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Skender begins work on interior of new office in Chicago’s Lincoln Yards Development

Skender begins work on interior of new office in Chicago’s Lincoln Yards Development

Skender, serving as general contractor, recently launched interior construction of a new, 207,000-square-foot office for C.H. Robinson, a Fortune 500 third-party logistics and supply chain management provider. The office is located within the first Sterling Bay riverfront property in its Lincoln Yards development in Lincoln Park, a contender for the Amazon HQ2 bid.

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Wright Heerema Architects incorporated comScore’s vibrant brand colors into the ceiling, furniture and walls of their new Willis Tower office, ensuring that clients and employees who step inside are immersed in the brand and inspired to think innovatively.

Why branded workplaces inspire Millennials (and every other generation)

Office tenants today are thinking a lot about engagement—but not the diamond rings-and-champagne kind. Rather, companies are seeking ways to keep employees engaged and connected to their work, and for good reason. Engaged employees are 17 percent more productive and are absent 41 percent less than the unengaged, according to Gallup research. As companies seek to create engaging workplaces, building owners are striving to transform humdrum office buildings into engaging communities where the best talent wants to be.

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Podolsky Circle represents seller of office/flex property in $2.6M transaction

Podolsky Circle represents seller of office/flex property in $2.6M transaction

Podolsky Circle CORFAC International facilitated the sale of 1000 E. State Parkway in Schaumburg, Illinois. The Podolsky Circle Middle Market Investment Advisory Team, comprised of managing principal Alissa Adler, principal John Homsher, CCIM and senior vice president Paul Tesdal, represented the seller, Clear Height Properties, in the transaction. The property sold 100 percent leased to a high-net-worth investor for $2,675,000 ($61.00 per square foot).

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East Loop trophy office hits the market

East Loop trophy office hits the market

JLL has begun the process of marketing 303 East Wacker, part of the Illinois Center complex, an 861,000-square-foot riverfront office tower in Chicago’s popular East Loop submarket. International director Bruce Miller and managing director Nooshin Felsenthal are leading the JLL team handling the assignment.

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Publicis expands lease in Leo Burnett Building, will now occupy 681k SF

Publicis expands lease in Leo Burnett Building, will now occupy 681k SF

CBRE represented the owner of 35 W. Wacker Drive, an investor account advised by the U.S. real estate business of UBS Asset Management, in the extension and expansion of a lease for Paris-based media firm Publicis, which will now occupy 681,545 square feet at the marquee property in Chicago. Known as the “Leo Burnett Building,” the property will now be 100 percent leased with this transaction.

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Servcorp coworking space inside Chicago’s new River Point tower.

Sustainability requires us to (co)work together

One of the central tenets of green building is the conservation of finite resources. One resource that’s often overlooked but certainly worth conserving is physical space. Efforts to reduce the amount of space we use coincides with a growing trend in commercial real estate: coworking facilities.

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When Skender designed their own new offices, they included tech-infused collaboration spaces, multipurpose rooms that connect to adjacent spaces via overhead doors and other unique spaces that create a cooperative environment.

Borrow from the best: workplace ideas from tech HQs

Technology companies are widely thought of as cool places to work, not just because of what they do, but because of the spaces where they work. Employees in other industries have long envied those spaces—and now, management is on board. In Chicago alone, heritage companies such as Kraft Heinz, Conagra Brands and Morton Salt are creating new headquarters that look more like startup space, rather than the offices of a well-established major corporation.

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Kaufman Hall expands Chicago-area presence with new Loop office

Kaufman Hall expands Chicago-area presence with new Loop office

Kaufman Hall, a provider of financial and capital advisory services to the healthcare sector, is expanding its Chicago-area presence with a new office in downtown Chicago. The company leased 14,118 square feet at 10 S. Wacker Drive in the CME Center. Kaufman Hall’s corporate headquarters will remain in Skokie, Illinois, where it has been located since 2005.