CHICAGO-North American Co. for Life and Health Insurance has agreed to lease 41,600 square feet at Congress Center, at 525 W. Van Buren, for its headquarters. The company cut its former occupancy in half for the new 10-year deal.

Cal Wessman, EVP with CB Richard Ellis, says it took about a year to negotiate the aggressive agreement at the 522,000-square-foot building. He was joined by Scott Brandwein and Jon Milonas in putting together the deal, while Mark Parrish and Sara Spicklemire with Grubb & Ellis represented the group of investors that own the property.

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