Office N Illinois
Chicago may be in a fix when it comes to flex office

Chicago may be in a fix when it comes to flex office

Despite the recent struggles of a certain juggernaut provider, all expectations are that the coworking and flexible office segment will only flourish in the U.S. over the next decade. Some cities will see larger growth than others, however, and Chicago might not match the rate of expansion in other markets.

Office N Illinois
Turning the modern office on its side

Turning the modern office on its side

For 25 years, Chicago was home to the world’s tallest building. Bigger is still better for today’s office tenants—just not necessarily taller. Looking to offer the large floor plates that users crave, one megadevelopment will incorporate something unique to the city: the sidescraper.

Office V Michigan
Grand Rapids office market stays strong in third quarter

Grand Rapids office market stays strong in third quarter

How popular has Grand Rapids, Michigan, become? Earlier this year, Reuters named the city one of the country’s top-20 “superstar metro areas” based on the number of new jobs created here from 2010 to 2017. Given the economic strength of Grand Rapids, it’s not surprising that the city is seeing plenty of commercial real estate activity, too.

Office N Illinois
Zink Food Services to expand Lisle headquarters

Zink Food Services to expand Lisle headquarters

Cicero's Development Corp. has been selected by Zink Food Services for an extensive design-build project that will expand the company’s headquarters and help it accommodate future staffing demands. The food service equipment distributor recently annexed approximately 2,000 square feet at 5400 Patton Drive in Lisle, Illinois, from the adjacent office of iit/SourceTech, an IT services company.