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Cushman & Wakefield’s ‘Tech Cities 2.0’ report confirms Chicago as a major tech hub for the U.S.

Low cost of living relative to other tech markets gives Chicago a leg up Chicago, October 12, 2018 – Cushman & Wakefield today released Tech Cities 2.0 an annual report that identifies existing and emerging tech centers increasingly driving the North American economy and details their impact on the commercial real estate sector. Historically a hard goods hub, Chicago has established itself as an important city for technology (see video clip) and an increasingly appealing choice for tech companies and the young talent they are attracting – with companies like Microsoft, Google, Salesforce and others setting up major operations in the City. Further, non-tech companies reliant on strong tech functions are moving to the City of Chicago because of its strong talent pool. “A confluence of factors such as access to talent, top universities, a relatively low cost of living, and relatively inexpensive real estate costs make Chicago a very appealing [...]

David Friedland Assumes New Role on Cushman & Wakefield’s Chicago Leadership Team

22-Year Veteran Named Chicago Industrial Group Leader CHICAGO, October 5, 2018 – Cushman & Wakefield is pleased to announce the promotion of David Friedland to Executive Director, Chicago Industrial Group Leader. For the last 22 years, David has represented corporate and institutional clients assisting in tenant advisory, site selection, dispositions, sale/leasebacks and build-to-suits. During his career, he has completed over 750 transactions with a total value in excess of $1 billion. In his new role, David will work alongside Cushman & Wakefield’s industrial brokerage professionals to build and drive occupier and investor client relationships. As part of the leadership team, he will collaborate closely with John Morris, Head of Industrial for the Americas, and Vicki Noonan, Chicago Managing Principal. Vicki Noonan, Chicago Managing Principal, Cushman & Wakefield stated: “We consistently rank as the top CRE industrial platform in the U.S., a standing we’ve earned by always looking for ways to [...]