Coworking Concept CommonGrounds Workplace Inks 30,783 SF Lease in Chicago
CHICAGO — CommonGrounds Workplace has signed a 10-year lease for 30,783 square feet at 33 North LaSalle in Chicago’s financial district. CommonGrounds is a coworking company that provides flexible space solutions and services for companies of all sizes. There are currently nine U.S. locations open, with 11 additional locations scheduled to open in 2019 and early 2020. The lease at 33 North LaSalle includes the entire second and third floors of the 38-story office tower, which was constructed in 1928 and renovated in 2016. Amenities include a bike room, fitness center, conference room and catering kitchen. The renovation of the CommonGrounds space will be overseen by the company’s in-house design division. Chicago-based Partners by Design is the architect of record. Jon Cordell and Jess O’Hara of Newmark Knight Frank represented ownership, The John Buck Co., in the lease transaction. Jim Suber of Strategic Real Estate Advisory represented CommonGrounds, which expects to expand its footprint to 2 million square feet across 50 locations in the next 24 months.