Chicago Metro Office Location Trends for 2020

See Chicago's top ten most desirable neighborhoods for office space.

Chicago Skyline as seen from above

Chicago is a large metro with many neighborhoods. It's a strong, economically diverse market with an extensive inventory of office buildings in the CBD and surrounding suburbs. Because of the metro’s many transportation options, a business can locate virtually anywhere in the metro region.

Despite its well-publicized financial challenges, it is home to businesses from Fortune 500 companies to small startups. It has a well-educated workforce and affordable housing options.

Top 10 Most Popular Neighborhoods for Office Space in the Chicago Metro:

Here are the CBD and suburban areas that are the favorites by our clients as of December 2019:

1. Central Loop

2. River North

3. West Loop

4. Fulton Market/River West

5. South Loop

6. North Central Neighborhoods

7. East Loop

8. Near Northwest Neighborhoods

9. North Michigan Ave/Streeterville

10. Ravenswood Area

Some areas draw more interest than others: there could be a number of variables that make them more appealing such as proximity to transportation, quality of the building and space inventory, local amenities such as restaurants and shopping, and general neighborhood aesthetics. Proximity to clients, rental rates, space availability and coworking availability are other possible reasons why they may be popular.

About Truss

Truss helps companies find, tour and lease office and coworking space. Our platform enables business owners like you to find the right space confidently by comparing spaces in our marketplace. We also have dedicated brokers who act as your point person throughout the process.

We are the only platform to offer price transparency for business owners, which means we’re the only site to compare pricing on traditional office space and coworking space. 

The result? You have the best information and a straightforward way to efficiently lease space you can call home.

How Truss Works

Start your search on Truss by answering a few questions. Our tech platform selects and ranks the coworking and office spaces that closely match your needs. One of our tenant rep brokers will contact you and help you with the process including recommending spaces that you should also consider. Truss tenant rep brokers work for you at no charge: they are compensated by the property owner once you lease a space.

After taking virtual tours and reviewing the pricing, you select your favorites – the spaces that you want to physically tour, and our broker schedules them with the property owners.

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