Upcoming Events

    • October 06, 2017
    • (CDT)
    • November 03, 2017
    • (CDT)
    • 5 sessions
    • TBA

    Foundations of Real Estate Management

    Instructors: Maggie Amaya, RPA FMA, Kim DeFily, RPA, Bruce Larson, FMA, Andy Murray, and Deb Pyznarski, RPA
    Fridays: October 6, 13, 20, 27 and November 3
    Time: 8:00am – 3:30pm
    Locations: Buildings in the Oak Brook area and also Lake Zurich

    $625 per student from a BOMA Member Building / $725 per student from a Non-Member Building

    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.

    Registration for this course is now closed. 

    • October 25, 2017
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • BOMA Office, 1515 E. Woodfield Rd. Suite 110, Schaumburg, 60173

    Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning is often one of the most difficult systems in a building to understand, which makes soliciting bids even more difficult for property management teams. Join us for the Property Assistants Lunch: Soliciting HVAC Bids to hear Jim Bartolotta, Executive Vice President, and Dan Flores, Sales Engineer, of Atomatic Mechanical Services, Inc., as they discuss what to consider when soliciting HVAC bids to ensure you receive the services that you need. 

    Attendees will learn items to consider when:

    • creating bid scope for HVAC replacement bids, including:
      • State and local IECC compliance 
      • GFCI outlet requirements
    • soliciting HVAC maintenance bids, including: 
      • Technician field experience
      • Documentation following maintenance inspections and/or service calls 
    • soliciting bids for repairs, including: 
      • Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) parts vs. aftermarket parts
      • Bulking multiple repairs to save money
    • choosing which companies you wish to solicit bids to, including: 
      • Experience and expertise including training and certifications
      • Capability of handling single sourcing
    • and much, much more! 
    In addition, attendees are encouraged to bring any HVAC related questions or concerns to the lunch for discussion. 

    Thanks to our generous event sponsor:

    Fees: The fee for BOMA property professionals is $25. By selecting the "Check" payment choice, you will receive an invoice at the event to take back to your office. Associate members will not be admitted.  

    Register: Seating is limited. Registration will close on Friday, October 20. Please note any food allergies or restrictions. 

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

    • October 26, 2017
    • 7:00 AM - 1:30 PM
    • Aramark Conference Center, 2300 Warrenville Rd, Downers Grove, 60515


    Emerging technologies together with regulatory pressures and economic constraints are transforming the delivery of healthcare services. Learn how healthcare systems and physician practices are responding with effective, adaptable, and boundary-blurring buildings and campuses alike.


    7:00 - 8:00 a.m. Networking & Breakfast
    8:00 a.m. - Noon Four Educational Sessions
    Noon - 1:30 p.m. Keynote & Networking Lunch

    Join us to hear experts discuss the most relevant topics and trends currently affecting the industry.


    • Healthy Living Centers
    • Dual Access Exam Rooms in MOBs
    • Current Healthcare Climate, Ambulatory Strategy & Population Health
    • The Patient-Centered Ambulatory Facility: Designing for the New Health Care Consumer


    • Murray Wolf - Healthcare Real Estate Insights  

    Session 1 (8:00 a.m.)
    Next Generation and Drivers of Pre-Fab MOB Design and Delivery

    • Daniel Perschbacher - CannonDesign 
    • Erik Andersen AIA, LEED AP BD & C - Forum Studio 
    • Sheila Cahnman - JumpGarden Consulting LLC  
    Session 2 (8:45 a.m.)
    Current Healthcare Climate, Ambulatory Strategy & Population Health
    • Dr. Susan Nelson - Northwest Community Hospital
    Session 3 (9:30 a.m.)
    Population Health Management
    • Doug King - Stantec Architects 
    Session 4 (10:30 a.m.)
    Current Trends and Future Direction
    • Margi Kaminski ASID, NCIDQ, CSSGB - CallisonRTKL Architects
    • Mike O'Keefe - Navigant
    • Ken Gorman - Power Wellness
    • Sharon Lleva-Carter, VP Strategy & Development, Healthcare
    • Joel Klahn - Bulley & Andrews
    The Patient-Centered Ambulatory Facility: Designing for the New Healthcare Consumer

    Matt Pesesky
    The Advisory Board Company

    Matt Pesesky is a consultant and medical device expert with The Advisory Board Company’s Health Care Industry Committee, which serves leading medical suppliers and service providers to hospitals.

    Matt's areas of focus include medical devices, hospital supply chain, value analysis committees, hospital payment models, hospital-supplier risk-sharing contracts, and Medicare pay-for-performance programs.

    Matt received his bachelor of arts from the University of Virginia’s Distinguished Majors Program in history, focusing his research on how infectious disease outbreaks have influenced the formation of the U.S. health care system. He attended the University as a Jefferson Scholar and graduated with highest honors.

    Registration for this event is now closed. 








    This is a BOMA/Suburban Chicago and HCI partnered event.

    Registration for this event is now closed. 

    Fees: BOMA and HCI members can register for this event before October 1st for $60; after October 1st the rate will increase to $75. Non-members can register for this event before October 1st for $80; after October 1st, the rate will increase to $100. Healthcare system employees may attend at no cost. 

    Register: The deadline to register is Tuesday, October 17. Please note any food allergies or restrictions. 

    Payment: Payment is required at the time of registration. No invoices will be issued for this event. 

    Cancellations: Registrations not cancelled 24 hours in advance of the event will not be issued a refund.
    • October 28, 2017
    • (CDT)
    • December 09, 2017
    • (CST)
    • 6 sessions
    • BOMA Office, 1515 E. Woodfield Rd., Suite 110, Schaumburg, IL 60173

    Environmental Health and Safety Issues

    Instructor: Patricia L. Pierce, RPA, LEED AP 
    Saturdays: October 28 and November 4, 11, 18 and December 2, 9

    8:00am – Noon

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

    Ensuring workplace and employee health and safety are issues at the center stage of today's property industry. As a property professional, this course will help you develop and manage proactive environmental/occupational health and safety programs, comply with regulatory standards and guidelines, and assess when to obtain technical assistance. 

    Applies to BOMI International FMA®, RPA®, and SMA® designations.

    REGISTER TODAY! To register for the Environmental Health and Safety Issues Course, please complete and return the registration form to Barb Turbett. The deadline to register is Friday, October 20. 

    • November 16, 2017
    • 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
    • The Estate by Gene & Georgetti, 9421 W. Higgins, Rosemont, 60018

    Learn About Chicago's Unique 
    Buildings and Architecture

    Architecture and Chicago go hand-in-hand like, well, just like deep-dish pizza, hot dogs, and baseball go hand-in-hand with Chicago. Whether you're in the city or the suburbs, there are so many unique and distinguished buildings all over the Chicagoland area. We may know them by name, or just by sight, but either way, they have become iconic to those of us who live here. 

    When you join us for the November Members Lunch & Annual Meeting, you'll hear from WTTW's Geoffrey Baer as he takes you on a journey through the many interesting and beautiful buildings he has seen during his tours throughout the city and the suburbs. In addition, he'll take you across the U.S. through the Ten Buildings that Changed America, which include the Walt Disney Concert Hall and the Virginia State Capitol. 

    Members in attendance will also have the opportunity to vote for the 2018 Board of Directors.  

    About Geoffrey Baer: 

    Multiple Emmy award-winning Public Television writer, producer, and program host Geoffrey Baer is most familiar to Chicago audiences for more than 20 feature-length TV specials exploring Chicago's Loop, lakefront, river, boulevards, neighborhoods, and suburban areas on foot, by bike, boat, and even aboard a private "L" train. He ate his way through the city in The Foods of Chicago: A Delicious History (nominated for a James Beard Award), and tested the knowledge of ordinary Chicagoans on the street in his quiz show Where in Chicago. Geoffrey also appears weekly on WTTW's flagship nightly news program Chicago Tonight, answering viewers' questions about Chicago architecture and history in a segment called Ask Geoffrey.

    Nationally he hosted the PBS primetime series 10 that Changed America and the PBS special Ten Buildings that Changed America about game-changing parks, towns, and buildings across the country. Other programs seen nationally on Public Television include documentaries about acclaimed architects Robert A. M. Stern and Michael Graves and Saved from the Wrecking Ball, about the rescue of a modern masterpiece by architect Mies Van Der Rohe.

    In his 27 years at WTTW Geoffrey has also served as producer and executive producer of the weekly series Artbeat Chicago, and the documentary series Chicago Stories.

    He has been a docent for the Chicago Architecture Foundation since 1987.

    In addition to his Emmy awards, Geoffrey has received the CPB Gold Award from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and awards/honors from the National Association of Broadcasters, the New York Festivals, the U.S. International Film and Video Festival, the Society of Architectural Historians, the American Society of Landscape Architects, Lewis University (honorary Ph.D.), and the Chicago Headline Club.

    Geoffrey has a master's degree in theatre from Northwestern University and a B.S. in Radio/TV/Film from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.

    This event is free to members. Additional guests from a member building require a fee of $40.00. For non-members, the fee is $50.00. No non-member vendors will be admitted. By selecting the "Check" payment choice, we will send you an invoice. 

    Register: The deadline to register is Monday, November 13 bynoon. Please note any food allergies or restrictions. 

    Attendance: As a professional courtesy, please stay for the entire presentation. 

    Cancellations: Registrations not cancelled 24 hours in advance of the lunch will be charged. 

    • November 23, 2017
    • 12:00 AM
    • November 24, 2017
    • 11:30 PM

    • December 06, 2017
    • 11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
    • The Carlisle, 435 E. Butterfield Rd. Lombard, 60148

    Join us for the 2017 Holiday & Awards Lunch to celebrate the holiday season and recognize the achievements of your colleagues and friends. 

    More information to come. 

    • December 25, 2017
    • 12:00 AM - 11:30 PM

    • January 01, 2018
    • 12:00 AM - 11:30 PM

    • January 18, 2018
    • 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
    • TBD

    Attend the January Members Lunch: Create Service Magic to hear Tania Fowler of Leadership Magic explain how you can learn from Disney's customer service practices and apply them to your own organization in order to elevate your company to the next level. 

    Attendees will learn: 

    • to anticipate their clients' and employees' issues
    • to create a team of service superheroes
    • to find ways to empower employees to deliver outstanding service
    • how to turn knowledge into action
    About Tania Fowler

    Tania was born and raised in San Francisco - a mere five blocks from Golden Gate Park. Growing up an inquisitive kid, her father often begged her to stop asking so many questions. Off to study at the University of California at Santa Barbara where she got curious about the earth and rocks, Tania received her BA degree in Geological Sciences. She went to work with Shell Oil Company in Houston, Texas in the early 80’s during the oil energy boom. After getting married, she hit the ‘pause’ button on her work life to become the mother of three sons, thankfully not all at once, but one at a time. After staying home for twelve years and taking care of her precious, if not raucous brood, she received her real estate license and worked as a realtor for seven years in Sacramento, California, quickly reaching the select level of Masters Club. While selling real estate, Tania honed her communication, coaching, and people skills and decided that she was more interested in helping people realize their work dreams than their dream homes.

    Tania has worked with hundreds of business executives and their teams, managers, and educators since 2005. She has received an Executive Coaching Certification from the UC Berkeley Haas School of Business Executive Ed Program and trained with CTI (Coaches Training Institute) and NLP of California (Neuro-linguistic Programming). Tania is also a certified Myers-Briggs Personality Indicator consultant specializing in Temperament and Interaction Styles. She has worked with numerous organizations including: CGI, Seagate Technology, EDS, California Public Utilities Commission, and The Asian Art Museum of San Francisco as well as with many nonprofits and individual executives. 

    Tania has also become an invited and contributing member of the Forbes Coaches Council, an entity of Forbes Magazine.

    Tania brings years of experience focusing on unbeatable performance by working with executive leaders and their teams to create a work environment obsessed with aligning their actions, communications, and leadership with their business purposes and objectives; essentially helping to build healthier organizations. Whether working with businesses or individuals, Tania’s focus remains the same: to recognize and stand in the belief that the potential of an organization or an individual is even greater than what you see before you at any given time. If you want to be better, she wants to help get you there. Oh - and she will ask you lots of questions and teach you to do the same.
    • February 03, 2018
    • March 10, 2018
    • 6 sessions
    • BOMA/Suburban Chicago Office, 1515 E. Woodfield Rd, Suite 110, Schaumburg, 60173

    Course Description:
    This course provides information property and facility managers must have to increase occupant safety and comfort while facilitating building efficiency to meet the business goals of an organization. This course will cover building systems management, analytics, optimization, best practices in building operations and maintenance, and high performance security and life safety systems design.

    Major Topic Areas Covered in this Course:
    energy management • security systems • business continuity • fire protection and life safety systems • electrical systems: clean power, green power, UPS systems and submetering • lighting • integrated pest management • solid waste management • vertical transportation systems • cleaning and maintenance of windows, metals, and other surfaces • contract cleaning • landscaping • parking

    Applies to:
    RPA® and FMA® designations and the FMC and PAC certificates

    More information to come. 

    • February 22, 2018
    • 1:30 PM - 6:00 PM
    • Drury Lane, 100 Drury Ln, Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181

    Save the Date! February 22, 2018

    The 2018 EXPO will take place on February 22, 2018 at Drury Lane in Oakbrook Terrace. Mark your calendars!

    Please note: BOMA/Suburban Chicago members can now reserve their booth space by completing the Booth Reservation Form and providing a 50% non-refundable deposit at time of reservation. 

    Reservations will become available to non-member companies after October 1, 2017.

    • February 28, 2018
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • BOMA Office, 1515 E. Woodfield Rd. Suite 110, Schaumburg, 60173

    Join us to hear a representative from Inside-Out Painting Co. discuss painting in commercial settings. 

    More information to come. 

    • 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

    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 a representative 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. 

    • 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. 

    • 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. 

Past events

October 18, 2017 Associates Fall Meeting: Innovative Technology
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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