Second Quarter 2010 Chicago Downtown Office Market Report

Office Market Continues to Show Signs of Stabilization
Investor confidence revisits the marketplace

Vacancy Starts to Stabilize
Indicators show the Central Business District (CBD) is steadying as we navigate the bottom of the downturn. Overall vacancy decreased nominally in the sec ond quarter to 15.9%, from 16.0% posted in the first quarter, but still higher than the 15.0% overall vacancy rate at the beginning of the year. Sublease vacancy saw a decline as well, to 1.8%, a 0.1 percentage point decline from first quarter, and a 0.3 percentage point decrease over the first half of 2010.

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