Steve Smith: Economics improving for Chicago landlords

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Steve Smith, head of the JLL Landlord Leasing group in downtown Chicago, recently penned this commentary piece for the national commercial real estate magazine Real Estate Forum.

In it, Steve discusses how the combination of increasing demand and no new costruction (a new office tower won’t open here until 2016 at the soonest) portends a decrease in vacancy rates and continued upward pressure on rental rates.

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