"We weren't initially planning to move Downtown, but thisparticular space is situated perfectly for us," Johannes Burlin,president of Silliker, says in a statement. "It's impeccablybuilt-out, and we were able to achieve aggressive pricing."

Approximately 120 employees will make the move from thefour-story property in Homewood to the new facility, where it willoccupy only one floor. Robert Sevim, senior managing director forStudley, says the new floor plan "will support superior workflow."Sevim represented Silliker in the transaction.

"The South Shore trains end right under the cluster of IllinoisCenter buildings in the East Loop, minimizing commutationchallenges that can arise when a company makes a major move likethis," Sevim says. "In addition to the convenience of the train,the pedway offers amenities in the way of retail, restaurants andservices that were not as readily available to the Sillikeremployees in their Homewood location."

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