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VIDEO: Why Chicago?

Spencer Levy, Americas head of research for CBRE, discusses why Chicago remains a go-to city for real estate investors. Watch the video here.

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New Workplace Strategies Result in 80% of Large Chicago Law Firms Downsizing in Past Two Years

According to a new report from CBRE Research, large law firms in Chicago, those occupying 75,000 square feet or more, continue to downsize space, with 80 percent shrinking their office footprints in the last two years. Currently, the average square … Continue reading

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Historically Low Vacancy Rates, Demand Outpacing Supply Keeps Cap Rates Strong in Chicago

Robust leasing activity, low vacancy rates and a healthy balance of supply and demand has led to resilient capitalization rates in Chicago-area industrial product over the first half of 2016—according to the latest research from global property advisor CBRE Group, … Continue reading

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Chicago a Top U.S. Target for Middle East Investment

Middle East investment in commercial real estate has experienced a substantial uptick in the U.S., with Chicago now a top 15 global target for major investors from that region, according to a recent report from CBRE. In H1 2016, Middle … Continue reading

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Tech Jobs in Chicago Jump 35% in the Last Five Years

According to CBRE’s annual “Scoring Tech Talent” research report, Chicago continues to show strength in the tech sector, with its total employment now at 136,340, up 34.9 percent from five years ago. This makes Chicago the sixth-largest tech market in … Continue reading

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Should I Stay or Should I Go – the suburban office tenant challenge

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Tech Industry Becomes One of Chicago’s Top Rent Drivers

As Chicago’s tech market has blossomed in recent years, it has spurred numerous positive effects across the city, notably in a new wave of employment, and, commercial real estate fundamentals. Submarkets that have a strong concentration of tech tenants have … Continue reading

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