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BOMA/Chicago: The Voice of Chicago's Office Building Industry Since 1902

Welcome to the Building Owners and Managers Association of Chicago (BOMA/Chicago).

BOMA/Chicago is a trade association that has represented the Chicago office building industry since 1902. Membership includes 245 commercial offices, institutional and public buildings, and 200 companies that provide commercial building services to support operational excellence. BOMA/Chicago members constitute approximately 80 percent of all rentable office space and more than 98 percent of rentable space in Class A buildings downtown.

BOMA/Chicago has played a vital role in advocating on behalf of our members for over a century and continues to be a leader in drafting new building codes, advancing fire and life safety measures, negotiating mutually beneficial labor agreements, and enhancing energy efficiency and sustainability practices.

We provide valuable resources that help our members advance Chicago's commercial real estate industry each and every day through continuing education and strategic partnerships that equip our members with the tools and information necessary to confront the challenges and opportunities of our ever-changing industry.

Our members also play a vital role in ensuring the economic viability of downtown Chicago. Chicago area office buildings support over 64,000 jobs, and member buildings house more than 647,000 tenant employees and over 18,000 local, national, and international companies. By advocating on behalf of the owners and managers of these buildings, BOMA/Chicago also supports the businesses that are housed in them--businesses that require quality office space and quality service. BOMA/Chicago buildings support local schools and public services through more than $1 billion in annual property taxes.

We encourage you to explore our site to learn about BOMA/Chicago's many advocacy, education, and networking programs, as well as membership benefits. We're proud to say that BOMA/Chicago is the oldest BOMA local association in the world. With our dedicated members and commitment to advancing the position of our industry, we'll continue to be the voice of Chicago's office-building community for many years to come.

Board of Directors

The BOMA/Chicago Board of Directors is made up of 20 elected directors including three officers. Directors are elected at the Annual Membership Meeting. View Board members and affiliations.


BOMA/Chicago staff oversees and organizes programming related to advocacy, networking, education and community service. View staff members.

Member Directory

View Member Directories for Affiliate Members (available to public) and Building Members (members only).


Get the latest member news about programming, committee initiatives, advocacy efforts, local and state legislation, and more.

Media Coverage

View media coverage of BOMA/Chicago by key trade publications and local Chicago media.

For the Press

View media facts and press contact information.


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Join BOMA/Chicago

BOMA/Chicago membership is comprised of a diverse group of commercial office, institutional and public buildings, as well as affiliate companies providing key building-related services. Ideally positioned to help our members meet the challenges and capture the opportunities facing our ever-changing industry, BOMA/Chicago is committed to advocacy, networking and professional development.

Learn more about BOMA/Chicago membership.