CHICAGO-TMP Worldwide Advertising & Communications hasexpanded to a full floor of 15,685 square feet at 444 N. MichiganAve. in a direct space deal after previously being a subtenant atthe 36-story, 516,797-square-foot office tower. Leasing directorLenora Adds of Cushman & Wakefield, who represents buildingowner GLL Real Estate Partners, tells GlobeSt.com that TMP'ssublease expires at the end of September, with the ad agency due tooccupy its expansion space on Oct. 1.

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TMP previously leased about 11,000 square feet under itssublease on the 31st floor of the class A office tower. The newspace is also on the 31st floor, where the tenant will now occupythe entire floor under the new lease, which is for five and a halfyears. The agency has expanded to accommodate its growing staff,which had added of 20 new employees. Terms of the TMP lease werenot disclosed. The deals that are being done at the building nowrange from approximately $31.75 to $34 per square foot per year,full service gross.

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TMP Worldwide is one of a number of tenants that have signedleases at recently at 444 N. Michigan, where occupancy is 80% andsigned deals at the Mag Mile tower have topped 38,400 square feetsince the second quarter of this year.

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Among other recent transactions, Monster Worldwide Inc. renewedfor 8,385 square feet and was represented by Anthony Karmin ofTranswestern. The tenant is the parent company of jobs resourcewebsite Monster.com.

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"We are starting to see a lot of growth within our property anda lot of activity in the marketplace," Adds says. “We’ve seenincreased activity in 2010, but due to the amount of availablespace on the market, offering compelling and flexible dealstructures is still key.”

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Other tenants that have signed at 444 N. Michigan includeVerveLife, a digital entertainment company, which was representedby Konstantine T. Sepsis and Daniel J. Nikitas of MB Real Estate ina 4,683-square-foot lease; accounting firm Leavitt Siegal, whichsigned a 2,253-square-foot deal negotiated by Josh Lapins ofForeFront Properties; engagement and solutions firm Lunchbox, whichwas represented by Brian Poe and Michael Wolfson of Marc Realty ina 2,245-square-foot deal; energy efficiency consulting firmIntegrated Resource Solutions, which signed for 2,163 square feetand was represented by Ross Cosyns of Prudential RubloffProperties.

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Additionally, Brailsford & Dunlavey relocated its Chicagooffice to 2,025 square feet at the building. Steven R. Goldstein ofChicagobroker.com represented the Washington-based facilityplanning and program management firm.

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