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Q2/19 Downtown Chicago Office Market Report

Bradford Allen is pleased to share our Q2/19 office market reports. This quarter, in the downtown office market:

  • Net absorption was positive 796,185 s.f. for the quarter and positive almost one million s.f. year to date.
  • Year over year, direct availability dropped from 14.7% to 14.1%, and the direct vacant/available rate dropped from 10.5% to 9.4%.
  •  Year over year, gross average asking rates climbed to $41.79 p.s.f. from $40.73 p.s.f.

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Mid-Year 2019 Suburban Chicago Office Market Report

Bradford Allen is proud to release our Mid-Year 2019 Office Market reports. This year, in the suburban office market:

  • Net absorption was negative 147,587 s.f. for the quarter and negative 613,681 s.f. year to date.
  • Direct availability and vacant and available stood at 25.11% and 19.16%, respectively.
  • Overall, the direct asking rate was $24.76 p.s.f.
  • Lake County unemployment dropped from 3.8% to 3.4%; DuPage County rose to 2.8% from 2.6%; and Cook County rose to 3.6% from 3.4%, year over year.

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Q1/19 Downtown Office Market Report

This quarter, in the downtown office market:

  • Direct absorption was positive 371,026 SF, with total absorption up 477,105 for the quarter.
  • Direct availability dropped from 13.97% to 13.90%, and direct vacancy dropped from 11.89% to 11.63% from last quarter.
  • From Q4/18 to Q1/19, direct asking rents increased across all building classes, most notably in Class A, where they increased from $43.67 to $44.62. Direct asking rents in Class B increased from $35.88 to $36.07, and Class C rents increased from $29.27 to $29.59.

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Bradford Allen Completes New Lease for MedSpeed in Elmhurst

Chicago, IL – Bradford Allen Realty Services is pleased to announce that the firm’s Principal & Executive Managing Director Ben Azulay and Senior Managing Director Joel Berger have completed a new headquarter lease for 41,542 square feet on behalf of MedSpeed at 140 Industrial Drive in Elmhurst, Illinois.
In operation since 2000, MedSpeed is the industry leader in healthcare intra-company logistics with more than 2,200 MedSpeeders (employees) and 130 locations across the U.S. MedSpeed has leased space for its central support and Chicago operations within the Corporate Commerce Center for more than ten years.

Servicing healthcare organizations across the country, including 19 of the top 100 US health systems, MedSpeed has grown by 350% over the past five years. Due to this growth, the company required a new headquarters for its central support and Chicago operations, including warehouse space, and above average parking for their fleet of vehicles. As a result, Azulay and Berger sourced a unique and strategic opportunity: a single tenant flex office building with an extensive parking lot.

“We are pleased to have assisted MedSpeed in finding a solution for their specific operational requirements while providing a long-term home that will accommodate their growth well into the future,” said Azulay.

“Our significant growth is the result of the invaluable contributions of our customers and our incredible team of MedSpeeders,” said Wesley Crampton, COO of MedSpeed. “We needed a new space to accommodate our expanding team and wanted to make sure that it supported our culture of collaboration and comradery. We are thrilled with the new space that Bradford Allen helped us find.”

140 Industrial Drive was built in 1973 and offers a total of 41,542 square feet of flex space. The property is close to I-290, I-294, and I-80, within minutes of O’Hare Airport and offers 250 parking spaces. Azulay and Berger represented MedSpeed in the lease negotiations, and Patrick Lederer of Korman, Lederer & Associates represented 140 Industrial Drive.

About MedSpeed
With 130+ locations in 29 states, MedSpeed is the market-leading organization in healthcare intra-company logistics. Since 2000, MedSpeed has partnered with healthcare organizations to transform same-day transportation from a cost center into a strategic asset that provides long-term returns. Using transportation to drive economic value in areas well beyond transportation itself, enables MedSpeed’s customers to share equipment between facilities, reduce capital expenses and disintermediate the use of third-party shipping for the delivery of medical supplies to physician offices and clinics. Creating a strong, fully connected logistics network supports the centralization or outsourcing of other functions including redundant laboratories and fill pharmacies, print shop, mail, linen and more.


Year-End 2018 Suburban Chicago Office Market Report

 As 2018 came to a close, the suburban office market continued its multi-year trend of shrinking vacancy and record investment sales. Direct availability and vacancy both fell from 21.60% to 20.41% and 17.06% to 16.52%, respectively, while direct weighted asking rents climbed to $24.38 from $23.59, year over year. The 2018 year-end total space absorption was a net positive 438,780 sf. 


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