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chi-martingdale (3) 150 Martingale Rd. in Schaumburg, IL, has an amenity base that can compete with buildings in Chicago’s CBD.

CHICAGO—Companies have continued streaming from the suburbs into Downtown Chicago offices, but highly developed suburban business centers like Schaumburg can also attract new tenants. Triumph Higher Education Group, for example, just decided to move its headquarters from Hoffman Estates to a 21,000-square-foot space at 150 N. Martingale Rd. in Schaumburg, backfilling some of the 190,000 square feet formerly occupied by The Nielsen Co. which moved to downtown Chicago last year.

“You can get the younger workforce out in the suburbs,” Mark Kolar, a senior vice president with JLL, tells GlobeSt.com. “There is a lot of energy in that business environment,” especially when it comes to offices as significant as the Martingale complex. It has an amenity base, including a new tenant lounge, café, and fitness club, that compares favorably with what some firms seek in Chicago’s CBD. But unlike downtown, companies that choose the suburbs don’t “have to compete with the Facebooks and Googles of the world.”

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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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