Category Archives: Property Management

Happy birthday, Aon Center!

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Chicago’s Aon Center — home to Jones Lang LaSalle’s global headquarters — is turning 40 this year.

The occasion recently caught the attention of the popular commercial real estate newsletter BisNow, which published a story featuring the building’s leasing agents, JLL’s Steve Smith and Mike Curran.

Click here (and scroll down to second item) to read the story learn more about the factors driving leasing… Read More

Five global trends shaping the future of corporate real estate

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Earlier this week, our JLL Corporate Solutions team released its second biennial survey on global trends in corporate real estate.

More than 600 CRE executives from 545 large companies (ie, more than 1,000 employees) in 39 countries shared their insightsand helped to identify five global trends that will impact the future of corporatre real estate. They are outlined in the brief video above.

Click here to download the full report.

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JLL upping its Retail game in Chicagoland

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Crain’s Chicago Business recently published an extensive report on the work the JLL Retail team is doing to expand its presence here in Chicago.

In the story, JLL Midwest Retail Director Mark Hunter details the group’s plans to double the size of its Chicago retail team and leasing/management portfolio over the next five years.

(The firm… Read More

LIVE BLOG: JLL’s Jack Keenan at today’s BisNow Chicago “Tech Summit” event

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20120822-010943.jpgJones Lang LaSalle’s Jack Keenan (left) is among several featured panelists at today’s Tech Summit/Office of the Future event sponsored by the popular commercial real estate e-newsletter BisNow.

The first panel session of the day features several top local architects, designers, builders and developers. (The broker/owner panel featuring Jack Keenan begins at 8:45 a.m.)

8:05 a.m. — Perkins + Will’s Gina Berndt says high-tech firms are… Read More

New York Times looks at proposed Chicago office developments

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The New York Times is the latest major media outlet to shine a spotlight on the downtown Chicago office market and the plans by several well-known developers to build new office towers here.

As has been widely reported, the most-likely-to-be-completed project is the 45-story, 1-million-square-foot River Point tower being developed completely “on spec” (ie, construction will… Read More

Can trendy tech firms keep their creative cultures in downtown offices?

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The recent news that online food-delivery service GrubHub is moving its global headquarters from a Bucktown loft to a new sapce at the Burnham Center in the Loop is being seen as the latest sign that the former start-up, which now employs more than 250 people, has outgrown its humble roots.

But the announcement also raised eyebrows… Read More

Chicago property managers prepping for NATO/G8 summits

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While it remains to be seen whether mass protests will wreak havoc on Chicago as they have in other host cities of the G8 and NATO summits in years past, Chicago’s property managers are leaving nothing to chance.

As detailed in this article by Ryan Ori in today’s Crain’s Chicago Business, Chicago’s top property management… Read More