chi-bannockburn (2) The complex gives tenants access to walking and jogging trails, as well as the Lake County forest preserves.

CHICAGO—The suburban office market as a whole seems like it has been treading water for a while, but the demand from tenants for well-located class A properties keeps growing, and that has led many suburban landlords to begin updating their properties.

GlenStar and its institutional capital partner, for example, recently bought from Ameritus the three-story, 103,471-square-foot Bannockburn Lakes V located at 2121 Waukegan Rd. in Lake County. Like the complex’s other four buildings, which it acquired in late 2015, GlenStar will reposition Bannockburn Lakes V with the goal of bringing it back to class A status. The company, which has revived other suburban developments such as Continental Towers, plans to refresh the common areas, restrooms, lobbies, exterior drive-up, landscaping and parking lots.

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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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