CHICAGO—The coming of Google, Motorola Mobility and many other high tech firms to downtown Chicago has understandably generated many headlines. But in its latest market report, MB Real Estate points out that even though the city rightly pats itself on the back over these successes, the tech sector still comprises a relatively small portion of the overall market.

“Of 146 tenants identified by MBRE as presently on the market for new space, just 17 of these are technology-specific,” the new report states. “The needs of these technology sector tenants are 12.5% of the 7,392,000-square-feet of total requirements of all active tenants.”

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