summer event - you don't want to miss it! 

    In order to keep this well-attended event fun and exciting for all attendees, we are asking for your support with two items during the event:

    1. Ticket Auction: We are in need of sporting event tickets, theater tickets, $100 gift cards, gift items, or monetary donations (which will be used to purchase items for the auction). One hundred percent of the proceeds of the Ticket Auction will go to our 2019 charity: The Harbour
    2. Second Chance Sweepstakes: The Second Chance Sweepstakes allows attendees to submit their non-winning betting vouchers into a drawing for a chance to win a prize. Prizes with a value of $25 are needed. These can be gift cards, logo items, or anything you can think of! Remember to attach your business card to each one so the recipient knows who donated them.

    To donate, contact Linda Hallberg with the quantity and the description of the item(s). 

    Please act now! The deadline to submit Ticket Auction or Second Chance Sweepstakes items is Wednesday, August 7. Your donations will be gratefully acknowledged both the day of the event and in our publications. 

  • July 18, 2019 10:32 AM | Anonymous

    Fritz KaegiAs Cook County Assessor Fritz Kaegi pushes forward with his property tax reforms, BOMA/Chicago's Michael Cornicelli speaks out about the many negative implications they will have on the commercial real estate community. Click below to learn why BOMA/Suburban Chicago and BOMA/Chicago strongly oppose Kaegi's proposed legislation which would require commercial property owners to submit their data on rental rates, occupancy levels, concessions, net operating income, and other benchmarking information.

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  • June 27, 2019 11:40 AM | Anonymous

    Communications Assistant
    BOMA/Suburban Chicago
    Schaumburg, IL

    We're Hiring! Do you know someone who loves to write and has a knack for design? If so, BOMA/Suburban Chicago is currently seeking a skilled Communications Assistant for a permanent, part time position. Our office is just a short walk from Woodfield Mall in Schaumburg, located in a Class A building offering a wide variety of amenities and services. 

    View full job description

    Interested candidates may send their resumes to Heather Woods

  • June 26, 2019 8:06 AM | Anonymous

    A special thank you to our generous 2019 Day at the Races Sponsors! 

    Event Sponsors:


    Clarion Construction, Inc.

    Ground Pros Inc. 

    Hard Surface Solutions, Inc.

    M&J Asphalt Paving Co., Inc. 

    Mac's Property Management Services

    RAPCO Asphalt Maintenance

    Security Partners International, Inc.

    ServiceMaster Restoration by Zaba

    SOS Security

    Stried Painting, Inc. 

    Titan Security Group/Titan Electronics, Inc.

    Victor Construction Co., Inc.

    Voucher Sponsor:

    American Family Insurance Anthony Chiarito & Associates Inc. 

    Feature Prize Sponsor:

    Professional Paving & Concrete Co. Inc.


    Mimosa Interior Landscape

    Sponsorship Opportunities Still Available!

    Contact Linda Hallberg with any questions about sponsorships. 

  • June 14, 2019 1:27 PM | Anonymous

    Don't hesitate, you can still get your building entered into the TOBY Awards Program by following the 16-week TOBY Roadmap to Success. 

  • June 14, 2019 10:19 AM | Anonymous

    The Day at The Races is set for Friday, August 16.  If you are interested in sponsoring this event, contact Linda Hallberg at 

    SAVE THE DATE:  Invitations for the event will be sent out in July.

  • May 29, 2019 2:17 PM | Linda Hallberg (Administrator)

    Advocacy Update:
    From the Government Affairs Committee

    As you are aware, the Cook County Department of Revenue has stepped up its enforcement of the Parking Lot and Garage Operations Tax. Additionally, it appears the Department has expanded its interpretation of the Ordinance and is imposing the tax beyond the Ordinance's original intent. The Department has begun auditing suburban commercial office buildings and imposing large penalties and interest on taxes they claim should have been paid on parking spaces maintained by buildings. 

    Building A Legal Defense

    The BOMA/Suburban Chicago Board of Directors and its Government Affairs Committee have retained legal counsel in order to thoroughly research this issue, and to have a clear understanding of the law, the County's position, and our options. 

    Our legal counsel has already begun its research and will present a legal opinion to the Board of Directors within 30-45 days. 

    Attention From BOMA International

    BOMA/Suburban Chicago has also been in contact with BOMA International. International is outraged by the County's conduct and has suggested its Industry Defense Fund might be able to offset some of our legal fees. The Industry Defense Fund " instrumental in giving a voice to the commercial real estate industry helping achieve critical advocacy successes. Its purpose is to ensure that adequate funds are available at the federal, state and local levels for wide-ranging advocacy issues that may impact BOMA members."

    Our Commitment to Members 

    In addition to hiring legal counsel, coordinating with BOMA International, and working with our Lobbyist, BOMA/Suburban Chicago has actively engaged with Cook County officials, including a County Commissioner, in order to be as strategic as possible.

    BOMA/Suburban Chicago is committed to helping you protect your rights and your assets! We will continue to address our concerns with Cook County officials. We will build a coalition with other organizations who share our concerns. Finally, we will work with our members and be their voice in this critical matter. 

    The Board of Directors and the Government Affairs Committee continues to monitor this issue and looks forward to sharing with you what it learns. Please feel free to contact Michael Mulcrone or a member of the Government Affairs Committee with any questions you may have.


    BOMA/Suburban Chicago's Government Affairs Committee

    John Lambrecht, RPA, Chair, Triton College

    Deb Pyznarski, RPA, Vice Chair, Lincoln Property Company

    Eric Hartmann, Board Liaison, Tovar Snow Professionals

    Matt Roberts, CPM, Board Liaison, Duke Realty Corporation

    Larry Dykstra, PE, LEED, AP, Environmental Systems Designs

    Kristopher Entler, RPA, LEED AP, Lincoln Property Company

    Debbie King, RPA, David King & Associates, Inc.

    Ben Kulczewski, GlenStar Asset Management, LLC 

    Melissa Lyons, RPA, CBRE

    John Smart, RPA, Arthur J. Rogers & Co.

    Michael Mulcrone, BOMA/Suburban Chicago

    Barb Turbett, BOMA/Suburban Chicago

  • May 17, 2019 10:47 AM | Anonymous

    The Harbour, our 2019 Charity, is in need of furniture for their office and Transitional Housing locations. 

    The staff has asked for donations of:

    • A small round table with 4 chairs 
    • Computer Desks for their Resource Room 
    • Office chairs for the computer desks

    If you have any of these items, please contact the BOMA/Surburban Chicago Office.  Thank you!

BOMA/Suburban Chicago
1515 E. Woodfield Rd, Suite 110
Schaumburg IL 60173

Phone: (847) 995-0970
Fax: (847) 995-0971


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