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Chicago Commercial Real Estate – In the News

Tom’s Recommended Reading for the Week

Happy Friday! Take a look at these articles heading into the weekend.

  1. ADM picks former United Building in Chicago for new headquarters  –About two months after announcing its headquarters move to Chicago, Archer Daniels Midland Co. has a new home — one that recently lost the headquarters of another Fortune 500 company… Crain’s Chicago
  2. Fulton Market buildings sold to Cedar Street ventures – After feasting on failed condominium projects, Cedar Street Cos. is continuing its push into office properties, acquiring two buildings a block away from the future Fulton Market home of Google Inc… Crain’s Chicago
  3. Chicago picked as site for Obama’s manufacturing initiative – Chicago will be the site of a digital manufacturing institute backed by $70 million in federal money and another $250 million in private and other government funding, giving the city, once a factory town, a better chance to re-establish its credentials as a modern maker of things… Chicago Tribune
  4. A New Trading Platform for Owning Office Property? – Very soon, if everything goes according to plan, individual investors will be able to buy and trade ownership stock in a single commercial real estate property, just like they would shares of common stock in a single company. The first property set as a test case for such trading is a noteworthy downtown Washington, DC, office building… CoStar
  5. Negotiate an Exit When Entering a Lease Agreement – Upon boarding an airplane, passengers are given instructions on exiting the aircraft in the most expedient manner if the need arises. Evaluating exit strategies should also be a top priority for tenants upon entering a lease agreement… National Real Estate Investor