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The state of the suburban Chicago office market

The state of the suburban Chicago office market

HFF director Bryan Rosenberg is speaking at our 3rd Annual State of the Suburban Office Market conference on September 20. The event features two panel discussions, “State of the Suburban Office Market,” for which Rosenberg is a panelist, and “Reassessing the Suburban Workplace: Keys to Attracting, Retailing Tenants.” The conference begins at 7:30 a.m. on September 20 at the Schaumburg Corporate Center in Shaumburg, Illinois.

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$10M capital improvements nearly complete at Mid America Plaza

$10M capital improvements nearly complete at Mid America Plaza

Mid America Plaza is nearing completion of a $10 million capital improvement project that includes reimagined common areas, upgraded amenity spaces and significant base building improvements throughout the property. Avison Young has been awarded the exclusive leasing assignment for 1 and 2 Mid America Plaza, the two 10-story buildings that comprise the marquee office portfolio located directly across from Oak Brook Center mall in Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois.

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Among Chicago’s platinum-certified buildings are, from left right, 150 N. Riverside Plaza, Willis Tower and AMA Plaza.

Rewired: A time of change for modern offices

The pace of change within the American office has quickened over the past 10 years. Not just in the technology that people use, but also in how that technology unyokes them within the workspace. Building owners and managers who aren’t paying attention may be left behind.

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The new park and plaza to the west of the proposed tower would have to contend with the noise and exhaust of nearby transit.

Retooled Union Station redevelopment revealed

Plans to add seven stories of rental units atop Chicago’s storied Union Station have been scaled back, as the team behind the controversial redevelopment unveiled a new design Tuesday night. In response to community feedback, the new proposal calls for a single-story addition not visible from the street, as well as a new, 50-story tower on adjacent land.

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American Library Association's Chicago headquarters hits the market

American Library Association's Chicago headquarters hits the market

The American Library Association (ALA) announced its plan to explore Chicago’s commercial real estate market with the listing of its headquarter buildings at 40-50 E. Huron Street. Efforts to examine the value of its headquarters are fueled by its goals to enhance operational excellence, grow membership and acquire a workplace environment that supports the development of innovative programs and services for its members.

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Earles Architects designs space for U of C in NBC Tower

Earles Architects designs space for U of C in NBC Tower

Earles Architects and Associates (EAA) has completed the design on a new education space at NBC Tower, 455 Cityfront Plaza Drive in Chicago. The University of Chicago Graham School of Continuing Liberal and Professional Studies, which is based at 1427 E. 60th Street on the university’s Hyde Park campus, is adding supplemental space on the 28th floor of the building.

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Wight & Company earns AIA award for work on Will County courthouse

Wight & Company earns AIA award for work on Will County courthouse

Wight & Company’s vision for a new courthouse in Chicago’s suburbs has been recognized by the American Institute of Architects’ Academy of Architecture for Justice. The design for the Will County Courthouse is one of 15 recipients nationally of the 2018 Justice Facilities Review (JFR) awards program, and one of only four to receive a Citation, the highest honor. The annual JFR program recognizes “the best in justice facility design,” depicting “the latest trends in the design and construction of justice facilities in the United States.”