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Chicago 2025: Dynamic Expansion

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Latest research reports

 Office reports



Chicago Suburbs Office Insight - Q1 2017/united-states/en-us/research/8200/us-chicago-suburbs-office-insight-q1-2017-jllChicago Suburbs Office Insight - Q1 2017Several expected move-outs pushed suburban quarterly absorption into negative territory to start the year. But the outlook for the rest of 2017 is promising.
Chicago CBD Office Insight - Q1 2017/united-states/en-us/research/8145/us-chicago-office-insight-q1-2017-jllChicago CBD Office Insight - Q1 2017Chicago’s urban migration trend isn’t showing any signs of a slowing down as 2017 rolls on. Already this year, we’ve seen three companies announce plans to move downtown.
Chicago Suburbs Office Insight - Q4 2016/united-states/en-us/research/7829/suburban-chicago-office-market-q4-2016Chicago Suburbs Office Insight - Q4 2016Summary and analysis of the Chicago Suburbs economic and real estate market conditions, as of Q4 2016.
Chicago Office Statistics - Q4 2016/united-states/en-us/research/7877/chicago-office-market-statistics-q4-2016Chicago Office Statistics - Q4 2016See current (Q4 2016) Chicago office market statistics, including inventory, absorption, vacancy, average asking rents and construction. We analyze Class A and B space, as well as averages, across all of Chicago and in submarkets.

 Industrial reports



Chicago Industrial Submarket Report - Q1 2017/united-states/en-us/research/8271/us-chicago-industrial-submarket-report-q1-2017-jllChicago Industrial Submarket Report - Q1 2017Summary and analysis of industrial real estate market conditions in the Chicago submarkets
Chicago Industrial Insight - Q1 2017/united-states/en-us/research/8126/us-chicago-industrial-insight-q1-2017-jllChicago Industrial Insight - Q1 2017A quarterly summary of local economic and real estate market conditions for individual metro areas in the United States. The report includes key market indicators, tenant and landlord perspectives, and future looking analysis.
Chicago Industrial Market Report - Q4 2016/united-states/en-us/research/8037/us-chicago-industrial-market-report-q4-2016-jllChicago Industrial Market Report - Q4 2016The Local Industrial Outlook offers in-depth analysis of property fundamentals, indicators and market drivers in the major industrial markets in the United States.

 Additional reports



Chicago Law Firm Perspective - 2016/united-states/en-us/research/7622/us-chicago-law-firm-perspective-2016-jllChicago Law Firm Perspective - 2016Chicago law firms need to upgrade their space to stay competitive in the market for top talent, but low vacancy and higher-priced new construction are creating significant upward rent pressure.
Chicago Life Sciences Outlook - 2016/united-states/en-us/research/7429/us-chicago-life-sciences-outlook-2016-jllChicago Life Sciences Outlook - 2016With six world-renowned schools of medicine and the largest concentration of physicians and two major federal research labs, Chicago is ripe for innovation in the biopharmaceutical industry.