Upcoming Events

    • April 04, 2018
    • 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
    • The Esplanade, 2001 Butterfield Rd., 7th Floor, Suite 740, Downers Grove, 60515

    What You'll Learn

    Do you have davits on your building that aren't certified? Are your anchors compliant with the new OSHA regulations? If not, what are you using to wash the windows of your building? 

    OSHA issued a final ruling on Walking-Working Surfaces and Personal Protection Systems to better protect workers in general industry to prevent fall hazards. The ruling became effective January 2017 with phased in compliance dates. The compliance date for inspection and certification of permanent building anchorages was November 20, 2017. At this time, anchors either need to be up to code or you need to be utilizing other means for window washing. 

    With all these new rules, you don't want to miss the April Engineers Lunch on OSHA Fall Protection to hear Ziad Salameh PhD, PE, Principal-In-Charge and Andy Martin, Principal-Senior Building Scientist at ZS LLC (ZS) present a summary of the current OSHA Walking-Working Surfaces regulations with a specific focus on building owner responsibilities and best safety practices for Building Maintenance/Window Cleaning Access. They will introduce types of building maintenance access systems, identification of fall hazards, and the use of building maintenance access systems. In addition, they will explore the reasoning behind the new regulations and help clarify why following them is critical to provide for worker safety. Lastly, the presentation will outline a general action plan to bring a typical building into compliance and ways to get tasks completed while working toward compliance.

     A facility tour will follow the presentation. 

    Watch the Webinar: Prepare Your Chicagoland Building for Compliance with the New OSHA Rules to learn more about compliance before the event. 


    View the Message from the Engineers Committee for additional resources about OSHA's Fall Protection Requirements. 

    About Your Presenters:   

    ZIAD M. SALAMEH, Ph.D., P.E. is the Principal-In-Charge at Ziad Salameh LLC (ZS), a multi-disciplinary consulting engineering firm. He brings more than 30 years of professional experience related to building envelope assessments, structural designs, structural failure investigations, repair recommendations, and construction consulting. Dr. Salameh has extensive background and experience performing facade critical examinations as well as facade access solutions for numerous constructed facilities across the country.

    ANDY MARTIN is a Principal and Senior Building Scientist / Safety Director at ZS LLC. Mr. Martin has more than 20 years of experience in Facilities and Construction Management. Previous to joining ZS, he served as the Executive Vice President & Head of Construction Division of a real estate company, acted as a Facility Manager for a multi-building high-rise apartment complex, and provided due diligence inspections for the largest condominium developer in the United States.   

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

    Register: The deadline to register is Friday, March 30. 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 lunch to receive a refund. 

    • April 07, 2018
    • May 12, 2018
    • 6 sessions
    • BOMA/Suburban Chicago, 1515 E. Woodfield Rd, Suite 110, Schaumburg, 60173

    Course Description:
    In today's complex business environment, it is increasingly important for property managers to know how to address legal and risk management issues. This course will provide you with a foundation in the basic principles of law and risk management, helping you deal with everyday legal and risk issues surrounding your business. In addition to addressing leasing and conveyance, the course covers important issues on torts, contracts, employer/employee relations, property rights, and environmental law.

    Major Topic Areas Covered in this Course:
    conveying and financing real estate • contracts • property interests • premises liability • environmental law and concerns • employment relationships and agency • introduction to risk management • insurance company operations • principles of insurance and insurable risk • general liability insurance and employee benefit plans • loss exposures

    Applies to:
    RPA® designation

    About Your Instructor: 
    Stephen L. Cleary, M.B.A., J.D. is an Attorney and Counselor at Law and works at the private law firm of Cleary & Associates, Ltd. He practices in the areas of business, entity and corporate law, real estate law, estate and probate, litigation, and general practice. He is also admitted to practice law in Michigan and Wisconsin. In addition, he is an Adjunct Professor at Roosevelt University where he teaches courses in the MBA Real Estate program and he is the Lead Faculty Area Chair for Law and Ethics at the Chicagoland ground campuses of the University of Phoenix. 

    To register for Law and Risk Management, complete the registration form and send to Barb Turbett

    • April 19, 2018
    • 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
    • One Pierce Place, Itasca, 60143

    Join us for the Associates Spring Breakfast which will provide Associate members with an overview of how to get the Best Bang for Your BOMA Buck. Questions about sponsorships will be covered as well as tips on how to maximize your sponsorship dollars. Attendees will also learn ways to get involved without spending money!

    A panel of BOMA members will discuss their success stories. Points of view from both the client and vendor will be represented. 

    Panelists Include: 

    Tim Chimack, Rose Paving Co. 
    Jennifer Cook, Everest Snow Management, Inc. (Moderator)
    Daniel Flores, Atomatic Mechanical Services, Inc. 
    Elizabeth Schuttler, Victor Construction, Co., Inc. 
    Victoria Tuefel, RPA, JLL

    More information to come. 


    • April 25, 2018
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • BOMA Office, 1515 E. Woodfield Rd., Suite 110, Schaumburg, 60173

    Join us as representatives from Automated Logic and ComEd lead a discussion on available programs for energy savings, rebate opportunities, and retro commissioning for both private and public buildings. 

    More information to come. 

    Sponsored by: 

    • April 26, 2018
    • 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • J.C. Restoration, Inc., 3200 Squibb Ave., Auditorium, Rolling Meadows, IL, 60008

    Emotional Intelligence: Awareness, Adaptability & Empathy for 21st Century Leadership

    Brought to you by the BOMA/Suburban Chicago
    Education Committee

    Have you ever experienced an emotional reaction to a situation at work but you had to self-regulate those feelings to make a decision free from emotion? Did you ever have interactions with someone who seemed to have zero social skills, which made them difficult to get along with? Have you faced changes in the home or workplace that upset you? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you don't want to miss the second course of BOMA/Suburban Chicago's Leadership Education Series on Emotional Intelligence. 

    Emotional Intelligence is the ability to effectively manage our own emotions and the emotions around us and it is quickly becoming the #1 competency for community leadership, building relationships, and inspiring humanity in the 21st Century. With the rapid acceleration of technology, automation, digital media, distractions, change, and stress, Emotional Intelligence is even more crucial for building healthy, trusting relationships, both personally and professionally. Real human-connection is the future for our own happiness and well-being and of those we lead. 

    Bill Marklein, Founder and CEO of Employ Humanity, will lead an interactive presentation and provide practical exercises to increase your Emotional Intelligence quotient. He'll utilize innovative technology for real-time polling of attendees. Sign up now to hear Bill inspire, entertain, challenge your thinking, and get you excited about using your unique human-only skills of awareness, adaptability, and empathy for your continued success! 

    Who Should Attend: 

    Whether you're a property professional, or a vendor, you'll gain valuable lessons on improving your leadership skills in any of our Leadership Education Series courses. 

    Employees of all levels will benefit from this course. Whether you're a team leader or a team player trying to improve yourself, this workshop is for you!

    These courses are not cumulative and you can take any in the series that interest you. 

    About the Speaker:

    Bill Marklein founded Employ Humanity LLC to inspire Emotional Intelligence in workplaces across the world. Marklein has his Master's Degree in Corporate Communication from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater with his primary research on Emotional Intelligence and human connection. A specialized expertise for Emotional Intelligence in the business community was developed with his entire professional career spent working for small and large chambers of commerce, most recently as Community Relations Director for the Sheboygan County Chamber (WI). Marklein has presented nationally coast-to-coast from San Diego to Savannah on Emotional Intelligence and has trained healthcare administration on the topic at one of the largest independent health care facilities in Wisconsin. In Savannah, Marklein was a featured speaker on Emotional Intelligence at the American Chamber of Commerce Executives National Convention. Marklein has trained and developed the gamut from young professionals to educators to the C-Suite across all industries. Learn more about the movement at www.employhumanity.com.

    Attendees Receive: 

    The course fee includes an official Employ Humanity Emotional Intelligence training manual. 

    Afternoon refreshments will be served. 

    Participants will receive a Certificate of Completion from BOMA/Suburban Chicago. 

    Fees: BOMA members can attend this event for $45. Non-members can attend this event for $55. All attendees will receive an official Employ Humanity Emotional Intelligence training manual. Afternoon refreshments will be served. 

    Register: Registration will close on Friday, April 20

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

    • May 17, 2018
    • 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
    • The Estate by Gene & Georgetti, 9421 W. Higgins, Rosemont, 60018

    Join us for the May Members Lunch for a panel discussion from high-level executives on the topic of leadership. The panelists will discuss topics such as transitioning, core values, the hiring process, corporate culture, and dealing with change. 

    Our panelists include: 

    Bob Assoian, Managing Director, NAI Hiffman

    Barbara Carley, Senior Vice President, American Landmark Properties

    Michael Collins, Commercial Client Advocate, J.C. Restoration, Inc.

    Sam Delisi, Regional Director of Management Services, Newmark Knight Frank

    Jonelle Dzikowicz, Business Development, Clarion Construction, Inc. (Moderator)

    Neil Pendleton, Managing Director, CBRE

    Mike Watts, President, Midwest, Transwestern

    More information to come.

    • May 24, 2018
    • 10:30 AM - 6:00 PM
    • Cantigny Golf Club, 27W270 Mack Road, Wheaton, 60189

    Mark your calendars for the 2018 BOMA/Suburban Chicago Golf Outing! 

    This year's theme:

    Sponsorship Opportunities:
    Sponsorships are currently available for purchase. Exclusively available for BOMA Members.

    Be among the first to reserve your sponsorship for the 2018 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 to Sponsor Today!

    Sponsors may incorporate "BOMA's Luau at the Links" theme into their attire or decorations at their sponsored spot on the course. Get creative and wear your grass skirts and Hawaiian shirts while decorating with bamboo, Tiki torches, hibiscus flowers, Tiki masks, and flower leis. Get a head start in planning how you'll incorporate this fun, Hawaiian theme with your Golf Outing sponsorship.  


    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 description. 

    For questions about golf sponsorships, please contact Linda Hallberg

    Thank you to our generous sponsors!

    Event Sponsor: Painters USA, Inc.
    Gold Sponsors: NIR Roof Care, Inc. and Tovar Snow Professionals
    Silver Sponsors: Kroeschell Service, Inc. and Stried Painting, Inc. 

    Luncheon Sponsors:
    ABM Onsite Services and ARCO/Murray National Construction Company, Inc.

    Reception Sponsors: 
    Harvard Maintenance, Inc., Perfection Cleaning & Restoration, Inc., Security Partners International, Inc., and Tovar Snow Professionals

    Bar Sponsors:
    McNelly Services, Inc., Professional Paving & Concrete Co., Inc., and RAPCO Asphalt Maintenance

    Hole-in-One Sponsors:
    Atomatic Mechanical Services, Inc., Hard Surface Solutions, Inc., and Landscape Concepts Management

    Driving Range Sponsor: 
    Bulley & Andrews Concrete Restoration, LLC

    Craft Brew/Putting Contest Sponsors: 
    McNelly Services, Inc. and The Millard Group

    Hole Sponsors:
    Allegiant Fire Protection, LLC, Automated Logic, CSR Roofing Contractors, Inc. Everest Snow Management, Olsson Roofing Co., Inc., Premier Security, Rabine Paving, Valley Fire Protection Services, LLC Plumbing Services,  and Victor Construction Co., Inc.

    Starter Station Sponsor: 
    Urban Elevator Service, LLC 

    Course Refreshment Sponsors:
    Balanced Environments, Inc. and M&J Asphalt Paving Co., Inc.

    Photography Sponsors:
    Clarion Construction, Inc. and Everest Snow Management, Inc.

    Great Weather Sponsor:
    J.C. Restoration, Inc. 

    Mai Tai Bar Sponsor: 
    Gasaway Maintenance Company 

    Golf Foursomes:

    Golf invitations will be sent in April. More information to come. 

    • June 06, 2018
    • 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
    • TBD

    More information to come. 

    • June 14, 2018
    • 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • BOMA/Suburban Chicago, 1515 E. Woodfield Rd, Suite 110, Schaumburg, 60173

    Kimberly Goldstein, Vice President/Account Executive, JMB Insurance

    Cost: Members: $45 / Non-Members: $55

    Key Learning Outcomes:

    • Explain the difference in protection between a certificate of liability and property insurance.
    • Clarify what a certificate covers and what supplemental endorsements you should obtain to go along with the certificate.
    • Discuss how to tell if all of the required coverage has been obtained by your tenants and contractors.
    • Learn why "Waivers of Subrogation" are especially important for Worker's Compensation policies.
    Attendees earn 4.0 Continuing Professional Development (CPD). 

    Contact Barb Turbett with any questions about this course.

    More information to come. 
    • June 27, 2018
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • BOMA/Suburban Chicago, 1515 E Woodfield Rd, Suite 110, Schaumburg, 60173

    Join us to hear a representative from Hard Surface Solutions.

    More Information to come. 

    Sponsored by: 

    • July 19, 2018
    • 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
    • The Estate by Gene & Georgetti, 9421 W. Higgins, Rosemont, 60018

    Overcome. Achieve. Succeed. Motivate. Inspire. 

    Join us to hear Pro Football Legend Desmond (Dez) Clark introduce his "6 Principles of Winning;" a moving compilation of narratives from his early childhood throughout his 13-year career in the NFL, and the leadership that took him to the 2006 Super Bowl. Desmond takes each audience on a gripping journey through his stories of heart-wrenching personal challenges, overcoming obstacles, and ultimately becoming one of the greatest Tight Ends in Chicago Bears history, despite not being the most naturally talented team member at any step along the way. Whether on the field, in the classroom, the boardroom, or beyond, Clark inspires and enlightens audiences in heartfelt conversation on the power of diversity and the importance of having a personal standard of excellence. Clark strives to help audiences see that both obstacles and opportunities shape character and determine success, and delivers an incredible take of personal achievement at the highest level. 

    About Desmond Clark:

    After graduating from Wake Forest University with a degree in Communications, Desmond was drafted by the Denver Broncos in 1999. In 2003, Desmond joined the Chicago Bears becoming the 2nd all-time leading Tight-End in receptions, yards, and touchdowns, finishing up a stellar 13 year career in the NFL. Desmond help lead the 2006 Chicago Bears to Super Bowl 41.

    Life after football has been just as successful. Desmond has found success in the business world as a Financial Adviser. Daring to be more than just a former football player, Desmond wrote his first book, "Before And Beyond The Game" and serves as a Keynote Speaker around the country. Desmond uses his experience to help others develop Principles Of Winning. Also, Desmond is President of NFL Alumni Chicago Chapter. In less than a year Desmond increased membership by more than 75% and increased fundraising amount by more than 600%.

    Desmond’s passion is enhancing the lives of others. A message from Dez, “Everyday I wake, my purpose is what drives me. I’ve been truly blessed to live out a dream, partly because others helped get me there. I owe it to them to help others live the life they wish. Because of that feeling of gratitude my daily purpose reads: With excellence being the standard, my purpose is to enhance the lives of others through any expertise or resources available to me within reason and with respect for my family who are primary; making every effort to transform strangers and associates alike into extended family members.”

    More information to come.

    • August 01, 2018
    • 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
    • TBD

    More information to come. 

    • August 23, 2018
    • TBD

    Fees: TBD

    Register: TBD

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

    • August 29, 2018
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • BOMA/Suburban Chicago, 1515 E Woodfield Rd, Suite 110, Schaumburg, 60173

    Join us to hear Paul Zaccarine from Mimosa Interior Landscape as he discusses different types of plants you can place throughout your building to improve the air quality and health of your tenant's work space. 

    Sponsored by: 

    More information to come. 

    • September 06, 2018
    • October 11, 2018
    • 6 sessions
    • BOMA/Suburban Chicago, 1515 E. Woodfield, Suite 110, Schaumburg, 60173

    Course Description:
    Budgeting and Accounting features applications and problems you can use to create building and facilities' budgets. In this course, you will have the opportunity to apply concepts within the real property and facilities context. You will follow the accounting process and creation of a budget from start to finish, learning valuable skills such as how to interpret financial statements, annual reports, and statements of cash flows. You will also learn practical skills such as how to compile lease abstracts and prepare rent rolls. The course includes valuable exercises pertaining to computing productivity ratios, depreciation, ending cash balances, preparing income and expense budgets, and explaining budget variances.

    Major Topic Areas Covered in this Course:
    record-keeping requirements • revenue and expenditure cycles • cash basis income statement • financial statements • annual reports • lease abstracts • income and expense budgeting • working with capital

    Applies to:
    PAC and PMFP certificates
    RPA® designation

    More information to come. 

    Apply for a Scholarship:
    Apply for a 2018 Scholarship to attend this class or any 2018 educational course offering at no cost! To apply, complete the Scholarship Application Form and return to Barb Turbett

    • September 20, 2018
    • 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
    • The Estate by Gene & Georgetti, 9421 W. Higgins, Rosemont, 60018

    More information to come.

    • October 03, 2018
    • 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
    • TBD

    More information to come. 

    • October 05, 2018
    • November 02, 2018
    • 5 sessions
    • TBD

    Course Description: 
    A soup-to-nuts, 30-hour entry-level course, covering the fundamentals of commercial real estate administration, management, building systems, accounting and reporting, contract management, and more. The sessions includes classroom instruction from seasoned pros, reinforced by behind-the-scenes tours of outstanding buildings throughout the suburban Chicago area. 

    Participants receive a Certificate of Completion from BOMA International.

    More information to come. 

    Apply for a Scholarship:
    Apply for a 2018 Scholarship to attend this class or any 2018 educational course offering at no cost! To apply, complete the Scholarship Application Form and return to Barb Turbett

    • October 31, 2018
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • BOMA/Suburban Chicago, 1515 E Woodfield Rd, Suite 110, Schaumburg, 60173

    More Information to come. 

    Sponsored by: 

    • November 15, 2018
    • 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
    • The Estate by Gene & Georgetti, 9421 W. Higgins, Rosemont, 60018

    More information to come.

    • November 29, 2018
    • TBD

    Fees: TBD

    Register: TBD

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

    • February 21, 2019
    • 1:30 PM - 6:00 PM
    • Drury Lane, 100 Drury Ln, Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181

    BOMA/Suburban Chicago's Office & Commercial Real Estate EXPO is the premier commercial real estate networking event of the year!

    Mark your calendars for Thursday, February 22 to join us at Drury Lane in Oakbrook Terrace for the 2019 EXPO! It's sure to be a day chocked full of networking opportunities, unique and innovative products and services, prizes, refreshments, entertainment, and much more!

    Pre-EXPO Keynote Lunch: Noon - 1:30 p.m.
    Pre-registration and fee required. Check-in starts at 11:30 a.m.

    More information to come. 

    Tradeshow: 1:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. 

    With 87 exhibits, you’ll make new connections, be able to evaluate different products and services, enhance your knowledge, and learn from members and other experts in the industry. BOMA/Suburban Chicago’s Office & Commercial Real Estate EXPO features a wide variety of products and services beneficial to those in the commercial real estate industry. In addition, attendees can enjoy refreshments, entertainment, and the opportunity to win many prizes throughout the afternoon.

    Who Should Attend?

    Property managers, facility managers, asset managers, building owners, management teams, building engineers, property assistants, leasing agents, architects, and real estate students from commercial properties, office buildings industrial facilities, medical office buildings, office condominiums, mixed use developments, retail properties, corporate facilities, and government buildings. Vendors who are not exhibiting will not be admitted.

Past events

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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