technology

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 [...]

Cushman & Wakefield CIO, Adam Stanley, Named to Notable LGBTQ Executives

Crain’s Chicago Business Honors Diversity in Chicago’s Executive Ranks CHICAGO, August 27, 2018 – Cushman & Wakefield proudly announced today that Global Chief Information Officer and Chief Digital Officer, Adam Stanley, has been named to Crain’s Chicago Business Notable LGBTQ Executives list. This is the publication’s first editorial feature to spotlight diversity in Chicago’s executive ranks through this specific lens and recognize individuals for their success and accomplishments. Mr. Stanley, a Chicago native, has been with Cushman & Wakefield since 2014, and is a member of the company’s global executive team. He provides strategic and operational direction for the company’s client-facing and colleague technology systems and infrastructure across 70 countries. He also serves as executive sponsor of the LGBTQ+ network, UNITY, and is a leader within the Black Employee Network. Mr. Stanley founded and serves as president of the Cushman & Wakefield Charitable Foundation. John Forrester, President, Cushman & Wakefield [...]

Cushman & Wakefield Represents Snap36 in Fulton Market HQ Relocation

Growing Tech Firm Triples its Office Space in Vibrant, Chicago CBD Submarket CHICAGO, July 11, 2018 – Cushman & Wakefield announced today that the firm has represented Snap36 in expanding and relocating its headquarters to over 42,000 square feet (SF) at 219 N. Paulina St. in Chicago’s Fulton Market district. Snap36, ranked as one of the fastest growing companies on the Inc. 5000 for the past three years, is a product content services company that specializes in 360°/3D imagery and technology. Cushman & Wakefield Senior Director Adam McCostlin and Director Jordan Decker represented Snap36, while CBRE Senior Vice President Mitch Adams represented ownership of 219 N. Paulina St. Snap36 experienced a 966% growth rate and expanded its occupancy footprint 6X, from 7,000 SF to 42,000 SF, in three years, rendering the company’s previous space in another corner of Fulton Market insufficient. The new creative space at 219 N. Paulina now [...]

Cushman & Wakefield Represents Crowe in Lease Extension and Office Expansion at 225 West Wacker Drive

CHICAGO, July 10, 2018 – Cushman & Wakefield announced today that the firm secured a lease extension and expansion for Crowe LLP’s Chicago office at 225 West Wacker Drive. Once the expansion is completed, Crowe will occupy approximately 51,000 square feet (SF) overlooking the newly developed Riverwalk along the bend of the Chicago River. Crowe is a public accounting, consulting, and technology firm with offices around the world. Cushman & Wakefield Executive Managing Director Scott Goldman and Senior Director Josh Feldman represented Crowe in the transaction. Crowe has been a subtenant at 225 West Wacker for the past four years, occupying nearly 37,000 SF over one and one-half floors. The long-term lease enables Crowe to accommodate robust growth and expand by another 13,000 SF, bringing its total office space to two full floors and more than 51,000 SF. The new floorplan includes an option to renovate both floors, with an [...]