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chi-west loop Chicago West Loop had nearly 600K in tech leasing activity over the last year, the third highest of any submarket in the US.

CHICAGO—The nation’s long run of economic growth has already lasted significantly longer than many past expansions, and this has caused some observers to worry that a recession is just around the corner. But whenever the economy does begin to plateau or even decline, those cities and regions with the strongest tech markets are far more likely to weather the storm, according to JLL’s latest Tech Office Outlook report. In fact, the Chicago-based firm found that tech sector growth continues to outpace the national economy and create strong real estate conditions across the country.   

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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