Workforce Factors Working Against Landlords In Lease Renewals

Howard L. Ecker, President and CEO of Howard Ecker + Co., a national tenant rep firm based in Chicago, sees the same trends at work in his firm’s markets. “Tech companies will expand,” Ecker said. “If you look at the biggest users of office space recently, tech tenants are much more interested in cool rather [...]

Doing The Deals

Howard Ecker & Co. said it negotiated leases for about 23,000 square feet at 218 S. Wabash for the union Unite HERE Local 1, which moved from 55 W. Van Buren. Baum Realty Group said it represented the men’s fashion retailer Brioni in its ground-level lease of 2,300 square feet at 12 E. Walton. A [...]