Chicago is the fourth-largest market in the nation for both lawyers and legal services. Chicago is the fourth-largest market in the nation for both lawyers and legal services.

CHICAGO—The trend of office contraction and a flight to quality space in the legal industry continues in the City of Chicago. According to the 2019 North American Legal Trends Report from CBRE’s Law Firm Practice Group, recent law firm transactions in the Windy City totaled in excess of 850,000 square feet.

Overall, Chicago recorded 854,255 square feet of law firm transactions from the third quarter of 2019 through the second quarter of 2019, up from 702,971 square feet the year prior.

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