Commercial Chicago Real Estate Leasing Seminar

April 11, 2011

While the Chicago housing industry has taken a hit in recent years, so has the commercial Chicago real estate market.

Chicago office buildings face high vacancy rates and low job growth. More than ever, landlords and tenants are having trouble filling spaces.

The best defense in a struggling situation is becoming as knowledgeable as possible, so we are here to tell you about an event on Wednesday that can answer questions like:

empty office with one chair*Which Chicago neighborhoods or streets are showing resurgence?

*Where are rental rates going?

*Is there more confidence in the credit worthiness of tenants and landlords in 2011?

*What are the implications of shadow space on direct and sublet space?

*Are TIs being regularly funded?

Bisnow is hosting The Chicago State of Leasing Summit on the morning of Wednesday, April 13 in the Willis Tower.

The event will feature a panel of experts:

*Tom D’Arcy, SVP Hines, who is responsible for leasing and marketing Chicago projects that total 10 million square feet.

*Drew Nieman, Principal, Colliers Chicago, who leads the downtown leasing practice.

*Tom Gorman, Managing Director, Transwestern Investment Services Group, who has participated in investment sales of 17 million square feet of office and industrial space throughout the Midwest.

*Scott Goldman, EVP, UGL Services, who has completed lease transactions totaling $1 billion and owned building dispositions and acquisitions totaling $200 million.

*Bill Truszkowski, VP, Product Leasing, The John Buck Company, who was the 2010 Chicago Commercial Real Estate Awards’ Office Property Representative of the Year.

The event will be moderated by David Allswang, a partner with Holland & Knight and an expert in commercial leasing.

The agenda includes breakfast from 7 to 8 a.m.; the all-star panel from 8 to 9:30 a.m. and a post-game schmooze from 9:30 to 10 a.m.

More than 140 participants have already registered to attend the event; you should too.

What: BISNOW’s Chicago State of Leasing Summit

When: Wednesday, April 13; see agenda above for times

Where: Oak Room at the Metropolitan Club, in the Willis Tower, 233 S. Wacker Dr., Floor 66, Chicago

Cost: $39

Register: Click here

Visit: Bisnow.com for more information

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