CHICAGO-FMC Technologies Inc. has cut its space at Aon Center to 35,900 sf, but extended its lease on its remaining quarters. The company was able to take advantage of market conditions to cut a new deal after spinning off chemical operations.

Julien J. Studley, Inc. executive vice president Joe Learner represented FMC Technologies in negotiations with Bob Gillespie of CB Richard Ellis, who represented Wells Real Estate Funds of Atlanta, which acquired the building at 200 E. Randolph St. this year from Blackstone Realty Group for $462.5 million.

“Studley applied its intimate knowledge of the landlord and tenants within the building, along with market realities, to negotiate a new long-term lease for FMC Technologies,” Learner says.

In an unrelated deal in the shadow of the third-tallest building in the US, Sperco has taken a 9,800-sf sublease at Two Prudential Plaza. MB Real Estate senior vice president Jay Beadle represented the telecommunications and information technology consultants.

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