|Steve's team focuses on building owner rep in the CBD and has seen tightening demand for good-view Class-A office space over the last year, especially with companies like United, Groupon, and GE
growing their staffs by hundreds in Chicago. (And these companies don't
want their employees looking at alleys.) Right now, there's probably
just three to five blocks of contiguous space over 200k SF available, Steve says. Chicago has had a history of building fast after
the end of a recession, but with no new office space coming on the
market this year and nothing under construction, the Windy City should
see occupancy increase in 2014 or 2015, when tenants are likely to be in growth mode again.