Upcoming Events

    • June 06, 2018
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Continental Towers, 1701 Golf Road, Tower 3, First Floor Conference Center, Rolling Meadows, 60008

    Now more than ever, state legislatures and local municipal governments are poised to impact the commercial real estate industry. It is all of our responsibility to promote and advocate for the vital business interests impacting the ownership and management of commercial office, medical office, and industrial buildings.

    That’s why you don’t want to miss the Government Affairs Committee’s Advocacy 101 on June 6th. Presented by Mitch Schaben, BOMA/Suburban Chicago's lobbyist from LBR Consulting, attendees will walk away with a better understanding of advocacy and know how to make our legislators work for our best interests. 

    In addition, Illinois Representative David S. Olsen (81st District) will be available to answer questions and provide an overview of current issues being discussed in Springfield. 

    Learn to identify and speak with your legislators and make them passionate about what you and BOMA/Suburban Chicago do! You will be taught the basics of advocacy and public policy at the state level.

    This program is an excellent way to prepare you for building relationships at the grassroots level on issues that may directly affect you and your building, and the business of commercial real estate.

    Key Outcomes: 

    • Understand Legislative Issues and Processes
    • Codes and Standards
    • Taxes and Finances
    • ADA Compliance
    •  Energy and the Environment
    Please note change of venue. Due to popular demand, we had to move to a larger location. Please be aware that the new location is Continental Towers, located at 1701 Golf Road in Rolling Meadows. Our event will take place in Tower 3 in the conference center on the first floor.

    * This program is free to all members and nonmembers who are interested in Advocacy. A complimentary box lunch will be provided.

    Who Should Attend:
    Anyone who wants to learn more about Illinois government and policies and how they impact commercial real estate properties. 

    Fees: This program is free to all members and non-members who are interested in Advocacy.   

    Register: Registration will close on Friday, June 1 

    • June 06, 2018
    • 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
    • Highland Pointe, 377 E Butterfield Road, First Floor, Large Conference Room, Lombard, 60148
    Brought to you by the Engineers Committee

    As a Building Engineer, you are always looking for ways to run your building more efficiently all while saving money. With ComEd's energy savings programs and tracking tools, you'll be able to do just that! 

    Don't miss the June Engineers Lunch on Controlling Your Building's Energy Use to hear Ed Krembuszewski, Energy Efficiency Engineering Manager with ComEd discuss energy savings programs and energy tracking tools that can help you save money and energy in your building. In addition, you'll learn about the grid system and how it works, the smart grid, smart meters, and demand response. A building tour will follow the presentation.

    Thank you to our generous Event Sponsors:

    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, June 1Please 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.  

    • June 14, 2018
    • 8:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    • BOMA/Suburban Chicago, 1515 E. Woodfield Rd, Suite 110, Schaumburg, 60173

    In the field of property management, you have probably collected countless certificates of insurance from tenants and vendors. Did you ever question whether there was a legitimate need for a certificate in a particular situation? Are you confident that the language contained in a certificate was appropriate and accurately provided coverage while minimizing your risk?

    If you've ever had any doubts about a certificate you've had to collect or issue, you don't want to miss the Certificate of Insurance Training Course offered by BOMA/Suburban Chicago's Education Committee. In this course, Kimberly Goldstein, Vice President and Account Executive of JMB Insurance will provide an overview of certificates of insurance including:

    • the difference in protection between a certificate of liability and property insurance. 
    • what a certificate covers and what supplemental endorsements you should obtain to go along with the certificate. 
    • how to tell if all of the required coverage has been obtained by your tenants and contractors. 
    • why "Waivers of Subrogation" are especially important for Worker's Compensation policies.

    Attendees Earn CPD Units! 

    Attendees will earn 2.5 Continuing Professional Development (CPD) units.

    Fees: BOMA members can attend this event for $45. Non-member property professionals can attend this event for $55. Non-member vendors will not be admitted.  

    Register: Registration will close on Friday, June 8

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

    Questions: Contact Barb Turbett with any questions about this course.

    • June 20, 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
    • Arboretum Lakes, 1001 Warrenville Road, Tenant Lounge, Lisle, 60532

    Please join the Government Affairs Committee for a morning coffee with State Senator Michael Connelly on Wednesday, June 20 at the 2018 Regional TOBY Award winning building, Arboretum Lakes! 

    You'll meet the Senator and have the chance to discuss your views and key issues facing the Commercial Real Estate industry with him. This is your opportunity to develop a relationship with an elected official who may be in the position to make decisions affecting your company, employees, and industry - Don't miss out! 

    Senator Michael Connelly has served as a member of the Illinois Senate since 2013, and previously served in the Illinois House of Representatives from 2009 to 2012. 

    His District is located in DuPage and Will Counties and includes Naperville, Lisle, Wheaton, Warrenville, Winfield, Carol Stream, West Chicago, and Bloomingdale. 

    A tour of Arboretum Lakes will follow after the discussion. 

    Who Should Attend: 

    Anyone who works or lives in Senator Connelly's District, anyone interested in meeting local legislators, or anyone who wants to know more about or contribute to the conversation of the legislative issues facing the Commercial Real Estate industry in Illinois. 

     This program is free to all members and non-member property professionals who are interested in Advocacy. Non-member vendors will not be admitted. 

    Register: Registration will close on Friday, June 15.   

    • 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 17, 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • BOMA Office, 1515 E. Woodfield Rd., Suite 110, Schaumburg, IL 60173

    Brought to you by the Awards and Recognition Committee

    Join us on Tuesday, July 17 from 9:00 - 11:00 a.m. for the 2019 TOBY Awards Q&A Workshop. This informative workshop, held at the BOMA Office in Schaumburg, will be facilitated by the BOMA/Suburban Chicago Awards and Recognition Committee members, past judges, and former entrants. Learn valuable information about what is required on the TOBY Application and how to stand out from the competition! All Regular member building representatives and management teams are welcome.

    2019 TOBY Planning Outline
    2019 TOBY Entry Intent Form

    • 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 17, 2018
    • 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • Arlington Park, International Room, 2200 W Euclid Ave, Arlington Heights, 60005

    Be sure to join us for our 2018 Day at the Races being held on Friday, August 17 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!

    Admission to the Day at the Races includes seating in the International Room, a daily racing guide, buffet lunch, classic beverage services, and entry for the Feature Prize. Attendees can also participate for a chance to win the Second Chance Sweepstakes, items in the Ticket Auction, the Annual Hat Contest, and the Centerpiece Raffle. 

    Prizes include:

    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
    • 8:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Homeland Security Training Institute of College of DuPage, 425 Fawell Blvd, Glen Ellyn, 60137

    Join us for the Emergency Preparedness Committee's facility tour and course overview of the Homeland Security Training Institute of College of DuPage in Glen Ellyn. Learn how the college's property management team must accommodate the Institute's unique courses designed to educate law enforcement, fire science, first responders, and corporate security personnel in the area of homeland security.  

    Robert J. Miller Homeland Security Education Center (HEC)

    The Homeland Security Education Center (HEC) houses the Criminal Justice and Fire Science Technology programs, Suburban Law Enforcement Academy (SLEA) and the COD Police Department.

    The HEC includes forensics and cybercrime labs, an Internet crime investigation lab, an ambulance simulator, a mock courtroom/auditorium, a simulation hazmat/smoke room and the first non-military municipal 4-D immersive training lab.

    The HEC features a life-size street scene with fire truck bays, ambulance simulator and working fire hydrants— and it’s the only one of its kind in the entire nation. This state-of-the-art facility is quickly adding to COD’s reputation as a national homeland security powerhouse.

    Homeland Security Training Center (HTC)

    The Homeland Security Training Center (HTC) expands first responder instruction with advanced firearms training, interactive shoot/don’t shoot simulation and weapons cleaning/ repair training.

    Included  in this facility is a 50-yard, 25-position indoor firing range that provides first responders a unique indoor facility for training purposes. The indoor range is safe and lead free, which will preserve the environment.

    Together, the HEC and HTC will propel HSTI to national prominence, combining our expert faculty with the best facilities and equipment in the nation.

    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 18, 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • BOMA Office, 1515 E. Woodfield Rd., Suite 110, Schaumburg, IL 60173

    Bring Your Building Full Circle with BOMA 360

    Speaker: Joel Corley, Director, 360 Program, BOMA International, Washington, DC

    Brought to you by the Awards & Recognition Committee


    BOMA 360 buildings provide tremendous value to their tenants, instilling satisfaction and confidence by ensuring exceptional management, cost-effective operation and best-in-class service. As a result, they attract and retain quality tenants, command higher rental rates, and produce consistent NOI. In addition to the measurable cost savings, operational efficiencies and higher revenues reported, buildings that achieve the BOMA 360 designation enjoy substantial recognition throughout the industry. This is further enhanced when they link their name to BOMA International, the world’s most respected source for building performance best practices.

    This session will focus on how the BOMA 360 Program can elevate the processes and standards of excellence in property management in today’s CRE industry. Included in the discussion will be instruction on how to get started from a property manager level, all the way up to strategies for establishing company-wide participation and market-wide presence. From basic how-to’s, to ROI and successful tips, we’ll try and touch it all!

    Learning Objectives:

    1. Learn the importance of why you should submit to the BOMA 360 Program and how it can help with tenant retention and company recognition. 

    2. Gain insight on the application process and general tips for navigating the submission process. 

    3. Determine the best strategies to use for submitting one or multiple applications. 

    The BOMA 360 Performance Program® sets the standard worldwide for operational best practices in the commercial real estate industry. For building owners and managers who want to help their properties stand out from the crowd, there is no clearer mark of excellence than achieving the BOMA 360 designation. Earning a BOMA 360 designation offers buildings tangible results, measured through higher tenant retention and satisfaction scores, higher rental rates and documented operations and management savings and efficiencies as reported in designee surveys and by Kingsley Associates and CoStar.

    About Your Speaker: 

    Joel Corley is Director of the BOMA 360 Program and oversees all aspects of the designation. He began his career with BOMA in 2009, working in the Advocacy department and also assisting in the development of the BOMA 360 Program. As director of the program, he has assessed nearly a half-billion square feet of commercial office space, covering properties in over 60 global markets including the U.S., Canada, Japan, China and Colombia, evaluating operational performance practices of property management, and consulting on areas of improvement. Joel is a graduate of Middle Tennessee State University, with a B.S. in Political Science/International Relations.

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

    Join us to hear Kami Farahmandpour of Building Technology Consultants as he discusses the Implementation of Building Capitol Projects, including the Planning, Design, Bidding, and Implementation phases of a project. Learn what a capitol project is, how to plan for one, and much more! 

    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.  

    • December 05, 2018
    • 11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
    • The Carlisle, 435 Butterfield Rd, Lombard 60148

    Join us for the 2018 Holiday & Awards Lunch to celebrate the holiday season and recognize the achievements of your colleagues and friends. Awards, gifts, networking, entertainment, and fun are in store this year. Don't miss what's sure to be an exceptional event! Open to members and staff from member buildings and companies only. 

    Reception begins at 11:30 a.m. Lunch will be served at noon. Attendees will receive Holiday Gift Bags made possible by your BOMA Associate members. 

     Annual Awards to be Announced

    • Regular Member of the Year
    • Associate Member of the Year
    • Engineer of the Year
    • Developing Leader of the Year 
    • Outgoing Board Member Recognition
    • 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

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
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