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Stay up to date on the Chicago real estate market in all property types. JLL researchers cover topics important to you and your real estate decisions, whether you’re seeking corporate, tenant or investor insight.

chicago tech outlook 2016

2016 Tech Outlook

Chicago tech firms show investors the money

Investors in Chicago tech are heavily focused on business fundamentals, and favor firms that solve real problems. If your company fits the bill, Chicago’s strong Millennial talent, relatively low costs and 24-hour city lifestyle can be ideal.

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Chicago chart of the week

JLL’s Research team takes a weekly look at economic and market drivers to capture real-time trends a​nd insights.

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Latest research reports

 Office reports



Chicago Office Statistics - Q3 2016/united-states/en-us/research/7489/us-chicago-office-statistics-q3-2016-jllChicago Office Statistics - Q3 2016See current (Q3 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.
Chicago CBD Office Insight - Q3 2016/united-states/en-us/research/7516/us-chicago-cbd-office-insight-q3-2016-jllChicago CBD Office Insight - Q3 2016Total vacancy's now at a record low 10.4 percent as office construction rises to meet demand. If all proposed projects move forward as scheduled, Chicago will add more than 7.3 million square feet of space to the skyline by 2020.
Chicago Suburban Office Insight - Q3 2016/united-states/en-us/research/7517/us-chicago-suburbs-office-insight-q3-2016-jllChicago Suburban Office Insight - Q3 2016Strong leasing activity in Suburban Chicago is pushing positive absorption numbers in all submarkets, except Western East/West and North Cook County.
Chicago CBD Office Insight - Q2 2016/united-states/en-us/research/7150/us-chicago-cbd-office-insight-q2-2016-jllChicago CBD Office Insight - Q2 2016Through the first half of 2016, East Loop has recorded over 600,000 square feet of positive net absorption. We expect even stronger absorption numbers in this submarket next quarter.

 Industrial reports



Chicago Industrial Submarket Report - Q3 2016/united-states/en-us/research/7683/us-chicago-industrial-submarket-report-q3-2016-jllChicago Industrial Submarket Report - Q3 2016An overview of the industrial market fundamentals in the submarkets of Chicago.
Chicago Industrial Insight - Q3 2016/united-states/en-us/research/7575/us-chicago-industrial-insight-q3-2016-jllChicago Industrial Insight - Q3 2016A quarterly summary of industrial 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 Statistics - Q3 2016/united-states/en-us/research/7495/us-chicago-industrial-statistics-q3-2016-jllChicago Industrial Statistics - Q3 2016​Industrial Statistics provides detailed real estate data by metro area on a quarterly basis. Data includes stock, completions, vacancy, availability, rents, absorption, and new construction.

 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.