United Airlines Opts to Keep Headquarters at Chicago’s Willis Tower

Willis Tower is undergoing a $500 million revitalization.

CHICAGO — United Airlines has decided to keep its headquarters at Willis Tower in Chicago. The airline will partner with the building’s owner, Blackstone, to make major investments in transforming the workspace over the coming months and years. United plans to redesign workspaces to enable employees to better collaborate and use the latest technology. The investments are also part of an initiative to recruit and retain top talent from Chicagoland. The new agreement extends United’s existing 850,000-square-foot lease to March 31, 2033. Molly Carroll, Andrea Van Gelder, Kevin Rogers and Alexa Jennings of JLL represented United in the lease transaction. Blackstone is already in the midst of a $500 million renovation at Willis Tower for all tenants.

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