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chicago downtown (2) The vacancy rate went up in Chicago’s top buildings due to several relocations.

CHICAGO—The direct vacancy rate among the Chicago CBD’s top office properties increased by 160 bps in the second quarter to 10.6%, according to a mid-year report from MB Real Estate. Meanwhile, the overall direct vacancy for the CBD increased to 11.6% at the end of the second quarter, a 50 bp increase from the previous quarter.

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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