| Members of BOMA/Suburban Chicago gathered for its Expo 2012 on Leap Day. BOMA International education and research VP Lorie Damon (bathed in heavenly yellow glow, is that what an aura is?) addressed the membership about the organization's Experience Exchange Report. Formerly an annual report in book form, the EER is now an online database of vast proportions, detailing more than 6,500 US office buildings totaling about 1B SF in
275 markets. Lorie explained that BOMA member reports are essential to
compiling the database, which has more than just academic uses. When
BOMA goes to Congress to advocate for the industry, it has hard data to
show just how important CRE is to the economy.