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chi-woodland3 (4) Woodland Corporate Tower at 1333 Butterfield Rd. in Downers Grove, IL, was 48% leased last October, but that’s now up to 93%.

CHICAGO—The suburban office market around Chicago recently exhibited some strength, and in certain submarkets, it may even qualify as a turnaround. Owners of buildings in towns like Oak Brook, Downers Grove, or in the area around O’Hare Airport, have found that spending several million dollars on renovations can attract enough tenants to fill up properties once plagued by vacancies.

Brian J. Rogal

Brian J. Rogal is a Chicago-based freelance writer with years of experience as an investigative reporter and editor, most notably at The Chicago Reporter, where he concentrated on housing issues. He also has written extensively on alternative energy and the payments card industry for national trade publications.

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