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How Can Windy City Office Owners Navigate The Post-Pandemic Return? Find Out At Bisnow’s Oct. 28 Event


For the past year and a half, Chicago’s sprawling 138M SF of office space has remained mostly vacant. Now, as people continue to work from home, office vacancies in the Windy City have remained steady.

To revive the bustling energy of Chicago’s office scene and entice workers to return to the office, building owners will need to reimagine how spaces will look in a post-pandemic society. From incorporating design elements that allow for personal space between workers to inputting new technology, owners will need to make adjustments to keep workers safe, and to accommodate a new hybrid workforce.

At Bisnow’s Oct. 28 event Redesigning the Chicago Workplace, attendees will meet in person to learn about the process of transforming empty offices into innovative workspaces designed for the post-pandemic era. Hear from top CRE professionals, including Marc Blum, president and chief operating officer of Next Realty, Kent Swanson, executive vice president of Riverside, and Peter McEneaney, senior vice president of development and construction at Thor Equities.

Click here to register for the event and view Bisnow’s Covid-19 safety guidelines and protocols. 

Other speakers and panelists include: 

  • Brett Polich, managing principal, EWP Architects
  • Andrea Caputo, principal/Chicago Interior Leaders, RATIO Design
  • Gary Pachuki, founder and president, IBT Group
  • Wendy Spreenberg, founder and president, YES! Your Exceptional Space

Learn from investors, developers, architects, engineers and more about why now is the right time to optimize office space to be more creative and technology-friendly. Register here for the opportunity to connect with other CRE industry experts in person and discuss strategies for rebuilding the Chicago office scene.

In order for the event to run safely and smoothly, Bisnow has aligned safety protocols with CDC guidelines. Mask-wearing, regardless of vaccination status, is recommended for all attendees. Temperature checks will be conducted upon entry. Throughout the event, increased sanitizing protocols will take place, and seating in the main event space is socially distanced.