Education Calendar

Education Calendar

    • March 07, 2019
    • April 11, 2019
    • 6 sessions
    • BOMA/Suburban Chicago Office

    Offered by BOMI International and BOMA/Suburban Chicago 


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

    Instructor:  Dave Adams, MBA, MSRE, RPA, CPM, CCIM


    Thursdays, March 7, 14, 21, 28 and April 4, 11


    5:30pm - 9:00pm


    Members $1,050
    Non-Members $1,150

    Through the Real Estate Investment and Finance course, you will learn to take charge of real estate investments in order to maximize the value of a property. You will develop knowledge about basic financial concepts as they relate to real estate, including valuation, analysis, taxation, depreciation, and life-cycle costing. Similarly, you will learn to evaluate real estate investments and to develop budgets that estimate net operating income. You will study the income capitalization approach and cover property taxation costs and strategies to offset these costs. You will also gain the skills to conduct discounted cash flow analyses and calculate net present value and internal rate of return. This course features exercises that require the basic use of a financial calculator. 

    Major topic areas covered in this course:

    *Asset valuation and enhancement

    *Costs and taxes


    *Site and building analysis

    *The appraisal process

    *Discounted cash flow measurement

    *Ownership vehicles

    *The basics of lending and current lending practice

    Real Estate Investment and Finance is a requirement for the BOMI International FMA® and RPA® designations. The registration deadline is Friday, March 1.

    Meet Your Instructor:
    Dave Adams,

    David Adams is a commercial real estate leader with deep experience in Asset and Property Management strategies.  David's commercial property management career spans 24+ years and four states, while working for Prudential, Cushman & Wakefield, Hines Interests and John Hancock Real Estate. 

    Dave has been a BOMI instructor since 2010, teaching Foundations of Real Estate and Design Operations & Maintenance #1.  He has earned an MBA with a concentration in Real Estate Finance & Investment and MSRE (Master of Science Real Estate) from the DePaul University's Kellstadt Graduate School of Business.  In addition, he holds the following real estate designations: Real Property Administrator (RPA), Certified Property Manager (CPM) and Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM).

    Register Today

    To register for the Real Estate Investment and Finance, please complete and return the registration form to BOMA/Suburban Chicago by Friday, March 1.  

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

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    For more information about BOMI International designations and certifications, visit their website.

    • April 30, 2019
    • 8:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    • 425 Martingale Rd, Schaumburg, IL 60173

    Brought to you by the Education Committee. 

    Unsure of which questions to ask in your sales process? 
    Hesitant to ask impactful questions to move the sale along? Looking for powerful questions to unlock the info you need? 

    If you're looking to take your sales techniques to the "next level," then this workshop is for you! You will learn new techniques around questioning and develop a consistent approach to asking key questions to uncover your customer's needs. The only way we find what our customers' needs are is  by asking questions! Often, we are unsure of which questions to ask that will  "unlock the door" to uncovering those latent customer needs. As well, these questioning techniques can be used in all areas of interpersonal communication!

    Be sure to join us and Jeffrey Bishop of Smooth Selling Forever for the first installment of our Sales Training Series: Questioning Techniques

    Attendees will learn: 

    • How to effectively use closed-ended questions
    • How to leverage open-ended questions
    • The power of asking "why!"

    Who Should Attend?

    Sales reps, sales managers, property managers, asset managers or others that engage in sales of any kind.

    Fees: This program is available to members and non-members for the cost of $95. Includes a continental breakfast.  

    Register: Registration will close on Wednesday, April 22. 


    • May 03, 2019
    • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • BOMA/Suburban Chicago Office
    This course helps you understand the impact that ethical behavior can have on your professional performance and your property’s bottom line. By working through difficult ethical dilemmas, you’ll develop the confidence to follow through, even when facing adversity.

    Key topic areas:

    tenant relations  triple bottom line  confidentiality recordkeeping and SOX  trade secrets  proper use of funds  conflicts of interest  corporate social responsibility  environmental stewardship

    Applies to:

    FMA® and RPA® designations

    More information to come.

    • June 12, 2019
    • 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • BOMA/Suburban Chicago Office, 1515 E Woodfield Rd, Suite 101, Schaumburg, IL, 60148

    We’re Bringing Back……..                                                      

    Certificate of Insurance   

    June 12, 2019

    8:00 am – 12N

    BOMA/Suburban Chicago Schaumburg Office

    This seminar is a great way to refresh and improve your knowledge or skills and to learn about new developments that are related to Certificate of Insurance!  

    In the field of property management, you have probably been asked countless times to obtain issue a certificate of insurance for one reason or another. Have you ever been questioned as to whether there was a legitimate need for a certificate? Are you confident that the language contained in a certificate was appropriate and accurately provided coverage to while minimize your risk?

    • How to read a certificate of insurance
    • How to tell if all of the required coverage has been obtained by your tenants and contractors.
    • What a certificate covers and what supplemental endorsements you should obtain to go along with the certificate.
    • The difference in protection between a certificate of liability and property insurance.
    • Understand the different types of insurance claims.
    • Understand the difference between indemnification, tenant and landlord insurance.
    • What is waiver of subrogation?

    Registration details to come.

    • September 10, 2019
    • September 26, 2019
    • 6 sessions
    • BOMA/Suburban Chicago Office

    Leasing and Marketing for Property Managers - ACCELERATED COURSE!

    Predicting future opportunities for the property manager is a challenge. In this course, you will gain the skills needed to successfully lease and market building space under favorable as well as adverse economic conditions. You will learn to conduct targeted market surveys and to develop a marketing plan that will please both the owner and the tenant. Leasing and marketing are also approached in-depth from legal and ethical angles, as well as from a financial standpoint. This course, which includes current, reliable resources, such as relevant web sites, can help you stay on top of today's marketplace.

    Key topic areas:

    market analysis, survey conditions, and planning  ownership and investment  renewal and tenant satisfaction  the leasing plan, including lease negotiations  public relations and advertising  tenant prospecting and space allowance

    Applies to:

    RPA® designation

    Note: Class will be offered 2 nights a week for 3 straight weeks. 

    More information to come. 

    • October 04, 2019
    • November 01, 2019
    • 5 sessions
    • TBD

    A soup-to-nuts, 6-module, 30-hour entry-level course, covering the fundamentals of commercial real estate administration, management, building systems, accounting and reporting, contract management, and more.

    Classroom instruction from seasoned pros, reinforced by behind-the-scenes tours of outstanding buildings.

    Live, in-person training with small class sizes to facilitate learning, discussion, and team activities.

    A complete package—instruction, peer networking, property tours, and a comprehensive course manual that is easy to read and understand and a valuable resource back on the job.

    Participants with 100% participation receive a Certificate of Completion from BOMA International.

    More information to come.

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

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


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