Monthly Archives: July 2013

LIVE BLOG: JLL City vs. Suburbs event

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Jones Lang LaSalle’s Fred Schuler is moderating a panel discussion featuring JLL tenant representative Dan McCarthy, JLL economic incentives expert Meredith O’Connor, Catamaran’s Kristen DeLay, Capital One’s Jon Streich and Don Ricker of the architecture and design firm TVS Design.

Here’s a minute-by-minute run-down of the discussion:

8:18 a.m. — McCarthy: “A good sign for the… Read More

Office tenants still have the upper hand in the suburbs

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Landlords in Chicago’s suburbs struggled to fill space once again last quarter, as tenants in the market continued to enjoy historically low rental rates and a wide variety of options.

According to JLL Research, overall vacancy in the ‘burbs  remained flat at 24.4 percent in Q2, the same percentage as  in Q1 and a year earlier.

As JLL’s EricRead More

Is Chicago’s half-decade-long slump finally over?

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That was the question posed on the front page of Crain’s Chicago Business today and the answer, you’ll be happy to know, is a cautiously optimistic “yes.”

Among those whom Crain’s cited in their big-picture look at the market was JLL’s own Robert Kramp, Director of Research for the Midwest and Great Lakes regions.

Kramp told… Read More