Northern Trust Signs 462,000 SF Office Lease in Chicago

Northern Trust will occupy the space in 2020, upon completion of building renovations. The company will continue to operate its headquarters at 50 S. LaSalle St.

CHICAGO — Northern Trust has signed a 462,000-square-foot office lease at 333 South Wabash in Chicago. The global financial services company will move some of its Chicago staff to the office property in 2020, upon completion of building renovations planned by ownership. Northern Trust will have the option to expand its footprint in the building up to 750,000 square feet at a future date. Northern Trust’s global headquarters will remain unchanged, located at 50 S. LaSalle St.

Affiliates of The John Buck Co. and Morgan Stanley purchased 333 South Wabash from CNA Financial Corp. (CNA) last year, after CNA signed a lease to relocate its offices and left a 750,000-square-foot vacancy in the 1.2 million-square-foot office tower. The property was originally constructed in 1972 and is known for its red exterior.

Renovations are planned for the property, including construction of a new building lobby, an upgraded fitness center, day care and tenant lounge. Completion of the renovations is slated for 2019. Bill Rolander and Jon Cordell of Newmark Knight Frank negotiated the lease transaction on behalf of The John Buck Co. and Morgan Stanley. Todd Lippman, Todd Doney, James Whalen, Maura Mahoney and Scott Brandwein of CBRE represented Northern Trust. Rolander and Cordell will continue to market the remaining office space at 333 South Wabash on behalf of ownership.

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