Upcoming Events

    • 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.

    • March 27, 2019
    • 8:00 AM - 10:30 AM
    • 701 E. 22nd Street, Lombard, IL

    Brought to you by the Government Affairs Committee

    Presented by DuPage County York Township Deputy Assessors Fred Beno & Jerry Rudman

    Want to make your business better, but don't know where to turn?  We're bringing in experts from DuPage County to lay out best practices, and help property managers stay on the cutting-edge.


    The tax attorney has different things he needs from the property manager to be able to fight the taxes, i.e., rent roll, vacancy reports, marketing materials, and they might want an appraisal done.  The data can be cumbersome if you are not keeping accurate, up to date records and the filing period is short.  It’s also very interesting to understand how the bill is generated to get a feel for how the total bill comes about.  Retail tenants pay a percentage of tax increase as do also larger office tenants in some instances.  Those tenants want to know that you are diligently fighting tax increases and the leases state that they can fight them if you are not.  Those tenants also pay their proportionate share of that tax attorney bill, so again, they want the most bang for their buck

    Specific topics you will learn:

    • What components make up the tax bill – how is it compiled to get to the grand total you pay.
    • How do you fight your taxes.
    • Do you need to have an appraisal to fight your taxes and when is one helpful?
    • What records/data will you need to fight your taxes?
    • How is your property assessed?
    • How often is it re-assessed?  This is different from county to county.
    How long can you fight taxes in arrears (very useful if you take over a property where taxes were not fought recently).

    This seminar is open to all Commercial Real Estate & Industrial Property Managers, Accountants and Attorneys.

    Fees: This program is free to all members, as well as Commercial Real Estate & Industrial Property Managers, Accountants, and Attorney who are interested in Advocacy. Non-member vendors will not be admitted.  

    Register: Registration will close on Friday, March 22.   

      • April 03, 2019
      • 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
      • Highland Pointe, 377 E. Butterfield Road, First Floor, Large Conference Room, Lombard, IL

      Brought to you by the Engineers Committee

      When a potential tenant, customer, vendor or other business associate arrives at your property, one of the first things they see is your parking lot. The overall look and condition in which your parking lot is in contributes to your guests' experience at your property. That's why it's so important to implement a preventative maintenance plan and ensure you are protecting your investments. 

      Join us for a combined Property Assistant Lunch (PAL) and Engineers Lunch to hear Tim Chimack, Vice President/Partner of Rose Paving LLC discuss the basics of parking lot maintenance.

      You'll Learn About:

      • Protecting your investments
      • Liabilities that lurk in your parking lots
      • Causes of deterioration
      • Identifying pavement defects/solutions with the use of the SCALE Parking Lot Evaluation Guide
      • Preventative maintenance
      • Structural repairs
      • Pavement management planning
      • Future budgeting for your parking lots

      Thank you to our generous Event Sponsors:

      Fees:  The fee for BOMA Building Engineers and Property Assistants is $25. Associate members pay $40. (Only one Associate member representative per company).

      Register:  The deadline to register is Friday, March 29. Please note any food allergies or restrictions. Non-member vendors will not be admitted.

      Cancellations:  Cancellations must be received within 24 hours in advance of the event to receive a refund. 

      • April 17, 2019
      • April 18, 2019
      • 2 sessions
      • Schaumburg Towers, 1400 American Lane, Schaumburg, 60173

      Brought to you by the Education Committee. 

      This nine-module, two-day course is targeted for commercial real estate property managers with a minimum of 3-5 years of experience. This interactive course:

      • Focuses on asset management of investment properties, i.e. commercial real estate that is owned and operated solely as an investment for its owner.
      • Is designed to help property managers better understand the function of the asset manager in order to be more valuable to the entire commercial team, from owner on down.
      • Will help participants understand how different types of investors analyze an asset and make decisions.
      • Examines the most efficient ways to work on the leasing process with the property management team, brokerage team, architects, engineers, designers, consultants, government regulators and inspectors, mortgage servicing team and tenants.
      • Provides course participants the opportunity to participate in a case study regarding the leasing process, serving the role of either the tenant or landlord in a mock lease negotiation, followed by group discussions and sharing team results.


      Evan Danner is a Vice President at Equus Capital Partners, Ltd (“Equus”) and is involved in all facets of Asset Management for the Midwest Region, which includes operations, management & leasing. Since joining Equus in 2014, Evan has been involved in acquisitions and dispositions of assets totaling more than $500 million. He is also responsible for the financial analyses, valuation, and strategy of existing assets, as well as new investment opportunities being considered by Equus.

      Prior to joining Equus, Evan was a property manager for Cassidy Turley where he managed a portfolio of office and industrial assets for multiple ownership groups. Prior to becoming a property manager, he was an accountant for Cassidy Turley serving institutional investors.

      Registration Fees:
      Member: $695
      Non-Member: $725

      Registration Deadline:
      Friday, April 12 

      Please note: This class does not provide credit toward an RPA designation. 

      • 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.

      • May 16, 2019
      • 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
      • The Estate by Gene & Georgetti, 9421 W. Higgins, Rosemont, 60018

      Brought to you by the Program Committee. 

      More information to come. 

      • May 23, 2019
      • 10:30 AM - 6:00 PM
      • Cantigny Golf Club, 27W270 Mack Road, Wheaton, 60189
      Brought to you by the Golf Committee

      Be among the first to reserve your sponsorship for the 2019 Golf Outing. Boost your visibility with other BOMA members and help ensure that this outing is a fun and worthwhile experience for everyone in attendance. Don't delay; sponsorships for the Golf Outing sell out fast.

      Sign up today! 

      Please note: golf reservations are not being taken at this time. Your invitation will be forthcoming. 

      The 70's Disco Fever

      Sponsors may incorporate "The 70's Disco Fever" theme into their attire or decorations at their sponsored spot on the course. Get creative and wear your bell bottom blue jeans or polyester leisure suits while decorating with lava lamps, disco balls, and symbols of peace and love. Get a head start in planning how you'll incorporate this fun, Disco Fever theme with your Golf Outing sponsorship. 

      Secure Your Sponsorship Now!


      All Sponsors will be recognized in FOCUS, the bimonthly newsletter of BOMA/Suburban Chicago. All food and drink giveaways must be purchased through Cantigny Golf. All alcoholic beverages must be served by Cantigny personnel (additional $100 fee to Cantigny required). Sponsorships do not include entry to the lunch buffet or dinner reception unless specified in the description. Golf Outing Sponsorships are available to BOMA/Suburban Chicago Members only

      For questions about golf sponsorships, please contact Linda Hallberg

      Thank you to all of our generous sponsors, whose contributions are sure to make this a successful event!  

      Elite Sponsors

      Event Sponsor

      Painters USA, Inc.

      Silver Sponsors

      Everest Snow Management, Inc.

      Stried Painting, Inc.

      Additional Sponsors

      Longest Drive Sponsorship

      Allegiant Fire Protection LLC.

      Luncheon Sponsors

      ARCO/Murray National Construction Company, Inc.

      Doherty Construction, Inc.

      Reception Sponsors

      Inside-Out Painting Co.

      M & J Asphalt Paving Company Inc.

      Security Partners International, Inc.

      Bar Sponsors

      McNelly Services, Inc. 

      Professional Paving & Concrete Co., Inc. 

      Hole-in-One Sponsors

      Alliance Disaster Kleenup

      Hard Surface Solutions, Inc. 

      Tovar Snow Professionals

      Weathershield, LLC

      Diving Range Sponsor

      Bulley & Andrews Concrete Restoration, LLC

      Craft Brew/Putting Contest


      Hole Sponsors

      American Technologies, inc.

      Camfil USA Inc. dba DP Systems

      CSR Roofing Contractors, Inc. 

      Everest Snow Management, Inc. 

      Georgia Pacific LLC

      Landscape Concepts Management

      The Millard Group

      Rabine Paving

      SOS Security

      Westside Mechanical LLC 

      Starter Station Sponsor

      Urban Elevator Service LLC

      Course Refreshment Sponsors

      Balanced Environments, Inc.

      Harvard Maintenance, Inc.

      Victor Construction Co., Inc. 

      Photography Sponsor

      Clarion Construction, Inc. 

      Everest Snow Management, Inc. 

      Great Weather Sponsor

      J.C. Restoration, Inc. 

      Mai Tai Bar Sponsor

      Gasaway Maintenance Company

      • June 05, 2019
      • 8:00 AM - 10:30 AM
      • TBD

      Brought to you by the Government Affairs Committee. 

      More information to come. 

      • June 05, 2019
      • 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

      Brought to you by the Engineers Committee. 

      More information to come. 

      Thank you to our generous sponsor: 

      • 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.

      • June 26, 2019
      • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
      • BOMA Office, 1515 E. Woodfield Rd, Suite 110, Schaumburg, IL 60173

      Join us for the June Property Assistants Lunch to hear David Cook, Director of Operations with Everest Snow Management, Inc., discuss the fundamentals about snow removal services that everyone should know when dealing with contractors. David will cover the ins and outs of RFPs, the differences between salts, different options you can request of your service providers, and more. 

      More information to come. 

      • July 11, 2019
      • 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
      • The Estate by Gene & Georgetti, 9421 W. Higgins, Rosemont, 60018

      Brought to you by the Program Committee. 

      More information to come. 

      • August 07, 2019
      • 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

      Brought to you by the Engineers Committee. 

      More information to come. 

      Thank you to our generous sponsor: 

      • August 16, 2019
      • 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
      • Arlington Park, International Room, 2200 W Euclid Ave, Arlington Heights, 60005

      Be sure to join us for our 2019 Day at the Races being held on Friday, August 16 at Arlington International Racecourse in Arlington Heights. Attendees will enjoy networking, live horse racing, food, prizes, contests, and more. This is BOMA's hottest summer event - you don't want to miss it!

      More information to come. 

      • September 05, 2019
      • 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
      • TBD

      Brought to you by the Emergency Preparedness Committee. 

      More information 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. 

      • September 13, 2019
      • 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
      • TBD

      Brought to you by the Industrial Committee. 

      More information to come. 

      • September 19, 2019
      • 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
      • The Estate by Gene & Georgetti, 9421 W. Higgins, Rosemont, 60018

      Brought to you by the Program Committee. 

      More information to come. 

      • October 02, 2019
      • 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

      Brought to you by the Engineers Committee. 

      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.

      • November 21, 2019
      • 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
      • The Estate by Gene & Georgetti, 9421 W. Higgins, Rosemont, 60018

      Brought to you by the Program Committee. 

      More information to come. 

    Past events

    March 21, 2019 March Members Lunch: Village of Hoffman Estates Shares Area Development Strategies
    March 14, 2019 2019 Spring Industrial Program: In Through The Out Door
    February 21, 2019 2019 EXPO
    February 06, 2019 2019 Charity Bowling Event
    February 06, 2019 Engineers Lunch: Indoor Air Quality
    February 02, 2019 The Design, Operation, and Maintenance of Building Systems, Part I
    January 24, 2019 January Members Lunch: WGN's Paul Lisnek Talk Politics
    January 23, 2019 Pre-EXPO Exhibitors Meeting
    January 10, 2019 Emerging Leaders Winter Program: Typewriters to Twitter
    December 05, 2018 2018 Holiday & Awards Lunch
    November 29, 2018 Leadership Education Series: Building Winning Relationships
    November 28, 2018 Creating Engaging and Successful Exhibiting Experiences
    November 15, 2018 November Members Lunch: BOMA Members Share Lessons Learned
    October 31, 2018 Property Assistants Lunch (PAL): Implementation of Building Capital Projects
    October 23, 2018 2018 Real Estate Healthcare Symposium
    October 18, 2018 BOMA 360 Workshop
    October 17, 2018 Associates Fall Meeting: Time Management
    October 05, 2018 Foundations of Real Estate Management (BOMA International)
    October 03, 2018 Engineers Lunch: Building Facades
    September 27, 2018 4th Annual Fall Industrial Summit
    September 20, 2018 September Members Lunch
    September 06, 2018 Budgeting and Accounting (BOMI)
    September 06, 2018 Emergency Preparedness Facility Tour of Homeland Security Training Institute
    August 29, 2018 Property Assistants Lunch (PAL): Plants for a Healthy Work Space
    August 23, 2018 Leadership Education Series: HR Boot Camp
    August 17, 2018 Day at the Races
    August 01, 2018 Engineers Lunch: Fire Alarm Panel Change Outs
    July 25, 2018 Industrial/Emerging Leaders Topgolf Event
    July 25, 2018 Advocacy Visit with State Representative Peter Breen
    July 19, 2018 July Members Lunch: Featuring Chicago Bear Desmond Clark
    July 17, 2018 2019 TOBY Awards Q&A Workshop
    June 27, 2018 Property Assistants Lunch (PAL)
    June 20, 2018 Advocacy Visit with State Senator Michael Connelly
    June 14, 2018 Certificate of Insurance Training Course
    June 06, 2018 Engineers Lunch: Control Your Building's Energy Use
    June 06, 2018 Advocacy 101 Lunch and Learn
    May 24, 2018 2018 Golf Outing
    May 17, 2018 May Members Lunch: Leadership Tips from the Top
    May 03, 2018 Professional Headshots
    April 26, 2018 Leadership Education Series: Emotional Intelligence
    April 25, 2018 Property Assistants Lunch (PAL): Energy Savings Programs
    April 19, 2018 Associates Spring Breakfast: Best Bang for Your BOMA Buck
    April 07, 2018 Law and Risk Management (BOMI)
    April 04, 2018 Engineers Lunch: OSHA Fall Protection
    March 15, 2018 March Members Lunch: Cybersecurity
    March 08, 2018 Industrial Building Tour: Mount Prospect Ice Arena
    February 28, 2018 Property Assistants Lunch (PAL): Painting in Commercial Settings
    February 22, 2018 2018 EXPO
    February 07, 2018 2018 Charity Bowling Event
    February 07, 2018 Engineers Lunch: Diagnosing Roof Leaks
    February 03, 2018 The Design, Operation and Maintenance of Building Systems, Part II (BOMI)
    January 25, 2018 Leadership Education Series: Identify, Coach, and Become Ideal Team Players
    January 18, 2018 January Members Lunch: Creating Service Magic
    January 11, 2018 Developing Leaders Winter Program: Extreme Situations
    January 01, 2018 New Year's Holiday - BOMA Office Closed
    December 25, 2017 Winter Holiday - BOMA Office Closed
    December 06, 2017 Holiday & Awards Lunch
    November 23, 2017 Thanksgiving Holiday - BOMA Office Closed
    November 16, 2017 November Members Lunch & Annual Meeting: Featuring WTTW's Geoffrey Baer
    October 28, 2017 Environmental Health and Safety Issues
    October 26, 2017 MOB Fall Symposium: The Evolving Medical Office Building
    October 25, 2017 Property Assistants Lunch (PAL): Soliciting HVAC Bids
    October 18, 2017 Associates Fall Meeting: Innovative Technology
    October 06, 2017 Foundations of Real Estate Management
    October 05, 2017 Industrial Fall Summit: Shaping Supply Chain/How it Affects us Locally
    October 04, 2017 Engineers Lunch: Life Safety Generators
    September 29, 2017 BOMA/Red Cross Blood Drive
    September 27, 2017 Developing Leaders Fall Program: Difficult Conversations
    September 21, 2017 September Members Lunch: Work Space Office Trends
    September 14, 2017 Emergency Preparedness Interactive Exercise and Breakfast
    September 07, 2017 Real Estate Investment & Finance
    September 04, 2017 Labor Day Holiday - BOMA Office Closed
    August 30, 2017 Property Assistants Lunch (PAL): Domestic Violence in the Workplace
    August 11, 2017 Day at the Races
    August 02, 2017 Engineers Lunch: Energy Management Strategies
    July 20, 2017 July Members Lunch: Generations at Work and Why We Collide
    July 18, 2017 2018 TOBY Awards Q&A Workshop
    July 03, 2017 July 4th Holiday - BOMA Office Closed
    June 28, 2017 Property Assistants Lunch (PAL): Benefits and Maintenance of Irrigation Systems
    June 13, 2017 Medical Office Building Lake Forest Hospital Tour
    June 07, 2017 Engineers Lunch: Electrical Troubleshooting
    June 06, 2017 Industrial Committee: J.C. Restoration Facility Tour
    May 25, 2017 2017 Golf Outing
    May 19, 2017 Ethics is Good Business® ShortCourse™
    May 18, 2017 May Members Lunch: Energy Efficiency Panel
    February 23, 2017 Office & Commercial Real Estate EXPO
    February 04, 2017 The Design, Operation, and Maintenance of Building Systems, Part 1
    January 31, 2017 2017 Charity Bowling
    January 19, 2017 January Members Lunch on Personal Branding & Social Networking
    December 06, 2016 Annual Holiday & Awards Lunch
    November 17, 2016 November Member Lunch

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

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


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