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2,171 Commercial Real Estate Listings in Chicago, IL

  • Andersonville Flats - Chicago
    4814-46 N. Clark, Andersonville, Chicago, IL
    For Lease
    • $24/Sqft/Year
    Property
    • Retail
    • 14,495 Sqft
    Availability
    • 2 Spaces
    • 4,100 Sqft
    Year Built
    • 2013
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  • 4800 North Milwaukee Avenue - Chicago
    4800 North Milwaukee Avenue, Jefferson Park, Chicago, IL
    For Lease
    • Contact for pricing
    Property
    • Retail
    • 12,275 Sqft
    Availability
    • 4 Spaces
    • 4,370 Sqft
    Year Built
    • 1933
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  • 4711 Elliss Park - Chicago
    4711 N Lamon, Jefferson Park, Chicago, IL
    For Lease
    • $14 - $18/Sqft/Year
    Property
    • Industrial
    • 41,432 Sqft
    Availability
    • 8 Spaces
    • 16,522 Sqft
    Year Built
    • 1928
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  • 3324 N Clark St. - Chicago
    3324 N Clark St., Lakeview, Chicago, IL
    For Lease
    • $1,600/Month
    Property
    • Retail
    • 9,036 Sqft
    Availability
    • 1 Space
    • 832 Sqft
    Year Built
    • 1920
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  • 220 N Aberdeen - Chicago
    220 N Aberdeen, Fulton Market, Chicago, IL
    For Lease
    • $24/Sqft/Year
    Property
    • Office
    • 14,000 Sqft
    Availability
    • 1 Space
    • 3,500 Sqft
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  • One North Dearborn Street - Chicago
    1 North Dearborn Street, Chicago Loop, Chicago, IL
    For Lease
    • $24/Sqft/Year
    Property
    • Office
    • 876,246 Sqft
    Availability
    • 1 Space
    • 52,457 Sqft
    Year Built
    • 1917
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  • 3650 W Armitage Avenue - Chicago
    3650 W Armitage Avenue, Logan Square, Chicago, IL
    For Lease
    • $25.5/Sqft/Year
    Property
    • Office
    • 5,000 Sqft
    Availability
    • 1 Space
    • 4,000 Sqft
    Year Built
    • 1960
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  • Merchandise Mart - Chicago
    222 West Merchandise Mart Plaza, River North, Chicago, IL
    For Lease
    • Contact for pricing
    Property
    • Office
    • 3,651,737 Sqft
    Availability
    • 2 Spaces
    • 108,781 Sqft
    Year Built
    • 1929
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  • 1022 W Belmont Avenue - Chicago
    1022 W Belmont Avenue, Lakeview, Chicago, IL
    For Lease
    • $24/Sqft/Year
    Property
    • Retail
    • 2,625 Sqft
    Availability
    • 3 Spaces
    • 5,250 Sqft
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  • 2933 N Lincoln Ave - Chicago
    2933 N Lincoln Ave, Lakeview, Chicago, IL
    For Lease
    • $15/Sqft/Year
    Property
    • Retail
    • 3,086 Sqft
    Availability
    • 1 Space
    • 2,096 Sqft
    Year Built
    • 1891
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  • Brooks Building - Chicago
    223 West Jackson Boulevard, Chicago Loop, Chicago, IL
    For Lease
    • $32/Sqft/Year
    Property
    • Office
    • 168,578 Sqft
    Availability
    • 1 Space
    • 5,896 Sqft
    Year Built
    • 1912
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  • 1331 S Michigan Avenue - Chicago
    1331 S Michigan Avenue, South Loop, Chicago, IL
    For Lease
    • $15 - $30/Sqft/Year
    Property
    • Office
    • 11,700 Sqft
    Availability
    • 3 Spaces
    • 11,700 Sqft
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  • 1616 Western Ave - Retail For Lease - Chicago
    1616 Western Ave, Humboldt Park, Chicago, IL
    For Lease
    • Contact for pricing
    Property
    • Retail
    Availability
    • 1 Space
    • 1,400 Sqft
    Year Built
    • 2013
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  • One East Erie Street - Chicago
    1 East Erie Street, Near North Side Chicago, Chicago, IL
    For Lease
    • $36 - $38/Sqft/Year
    Property
    • Office
    • 125,922 Sqft
    Availability
    • 8 Spaces
    • 19,493 Sqft
    Year Built
    • 1983
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  • 8658 S Sacramento Avenue - Chicago
    8658 S Sacramento Avenue, Wrightwood, Chicago, IL
    For Lease
    • $19.5/Sqft/Year
    Property
    • Office
    • 24,561 Sqft
    Availability
    • 1 Space
    • 24,561 Sqft
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  • 68,000 SF Available for Sale or Lease in Chicago - Chicago
    222 Maplewood Avenue, Near West Side, Chicago, IL
    For Lease
    • $7.5/Sqft/Year
    Property
    • Industrial
    • 68 Sqft
    Availability
    • 1 Space
    • 68,000 Sqft
    Year Built
    • 1966
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  • 112 N May - Chicago
    112 N May, Fulton Market, Chicago, IL
    For Lease
    • $25/Sqft/Year
    Property
    • Office
    • 31,050 Sqft
    Availability
    • 3 Spaces
    • 20,700 Sqft
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  • 1507-1509 S Michigan Avenue - Chicago
    1507-1509 S Michigan Avenue, South Loop, Chicago, IL
    For Lease
    • $22 - $25/Sqft/Year
    Property
    • Retail
    • 25,000 Sqft
    Availability
    • 3 Spaces
    • 22,500 Sqft
    Year Built
    • 1903
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  • 444 N. Wabash Ave - Chicago
    444 N. Wabash Ave, Near North Side Chicago, Chicago, IL
    For Lease
    • $25/Sqft/Year
    Property
    • Office
    • 65,800 Sqft
    Availability
    • 1 Space
    • 5,000 Sqft
    Year Built
    • 1935
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  • 217 North Jefferson Street - Chicago
    217 North Jefferson Street, Fulton River District, Chicago, IL
    For Lease
    • $35/Sqft/Year
    Property
    • Office
    • 59,200 Sqft
    Availability
    • 1 Space
    • 10,150 Sqft
    Year Built
    • 1895
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  • Graceway Corners - Chicago
    3751 N Halsted Street, Lakeview, Chicago, IL
    For Lease
    • $3,200/Month
    Property
    • Retail
    • 38,821 Sqft
    Availability
    • 1 Space
    • 1,000 Sqft
    Year Built
    • 1927
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  • 800 SF Available for Lease in Chicago - Chicago
    2230 W Belmont Avenue, Roscoe Village, Chicago, IL
    For Lease
    • Contact for pricing
    Property
    • Retail
    • 5 Sqft
    Availability
    • 1 Space
    • 800 Sqft
    Year Built
    • 1902
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  • The Monroe Building - Chicago
    104 South Michigan Avenue, Downtown Chicago, Chicago, IL
    For Lease
    • $34/Sqft/Year
    Property
    • Office
    • 217,978 Sqft
    Availability
    • 1 Space
    • 1,247 Sqft
    Year Built
    • 1912
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  • The Monroe Building - Chicago
    104 South Michigan Avenue, Downtown Chicago, Chicago, IL
    For Lease
    • $37 - $42/Sqft/Year
    Property
    • Office
    • 200,000 Sqft
    Availability
    • 6 Spaces
    • 45,035 Sqft
    Year Built
    • 1912
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  • 1656 W Chicago Ave - Chicago
    1656 W Chicago Ave, East Village, Chicago, IL
    For Lease
    • $24/Sqft/Year
    Property
    • Retail
    • 3,000 Sqft
    Availability
    • 1 Space
    • 3,000 Sqft
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  • 1608 Ashland Ave - Retail For Lease - Chicago
    1608 S Ashland Ave, Heart of Chicago, Chicago, IL
    For Lease
    • Contact for pricing
    Property
    • Retail
    Availability
    • 1 Space
    • 8,200 Sqft
    Year Built
    • 1921
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Chicago, IL Commercial Real Estate

There are currently 2,046 commercial listings available in Chicago, IL. These listings include 3,501 commercial spaces that encompass a total of 39,602,900 square feet. Available commercial spaces in Chicago, IL range in size from 1 square feet to 652,000 square feet. A total of 926 off-market commercial properties located in Chicago, IL are also available for research.

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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 or Downtown, 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 with Austin, 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: 226,763,655 SF

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

By square footage range:

  • 50k to 100k SF: 12,461,152 SF / 5.5% of total office
  • 100k to 500k SF: 58,049,001 SF / 25.6% of total office
  • 500k to 1M SF: 62,255,035 SF / 27.45% of total office
  • > 1M SF: 93,998,467 SF / 41.45% of total office

By class:

  • Class A+: 36,960,350 SF / 16.3% of total office
  • Class A: 97,459,540 SF / 42.98% of total office
  • Class B: 49,245,173 SF / 21.72% of total office
  • Class C: 1,709,155 SF / 0.75% of total office

Industrial

Total: 113,575,687 SF

Data provided by Yardi Matrix, properties over 50k SF

By square footage range:

  • 50k to 100k SF: 11,717,655 SF / 10.32% of total industrial
  • 100k to 500k SF: 69,403,726 SF / 61.11% of total industrial
  • 500k to 1M SF: 15,767,307 SF / 13.88% of total industrial
  • > 1M SF: 16,686,999 SF / 14.69% of total industrial

By class:

  • Class A: 19,193,474 SF / 16.9% of total industrial
  • Class B: 84,308,587 SF / 74.23% of total industrial
  • Class C: 7,711,549 SF / 6.79% of total industrial

Office Spaces with Retail

Total: 12,382,134 SF

Data provided by Yardi Matrix, properties over 50k SF

By square footage range:

  • 50k to 100k SF: 3,318,377 SF / 26.8% of total office with retail
  • 100k to 500k SF: 7,851,554 SF / 63.41% of total office with retail
  • 500k to 1M SF: 1,212,203 SF / 9.79% 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 Population2,709,534
  • Male Population(48.6 %) 1,317,791
  • Female Population(51.4 %) 1,391,743
  • Median Age34.60

Income/Financial

  • Average Household Income$90,708
  • Median Household Income$58,247
  • Median Income Under 25$32,333
  • Median Income 25-44$71,965
  • Median Income 45-64$63,081
  • Median Income Over 65$33,637

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