Chicago Area Retail Overview 4th Quarter 2012

The Chicago Retail market ended 2012 unchanged from the 3rd quarter. Key points: consumer confidence is down; direct vacancy stayed unchanged and lease rates continued to trend downwards. The strongest factor that continues to hurt the retail market is consumer...

Suburban Office Market 4th Quarter 2012

The Chicago suburban office market ended the year overall with positive absorption. This trend has not been continuing for five straight quarters and is encouraging news. It ended the year with 965,278 square feet of deals completed. The majority of the gain was from...