CHICAGO—JLL recently signed a new long-term lease on its global headquarters in Chicago’s Aon Center and has decided it’s time to transform the office into a showcase for the latest thinking on what makes a truly productive workplace. The move comes at a time when Corporate America has begun to rethink or at least refine the open office concept and may be looking for guidance from their providers.

The company has already gone through extensive consultations with employees in the office, and just chose the architectural firm Gensler to take all those ideas and turn them into actual plans, JLL’s Steve Stratton tells He co-leads its tenant representation group in Chicago, oversees the Midwest tenant rep practice and leads the firm’s headquarters practice group.

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