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2020 Statistics

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2019 Statistics

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Notable Transactions

Pendleton Chicago Downtown Leasing Team WEB_r2

Q1 2021 Chicago CBD Office Marketview

Chicago’s downtown office market continues to realize the lasting effects of the COVID-19 pandemic as vacancy pushed to a record-high and negative absorption reached its lowest number in more than 10 years. The direct vacancy for the CBD rose 120 basis points (bps) from Q4 to 16.7%, which is the highest rate CBRE has on record. Net absorption for Q1 2021 fell to negative 626,751 SF, a number that hasn’t been seen since Q1 2010.

Real Estate Strategy Reset – Eight core Truths Guiding the Future of Work

Explore the new business realities that CBRE experts believe are guiding organizations as they evaluate the business decisions that will determine the future of work.

U.S. Development Opportunity Index

CBRE analyzed the top 50 U.S. markets (defined by total population) to identify metropolitan areas where development of commercial real estate might have the highest probability of success. Each market has five scores—one overall combined score for office, industrial, retail and multifamily property performance and four others at the individual property level in each metro. The interactive report composites the data and ranks each market overall and by property sector.

State of Chicago CBD Subleases

Monthly report resulting from CBRE’s proprietary Tableau-based sublease intelligence tool which provides real-time insight into the evolving market.

U.S. Marketflash: Smaller Deals & Tech Dominate Top 100 Leases in 2020

Smaller deals dominated office leasing in 2020. The 100 largest deals accounted for 19% of total U.S. office leasing, on par with 2019 levels, but their total square footage (29 million) was down by 32%.

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