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  • What’s Next for Chicago’s Central Loop?
    By: Linsey Smith, PhD, Director, Chicago Research and Sally Haertl, Chicago Marketing Manager Chicago’s once thriving Central Loop, anchored by the law firms, banks and government buildings of historical LaSalle Street, now faces a wave of large office vacancies. This +5 million square (msf) of space contributes to a historically… Read more »
  • The Future of Chicago Automation
    By: David Friedland, Executive Director and Chicago Industrial Group Leader Rapid technological advancements are transforming industrial real estate as we know it. Automation is one of the biggest disruptors, reshaping manufacturing employment, factory floors and the way we do business. As one of the nation’s largest industrial markets, Chicago is… Read more »
  • Go the Last Mile: Grow Your Supply Chain and Expand Your eCommerce Platform in Chicago
    By: Larry Goldwasser, Executive Director, SIOR As eCommerce continues to be the growth engine for many brands, “last mile” or the last leg of delivery is critical in moving goods from strategically located industrial transportation hubs to a consumer’s home or business. The expansion of retail, coupled with consumers’ increasing… Read more »
  • Chicago Walks the Walk
    By: Linsey Smith, Director, Chicago Research Chicago Among Top U.S. Metros for Walkable Urbanism Fueled by an influx of jobs and people to the downtown core, Chicago has claimed the No. 6 spot on the newly released 2019 Foot Traffic Ahead report, that ranks the country’s top 30 metropolitan areas… Read more »
  • Short-Term Rentals are the Next Niche in Multifamily
    By: Susan Tjarksen, Managing Director, Capital Markets Multifamily has become an increasingly diversified sector – with niche asset classes such as student housing, senior housing, coliving and micro-units garnering major investor interest, and short-term rentals are next. Our Chicago multifamily team takes a national look at this growing trend in… Read more »
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