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Chicago 2025: Dynamic Expansion

Key innovators from across the city. New technologies exploring each market. This year’s rendition of our annual event series explored the year ahead, showcasing scheduled deliveries and highlighting the economic vitality of the city.

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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 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.
Chicago CBD Office Insight - Q4 2016/united-states/en-us/research/7828/downtown-chicago-office-market-q4-2016Chicago CBD Office Insight - Q4 2016Demand for space in Downtown Chicago didn't let up in 2016. 20 leases of more than 100,000 square feet were signed in the CBD, up from 14 in 2015.
Suburban Chicago office: Thinking outside the box/united-states/en-us/research/7786/us-chicago-thinking-outside-the-box-suburban-2016-jllSuburban Chicago office: Thinking outside the boxOffice vacancy rate in the Chicago suburbs is much lower than what official statistics claim. The reason? A lot of obsolete properties are counted.

 Industrial reports

 

 

Chicago Industrial Statistics - Q1 2017/united-states/en-us/research/8095/us-chicago-industrial-statistics-q1-2017-jllChicago Industrial Statistics - Q1 2017​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.
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.
Chicago Industrial Statistics - Q4 2016/united-states/en-us/research/7805/us-chicago-industrial-statistics-q4-2016-jllChicago Industrial Statistics - Q4 2016​Industrial Statistics provides detailed real estate data by metro area on a quarterly basis.

 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.