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Commercial Real Estate in Chicago, IL - 1,097 Properties Available

  • 123 North Wacker Drive - Chicago
    123 North Wacker Drive, Chicago Loop, Chicago, IL 60606
    For Lease $25.5 - $35.5/Sqft/Yearly
    Property
    • Office
    Availability
    • 28 Spaces
    • 293,555 Sqft
  • One Illinois Center - Chicago
    111 East Wacker Drive, Chicago Loop, Chicago, IL 60601
    Contact for pricing
    Property
    • Office
    Availability
    • 23 Spaces
    • 209,092 Sqft
  • 120 South Riverside Plaza - Chicago
    120 South Riverside Plaza, West Loop, Chicago, IL 60606
    For Lease $24 - $26/Sqft/Yearly
    Property
    • Office
    Availability
    • 5 Spaces
    • 94,560 Sqft
  • Hartford Plaza - Chicago
    100 South Wacker Drive, Chicago Loop, Chicago, IL 60606
    For Lease $24 - $27/Sqft/Yearly
    Property
    • Office
    Availability
    • 11 Spaces
    • 90,944 Sqft
  • Concourse Chicago - Chicago
    8601 West Bryn Mawr Avenue, O'Hare, Chicago, IL 60656
    For Lease $21/Sqft/Yearly
    Property
    • Office
    Availability
    • 25 Spaces
    • 73,739 Sqft
  • Union Tower - Chicago
    550 West Van Buren Street, West Loop, Chicago, IL 60607
    For Lease $24/Sqft/Yearly
    Property
    • Office
    Availability
    • 9 Spaces
    • 71,597 Sqft
  • 100 North Western Avenue - Chicago
    100 North Western Avenue, Near West Side, Chicago, IL 60612
    For Lease $16.5/Sqft/Yearly
    Property
    • Office
    Availability
    • 2 Spaces
    • 64,335 Sqft
  • Boyce Building - Chicago
    500-520 North Dearborn Street, Near North Side Chicago, Chicago, IL 60610
    For Lease $12/Sqft/Yearly
    Property
    • Office
    Availability
    • 13 Spaces
    • 56,894 Sqft
  • The Jewelers Building - Chicago
    35 East Wacker Drive, Chicago Loop, Chicago, IL 60601
    For Lease $20 - $22/Sqft/Yearly
    Property
    • Office
    Availability
    • 2 Spaces
    • 42,664 Sqft
  • Hannah Cylinder Building - Chicago
    1765 North Elston Avenue, Bucktown, Chicago, IL 60642
    For Lease $21/Sqft/Yearly
    Property
    • Office
    Availability
    • 3 Spaces
    • 33,165 Sqft
  • Midway Business Center - 5555-5561 South Archer Avenue - Chicago
    5561 South Archer Avenue, Garfield Ridge, Chicago, IL 60638
    For Lease $6.5/Sqft/Yearly
    Property
    • Industrial
    Availability
    • 1 Space
    • 31,142 Sqft
  • 303 West Madison Street - Chicago
    303 West Madison Street, Chicago Loop, Chicago, IL 60606
    For Lease $21 - $23/Sqft/Yearly
    Property
    • Office
    Availability
    • 8 Spaces
    • 29,321 Sqft
  • 6200 West 51st Street - Chicago
    6200 West 51st Street, Garfield Ridge, Chicago, IL 60638
    Contact for pricing
    Property
    • Industrial
    Availability
    • 1 Space
    • 24,000 Sqft
  • 10 South Riverside Plaza - Chicago
    10 South Riverside Plaza, West Loop, Chicago, IL 60606
    For Lease $24 - $26/Sqft/Yearly
    Property
    • Office
    Availability
    • 5 Spaces
    • 23,065 Sqft
  • 155 North Wacker Drive - Chicago
    155 North Wacker Drive, Chicago Loop, Chicago, IL 60606
    For Lease $30 - $43/Sqft/Yearly
    Property
    • Office
    Availability
    • 6 Spaces
    • 18,841 Sqft
  • Edens East - Chicago
    6160 North Cicero Avenue, Edgebrook, Chicago, IL 60646
    For Lease $20 - $22/Sqft/Yearly
    Property
    • Office
    Availability
    • 8 Spaces
    • 18,788 Sqft
  • 515 North State Street - Chicago
    515 North State Street, Near North Side Chicago, Chicago, IL 60610
    Contact for pricing
    Property
    • Office
    Availability
    • 1 Space
    • 11,371 Sqft
  • Industrial Building For Lease - Chicago
    215 North Laflin Street, Near West Side, Chicago, IL 60607
    For Lease $15/Sqft/Yearly
    Property
    • Industrial
    Availability
    • 1 Space
    • 8,258 Sqft
  • 175 West Jackson Blvd - Chicago
    175 West Jackson Blvd, Chicago Loop, Chicago, IL 60604
    For Lease $24 - $26/Sqft/Yearly
    Property
    • Office
    Availability
    • 11 Spaces
    • 473,139 Sqft
  • 33 West Monroe Street - Chicago
    33 West Monroe Street, Chicago Loop, Chicago, IL 60603
    For Lease Contact for pricing
    Property
    • Office
    Availability
    • 22 Spaces
    • 359,482 Sqft
  • 311 South Wacker Drive - Chicago
    311 South Wacker Drive, Chicago Loop, Chicago, IL 60606
    For Lease Contact for pricing
    Property
    • Office
    Availability
    • 38 Spaces
    • 299,703 Sqft
  • Merchandise Mart - Chicago
    222 West Merchandise Mart Plaza, River North, Chicago, IL 60654
    For Lease $27 - $47/Sqft/Yearly
    Property
    • Office
    Availability
    • 3 Spaces
    • 291,912 Sqft
  • 200 North LaSalle Street - Chicago
    200 North LaSalle Street, Chicago Loop, Chicago, IL 60601
    For Lease $20 - $22/Sqft/Yearly
    Property
    • Office
    Availability
    • 14 Spaces
    • 169,255 Sqft
  • One South Wacker - Chicago
    1 South Wacker Drive, Chicago Loop, Chicago, IL 60606
    For Lease $22.5 - $24.5/Sqft/Yearly
    Property
    • Office
    Availability
    • 16 Spaces
    • 154,900 Sqft
  • 125 South Wacker Drive - Chicago
    125 South Wacker Drive, Chicago Loop, Chicago, IL 60606
    For Lease $21 - $27/Sqft/Yearly
    Property
    • Office
    Availability
    • 19 Spaces
    • 147,372 Sqft

Chicago, IL Economic Overview

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The City of Chicago - also known as the Windy City, the Second City and the City of Big Shoulders - is located along the shores of Lake Michigan and is home to nearly 3 million people, making it the third largest city in the U.S. Add to this the 7 million people that live in the suburbs and you've got an entire MSA ('Chicagoland' to the locals) of about 10 million residents. Chicagoland is a major business hub for almost any business you can think of - transportation, finance, manufacturing, technology, telecommunications, health care, education and more - all contributing to the area's gross annual product of over $640 billion. The Chicago commercial real estate market’s key to success is its diversity.

The Chicago metropolitan business area is the third largest in the U.S. and is recognized as one of the world’s premier business destinations. The area's labor pool of nearly 4.5 million workers support its diverse economy. Chicago is a major world financial center and home to the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago and Chase Bank’s commercial and retail banking headquarters. The city also houses 12 Fortune Global 500 companies, 17 Financial Times 500 companies, and a multitude of businesses in the retail, convention, medical, transportation, food processing, manufacturing, printing and publishing industries.

Chicago, IL Commercial Real Estate Market

Thanks to the city's multi-faceted transportation systems Chicago's business districts are varied and widespread. Also known as The Loop, the central business district (CBD) itself consists of five sub-districts: CBD Central Loop, CBD East Loop, CBD West Loop, CBD South Loop, CBD North Michigan Avenue and CBD River North. Outside of the city-proper there are the suburban Chicago business districts of the East-West Corridor, North Chicago, South Chicago, North Suburban, Northwest Suburban, South Suburban, O'Hare, West Cook County and–while technically not in Illinois but still considered part of the Chicagoland area–the suburban business districts of Kenosha and Indiana.

The Loop and suburban business districts combined encompass 450 million square feet of office space, 500 million square feet of retail space and 1.1 billion square feet of industrial space. Chicago is a major global distribution hub and is one of the major transportation hubs in the U.S. With its combination of expressways, regional and local mass transit systems, passenger and freight rail, multiple airports and the Port Authority, the city has become the third-largest intermodal port in the world, after Hong Kong and Singapore.

Notable businesses with a significant presence in the Chicagoland area include Boeing, Kraft Foods, McDonalds, Caterpillar, Abbott Laboratories, Baxter International, Archer Daniels Midland, General Electric, Walgreens and Ace Hardware.

Chicago, IL Office Sales Volume

Data provided by Yardi Matrix, for properties larger than 50K SF, which sold at over $5M.

Chicago, IL Office Transactions

Data provided by Yardi Matrix, for properties larger than 50K SF, which sold at over $5M.

Chicago, IL Commercial Inventory Breakdown

Office Spaces

Total: 208,508,698 SF

Data provided by Yardi Matrix, properties over 50k SF, includes office with retail

By square footage range:

  • 50k to 100k SF: 11,048,448 SF / 5.3% of total office
  • 100k to 500k SF: 53,944,147 SF / 25.87% of total office
  • 500k to 1M SF: 59,944,070 SF / 28.75% of total office
  • > 1M SF: 83,572,033 SF / 40.08% of total office

By class:

  • Class A+: 34,356,199 SF / 16.48% of total office
  • Class A: 95,346,383 SF / 45.73% of total office
  • Class B: 48,538,576 SF / 23.28% of total office
  • Class C: 1,192,236 SF / 0.57% of total office

Industrial

Total: 95,050,093 SF

Data provided by Yardi Matrix, properties over 50k SF

By square footage range:

  • 50k to 100k SF: 1,838,661 SF / 1.93% of total industrial
  • 100k to 500k SF: 62,956,101 SF / 66.23% of total industrial
  • 500k to 1M SF: 16,002,071 SF / 16.84% of total industrial
  • > 1M SF: 14,253,260 SF / 15% of total industrial

By class:

  • Class A: 15,553,825 SF / 16.36% of total industrial
  • Class B: 70,314,712 SF / 73.98% of total industrial
  • Class C: 4,390,704 SF / 4.62% of total industrial

Office Spaces with Retail

Total: 1,023,500 SF

Data provided by Yardi Matrix, properties over 50k SF

By square footage range:

  • 50k to 100k SF: 97,000 SF / 9.48% of total office with retail
  • 100k to 500k SF: 197,500 SF / 19.3% of total office with retail
  • 500k to 1M SF: 729,000 SF / 71.23% of total office with retail

Employment in Chicago, IL

Employment

Total employment in the Chicago MSA is nearly 4.5 million workers and is the third-largest labor pool in the U.S. Chicago's waterfront location along Lake Michigan, renowned public facilities such as Grant Park, the Lincoln Park Zoo, Navy Pier, championship sports teams such as the Chicago Cubs, the White Sox and the Chicago Bears, and countless theaters and clubs renowned for blues, jazz, ballet and symphony explain why the City of Chicago has no problem attracting an educated employment base that lives, works and plays here.

Major employment sectors in Chicago include:

  • Financial services The city is home to the Chicago Stock Exchange, the Chicago Board Options Exchange, the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, the Chicago Board of Trade, and is headquarters for the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago;
  • Health services Baxter International, Abbott Laboratories and GE Healthcare all have their headquarters in the MSA. The Chicago metropolitan area has several highly-ranked hospitals including Rush University Medical Center and the University of Illinois Medical Center at Chicago; and the country's premier academic medical centers of Northwestern Memorial Hospital and the University of Chicago Medical Center. Medical associations based in Chicago include the American Medical Association, American Dental Association, American College of Surgeons and the American Hospital Association;
  • Manufacturing, Transportation and Food Processing United Airlines, Boeing, Kraft Foods, McDonalds, Caterpillar Inc., ThyssenKrupp, Archer Daniels Midland and Armour and Company all call the Chicagoland area home;
  • Retail From its very beginning Chicago has been a nexus of retail development. Walgreens, Ace Hardware, ULTA Beauty and Crate & Barrel are all based in Chicago.

Chicagoland's diverse mixture of business combined with its world-renowned mass transit systems and reputation as a regional, national and international business hub help to ensure that the demand for commercial space in Chicago and residential housing grow year after year.

Education in Chicago, IL

The Chicago Public School system is made up of over 600 primary and secondary schools, and 11 selective admission magnet schools. Complementing the public system are faith-based and secular schools including the Latin School of Chicago, the Francis W. Parker School in Lincoln Park and the University of Chicago Laboratory Schools in Hyde Park.

For over 150 years, Chicago has been recognized worldwide as a leading center of post-secondary education. Notable universities include the University of Chicago, Loyola University, DePaul University, Northeastern Illinois University and the Illinois Institute of Art.

Commuting Time in Chicago, IL

Chicago is one of the metropolitan areas where a five-minute difference getting on the expressway can make a 30-minute commute turn into a 90-minute commute. Not only is there congestion from suburban commuters coming into the city and going back out at the end of the work day, but traffic will also back up commuting from one suburb to another. That's one reason why over 25% of the daily commuters in Chicagoland use some form of mass transit.

Chicago's Regional Transportation System oversees the operation of the three local mass transit systems:

  • The CTA (Chicago Transit Authority) manages public transportation within Chicago and a few of the adjoining suburbs, in addition to handling the rapid transit lines from Midway and O'Hare airports;
  • Metra is an 11-line commuter rail system that operates between Chicago and the suburbs and is the second-most used passenger rail system in the U.S;
  • Pace is a bus service operating among the 200 suburbs of Chicago with some service into the city as well.

Chicago Demographics

Population

  • Total Population2,722,586
  • Male Population(48.5 %) 1,321,621
  • Female Population(51.5 %) 1,400,965
  • Median Age34.10

Income/Financial

  • Average Household Income$81,061
  • Median Household Income$52,497
  • Median Income Under 25$28,636
  • Median Income 25-44$62,974
  • Median Income 45-64$57,343
  • Median Income Over 65$32,465

News

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