Office N Illinois
Is your office crave-worthy?

Is your office crave-worthy?

Office workers have it made in today’s market. Apps serve up property-centric fire-eating dancers, manicures and kickball leagues. Operable windows bring the sky inside skyscraper tenant lounges (weather permitting). And giant sea creatures adorn tenant-exclusive buses with zero emissions and quick, exclusive trips to the train. Midwest landlords are embracing amenities from the luxurious to the absurd, in the quest to shape buildings that become destination communities, delighting employees and bosses alike.

Industrial N Illinois
Industrial users turning more often to corporate real estate services

Industrial users turning more often to corporate real estate services

AJR Filtration has operated a manufacturing facility in St. Charles, Illinois, since 2001. But as the company, a manufacturer of custom filters used in medical equipment and liquid processing, continued to grow, it needed more space. The challenge? AJR wanted to expand, but it didn't want to move far enough away from its St. Charles home to lose access to the skilled workforce on which it had long relied.

Industrial N Illinois
High-end amenities no longer just for office buildings and apartment towers -- industrial spaces offering the perks, too

High-end amenities no longer just for office buildings and apartment towers -- industrial spaces offering the perks, too

Picture amenities such as abundant natural light, shower facilities for employees who ride bikes to work and meticulously landscaped outdoor areas designed to make employees' lunch breaks as soothing as possible. You'd think these were all features you'd find in a modern office building in the middle of downtown Chicago, right? Sure, you'll find these bonuses in such buildings. But increasingly, you'll also find them in new warehouse facilities.

Healthcare N Illinois
Big changes bring big activity to healthcare market

Big changes bring big activity to healthcare market

When Bob Titzer looks at the healthcare real estate market in Chicago and across the Midwest, he sees plenty of activity. Hospitals are building new medical office buildings in urban areas and suburbs. Developers are expanding existing hospitals. And medical groups are opening ever more free-standing clinics and emergency rooms. But what is behind all this activity? Titzer, executive vice president of HSA PrimeCare, points to one factor: change.