Status quo for the Suburban Chicago office market
The third quarter served up more of the same for the suburban Chicago office market. That’s not necessarily all bad news, but the move back to equilibrium looks to be progressing at a glacial pace. The overall availability rate has shown little fluctuation throughout 2011 and ended the third quarter at 27.3%. The direct vacancy rate actually inched back up slightly to 24.6% from 24.2% at mid-year.