Schaumburg, April 3, 2017… The North Central Region of the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) International recently announced the Regional level winners of The Outstanding Building of the Year (TOBY) Award competition. BOMA/Suburban Chicago is proud to announce that two of their member buildings have won the Regional TOBY Award.
Windy Point II has been named the 2017 Regional TOBY Award winner for the 250,000-499,999 Square Feet Category. Windy Point II, located in Schaumburg, IL, is managed and owned by Piedmont Office Realty Trust.
Back row:Juan Morales, Day PorterArt Ramsay, Chief Building EngineerDavid Badame, Building EngineerDouglas Ahlgrim, Building EngineerChristopher J. Schmitt, Property ManagerWayne Tyler, Security Supervisor
Front Row:Shivani Desai, Customer Service CoordinatorCheryl Dobbins, Senior Property Manager
Arboretum Lakes has been named the 2017 Regional TOBY Award winner for the Suburban Office Park, Mid-Rise Category. Arboretum Lakes, located in Lisle, IL, is managed and owned by Millbrook Properties.
Back row:Rick Barnett, Director of EngineeringJavier Rosado, Building EngineerDan Ryan, General ManagerTim Julian, Building EngineerKeith Wilburn, Assistant Chief EngineerBrian Bueschel, Building Engineer
Front Row:Karen Boyd, Assistant General ManagerJonathan Bernstein, Tenant Service CoordinatorNot pictured: Mary Rakowski, Property Administrator
The TOBY Awards is the most prestigious and comprehensive program of its kind in the commercial real estate industry, recognizing excellence in office buildings management and operations in specific categories of building size or type. To win the regional award, the office buildings first won at the local competition level.
Regional winners will now proceed to the International competition where winners will be announced live on June 27 at the TOBY reception and banquet at the BOMA International 2017 Conference and EXPO in Nashville, TN.
As a reminder, our Associate Members can reserve their booth space for the 2018 EXPO (February 22, 2018 at Drury Lane) throughout the year.
If you did not get a chance to reserve your booth at the Associates Spring Breakfast this week, please complete the Booth Reservation Form and return with a 50% non-refundable deposit to Linda Hallberg.
If you have any questions on this process at any time, please contact Linda Hallberg.
Save The Date - Thursday, May 25, 2017 at Cantigny Golf in Wheaton.
Invitations - The invitation for foursomes will go out in early April to all BOMA/Suburban Chicago members.
Associate Member Hosts/Hostesses - Our Associate members will often ask you, a Regular member, to play in their foursome. In order to make the day a success, we strongly encourage Regular members to support and attend this event. If you are invited, please accept the invitation!
Do Not Cancel - If you accept the invitation, please do everything you can to attend on May 25th. Your host/hostess has purchased a non-refundable ticket for you costing over $200. Cancellations can sometimes be filled, but there are no refunds. If you must cancel, please do so with ample warning so the empty slot may be filled.
Not a golfer? - Regular members are reminded that the BOMA/Suburban Chicago Golf Outing is about having fun, enjoying the beautiful Cantigny course and networking with fellow members. Don't say "no" just because you are not ready for the pro tour! It is not about competition - It's about Fun!
Waiting List - If you have an interest in playing, but have not received an invitation, feel free to let the BOMA/Suburban Chicago staff know. We will share those names with our Associate members.
Another Golfer in your office? - If there is someone on your property team that loves to play golf, but isn't aware of this outing, please share this information with them. Property professionals only; No non-member vendors will be admitted.
So, go ahead and dust off those golf clubs, accept an invitation from one our Associate members, then show up, and have a great time at the 2017 Golf Outing!
We have urgent information about proposed Senate Bill 9, currently being considered in the Illinois legislature.
IMMEDIATE ACTION REQUESTED: BOMA/Suburban Chicago's Government Affairs Committee is actively working to oppose this legislation. As part of that effort, we are asking you to contact both your state senator and state representative and tell them you oppose the service tax on landscaping and snow removal services. If you do not know your state legislator, please look him/her up by zip code and address using the link below.
CONTACT YOUR LEGISLATOR!
Below is a sample email text for your use...
I am a property owner/manager/facility manager of a commercial __________ building in the Chicago suburban area. Senate Bill 9 will be a huge detriment to my property's operating budget! I do not support this legislation and request that you vote against it.
________ (your name)
More information about Senate Bill 9
When your office has an open position, the search can be daunting. We can help! BOMA/Suburban Chicago wants to remind you of two opportunities we provide to help you find potential employees:
Resume Resource: We maintain current resumes of individuals interested in many types of positions, from property management to engineering.
Posting the Position: Send us a brief job description and your contact information. We will post the job opening on the BOMA/Suburban Chicago website for 30 days.
To submit your resume, visit our Career Center and download the Resume Release Form. Return the completed form, along with your resume, to the BOMA/Suburban Chicago office and rest assured that your information will remain confidential. You can also submit job descriptions or request resumes applicable to your job opening by contacting our office.
The next time a personnel search comes your way, reach out to BOMA/Suburban Chicago!
1515 E. Woodfield Rd, Suite 110
Schaumburg IL 60173
Phone: (847) 995-0970
Fax: (847) 995-0971
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