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Industrious expands Chicago presence, doubles space at Ogilve Station

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Flexible workspace provider, ​Industrious​, has signed additional space for its ​Chicago – Ogilvie​ location at 500 W. Madison Street in Accenture Tower. The 1.46-million-square-foot office tower, owned by ​KBS​, will now host over 93,000 square-feet of coworking space, up from Industrious’ original 46,500-square-foot space.

“Industrious has an established presence in Chicago and we continue to see strong demand for our product,” said Doug Feinberg, director of real estate at Industrious. “Our Ogilvie location opened in June and immediately exceeded expectations. The building is so on-brand for Industrious—it’s a highly-amenitized property in a prime, walkable location—so we jumped at the opportunity to expand our presence in the asset. We look forward to serving even more members at Industrious Ogilvie.”

Industrious Ogilvie features shared workplaces, private offices for teams of various sizes and Canvas suites, its signature enterprise offering. Known for its professional atmosphere, Industrious offers its members thoughtfully designed workspaces intended to increase productivity, access to its vast national network and all-inclusive amenities including Wi-Fi, a fully-stocked cafe with breakfast served daily and networking events and programming. The Ogilvie expansion space at Accenture Tower is expected to be open for business in Q2 2020.

KBS spearheaded a multi-million-dollar renovation of Accenture Tower in 2015 to deliver in-demand services and amenities. The property features 80,000 square feet of retail space, a two-level fitness center and a host of concierge services. The office tower has also been awarded The Outstanding Building of the Year (TOBY) twice by the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA).

“Accenture Tower is a sought-after destination for today’s office tenants,” said Dan Park, senior vice president of KBS and asset manager of the property. “In addition to its high-quality environment and amenities, the property’s location above Ogilvie Transportation Center is like nothing else in Chicago. Industrious’ members can commute in, come to work and enjoy state-of-the-art food and fitness amenities—all without ever stepping foot outside.”

Park also notes that Industrious is a sophisticated operator with deep experience in the Chicago market, making the expansion a natural fit for the property’s unique ecosystem. “Coworking is one of the fastest growing trends in the world of commercial real estate,” said Park. “By expanding Industrious in Accenture Tower, we are thrilled to be part of this emerging concept, providing the flexibility and the environment that thriving companies need to grow, adapt and evolve.”

Industrious currently has seven other locations across ​Chicago​: ​Central Loop​, ​Evanston​, ​Fulton Market​, ​Gold Coast​, ​River North​, ​West Loop​, and ​Wicker Park​. Cushman & Wakefield’s Wendy Katz, executive director, and Matt Lerner, senior director, represented KBS in the transaction. CBRE’s Paul Reaumond, executive vice president, Mark Cassata, senior vice president and Ian Murphy, director, represented Industrious.

“Coworking companies have tripled their footprint in Chicago since 2015 to occupy almost 3.5 million square feet or over 2.5 percent of the overall CBD inventory,” said Katz. “That said, coworking providers are not looking for just any space. They are demanding properties, such as Accenture Tower, that incorporate high-end amenities in locations providing convenient transportation access in vibrant neighborhoods. Our building’s attributes contributed to Industrious’ commitment to double in size.”