Upcoming Events

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

    Brought to you by the Program Committee. 

    When emergencies strike in your building, you have to act quickly. Sometimes, you won't have an emergency plan in place for your real-life situation, because you can't always plan for everything. That's why discussions with your peers regarding best practices and lessons learned from disasters and emergency situations are a great way to learn from others in this industry and help you prepare for situations that you may face in the future. 

    At the November Members Lunch & Annual Meeting you'll hear fellow BOMA members discuss their own emergency scenarios that took place in their buildings. Find out what they did to resolve the situations, learn the approaches that worked the best, and apply their experiences to your properties! Don't miss this opportunity to learn invaluable lessons from other BOMA members. 

    In addition, elections for the 2019 Board of Directors will take place at this luncheon prior to the presentation. 

    Your Presenters: 

    Maggie Amaya, RPA, FMA
    Vice President / General Manager

    Colette Menolascino, RPA, LEED GA
    Senior Property Manager, Asset Services

    Tom Noonan
    Chief Engineer
    Millbrook Properties

    Jason Sikora
    Business Development Manager
    SOS Security

    Jason Sowers (Moderator)
    Business Development Manager
    Allied Universal Security Services

    Fees: 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 12 by noon. 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 28, 2018
    • 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • TradeTec Skyline, 1136 N. Garfield St, Lombard, 60148

    Brought to you by the Associates and Trade Show Committee

    Make a Lasting Impression at Your Exhibit

    Attend this informational seminar and walk away with best practices! No sales gimmicks. You'll learn to engage and connect with potential clients and increase your ROI when exhibiting!  
    Whether you are a seasoned trade show exhibitor, or just starting out, you may struggle thinking of fun and innovative ways to draw potential clients into your booth and keeping them there. Trade show attendees will walk away from your booth with a higher likelihood of remembering your business and contacting you if you give them an engaging experience to remember. You'll receive greater results from your trade show efforts by creating an overall experience for your visitors.  

    That's why the Associates and Trade Show Committees have teamed up to host, Creating Engaging and Successful Exhibiting Experiences, a FREE workshop exclusively for BOMA/Suburban Chicago Associate Members. Join us to hear Bill Lauf of TradeTec Skyline as he explains how you can easily add an experiential dimension to your exhibit booth to make it unforgettable.  

    Attendees will gain a deeper insight into the following concepts: 

    • Exhibit Design Planning
    • Strategic Messaging
    • Challenging a Traditional Approach
    • Booth Staffing
    • Maximizing your Return on Investment and Objectives (ROI/ROO)

    The program will begin promptly at 4:00 p.m. Appetizers and adult beverages will be served.  

    Due to space limitations, only one person per member company permitted.

    About Your Presenter: 

    Bill Lauf
    Trade Show Strategy Consultant
    TradeTec Skyline

    Bill Lauf is a 35-year veteran of the trade show industry and has worked with TradeTec since 2014. With his previous experience as sales and trade show marketing educator, Bill brings a positive energy and sense of fun to his work. Bill is an accomplished speaker, having presented hundreds of live and online event marketing seminars and facilitated client workshops for booth staffers and their managers in how to maximize their personal and organizational effectiveness.

    Take Advantage of this FREE Workshop TODAY!

    Fees: This program is free to all BOMA/Suburban Chicago Associate members. Appetizers and beverages will be served. 

    Register: Registration will close on Wednesday, November 21 or after maximum attendance is reached. 

    • November 29, 2018
    • 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Schaumburg Towers, 1400 American Lane, Schaumburg, 60173

    Brought to you by the Education Committee. 

    In the age where technology moves faster than we can keep up, it is more important than ever to foster our client relations and daily interactions with other individuals. Our smartphones, laptops, and other portable devices allow us to easily take the “human” interaction out of our business and personal communication. The best way to stand out from the competition nowadays is to bring back personal touches with your customers and build your clients’ trust.

    In the fourth installment of the Leadership Education Series, Paul Petricca, Torque Consulting, will lead a full-day, highly interactive discussion of client relationship management and business development concepts and strategies. Attendees will be able to put Mr. Petricca’s techniques to Building Winning Relationships into practice during the session through class discussions, case studies, videos, and role playing scenarios.

    Attendees will walk away with:

    • An understanding of clients
    • Keys to gaining and building client trust
    • Recognition of non-verbal cues
    • Techniques to effectively communicate value
    • Strategies for expanding client relationship

    About Your Presenter:

    Paul Petricca started Torque Consulting after nearly 40 years in sales, consulting, and customer relationship roles in the high tech and real estate industries. He had no choice but to venture out on his own to reach a wider audience to evangelize others who seek long-term, mutually beneficial, trust-based relationships in their professional and personal lives. His dynamic interpersonal and presentation skills make his classes, workshops, and lectures as fun as they are informative. Paul has a BS in Marketing from Illinois State University and an MBA from Loyola University Chicago.

    A Message from Paul: 

    Registration to this event is now closed. 

    • 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

    • Member of the Year
    • Associate Member of the Year
    • Engineer of the Year
    • Emerging Leader of the Year 
    • President's Awards
    • Outgoing Board Member Recognition

    Collection for Waifs & Strays Animal Rescue

    Don't forget: This is the last time this year we will be collecting items for our 2018 charity Waifs & Strays Animal Rescue. Any monetary donations will help them continue their mission in caring for rescue companion animals until they find a forever home through adoption. Gift cards to the following stores are also welcome: 
    • Pet Supplies Plus
    • Target
    • Office Depot/Office Max
    • Home Depot

    A special thank you to our generous event sponsors! 


    Sponsorship opportunities are still available. To sponsor the Holiday & Awards Lunch, contact Linda Hallberg

    Fees: This event is free to members. Additional guests from a member building  or member company require a fee of $50.00. Non-members will not be admitted.

    Register: The deadline to register is Thursday, November 29Please 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. 
    • January 10, 2019
    • 4:30 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Schaumburg Towers, 1400 American Lane, Schaumburg, IL, 60173

    Brought to you by the Emerging Leaders Shared Interest Group. 

    More information to come. 

    • January 24, 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. 

    • February 02, 2019
    • March 09, 2019
    • 6 sessions
    • BOMA/Suburban Chicago Office

    This course provides information property and facility managers need to manage the ongoing operation and maintenance of building systems and to maximize building efficiency and cost-effectiveness.

    Key topic areas:

    building design and construction  life-cycle costing  construction materials  structural systems  building envelopes  roofing  interior walls, ceilings, and flooring  HVAC and plumbing systems  building system controls and automation

    Applies to:

    FMC and PAC certificates
    FMA® and RPA® designations

    More information to come.

    • February 06, 2019
    • 3:30 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Brunswick Zone, 1100 West Lake Street, Roselle, 60172

    Bowl for a Cause! Join us for our Annual Charity Bowling Event to socialize with friends while benefiting the selected 2019 charity. 

    More information to come. 

    • 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 21 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.
    • March 07, 2019
    • April 11, 2019
    • 6 sessions
    • BOMA/Suburban Chicago Office
    Through this 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 the HP 10bII* financial calculator.

    Key topic areas:

    asset valuation and enhancement  costs and taxes  capitalization  site and building analysis  the appraisal process  discounted cash flow measurement ownership vehicles  the basics of lending and current lending practice

    Applies to:

    PMFP certificate
    FMA® and RPA® designations

    More information to come.
    • March 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. 

    • April 03, 2019
    • 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
    • TBD

    Brought to you by the Engineers Committee

    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.

    More information to come.  

    • 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

    Join us for the 2019 Golf Outing for a fun-filled day of golfing, networking, prizes, and much more! 

    More information 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 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 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 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 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

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
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