Accenture Expands Office Lease in Chicago, Becomes Namesake Tenant
CHICAGO — Accenture, the giant global business and information technology consulting services firm, has expanded its lease at 500 West Madison in Chicago by 152,454 square feet. In conjunction with the lease, the building will be rebranded as Accenture Tower. The company now occupies a total of 226,486 square feet at the 40-story office tower, which is owned by KBS Real Estate Investment Trust III. The first two levels of the property comprise 80,000 square feet of retail space. KBS intends to reposition the lobby and amenity areas to reflect the new partnership with Accenture. The building was constructed in 1987 and renovated in 2015 to include a fitness center and tenant lounge. Kyle Kamin, Todd Lippman and Michael Dash of CBRE represented Accenture in the lease transaction. Wendy Katz and Matt Lerner of Cushman & Wakefield represented KBS. Accenture employs 482,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries.