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In support of its advocacy efforts, particularly on substantive issues such as real estate property taxes, fire and life safety, and energy, BOMA/Chicago has conducted research of its own, or engaged credentialed academics or others to conduct specific research, including BOMA/Chicago's Economic Impact Study.  Examples of significant BOMA/Chicago research projects include:

  • Economic impact study of Chicago’s commercial office building market conducted in 2006, updated in 2012 and most recently in 2017.
  • Annual survey of the total property taxes paid by all BOMA/Chicago member buildings.
  • Tracking and analysis of historic trends in property assessment and taxation through the annual compilation of the BOMA/Chicago Property Tax and Assessment Index.

BOMA/Chicago is proud of its reputation for arriving at fact-based positions on issues of concern to both members and the City at large.

2017 Economic Impact Study

Read more about BOMA/Chicago's 2017 Economic Impact Study, including an executive summary, video and infographics.

2018 Economic Impact Series, Why Chicago?

Read more about this 2018 Economic Impact Series that analyzes trends driving businesses to Chicago and identifies challenges facing our city.