Monthly Archives: May 2012

Untangling Chicago’s rail traffic mess

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The New York Times, on Monday, provided a thought-provoking progress report on the ongoing C.R.E.A.T.E. project to ease rail congestion in and around Chicago.

Did you know that 1/4 of all U.S. rail traffic — and fully 1/2 of all intermodal rail traffic — moves through the Chicago area?

That kind of volume, as has been well documented, has created a traffic bottleneck of… Read More

ABC 7 Chicago tours the new Roosevelt U. vertical campus

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The new Roosevelt University vertical campus in the South Loop, which has already received rave reviews from architecture critics and other interested observers, celebrated its official opening this past weekend with a ribbon cutting and open house.

Jones Lang LaSalle’s Project and Development Services (PDS) team was proud to serve as development manager for the 32-story, $123 million building, which is now the second-tallest educational facility in the United States and the sixth-tallest in… Read More

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JLL celebrates 1871 Chicago grand opening

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1871 Chicago, the new shared work space for high-tech entrepreneurs at the Merchandise Mart, celebrated its grand opening yesterday with the announcement that more than 140 people from 65 local start-ups have already moved in.

A team of Jones Lang LaSalle professionals led by Managing Director Jack Keenan is serving as 1871’s strategic real estate advisors.  They helped the 1871 locate the space, negotiate… Read More